Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman by YUSSICO - crafts in London

Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman

Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman by YUSSICO - crafts in London

by YUSSICO

17 reviews
17 reviews
Join master craftsman Yusuf Osman to make luxury sustainable leather accessories. You can choose from 5 items to make for the duration of the class!

Leather Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Deptford SE8

Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman
by YUSSICO
Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman by YUSSICO - crafts in London
2 hour workshop
from £59 per person

Overview

2 hour workshop

Daytime
  • During November and December the Wednesday evening 19:00 - 21:00 slot is a Christmas special. In addition to the five items you there will be a sixth special item (our popular envelope purse) not usually available in workshop format. You'll be able to craft an item for yourself and as a gift and wrap it up ready for the under the tree

This is an introduction to fine leather working for beginners. You will learn about the history of leather; luxury leather working secrets and choose from 5 items to craft for the during the workshop.

The class will begin with a welcome followed by an introduction to my journey from lawyer to professional craftsman. This will then be followed by a short discussion on the history of leather, different types of leather, tanning process, sustainability, environmental impact and welfare issues which are at the heart of the my work.

There will then be an overview of the crafting process, tools and how to use them and safety procedures before going on to choosing patterns and leather to make you chosen items.

During the class you will work on your items whilst receiving individual guidance to ensure you handcraft a beautiful item which you will be proud to use or gift!

The items you will can choose from are:

  • A leather purse or cardholder
  • A leather valet tray
  • A leather bracelet or cuff
  • A leather lanyard or keychain
  • A leather keyholder

Techniques you will learn:

  • Tracing and pattern cutting
  • Clicking (cutting) leather pieces
  • Burnish leather and edges
  • Use a professional heated creasing tool to add a luxurious touch
  • Learn to fix brass hardware to complete the look

You can take what you learn from this workshop to start making leather goods at home with minimal tool investment!

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Mon 18 Nov 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Reviews (17)
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Ashley
17 May
Yusuf was super knowledgeable about all aspects of leatherwork. I enjoyed learning that leather is actually part of a sustainable supply chain. It was a great introductory class and makes me want to try more projects.
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Jennifer C
17 May
It was great class! The class helped me learn the basic of leather crafting. He is a very knowledgeable teacher. I highly recommend this class.

