Leather Craft – Making Coasters – C8096

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Course Overview

This exciting 7-week course aims to introduce and advance the skills required in the production of Coasters that can be made for function and decoration.
You will be introduced to various pattern shapes, taking you through the processes of cutting, preparation, stitching and finishing.
Alongside this, you will be instructed in the use of relevant hand tools, techniques, and products. As you progress, these skills will enable you to produce more advanced work within the area.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

Throughout the seven-week programme, you will be instructed in various aspects of leather craft to produce Coasters. These will include:
– Types of Leather and Materials.
– Pattern shapes for coasters.
– Cutting techniques and tools
– Methods of skiving and tools.
– Awl work
– Saddle stitch.
– Burnishing leather edges.
– Decorative finishing techniques and products.
– Health and Safety in leather crafts.
– Health and Safety in the Workshop.
– Delivery takes place in our specialist leather craft workshop.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is necessary, just an interest in the subject.

How you will be assessed

There are no assessments or exams. Your tutor will support and guide you through the course and help you develop your skills through one to one feedback.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £25.00

Additional Costs

No additional costs.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress onto other areas of practical crafts. You will have opportunities to progress onto further courses, or you may wish to take your experience forward into designing and producing your own work at home, utilising the skills you have developed.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website

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