YUSSICO crafts classes in London
YUSSICO crafts classes in London

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YUSSICO

17 reviews
17 reviews

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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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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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!