Fasteners for Leatherwork

Written on 11 Nov 2014

P1050884 copyThere are a good choice of fasteners available for your leatherwork projects but the following three are possibly the favourites:

‘Press studs (aka poppers) are perfect if you need something to be opened quickly. They’re one of the less bulky fasteners too but only look good if fitted correctly so be sure to select the correct size for the task.  I find ‘Opas Southern Ltd’ to be a good place to source these, but don’t forget to purchase the setting tool…

Leather training and tuition for beginners

Written on 10 Nov 2014

leather work courses for beginners

We no longer offer group sizes of more than 2 students.  1-2-1 tuition is also available.

Leatherwork training and tuition for beginners: We’re often asked which of our leatherwork training programmes or classes would be the most the suitable for a complete beginner. The information below states which are aimed at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels.  Three have been designed specifically with beginners in mind. Read on for more detail…

Welcome blog – GDH Leather Courses

Written on 09 Nov 2014

Moulded Leather Bag or Rucksack Course

Tools of the trade


Welcome to the first blog post for ‘GDH Leather Courses’. Drop by from time to time for updates on new courses, leatherwork tips and techniques, pics from recent bag making and other courses and all things leatherwork.

Looking for some help?

If you’re new to leatherwork and need a little help, why not view our videos page and get some tips on preparing threads, hand stitching or using the wooden strap cutter?

Alternatively, scroll through the bog posts on this site for help with fitting a buckle or sourcing leather and other supplies, plus many more ‘how-to’s.

If you’re all tooled up and are about to start on your first project you might find the post, Leatherwork Project – 6 steps to Success a good starting point.

Whatever project you’re working on, you’re sure to find something useful in the following posts.

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