Currently viable crafts

 

Leatherworking

 

The making of leather items, often using techniques of moulding and embossing. Many of the leatherworking crafts have separate entries.

 

Status Currently viable
Craft category
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Current no. of professionals (main craft)
Current no. of professionals (sideline to main craft)
Current no. of trainees
Current total no. serious amateur makers
Current total no. of leisure makers
Minimum no. of craftspeople required

 

History

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

 

Craftspeople currently known

  • Andy Bates
  • Karl Robinson Historical Leatherwork
  • Andrew Clark Military Metalwork, military leatherwork

 

Other information

Accredited leatherworking courses are being run in conjunction with Northumberland College. Students start with the basic skills before widening out and then specialising.

 

References