Leather Book Cover Making

Leather Book Cover Making


Make your own leather book cover, including surface personalisation and patterning, while experiencing the fully equipped workshop/studio of master craftsman Johny Todd.

Spend the day at our authentic workshop and make a leather book cover/slip using professional leather working tools and techniques.

Beginners are very welcome and excellent tuition in an inspiring and immersive environment will provide a fun and productive course.

The price includes tuition, all materials, hot beverages galore and good cake!

During this workshop you will choose your leather from a range of colours, then in our unique learning environment you will design, decorate, measure, cut, stitch and finish the item.

At the end of the course you will have made your very own unique book cover, using top quality leather and/or suede.

Bridle/saddlery leather

When the cover is laid flat it is Approx. H23.2cm x W35cm
It is slightly over A5 in size when holding the A5 book insert.

The workshop takes approx. 3-4 hours


All workshops need to be booked in advance and payment will be taken at the time of booking.

You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch, although there are food venues located in town and near to our studio. Facilities to make hot or cold beverage are provided on site.

All day parking is available near our premises.

If disability parking is required please contact us. Limited parking available on site - subject to strict availability on the day. Ownership and display of a valid blue badge is essential to qualify.


Please do not wear open-toe shoes. Sharp tools may be used throughout the workshop. Health and safety information will be provided prior to the session.

If you are interested in a certain workshop but cannot make a date please email workshop@proteanart.com and we will see what we can arrange.

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