This three-session course will introduce you to the craft of belt making as well as giving you an understanding of leathers and tools.
The Leather Belt Making short course is a workshop-based course that will introduce you to the skills used in bridlework. The course is suitable for anyone with little or no experience of leatherwork as you'll be taught leatherworking skills, which will enable you to make a leather belt.
You'll learn how to cut a leather strap accurately and use decorative tooling, hand dyeing and finishing. You'll also learn about belt hardware and how it is fitted. Small class sizes and plenty of hands-on opportunities mean that most students come away with two belts and will have practised a variety of techniques with emphasis on hands-on application, such as:
This leather belt making short course is hands-on, and advice and guidance is available throughout using a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
By the end of the course, you'll have learnt:
Read more about course tutor Franco Marinelli.
The course is suited to those with little or no experience and for those with an interest in working with leather. This is a practical course so requires a degree of manual dexterity.
"A very good course, well taught..."
|Course dates||Dates to be confirmed|
|Length||One day a week for three sessions|
|Day and time||Saturday, 11.30pm to 5.30pm|
|Maximum class size||8|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
In addition to the course fees, there is a charge for materials of up to £15.
Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please select when you would like to start: