2018 Workshop Tutors : Deborette Clarke


Based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Deborette Clarke designs and makes small leather goods under the label B18 Leather.

Deborette Clarke is a fun loving creative who has many years experience as an educator, designer and maker. She began working with leather after attending a few workshops and deciding to experiment further by purchasing a pre-owned leather sewing machine.


Shapes are simple and colour is key with some pieces being hand painted using a variety of methods. The skin or hide is treated as a blank canvas for experimentation.

For Yarningham 2018 Deborette has designed a bespoke workshop for us where you can make your own leather purse.  Perfect for storing items for your latest stitch project or use it as a day-to- day pouch.

For more information about Debotette’s workshop and to book a place, please visit our website.


Winter Open Studios



We are delighted to have been invited by Tina Francis Tapestry to take part in the Winter Open Studios trail in the Jewellery Quarter.

Tina will be opening her studio on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017 as part of Winter Open Studios.  Also taking part at Tina’s studio are printmaker Ruth Green and leathersmith Deborette Clarke (B18 Leather).

We will have a selection of hand knitted gifts, jewellery and seasonal products inc. hand knitted door wreaths like the one pictured above.

Winter Open Studio Trail

Tina Francis Tapestry

7 Pitsford Street, Birmingham, B18 6LJ

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December

Times TBC