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Leather Waterbottle Workshop

Evancliffe Leathercraft

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Leather Waterbottle Workshop

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This workshop will take you through the process of making a wet molded leather waterbottle from a pre-cut veg tan template.

This workshop will take you through the process of making a wet-moulded leather waterbottle from a pre-cut veg tan template. (We have a number of shapes to choose from and will contact you before the workshop for your choice.)

First you will mark, make the holes and hand stitch the the two faces of the waterbottle together. Then you will learn about wet-moulding and form the shape of the water bottle.

We will then give instructions on how to waterproof the bottle. (We can provide the materials for you to do this at home once the leather has dried out for a small additional cost).

We also offer an optional extra to this workshop for those who would like to make a shoulder strap and be supervised while they waterproof the bottle. This is usually on a mutually agreeable date by prior arrangement. The cost for this is £30.00.

The price includes tuition, use of the tools and the materials to make your own leather waterbottle ready for waterproofing.

Tea & Coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch and any soft drinks / snacks you require.

Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing please bring a suitable apron. As we use a stitching pony we advise wearing trousers rather than a skirt or kilt.

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If you need to cancel your booking for any reason please contact us as soon as possible.   

Our refund policy is:

Over 28 days before the workshop date: Full refund OR alternative date if available.

Between 14 and 28 days before the workshop date: 75% refund OR alternative date if available.

Less than 14 days before the workshop date: No refund given. 

Refunds due will be paid to the original payee by the original payment method. If you do not turn up for your workshop, you will not be eligible for a refund nor will you be eligible to move your booking to an alternative date. 

In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled by Evancliffe Leathercraft, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or the opportunity to book onto an alternative workshop (if available). You will be given as much notice as possible if a workshop has to be cancelled. 

This policy may be subject to change so please check at the time of booking. The policy in place at the time of booking a place on a workshop will apply in the event of cancelation.

Do you have questions about Leather Waterbottle Workshop? Contact Evancliffe Leathercraft

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Evancliffe Leathercraft
19 Holywood
DL13 3HE Bishop Auckland
United Kingdom

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Evancliffe Leathercraft


Evancliffe Leathercraft offer a wide range of Leatherwork Training Workshops to suite everyone. For example students can learn to make a Leather Belt, a Hand Bound Leather Journal, a Tool Cover or a Water Bottle amongst other things.  As a part of the learning process the student will often come away with an additional small leather item as well. 

Evancliffe Leathercraft are constantly developing new workshops, so if what you want to make is not on the list, please contact them to discuss the possibilities. 

Evancliffe Leathercraft's training workshops are usually based in and around County Durham in the north East of England. There are a number of regular venues including the recently opened POD Gallery in Bishop Auckland and the Yurt at Hardwick Park.  A venue near to the centre of Darlington is also expected to be included shortly.

In addition to scheduled workshops, Evancliffe leathercraft can deliver bespoke 1-2-1 Workshops.  Locations for these can vary but many are run from Evancliffe Leathercraft's Weardale base which has stunning views overlooking Weardale in County Durham. 


Evancliffe leathercraft was set up and is run by Clive & Wendy Elsdon.  They first developed an interest in leatherwork as an offshoot of Green Woodworking. The first leatherwork they undertook was the design and manufacture of leather tool guards and cases for many varied green woodworking tools, such as draw knives, spoke shaves, froes, carving knives etc. This lead to an interest in leatherwork in general and then enrolment on the first QCF Level 2 Creative Craft Leathercraft course at Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre.  Both successfully completed the course. 

Wendy's professional background in Teaching has ensured that Evancliffe Leathercraft’s workshops have been developed with learning in mind.  Each Workshops goals are achievable and they can be adapted to suite different learning styles. 

Some student reviews:

“I would encourage anyone to try this course. Clive and Wendy are such enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers, you can’t go wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this course and I’m delighted with my finished item [I’ve showed it off to everybody I know!!] Thanks for your patient tuition Clive and Wendy.” – Karen B (Leather Waterbottle Workshop.)


“My wife and I went on this course; I made a simple belt which was in itself good value. My wife used a simple clasp buckle which she had inherited, which meant the belt was more complicated in order to allow adjustment. Clive and Wendy spent the time to make sure the design worked well. We came away with beautiful, durable belts which we simply couldn’t have bought.” – Mike G. (Belt Workshop.)

“If any one is thinking about doing a course, do so, very good guidance. and fantastic product to take home, great value for money and lovely peeps too …” – Amanda B. (Hand Bound Leather Journal Workshop.)

“The hands-on leathercraft workshop that Clive and Wendy offer are first class. They explain everythingin an easy to understand manner, making the course idea for total beginners. The cost of the workshop includes all material so there are no surprises or extra costs.” – Jayson G. (Introduction to Leathercraft – Belt Making Workshop.)


“Thanks to Clive and Wendy for a great course today. Karen really likes the leather belt I made for her and I now know that I will be spending any Xmas money on tools to make some more.” – Bill W. (Introduction to Leathercraft – Belt Making Workshop.)


“I went on a very enjoyable course to make a wet moulded leather flask. I learnt the basics of leather stitching and wet moulding and having almost no experience before came away with a brilliant little flask. Highly recommended!” – Djamel H. (Leather Waterbottle Workshop.) 


(Evancliffe Ltd trading as Evancliffe leathercraft)

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