Leather Working Class: Full Day

Try your hand at working with leather at this beginner's craft class.

Rosanna Clare

Rosanna Clare


6 hours Class size 1 to 4     label £145

If you've got a craving for crafts and want to find fun, eco-friendly activities in Guildford, this leatherworking class may be for you! Hosted by an experienced local leather crafter at her studio in the Surrey countryside, you'll learn the basics of working with leather while making a whole host of your own personalised leather accessories.

Covering everything from selecting leather to punching, cutting and stitching, this class would make a fabulous gift for anyone who's passionate about sustainability and artisan crafts. It doesn't have to be a solo venture either — why not bring along the whole gang for a unique birthday experience, hen party or a team-building exercise with a difference?

It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to working with leather, as your friendly instructor will remain on hand throughout the day to answer any questions, dispense handy tips and guide you towards creating handmade goods you can use every day.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All equipment and materials.
  • Five handmade leather items to take home.
  • As much tea and coffee as you can drink!
What to bring
  • A packed lunch; alternatively there is a cafe next door.

Cranleigh, England

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Rosanna Clare
Rosanna Clare


I am a professional leatherworker with years of experience under my (handmade) belt! With a former life as a Design & Technology teacher, and a Masters degree in Textiles from UAL, I pursued my love of leather to develop a range of courses to pass on my knowledge and experience to others. Within just two years of setting up my business, I was commissioned to write the now very popular leathercraft book Sew Luxe Leather, published in 2018.

Part of my ethos is sustainability, reducing waste by utilising leather in every form. I love designs that use up the smallest pieces of leather, such as earrings and coasters made from offcuts. My inventiveness with ‘waste’ has led to my taking part in the BBC TV programme ‘Money for Nothing’ where products destined for the tip are transformed by artisans like me.

I am passionate about being able to pass on my knowledge of leathercraft to others by running a series of fun workshops. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned leather crafter looking for your next project, I cater for both individuals with one-to-one tuition, and groups of up to six at my Surrey studio. I can also cater to larger groups at other venues, which are ideal for team-building activities or away days.

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