Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

You’ll also pickup other fundamental leatherwork skills through personalising your leather book cover in clever and fun ways. This will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to branch out on your own into even more embellishment and design techniques.

This one-day course is taught in our fully-equipped leatherwork studio by one of our experienced leather workers. Asides from the skills and practice you’ll gain from the course, you also have the opportunity to ask an expert any questions you might have about starting out in leatherwork: sourcing supplies and tools, common beginner pitfalls, etc.

This course requires no previous experience. Our job is to guide, instruct, and help you turn accidents into successes.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

Includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, workshop use, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea.

Need to bring: Lunch (fridge and microwave available), appropriate clothing and covered footwear.

Course Dates


Start Time 8:00 am
Sun 10-12-2023
Finish Time 5:30 pm
Sun 10-12-2023
Capacity 6
Registered 6
Available 0
Price $300
Instructor Amanda
Location Cuppacumbalong

Venue Information - Cuppacumbalong

Cuppacumbalong Homestead is located at 21 Naas Road in Tharwa ACT. Park onsite at bottom of the driveway. Fridge and microwave available for storing and reheating lunches.

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