made in britain
can be personalised
Make your own leather belt, including a personalised Monogram, and experience the fully equipped workshop/studio of master craftsman Johny Todd.
Spend the day at our authentic atelier workshop and learn how to create a belt using professional leather working tools and techniques. Beginners are very welcome and excellent tuition in an inspiring and imersive environment will provide a fun and productive short course. The price includes tuition, all materials, hot beverages galore and good cake! Price shown is per person. We welcome small groups and all abilities.
During this workshop you will choose your belt leather from a full range of colours, then you will measure, cut, stitch, decorate and finish your belt design. At the end of the course you will have made your very own unique belt, using high quality bridle/saddlery leather.
LOCATION: Woodings Yard Studios, Stafford, in a small courtyard very close to the Town centre; very close to the main railway station; approx.15 minutes from J13 or J14 of the M6. We have is a Craft Beer & Gin Bar with Cafe right next door to us and several food outlets are nearby.
Details for very nearby car parking will be given when workshop date is arranged, but please note that there are NO parking facilities on site.
DURATION: approx. 3-4 hours
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A specific workshop date will need to be booked by the participant subsequent to making this purchase. Dates are subject to availability within our workshop program and there may be other participants also making an item on the same date. Sessions will not normally excede 5 persons.
HEALTH & SAFETY: Sturdy shoes or boots with good grip are essential please. Open toe shoes will not be allowed and will exclude participants from the day if worn. Sharp tools and needles will be used throughout the workshop. All materials and relevant tools are provided so please do not bring your own without prior agreement. Health and safety information will be provide when the date of the session is confirmed and a reiteration of this will be given at the start of the actual workshop.
NB: Actual workshop slots/dates will to be need booked after purchase, so please be aware of this when placing your order.
Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 our workshop program has been severely curtailed due to both lockdown and social distancing measures. Therefore, given the ongoing nature of this health crisis, it is unlikely we will be able to host our full workshop program during the later half of 2020 and early 2021. We're monitoring the situation for the earliest likely date we are able to restart sessions properly and as such any workshop vouchers purchased during 2020, or with expiry dates during this pandemic, will be extended to help accommodate any missed or backdated sessions. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.
W3.8cm, length variable
At the end of the course you should have your very own belt, but please be aware that competent leather working of this sort requires a level of skill only achieved through many hours of practice, so it may help to see the activity as a 'leather experience day', where in the short intense amount of time allocated, we'll do our best to assist you in realising your belt design.
VALIDITY PERIOD: Voucher holders must book and redeem their place on the experience within 12 months of the order date.