beginners leather course

Join us in the Paterson Salisbury Workshop to experience the world of traditional leather craft. 

Our Beginners Leather Course will focus on giving you the fundamental skills and techniques you need to make any piece of fine leather work.

Over 5 weeks, we will introduce you to a variety of hand-tools and guide you through two projects, first a Japanese utility knife sheath and second a puff key ring (pictured above). We will concentrate on a basic skill set involving cutting, saddle stitching, edging and creasing, to ensure you have good foundations to take on your next project. 

Classes are kept small (3 students per class) to give you a great learning environment and plenty of bench space to create your own beautiful leather pieces.

Booking your spot!

To join a course, please complete the form below. Once we have adequate numbers, we'll email you a link to purchase/confirm your position.

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Course Details:
Cost  $550, including Japanese knife + materials
Duration — 15 hours, 3 hrs per week for 5 weeks
Class size — Limited to 3 students
Teachers — Cameron Paterson, Joram Salisbury
Where — Paterson Salisbury Workshop,
                 Port Kembla, Wollongong, 2505

Upcoming Courses:

Saturday Morning Course — 9:00am - 12:00pm
29th September - 27th October 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday Night Course — 6:00pm - 9:00pm
3rd October - 7th November 2018 - CLOSED

Materials Provided:
Japanese utility knife (take home)
NZ Full Grain Cow hide leather
French linen thread
Workshop tools and consumables


Please Note:
1. Confirmation of your position in a course is only guaranteed once payment has been received.
2. Cancellation and Refund Policy: You can cancel a booking up to 12 days prior to it's start date for a full refund.
3. Course days cannot be swapped, changed or refunded (unless otherwise stated in our Cancellation and Refund Policy).