Leatherworking

We operate a large, modern, and fully-equipped leatherwork studio at Cuppacumbalong Homestead. Intimate class sizes and expert instruction ensure the highest quality experience for our students.

Leather bags made on a course at Tharwa Valley Forge

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of making a leather bag. Choose from our catalogue of basic bags such as leather totes, handbags, tools bags, satchels, map cases, wallets and more. You’ll go home with a handcrafted leather bag along with the skills to make other leather products.

 

  • Beginner
  • Leatherworking
  • Two Days
  • Age 16+

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

  • Beginner
  • Leatherworking
  • Five Days
  • Age 16+

Custom leather aprons made on a course at Tharwa Valley Forge

Imagine your own custom leather apron made from heavy duty, premium leather. It fits you perfectly and has the right pockets, for the right tools, in the right places. That’s what this course is all about.

Learn how to make leather aprons by making your very own custom apron on this one day course.

These leather workshop aprons are tough. They are ideal for blacksmiths, bladesmiths, woodworkers, or anyone who spends time in a workshop, studio or garage.

  • Beginner
  • Leatherworking
  • One Day
  • Age 12+

Leather diary covers made on a course at Tharwa Valley Forge

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.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

  • Beginner
  • Leatherworking
  • One Day
  • Age 12+

Learn how to make leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this  one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an experienced teacher about setting up to make sheaths at home.

  • Beginner
  • Leatherworking
  • Sheath Making
  • One Day
  • Age 16+

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