” Simply the best course I’ve ever attended. The day was just awesome. Your teaching style totally supports my learning style” M.S

” For anyone contemplating either a fun craft day out, or to learn about leather making… this (the tote bag making) is a brilliant day to go on. Deborette is a patient, informed and, most importantly, lovely person to have teaching and guiding you. The instructions were very clear, with her demonstrating where necessary. Most importantly, she gave us the confidence to attempt all of it ourselves… and the results were brilliant. This was a three year anniversary (leather) present for my wife that we made in to a fab weekend. The course is in a great location in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham and we made the most of it, staying locally. Deborette even recommended some places for dinner and we were very impressed with that too! I can not recommend the tote bag day enough… the sense of achievement at the end was glorious… Ems has a lovely new bag that she made herself, and I have my Mum’s birthday present sorted (a bag that her son made himself!). Don’t contemplate any more… book it!” T.K


“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and I’m really thrilled and proud of my bag which I will treasure for a long time. No one else in the world has a bag like mine.” R.P


“The Saturday workshop was great and I left with a beautiful stylish bag
to take home. Deborette is a fun and patient lady!” D.S


 “I had the absolute best day and have had SO many compliments about my bag! Deborette is fantastic, she provides the perfect balance of guidance and freedom to experiment. I will be back soon no doubt at all!” BE


 “Deborette was great, she provided a lovely atmosphere in which to learn and have fun and end up with a beautiful handmade bag which I can take away and enjoy!” LW


“I had a fantastic time making my very own leather pouch. I always wanted to work with leather, and this is a great introduction for beginners, and if you want to get more advanced, there is also a tote bag class to gain more confidence and knowledge! I can’t wait to make more accessories.” N.B

“Deborette’s ‘Introduction to Leather’ session was wonderful. The 2 small projects that she had planned provided an introduction to many techniques. Afterwards, she sent follow-up emails detailing where to buy tools and materials. She was also sensitive to the fact that we might just enjoy it as a hobby so shared lots of tips on where money could be saved on items. Thanks Deborette.” S.M

“I’ve attended two of Deborette’s classes so far, and I’m hooked! I’ve already booked a third! The sessions are really enjoyable and you always go home with a great finished product. I did a leather pouch for the first class and a leather valet tray with two coasters for the second. There’s a variety of different workshops/classes you can choose between. Whether you fancy a one-off workshop on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, or a weekly evening course comprising several sessions, Deborette caters to both. Get stuck in is my advice!” C.G

“I’d been interested in leather craft for a number of years but found it difficult to find affordable courses in the Birmingham area. When I found Deborette, I jumped at the chance to sign up for one of the short course classes! The course making a small leather pouch, was so much fun and enjoyable. Deborette made the day so relaxed and provided great support when faced with the daunting task of cutting through the leather and attempting the sewing machines. I would definitely recommend the courses, I know I will be signing up for more!” E.F

“I wanted to do a leatherworking workshop for ages. I’d spent hours researching online for who best to go to, but all roads led me to you. I looked online and loved the quality and look of what you create from leather and I’m so pleased that you agreed to do a beginner’s bespoke leather workshop for me. Thank you. I had such a great day, I’ve learnt loads about leatherworking AND I’ve got new skills! You are so generous with your knowledge and experience of working with leather and you made me feel at ease in an instant. Deborette is passionate about what she does, I had great fun. I laughed loads, I listened to great music in her studio( which I love) whilst learning to make a gorgeous leather pouch and belt throughout the day. It’s my pride and joy… until I make the next one! My partner asked me when I got home, ‘on a scale of 1 to 10, what score would you give your workshop?’ I answered ’52’. V.S


” I had such a great afternoon at Deborette’s leather workshop. I learned basic skills of sewing and cutting leather, had lots of laughs, and ended up with a gorgeous leather pouch I’m really proud of. I’ll definitely be back again!” S.H 

