During this practical hands-on course, you will work to produce your own leather belt that you can wear away with you. Experience the satisfaction of handcrafting your own piece of leatherwork expertly instructed by Wolfram Lohr.
During the course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of hand-crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched leather belt.
On this course you will learn how to:
- Assess leather for the intended job
- Mark out and cut leather
- Combining colour using various stitching combinations.
- Learn how to hand sew and rivet leather
- Pattern make for leather
- Initialling and decorate leather using the tools available.
- Finish and polish leather
Wolfram Lohr has been working with leather for over 20 years after initially learning shoe making with various shoe makers in Brighton. He branched out to create an accessories range of luxury handmade leather goods soon after seeing a need for good quality, long lasting and stylish product for his customers.
Wolfram has grown in the UK crafts scene and has been exhibiting at fairs and trade shows for several years, travelling to the USA, Paris, Frankfurt and London.
Recognising the importance of slow fashion, sustainability and small batch production, Wolfram strives to bridge the gap between mass production and the craftsperson through his leather products and teaching leather work skills to others.
MAKE Arch 3. Please check in with a member of staff at the shop till area to be directed to the correct area.
Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.
What to bring with you:
All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea to make one leather belt.
Please note that due to the equipment used we ask that you to wear close toed shoes, not to wear shorts and to bring a hair tie if required.
Atelier Beside the Sea has a range of leather courses available.
If you have enjoyed your session with Wolfram, you can view future courses here.
Booking terms & conditions:
You can view the MAKE booking terms & conditions here.
As we send information to you ahead of your course start date please ensure you provide full contact information when booking, including a contact number and email address.
If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org