Leather belt

Saturday 21 October 2017


The course

Make a unique leather belt from English vegetable tanned leather using various techniques and finishes with a choice of buckles.

The tutor

Jon Lewington is a design engineer with a lifelong interest in rural trades and crafts who specializes in recreating bygone leather objects using traditional methods.

Participant information

Participants are advised that stains may be used, so old clothes and/or an apron are recommended.
All tools will be provided. It can be advisable to wear warm layers of clothes.


£60 per person to include materials, tuition, tea and coffee. Please bring any other refreshment you require. The café will be open for lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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