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Leathercraft Training Courses

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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 n 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 will be commencing 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, 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 like to see added.


What's Included?

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.
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


Our Training Courses


Make your own valentines day gift

£15 per student
Maximum 5 students
Two Hour Session

Not a course exactly, but on these days we will be running 2-hour supervised "make your own" sessions where one of our leather crafters will be on hand in the classroom to help you make your choice of personalised valentines day gift. Choose between a heart shaped keyring, heart shaped coaster or valentines themed bookmark. The blank shapes will be ready for you, and you will then stamp, dye and finish them to take with you. A personal gift for your valentine that you made just for them! Morning (11am) and afternoon (2pm) sessions available


Beginners Leather Tooling 'Foundation' course

£45 per student
Maximum 5 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.


Intermediate Leather Tooling

£95 per student
Maximum 4 students
Full Day Course

A full day course utilising the tools found within the "leather crafting starter pack" available at Titan Leathercraft (subject to availability).
The starter pack is a selection of tools and projects for someone looking to begin leather crafting as a hobby.
Students will learn how to care and use all of the tools included in the pack and we will also talk the group through each of the projects included.
You do not need to purchase a starter pack for this course, but it can be bought subject to stock availability. All course materials and tools for this Intermediate course are provided.
This is a follow on course from our Beginners Leather Tooling Foundation class and assumes that participants have some existing practical experience with leather tooling.


Belt Making

£110 per student
Maximum 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.


Introduction to Leather Stamping

£110 per student
Maximum 4 students
Full Day Course

An intensive course that will teach many elements of decorative stamping onto tooling leather.
As well as learning about different types of leather and the tools used in cutting and stamping leather students will be given instruction in how to embelish their leatherwork with a variety of different leather stamping techniques.
After an initial session getting used to the tools, the group will complete a stamping project together to take home with them.


To see our current course dates and availability please click here

For those with an interest in leather we have crated a short guide here

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