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Leathercraft Accessories

This course has been developed to offer a unique introduction into the creative process of professional cutting and construction techniques for leather products. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in leather accessories and wants to understand the complexities of cut and explore the tools used to form and fashion this unique material.

Course overview

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have decided to cancel our Evening & Saturday courses for the Autumn term 2020. We are currently reviewing the situation and we hope to return in Spring term. If you would like to receive news about our Spring term 2021 Evening & Saturday courses, please contact us (shortcourses@aub.ac.uk) and we will add you to our mailing list.

Dates
Spring term: Tuesday 12 January – Tuesday 16 March 2021

Duration
10 Tuesday evenings 18.00-21.00

Tutor
Gillian Kelly

Fee

£319

Course details

This course has been developed to offer a unique introduction into the creative process of professional cutting and construction techniques for leather products. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in leather accessories and wants to understand the complexities of cut and explore the tools used to form and fashion this unique material.

Through a series of practical demonstrations and assignments to build your knowledge, understanding and proficiency, your tutor Gillian Kelly, will guide you through the specialist processes where you will learn the skills necessary to produce leather goods and accessories.

You will focus on leather accessories, starting with a small product to learn the basics, and then progress on to a bespoke bag with a contemporary edge. Sessions will also include pattern making, stitching by hand and finishes that can be used on your leather creations.

You will be using natural cowhide and “butt split” leather for your samples. For your finished contemporary piece, there will be an additional charge for the skin.

  • Pattern Making
  • Leather Cutting
  • Skiving
  • Edge finishing
  • Stitching by hand and using industrial sewing machine
  • Fasteners and zips
  • Finishing and polishing

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Gillian Kelly

Technician Demonstrator Gill Kelly has had a varied career in fashion over many years working for different companies in pattern cutting.

The course aims to:

  • Provide you with more knowledge, skills and confidence cutting and constructing leather products using industrial leather sewing machines and specialist hand tools

  • Assessment will be continuous throughout
  • Students should have attained the necessary skills in which to produce bespoke products to a high standard
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours

Ideally you will have previous knowledge and experience using sewing machines.

  • Paper scissors
  • Sketch book
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Please note, for your finished contemporary piece, there will be an additional charge for the skin.

All additional course materials are included in the course fee.