Leather Workshop at Blackhorse Lane Atelier

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers

Sat 29th Oct 2016 - Sun 30th Oct 2016 Tickets from £150

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Sat 29th Oct 2016 - Sun 30th Oct 2016
10:00 - 17:00
Tickets from £150
Classes, Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
no age restriction

Join master craftsman Jonatan Staniec at Blackhorse Lane Atelier for a weekend of leather workshops

Produce your own artisanal leather pieces with individual instruction from Jonatan. Set in the unique factory environment of a handmade denim Atelier. Jonatan Staniec is the founding director of MES Leather, an East London-based workshop crafting durable and timeless leather goods using traditional hand methods and the highest quality leathers sourced from local suppliers. 


  • The workshop will take place over the weekend of 29/30th of October. You will learn how to make leather goods using the finest vegetable tanned leathers and traditional hand techniques. You have the option of booking a 2 days course over the weekend or a 1 day course on either the Saturday (30th) or Sunday (31st)
  • For the two day course, You can expect to make two finished items *or if you prefer 1day course this will be one item. For example Card Holder, Wallet, Belt, Phone Holder, Zip Purse, Journal Cover. Please note there is a booking requirement of 10 people per class. The workshop will run from 10am - 5pm, This will include a lunch at 2pm.


  • introduction to leather work & leather tools
  • working with patterns
  • leather cutting and gluing
  • traditional hand sewing with use of linen thread / two needles saddlery technique
  • hand finishing edges with use of edge bevelers, edge creasers and edge dyes
  • hand paring using skiver 
  • usage of saddlery leather tools including a strap cutter, an awl, screw creasers, pricking irons, groover, mallet, edge beveler etc.

 There are maximum 10 people per class and two assistants, so you can expect one to one tuition and guidance throughout the entire workshop. 10 leathercraft stations will be waiting for you in our denim factory.


  • Signing a health and safety consent form on arrival and observing our Health and Safety requirements.
  • No food and drink to be consumed in the factory during operation of tools and machinery.
  • No previous leather work experience required.


The Workshop will be held within the main factory space of Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. 114B Blackhorse Lane E17 6AA Walthamstow. The nearest tube – Blackhorse Road.

*Please note there is a booking requirement of 10 people per class. In the event that the course is not fully subscribed we may need to rearrange the date or cancel the workshop.

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Blackhorse Lane Ateliers
114B Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 6AA

Nearest station:
Blackhorse Road (Tube)


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