The making of leather items, often using techniques of moulding and embossing. Many of the leatherworking crafts have separate entries.
This craft uses products derived from animals – please read our ethical sourcing statement.
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Issues affecting the viability of the craft
Craftspeople currently known
- Andy Bates
- Karl Robinson Historical Leatherwork
- Andrew Clark Military Metalwork, military leatherwork
- Janet and Malcolm Eagleton, Scottish Sporrans
Accredited leatherworking courses are being run in conjunction with Northumberland College. Students start with the basic skills before widening out and then specialising.