The School of Leather Craft was founded by Master leather worker Christina Hamilton.
Christina started the school as she wanted to pass on her gift of quintessentially British leather techniques and skills to you, and we are truly proud of the British history of excellence and craftsmanship dating back centuries before our time.
All leather and hardware we use during our courses is UK sourced. We believe that utilising materials produced in the UK reinforces our dedication to quality and British craftsmanship, whilst contributing to this great industry.
All of the products that are produced in the Cabin are made using traditional hand stitching techniques, this means many of the skills learnt can be utilised without the need for heavy machinery, this also allows the use of heavier threads, thicker material and more complex shapes. You really can continue to use the skills learnt here, in the comfort of your own home.
Christina began her career in leather craft over ten years ago, Where she trained as a Saddlery student at Capel Manor college.
Once she had completed her training at Capel Manor she enrolled on a degree course in Cordwainers accessories design at London College of fashion later moving on to complete a Master's degree in Accessories design at the London college of fashion. Bringing the traditional skills she has into the fashion world was a great success and led to her work being displayed at London fashion week and articles being written about her work all around the world.
Since this she has gone on to work within the leather industry for brands such as Bill Amberg, Alfred Dunhill and Asprey of London.
She has since been teaching at the Royal College of Art and is currently teaching on Batchelors and Masters degree's in accessories at one of London's leading fashion colleges.