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Come join this unique leather workshop taught by award-winning leather artisan Dave Mangino.

What can you create in our leatherwork workshop?

  • Dog leash
  • Horse lead
  • Knife sheath

Dave uses a unique combination of knotting and braiding techniques to create the fastenings for his products.

He’ll share with you how to craft a metal-free leather lead using knotted fastenings — one that will last a lifetime. Being made entirely of leather, the product will also achieve a high degree of suppleness, in effect moulding itself and ensuring maximum comfort.

If you are making a sheath, then that knife will be well protected in a handcrafted leather holder that you can proudly say ‘Made it myself’

Enjoy our lovely picturesque location and meet other interesting folk who are likewise motivated to create a customised leather piece.


Leather lead making workshop

All leather materials will be provided.

Participants will need to bring the following tools: stanley knife, scalpel, small pliers, ruler, dividers or compass.

This workshop will be held in our meeting room, so it is indoors, comfortable with a pleasant outlook.

Apparel required: comfortable casual clothing, jeans etc and covered footwear (i.e. no jandals). Please note: often we are dyeing different colours in our leatherwork workshops.

Leather aprons will be available for use if desired.

One Day Workshop Details

  • Workshop length: 6hrs 10-4pm
  • Refreshments: Scrumptious country style morning tea and lunch including
  • Cost: $225
  • Other times and dates can be arranged for your convenience. Contact Office


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Workshop Dates

  • Saturday 18th November
  • Sunday 19th November



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