‘I attended a Crafty Sip Workshop on Sunday 15th April, and would like to compliment Deborette in her tutoring and patience. Deborette made it look so easy when she demonstrated and instructed us on how to make our desired items, that l thought that l would finish the workshop early. Was l foolish in thinking that. Deborette was a very good tutor who assisted everyone when help was needed and encouraged everyone by example to rectify any imperfections. I have said l would like to attend future workshops that Deborette puts on and l most certainly would recommend her workshops to others. It was a very enjoyable afternoon so thank you once again’. S.F


“As a beginner to working with leather Deborette’s style of teaching made me feel comfortable and confident to give it a go! I was very pleased with what I made and my friends couldn’t believe it was my first attempt. All credit to Deborette!” C.S


‘I have recently done the coin purse, keychain and tablet pouch workshops with Deborette, they were great informative sessions and I came away learning how to saddle stitch by hand, the different types of leather, how to punch holes for fasteners, how to follow a pattern and how the different tools can be used. Her studio space is a great set up and Deborette is a very experienced teacher, well organised and has a great adaptive sense of individual learning styles. I have taken a few other workshops prior with her and can’t wait for the next one. If you are looking for something interesting to learn in crafts, Deborette definitely makes learning how to work with leather not only easy but fun. T.T


‘Leather pouch workshop with Deborette was just brilliant.. learnt so much in her quirky studio and was so happy with my leather bag. Would definitely recommend!!! Thanks for an amazing day’ :)) D.B


‘Crafty sip with Deborette was really great. Deborette knows her stuff and makes the instruction very understandable and simple. My friend and I really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere of the pub and also meeting other people that were interested in trying out leather working. I would certainly do it again. Thanks so much.’ T.T


“Thank you Deborette, my friend and I had a lovely time at Crafty Sip on Sunday!  I liked the chilled atmosphere of your class and found your help and advice on our leather-work and pyrography projects invaluable. I am really pleased with the results and will definitely be recommending your workshops to my other friends.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!” SP


‘We spent a fun and chilled out few hours on a Sunday in the JQ at Deborette’s Crafty Sip session – such a great way to switch off from the stresses of the week ahead!’ JH 


‘Well, who doesn’t want sparkly tassels for Christmas? Solving my present shopping in a flash with a friendly festive workshop at a relaxed pace. I get all the satisfaction of trying out something new and left smug faced with unique handmade gifts with a lot more soul than an online shop!

Thanks for a great session, perfect for chilling after a busy weekend!’ A.F


‘I had a wonderful time at the leather craft workshop! Deborette was an amazing teacher creating an opportunity to learn a completely new skill in such a fun way. I would recommend this to everyone and definitely considering another session myself!’ T.E


‘The leather making workshop was brilliant! I had the best afternoon making a card holder and key rings over a cup of tea and a chat. Deborette is a fantastic teacher – she goes out of her way to make sure you leave with pieces you are proud of! I cannot wait to attend the next one.’ J.L


‘I had a fabulous time learning how to create jewellery and leather pieces with Deb. She has a real passion for what she does, which really shines through. Would definitely recommend to anyone else. Thanks’ K.W


‘The Crafty Sip workshop was fantastic – a great opportunity to try out new skills working with leather in a relaxed atmosphere, but also meeting new people & discover some nice craft ale. Will definitely watch out for the next workshop’. M.S


‘I had a wonderful afternoon making leather goods with Deborette at the Crafty Sip event. It was a friendly atmosphere with plenty of time and chances to ask questions. Its a great idea to combine crafting and drinks! The projects were great and I had a real sense of achievement at the end’. C.W


‘As a total beginner to leather craft I was interested to find out more about the traditional tools and techniques used to make my bi-fold wallet. It was great fun and really hands-on with lots of practical tips and friendly tuition from Deborette’. A.F

‘Loved the session, and the company. One of the best Sunday’s that I’ve had in a while. Will come again’. D.B


‘I attended a brilliant leather workshop with Deborette. I had never made anything with leather before and I am so proud of my results – a coin purse, key ring and book mark. I learnt lots of new skills, used a variety of interesting tools and had a lot of fun especially with the letter punches’ D.M