Leatherwork Workshop

@ Auckland Castle

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14 June 2016

10am - 4pm

One day workshop: £30, Two day workshop £50

The craft of traditional leatherwork was practiced for centuries throughout the whole of Britain. It provided many livelihoods, with diverse applications in areas such as saddlery and horse harness, footwear and apparel, bags and cases, books, drinking vessels and numerous others; it permeated all walks of life. With the drive towards increased industrialisation and mass production in the late 19th Century these skills began to fall into decline. Today, however, the revival in the market for traditional, hand crafted goods has seen a resurgence in the practice of traditional skills.  Andy Bates is one of very few teachers of Creative Leathercraft and was shortlisted for the National Craft Skills Award for Training in 2013.

All workshops are suitable for beginners.

One day workshops:

Introduction to Leatherwork 10am -4pm

Tue 14 June 2016 Wed 16 July 2016

Wed 14 September 2016 £30 per person

Two day workshops:

Working with Leather – Tue 15 & Wed 16 November 2016 10am – 4pm £50 per person.

To submit a booking form click here.

Venue
Auckland Castle
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

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