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Leather Work

  • Activity: Small, friendly, and individually supervised by master craftswoman Catherine Edwards, this inspiring four-day workshop offers a great introduction to working with leather. Suitable for beginners and experienced individuals alike, we'll cover a wide range of leathercraft techniques and skills, with all tools and materials provided.
  • All-inclusive package: Enjoy 3 meals per day and 5 nights accommodation at Gartmore House
  • Location: Gartmore House, Gartmore, Stirlingshire, FK8-3RS
  • Duration: 4 days tuition by an expert tutor
  • Tutor: Catherine Edwards
  • Price: From £879

Available Dates

Dates 2024
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £879 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

“All the leatherwork courses near me were only day courses and I wanted more. Gartmore House’s craft holidays are ideal for really getting into a the craft.”

About The Course

If you’re curious about all the ways you can work and manipulate leather into beautiful accessories, Gartmore House’s leatherwork courses are for you.


A unique holiday experience, you’ll have the chance to make your very own unique accessories. Under Catherine Edwards' guidance, you will cover a wide range of leathercraft techniques and skills, with tools and materials provided.

Our leatherwork courses are totally unique. Join us for a 5-night holiday and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of leatherwork. Over the course of four days, you will learn how to select the leather, cut, carve, dye, hand stitch, lace, and braid before adding any finishing touches. You will leave not only with a finished satchel or belt and wallet or purse, but also with the means to confidently continue leatherwork on your own, with a solid foundation of skills and knowledge. Catherine's holidays cater to individuals of all skill levels.

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:

Tuition

Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition from Hamish Lamley.

Equipment

All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.

Transfers

Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* Transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 9:15). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

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tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Workshop Themes

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

Your Course Tutor: Catherine Edwards

Catherine Edwards trained as a Boot and Shoe maker, working for many of the most
prestigious footwear companies in Britain. She was based in the West End of
London before a residency at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, which led to the
production of her first collection of unique leathergoods.
Catherine has since built up her leathergoods business (www.ce-leathergoods.com),
qualifying as a Master Craftsman last summer. She also travels all over the country
delivering workshops and lectures.
Instagram; catherineedwardsleather
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Faq

  • The Course

  • Bedrooms

  • TRansport & location

  • FOOD & DRINK

  • OTHER

Where can I find out more about the course? 

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.


What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage.  Your tutor will also be in contact with you, prior to your course to confirm kit lists and questions you have.

Should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To confirm your holiday a non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.

Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued. We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 9:15 am on day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.



Spots on this course are limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen your understanding of leatherwork.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991