Leather Working Class: Half Day

Get started with leather working at this craft class in Surrey.

Rosanna Clare

Rosanna Clare


3 hours Class size 1 to 4     label £80

Want to bring a handmade touch to your everyday accessories? Make your own at this leather craft workshop in Guildford! Hosted by an experienced leatherworker at her studio in the beautiful Surrey countryside, come along and spend three crafty hours trying your hand at working with leather.

Whether you're a complete novice or a leather craft enthusiast looking for your next project, this beginner-friendly class will teach you the basics of working with leather, from punching to saddle stitching, by having you create your own small accessories. It's a brilliant way to create some one-of-a-kind gifts for dad, mum or anyone who might deserve a treat, while you pick up some new skills along the way.

With a huge range of sustainably sourced leather colours to choose from, you'll come away with a personalised bracelet, keyring and a small case to cherish, along with useful skills to let you continue this exciting hobby yourself.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All equipment and materials.
  • Three handmade leather items to take home.
  • As much tea and coffee as you can drink!
What to bring
  • Just yourself and an open mind!

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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