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Ashley
17 May
Yusuf was super knowledgeable about all aspects of leatherwork. I enjoyed learning that leather is actually part of a sustainable supply chain. It was a great introductory class and makes me want to try more projects.
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Jennifer C
17 May
It was great class! The class helped me learn the basic of leather crafting. He is a very knowledgeable teacher. I highly recommend this class.
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Brenda
17 May
Their is no better teacher then Yusuf, so much patience to explain every detail, so passionate about teaching ! thank you so much for this wonderful course i could attend.
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Caroline
17 May
Yusuf is really nice and very knowledgeable, he informed us very well and we made a small pouch without stitching which makes a nice souvenir to a fun workshop! Highly recommend!
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Natalia
17 May
YUSSICO was a very nice person. He put his passion and effort into his craftmanship and teaching.
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Natalia
17 May
YUSSICO was a very nice person. He put his passion and effort into his craftmanship and teaching.
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Laura
17 May
I learnt basic leather crafts, different types of leather articles. Tanning, leather crafting tools. Yusuf was very informative and generous in sharing his experience and knowledge. His venue is very comfortable and well organized.
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Oussama
20 May
A unique experience with a passionate craftsman. Yusuf is also a patient teacher and shares his passion generously. What a great opportunity to discover the tools of a craftsman, and work with the same tools he uses to make his unique and creative leather products ! Yusuf was attentive to everyone in the class, and provided advice and ecouragment, which I definitely needed as I am rather clumsy with my hands... Now I have my own self-handmade leather product ! and so proud of it !!
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Aroub
20 May
I spent three days in the workshop with Yusuf making an ostrich pouch with crocodile accents. It was a wonderful time and I learned a few things regarding reinforcement, skiving, linings, and how to deal with ostrich leather.
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Viktorija
21 May
I learned how to make a beautiful cardholder, while learning about leather and the craft of creating leather goods. Yusuf was exceptional and knowledgeable teacher, so patient and passionate about his craft. We got to use professional tools and were guided and encouraged along the way. It was such an enjoyable experience accompanied with a good cup of tea and lovely snacks. Can’t recommend it enough!
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Viktorija
21 May
I learned how to make a beautiful cardholder, while learning about leather and the craft of creating leather goods. Yusuf was exceptional and knowledgeable teacher, so patient and passionate about his craft. We got to use professional tools and were guided and encouraged along the way. It was such an enjoyable experience accompanied with a good cup of tea and lovely snacks. Can’t recommend it enough!
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Fatma Al-Baiti
21 May
I would highly recommend this! Yusuf ran the workshop professionally. He started it by giving the attendees some valuable information about leather and its history. He then put forward a couple of items and gave us the freedom to choose what we wanted to make. I loved how he let us use all his tools and he explained each step in the making clearly. You can tell how passionate he is, which always makes it more enjoyable.
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Fatma Al-Baiti
21 May
I would highly recommend this! Yusuf ran the workshop professionally. He started it by giving the attendees some valuable information about leather and its history. He then put forward a couple of items and gave us the freedom to choose what we wanted to make. I loved how he let us use all his tools and he explained each step in the making clearly. You can tell how passionate he is, which always makes it more enjoyable.
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M Rahman
21 May
This was a fascinating class. Yusuf was a great teacher - friendly, relaxed, and easy to follow. He started the class by telling us about the history of leatherwork, explaining the different ways leather is processed and letting us see and touch different kinds of leather. It was really fascinating and fun. He also provided drinks and snacks, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. After that we moved to the practical part of the workshop. Yusuf gave us the opportunity to choose what we wanted to make: you could make a purse/cardholder, keyring, cuff or tray. The templates he provided us with were easy to use and every step of the way he offered individualised advice and support. We used the same tools that he uses to craft his leather items. I have absolutely no DIY skill but I never felt that he was impatient or unsupportive! I was delighted with my keyring and leather cuff. Yusuf provides workshop attendees with high quality vegetable-tanned leather of a vibrant colour to work with and it's great to be able to leave the class with a beautiful item that you've made yourself.
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Benjamin Bonte
23 May
I had the opportunity to attend this course with two friends and I have a very good time. Yusuf made it very interesting and entertaining. I felt very clumsy while manipulating the tools used for the leather craft, but thanks to Yusuf’s guidance and patience everything went smoothly and I ended up with a beautiful leather item! I highly recommend this course.
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Anabel Dorman
14 Jun
Amazing experience, such a pleasure learning from a very profesional and passionate teacher. Highly recommended, perfect as gift experience to share with a friend or partner.
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julie
26 Jun
I really enjoyed this class - it was my first time working with leather and Yusuf was very patient and friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this as a great taster session!

Class location

Deptford
18 - 22 Creekside
SE8 3DZ
London

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About your host, YUSSICO

YUSSICO is a handsewn bespoke leathergoods label by Yusuf Osman. Drawn to the creative life, Yusuf left the law and travelled the world to learn from the best. He combines centuries old traditions from masters of English heritage with the elegance and finesse learned from fabled European leather goods brands to give you a unique take on the craft. Yusuf has a growing list of international clientele for his bespoke work and private lessons. He also teaches the craft to students at secondary schools to preserve the tradition.

Yusuf's work has been exhibited at the Walsall Leather Museum in England and his clients include John Malkovich. He is also a professional aerial circus artists who crafts bags to use in performances.

Yusuf is passionate about widening participation in the crafts and is opening up his studio to give people a chance to experience high end leather working as practiced by the most fabled leather goods brands in Europe. You will learn techniques not taught anywhere else and leave with a greater knowledge of the industry, sustainability and leave with a handcrafted product to be proud of and a passion to keep crafting!

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Notes

Cockpit Arts is a 24/7 secure facility. Please arrive promptly at the designated start time so I can collect all of you together and take you to my studio. On street parking is available. We also have a car park please check with me to gain access. I will provide tea / coffee and all the materials and tools you need to complete your item.

Age Requirement

13

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman
by YUSSICO
Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman by YUSSICO - crafts in London
2 hour workshop
from £59 per person
2 hour workshop
from £59 per person