Currently viable crafts




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
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople






Local forms




Issues affecting the viability of the craft


Support organisations


Craftspeople currently known

  • 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.