Love and Salvage crafts classes in London
Love and Salvage crafts classes in London

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Love and Salvage

14 reviews
14 reviews

Love and Salvage is trying to plug a gap - creating durable fashion accessories from waste materials and teaching others the skills to do the same!

Working with leather and bag and shoe making is easy. The workshops demystify techniques so that students leave with the knowledge to approach their own more complex projects.

We work with local furniture businesses collecting their waste leathers and fabrics to turn into accessories. So students have a huge range of trendy colours and textures to choose from. All abilities are supported in small classes in the designers own home.

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Crafts

Sewing

Leather

Upcycling

Shoe Making

Reviews(14)View all reviews

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Angie
4 Feb
Absolutely fab. Had a great time enjoyed every minute, time just flew by. Plus a bag to show off. Thank you
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Emma
9 Nov
Loved it! So happy with the clutch I got to design and make! I learned so much about working with leather and I'm excited to try to make one by myself in the future. Eli was also so patient and flexible with me rescheduling due to me being sick. Thank you!
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Emma
30 Apr
This was a brilliant workshop; Eli is a wonderful teacher. She gave me the technical skills to make a fab bag and encouraged me to make all the design choices. I'm now searching through my wardrobes to see if I can upcycled any of my jackets!
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Catherine
28 Jan
I absolutely loved my workshop day with Eli! She is so welcoming, friendly and patient. We managed to make a gorgeous orange bucket bag without any problems whatsoever. I shall definitely be making some more of these bags in the future!

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Angie
4 Feb
Absolutely fab. Had a great time enjoyed every minute, time just flew by. Plus a bag to show off. Thank you
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Emma
9 Nov
Loved it! So happy with the clutch I got to design and make! I learned so much about working with leather and I'm excited to try to make one by myself in the future. Eli was also so patient and flexible with me rescheduling due to me being sick. Thank you!
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Emma
30 Apr
This was a brilliant workshop; Eli is a wonderful teacher. She gave me the technical skills to make a fab bag and encouraged me to make all the design choices. I'm now searching through my wardrobes to see if I can upcycled any of my jackets!
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Catherine
28 Jan
I absolutely loved my workshop day with Eli! She is so welcoming, friendly and patient. We managed to make a gorgeous orange bucket bag without any problems whatsoever. I shall definitely be making some more of these bags in the future!
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Ellie
30 Mar
Enjoyed every minute! I can’t believe I managed to learn a new craft and gain a beautiful leather bag in the process! Thank you!
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Emily
12 Apr
My friend and I had a lovely day making our own bucket bags. There was a lot of fabric to choose from and the small group (just the two of us) meant we could ask as many questions as we wanted. Would definitely recommend :)
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Sarah
13 Apr
Great workshop with a VERY patient teacher! I learnt a lot & left with an amazing bag that is now my 'everyday' work bag!
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Eugenija
17 May
Eli is wonderful teacher, I working with real leather, I learned something new, how to work with leather and easy way to make bag, beautiful job we done ✅ I recommend Eli and her work shop “Love and Salvage “
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Dominic
14 Sep
Great workshop and Eli was fantastic! She was really patient with us and guided us through every step of the process. She was really supportive and always made us feel comfortable so we really enjoyed the day.
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Suki
3 Feb
I had a lovely day with Eli, making my amazing bucket bag, used a great piece of leather and learnt lots of new techniques, learnt all about the different tools and used a commercial sewing machine....The end result a beautiful bag , and I've caught the leather bag bug, so hopefully I'll be making more, can't wait to do some more courses. Suki
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Monique
29 Mar
Brilliant workshop - made an awesome and very professional looking bag (if I say so myself) comfortable space and very patient teacher.
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Philippa
12 Feb
Attending Eli’s workshop was a fantastic day, she is very friendly and enthusiastic and wants you to end up with the leather bag of your dreams!! Her studio was comfortable and during the workshop Eli was able to spend a lot of time assisting and showing me (a novice) how to make an amazing bag.
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Angela
1 May
I had a great day with Eli! I learned so much about working with leather. What once seemed daunting to me ended up seeming so simple and easy under Eli's great tuition. I ended up with a gorgeous yellow bag that I proudly use on a daily basis. (Eli has so many lovely leathers to choose from) And I look forward to making more bags using the knowledge I gained from my day with Eli.
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Muskaan
7 Apr
Eli is a great host and a tutor with amazing teaching skills. At the end of just 2 days I left with a lovely brown backpack and bag making skills. Would definitely come back to learn more and make more bags.

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