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Summer 2022: Leatherwork

Venue: Dulwich College, London

Dates: This workshop ran from Monday 8th August 2022 until Wednesday 10th  August 2022.

Workshop Information

Course outline

Leather is a fantastic material to work with and so diverse. This course is aimed at students who want to learn how to design and make leather goods.

During this course students will have the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of leather work, including tooling, construction, dyeing and professional finishings. Students will be able to make a number of leather goods.

This course is run by Charlotte Riddington and Lucy Payne who are predominantly Costume Props makers in the film industry. Charlotte also takes on freelance work as a costume maker and leather worker while Lucy used her illustration background to create ‘lelulo’ – a brand of classic leather goods with bold and colourful designs



Students must report for group teaching at 10am and classes will finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 8 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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