Spend a weekend at Trill Farm with master leatherworker, Martin Brady of Leaf Artisan Leather learning the fundamentals of leather-working, including all the basic leather-working skills. These will be applied to a more advanced project over the course duration. Skills will include, choices of leather, creating and working with patterns, cutting, skiving, bevelling, edge dying, slicking, and hand stitching. All students will make and take home a quality leather project, such as a decorated leather bag, that they have made during the course.

Please bring your own apron, a notepad and writing materials. Please make sure you wear long trouser, long-sleeved tops and closed toe shoes.  

All tools, hardware and leather to be provided on the day. 


Course Leader: Martin Brady

Having retired from a 40 year very successful career in the music business as a guitar player and latterly as CEO and Managing Director of the guitar manufacturing giant, Fender, Martin moved back to the UK following a 6 year period living in Sardinia. He decided that he wanted a more earthy existence and decided to acquire a manual skill. He has always been interested in leather so decided to retrain as a leather worker. For the last 8 years, he has been running a successful leather making business, Artisan, on Dartmoor in the lovely town of Chagford. He can be seen constantly making high end leather belts, country and travel bags, dog accessories, purses and wallets belt bags and belt pouches and many varied commission projects in his studio /shop. He also undertakes leather repairs. 'It is such a great thing to be able to take the time to make desirable and useable products from natural materials. You can't rush great leather work!'



Course times: 9.30am - 5pm.

Includes a delicious, seasonal & organic lunch every day.

This is a non-residential course. Please contact us if you would like to arrange accommodation for the weekend.