Leathercraft Training Courses
One of the most common questions we are asked at Titan Leathercraft is "Where can I learn how to do what you do?"
We are mostly self-taught, other than some professional training from a master saddler on stitching and some helpful feedback from leather tooling experts from around the world. As such finding somewhere in the UK where you can learn basic leathercrafting techniques alongside more advanced leather tooling is quite rare.
As such we have decided to offer a limited set of training courses at our on-site workshop on Poole Quay. We started these with three separate introductory courses in late 2017, but we have plans for adding additional courses on more advanced topics over the course of 2018/19, so please be sure to check back either here on the website or on our facebook page for updates.
We are also keen to hear from you with regards to any particular leathercrafting courses you would be interested in.
With all of our courses the use of our tools and the materials needed for each course is already included in the price.
We recommend that you bring along a notepaper and pen, particularly for the full day or longer courses, but other than that you shouldn't need to bring anything else, other than a sense of humour..
Tea or coffee is provided at the morning and afternoon breaks from our on-site coffee lounge, and you can always add snacks or lunches from there or from lots of places on or near the Quay
Please note that we prefer a minimum of two students for a course to run, however, this year we are offering the option to allow a class to run with a single student for an additional £20 charge. Should a course need to be cancelled then we will contact you before hand to arrange to either transfer your booking to an alternative date or refund any monies paid.
Our Training Courses
Basic Leather Tooling: 'Foundation' course
£55 per student
Min 2 / Max 4 students
Half Day Course
A short course aimed at providing information about different types of leather, the basic set of leather crafting tools and how to use them.
An excellent way to "dip your toe" into leathercrafting and find out if it is something you would want to take further. This course is a good foundation for our full day Intermediate Leather Tooling Course.
Basic Leather Tooling: "Stage 2" (limited dates available)
£120 per student
Min 1 / Max 3 students
Full Day Course (10am-4pm)
A day course further utilising the basic tools introduced in our Foundation course. .
All course materials are provided for this second Stage course. Please bring any leather tooling tools you have been practising with, additional tools can be provided where required.
This is a follow on course from our Beginners Leather Tooling Foundation class. To allow for consistancy we ask that student have participated in our Basic Foundation Course.
Pre-requisites: This class assumes that all participants have some existing practical experience with leather tooling and are actively practising. For preference this would have been our Basic Leathertooling Foundation Course.
Belt Making (limited dates available)
£110 per student
Min 2 / Max 4 students
Full Day Course
A great opportunity to come along and make your own belot to take home with you
Students will learn about how to size, embelish and decorate the belt, talk through and select a fixing and then dye and finish the belt.
Belts will be cut stright from the hide and a selection of buckles and keepers are available to choose from
All course materials and tools for this Intermediate course are provided.
No prior experience is required for this course, and as such is suitable for absolute beginners or those with some leather crafting experience.
To see our current course dates and availability please click here
For those with an interest in leather we have created a short guide here