Armitage Leather is Open!

Bookings for one to one sessions

and small bubble groups are now being taken.

Social Distancing rules can be easily adhered to in the ample 600sq ft

purpose-built workshop

For single one to one sessions, go to One to One Lessons below, for Bubble Courses go to Upcoming Group Courses a little lower


Build up your skillset

Learn the Craft One to One, as part of a Group or Online.


Nigel Armitage

Maker and Teacher

Nigel has been a bespoke maker for thirty years focusing on the longstanding traditions of making leather goods completely by hand. Six years ago, after many requests, Nigel began teaching one to one classes to pass on these techniques.
In more recent years this has expanded to include a comprehensive online resource which can be found across YouTube and Vimeo.
Today, Nigel can now be found passing on his skills offering both individual and group courses in his Midlands based workshop which has been specifically designed around teaching the craft.


One to One Lessons here in the Workshop

Take the opportunity to come to the workshop and learn in a purpose-built environment on a one to one basis.
This is an ideal way to start your journey, learn the craft or develop existing skills.
Mentoring, Consultation, Design Development, A1 Assessment and QEST Applications are also supported.


The Workshop is open and courses are currently being held.
Click below to see a list of popular courses, custom options and available dates.

The workshop is over 600 square feet making social distancing easy to manage.

All tools and materials are provided during your course.


On-Line Tuition

If you are unable to travel to the workshop, Armitage Leather offers on-line tuition on it's Vimeo Channel, Secrets from the Workshop.

This channel contains over 100 skill, technique and project-based videos to help you develop your craft at your pace.


Online Vimeo Classes

Set your own pace in your own space.


Design Packs

Below are the packs as described in the Armitage Leather YouTube Work-along Videos.
To purchase, click on the desired pack to complete your order and follow the instructions to download.

Special Offer!
Buy any Two packs and get a Third free!
Add any Three packs to your cart and apply the Promo Code 3for2 at checkout for this option.

If you plan to be busy, buy all Five for the price of Three.
Add all the packs to your cart and apply the Promo Code 5for3 at checkout.



Upcoming Group Courses

  • TBD
    Bubble Course
    Armitage Leather

Maynard - Seattle

I travelled from the Pacific Northwest part of the U.S.A. to spend a full five days under the instruction of Nigel. It was time and money well spent and I would not hesitate to do it again. Nigel is a very amicable and multi-talented individual with a great sense or humour and human sensibilities. His knowledge and expertise in the art of leathersmithing is impeccable, and his passion for what he does shows through in his non-intimidating manner of instruction. In our present day and time, where technology has all but erased a great amount of knowledge and skills of once necessary crafts that have all but disappeared, Nigel is one of those rare individuals today who is attempting to carry on and revitalize skills that have a history as far back as has been recorded by humankind. If you want to know how to work in leather, create items of quality, then Nigel Armitage is one who you should seriously consider to guide you into your goals.

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Drakelow Business Park
Walton Road
Burton upon Trent
DE15 9UA, UK

01283 529981

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