What can you expect?

You don’t have to have prior experience in leatherwork – so, don’t worry at all, as each workshop has been thoughtfully designed to enable leathercraft beginners and people who have a little experience with leather and sewing by hand, to make beautiful, functional leather bags and belts. You’ll be shown the tools of the trade and given ample opportunity to practice using it to build confidence.


Walk away with your own leather item, 100% handmade by you – something that will last for decades to remind you of the experience.


By the end of the course you will have gained sufficient skills to continue making similar items and to progress to any of the other workshops.


There will be an opportunity to purchase a ‘Beginner’s Toolkit’ to keep you going!

Our leather courses take place in an authentic leather workshop, which provides a relaxed, inspiring and friendly learning environment and we keep our course numbers small to ensure each of you receives the individual attention needed.

We look forward to seeing you on the day and if you can arrive 15 minutes prior to your course start time, that’d be perfect.

What’s included in the price?


We have no hidden extras on our courses. All the carefully sourced quality leather and any hardware fittings are included in your course cost along with use of all the tools you’ll need to make your very own leather item.

We also provide you with an info pack giving details on where you can buy your own leathers, tools and hardware if you wished to take your new skills forward at your own pace.

We also provide you with plenty of soft drinks, teas/coffees and biscuits. A light lunch is included with day courses.


Where is the workshop held?


Our leather workshops are held at the newly established Crayfish Wharf, in the scenic coastal town Paternoster, Cape West Coast, South Africa …. Perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy the course.

Free parking is available and full directions will be provided at the time of booking.


How do I book a place on this course?


- Please book and pay at least up to five days in advance.


- Simply click the "book now" button below to be redirected to our courses and payment options. 


Address: Kreefte Street, Kliprug, Paternoster, 7381, South Africa

Phone: 082 853 9472

Email:  mattat.leather@gmail.com