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Leather Craft

Saturday 6 April @ 9am - 5pm.

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Leather Craft workshop Auckland

During our Leather Craft workshop, you will create your own bespoke items from leather.

In this technology filled world we live in; most leather products are mass produced and lack uniqueness. As a result we buy these products not knowing where the design’s originated and how they are made. Nothing compares to the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands.

During our leather craft workshop, you will create your own bespoke items from leather. The leather craft workshop is designed to be a thoroughly immersive and unique experience and a unique opportunity to hand make your own leather item. The different leather projects for you to choose from in general, include a Knife sheath/multitool case, Wallet, dog collar or a set of coasters.

Our Leather Craft workshop covers patternmaking through to completing your own leather project. Fern Reid, our leather artisan will share her knowledge about leather and the crafting process. She will also discuss the different types and quality, leather care, types of tools used and more. Participants are then guided through all the practical steps to apply the core skills of leather making creating their own unique leather project. As a result, this experience will have you walking away with your finished leather project feeling very satisfied with your achievements. This leather workshop is suitable for people with no prior experience.


All tools, leather and equipment are provided in the fee to make whichever leather project you choose from above.
Participants can make a simple larger item after reviewing with Fern but there will be an extra cost for leather.
Participants should bring a craft knife/Stanley knife, pencil, pen and note pad or paper. If you wish to make a sheath or multitool case, you will need to bring the knife or tool along.

For health and safety, you must wear covered shoes and have hair tied back.



Brian B. (September 2023)
My name is Brian Burton and I attended the Leathercraft course on Sat last.
I found the course a lot of fun, my Dog Jock is happy with his new Blue collar. Fern is delightful and a wealth of knowledge. I am very happy to recommend this course to anyone interested in learning a new hobby. Many thanks to Uxbridge for getting everyone together.

Theo P. (September 2023)
Did the leather workshop with Fern at Uxbridge this past weekend. Was absolutely awesome, so cool to learn a new craft that’s definitely going to turn into a new hobby of mine. Uxbridge is a great facility for this workshop, thoroughly enjoyed the vibe there, and Fern was an amazing tutor, highly recommend 🙂

Teresa F. (September 2023)
The course was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the whole process. Fern was a great teacher, and the venue was great.
Would highly recommend this class.

Doug N. (August 2022)
Absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed the Leather Craft Workshop at UXBRIDGE. Fern the instructor/ teacher was totally amazing. Her infectious laugh, passion and skill for leather work made the class fun and exciting for not only myself but the other participants. After a full day of fun and at times frivolity everyone in the class achieved their desired goals and creations. Many thanks once again to Fern and the impressive Uxbridge Art & Culture Centre.

Teresa H. (August 2022)
Leather Craft workshop was amazing. Fern is very patient and knowledgeable. The class was a nice small size which was relaxing. We were guided through every step of the process when making a leather piece from cutting, stamping, applying dye to stitching, burnishing and waxing. I’d highly recommend this class!


April 6
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fern Reid


One-off Workshop


Studio 1
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
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(09) 535 6467


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About Your Tutor:

Fern Reid

Fern Reid teaches our Leather Craft workshops. Fern has been a steiner teacher for several years and now specialises in teaching leathercraft and bush craft. Fern is a passionate traveller and crafter and has spent her life pursuing and learning different crafts. In the last few years she has found her calling in the art of leather craft and leather carving and is very enthusiastic about travelling around NZ, teaching and sharing these skills. I found the course a lot…