My Enchanting Leather Flowers August 10, 2017 10:00


This is one of my favourite leather flowers to make!
For further information about my online millinery tutorials check out The Hat Academy.

WORKSHOP: Flowers in Leather at The Leather Shed August 5, 2017 12:14

Leather Flower Workshop by Cherryl McIntyre at The Leather Shed




$135 (coffee and morning tea included) 

LOCATION:  The Leather Shed, 130 Kingfisher Road, Mount Cotton

CLASS TIME:  Saturday 19 August, 9:30am - 2:30pm


If you have done one of my workshops, you'll know how much I love the way vegetable-tanned leather responds to leather dyes. The possibilities are endless! You can blend just two or three colours together and get so many beautiful shades - as many different colours as in nature itself. But like anything, it takes a lot of practice, experimentation and skill to achieve exquisite results.

If you are interested in colouring natural veg tanned leather project this workshop is a must!

Spend a day with me, creating a timeless and stunning flower accessory you can wear as a hair piece, dress up a bag, turn into a statement necklace, brooch and more! I'll show you the basics to laying out your pattern, cutting, colouring leather as well as optional variations on flower centres. 

Techniques covered: S
haping the leather flower petals and leaves, how to achieve delicate graduate shading using spirit dyes, different methods for applying finishes and more. 



This is a hands-on workshop, please bring your apron and scissors.

All tools, equipment, l eather, dyes, finishes and sealers will be supplied for students to use during the workshop.


No previous experience is required.



Call Cherryl on 0428 174 220



With over three decades of experience, Cherryl is a leather artisan of extraordinary talent. Full time Tutor and Master Crafter behind Exquisite Leather, Cherryl is passionate about passing on her skills and techniques and extremely generous with her knowledge.

Cherryl was the first Australian to be presented with “The Al Stohlman Award”, this being the first time the award has been won by an artisan outside the United States of America. This prestigious annual award honours the accomplishments of individual leather artistisans and is given to one who has demonstrated continued dedication to the industry following the example set by Al Stohlman, the world’s most talented, best known and respected leather artist.

A founding member of The Leathercrafters Association of Queensland, Cherryl has also coordinated the International Leather Conference, and the only event of its type in Australia, Dimensions in Leather since 1994.


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ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Flowers in Leather April 8, 2016 15:34

One Day Workshop: Flowers in Leather at Dimensions in Leather



27 JUNE 2016


The Dimensions in Leather conference is the largest event for leather crafters in Australia and New Zealand. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn from some the best leather crafters over five inspirational days, and join a vibrant community of makers that share a collective passion for leather.

For the first time in history, you can now register to attend Dimensions part time, which means even if you don't have a whole spare week in June, you don't have to miss out altogether.

Sheridan style master Akiko Okada will be flying in from Japan, award-winning crafter and tutor Peter Main from the USA; John Shortt, Custom Saddler will be making the trip up all the way from Bredbo, NSW and in latest news, Barry King, of Barry King Tools will be sharing his insights on, you guessed it, tooling leather.

I will also be there, coordinating the event and teaching a one day workshop on how to create Flowers in Leather



 Spend a day with me, creating a timeless and stunning flower accessory you can
wear as a hair piece, dress up a bag, turn into a statement necklace, brooch and
more! I'll show you the
 basics to laying out your pattern, cutting, colouring and
different applications on shaping the flower petals and leaves including optional
ideas for flower centres. 

Apron and scissors.


No previous experience is required.

All tools and equipment will be supplied for students to use during the workshop.






Visit the Dimensions in Leather website or contact me to find out more about this fantastic event, but hurry! Places are filling up fast.


Leather Craft Basics: How to Colour Leather Flowers February 26, 2016 15:03

How to Colour Leather with Cherryl McIntyre | Exquisite Leather

 If you've ever done one of my workshops, you'll know how much I love the way vegetable-tanned leather responds to leather dyes. Here are my top five tips for colouring leather...

VIDEO: Leathercrafting at Cobb+Co June 9, 2015 10:20

Here's one from the archives!

I'll be back to teach another leathercraft workshop at Cobb+Co Museum on 1 - 2 August 2015.
In this workshop, I'll show you how to make beautiful leather flowers in a range of different colours
and designs. 
No previous experience is required.

Limited places are available! Book your place today.

Can't make it to this one? Click here for more upcoming workshops.

- Cherryl x

Hat Headlines May 27, 2015 13:23

Leather Artisan, Cherryl McIntyre | Brisbane Australia

Thanks to the Hat Academy for their feature in their Hat Headlines this week.

Here's a snippet:
"Your online tutor for Leather Flower Deluxe Course is acclaimed amongst the best
in the world and if you have an interest in leather for millinery these lessons teach
you all the tricks of the trade in minute detail..."

Have you already enrolled in my Leather Flowers Deluxe Course online? Get all
the course kits and materials here and start creating!

- Cherryl x

PS. Please send me photos of your work! Send them to
or feel free to share them on Facebook

Generation to Generation April 18, 2015 20:39

Leather Craft Workshops with Cherryl McIntyre

Today I ran a beginners workshop at East Coast Leather with an amazing group of people
who were so creative and enthusiastic about learning to work with leather.


Get to know your leather with East Coast Leather April 15, 2015 23:13

The Leather Shed, home of East Coast Leather

Come along to East Coast Leather at Mt Cotton this Saturday (18 April) to learn the basics about leather with me in a 3 hour workshop from 9:30am! These sessions are fun and informal, and cost only $25.

For more information, contact Tracy from East Coast Leather on 07 3206 4667 or at

Image: Source

Brisbane Artisan Markets April 15, 2015 22:58

Exquisite Leather at Brisbane Artisan Markets

Exquisite Leather at Brisbane Artisan Markets

Exquisite Leather at The Brisbane Artisan Markets

It was another great turn-out at the Brisbane Artisan Markets at the Polish Club, Milton again this month. This is Brisbane’s newest indoor market for local and emerging artisans and crafters, held every second Saturday of each month.

If you're a local artisan interested in having a stall, just send an email to 


2015 Dimensions in Leather Conference April 10, 2015 09:23

Dimensions in Leather

I've been busy planning the 'Dimensions in Leather" Conference with the Leathercrafters Association of Queensland Inc. to be held in Brisbane from Saturday 4 July to Sunday 12 July 2015.

This is our eleventh conference since 1994 and is the only event of its type in Australia. 

Come along and enjoy six days of exciting leather workshops for beginners and experienced artisans interested in furthering their knowledge of leathercraft/art and saddlery with experts in the trade from all over the world.

The week involves more than workshops, with trade suppliers on site, evening activities and even a competition for participants.

I'll be showing you how to make your own leather tote or clutch, so make sure you don't miss out and register your attendance today because numbers are limited!

The venue is within the St. John’s College located just 5 kms from Brisbane City centre within The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

I look forward to seeing you!



To register your place and for more information visit