Workshops, Demonstrations, School Visits
I run workshops, courses, and demonstrations, and television appearances throughout the UK and Europe periodically. Keep up to date with events via the Pictavia Leather Facebook page. I also do school visits and speak at business events.
Bespoke Leathercraft workshops arranged by booking, for one-to-one mentoring or a group of two or three persons from my home workshop in Perthshire. This is ideal for those who have a specific project in mind or just want to learn the basics. This can be from a starter day making a belt, phone case, or knife sheath, to a three day more immersive course making a sporran, shoulder bag, or fitting several smaller projects together. Longer courses may also be required to work on more detailed and advanced projects, subject to discussion.
Workshops will cover as much as the craft as possible from how to select leathers, to cutting, carving, dyeing, hand stitching, lacing, braiding, and offer a comprehensive list of tools and where to get them at the best price. Workshop pupils will come away from a course with not only a nice finished product, but the means to confidently continue leatherwork on their own with a solid foundation of skills and knowledge.
Courses ran from my own workshop on a one-to-one basis:
1 day course - £150. A basic starter day for making a small project such as a belt, arm bracer, or phone case.
2 day course - £250. A two day intermediate course for making a more substantial project such as a wallet, Scottish sporran, or bushcraft belt pouch.
3 day course - £400. A three day intensive course for making large projects such as a plain satchel / handbag, bushcraft tool rools, flask cases, or for fitting several small projects over the three days.
4 day course - £500. Recommended to work on several projects or a more in depth large project like a carved satchel.
Alternatively if you have a specific project in mind that is not listed in my set courses, let me know what you have in mind, and I'd be happy to run a bespoke course to cover it if possible.
Courses can also be purchased as course coupons which can be given as a gift. Please get in touch with what you have in mind, and I'd be happy to accomodate.
If interested in booking a course or booking me for a school visit or guest speaker, please contact me through my Contact Page.
Some reviews of my courses by some of my students can be found HERE and HERE