Welcome To

[FREE] Black Raven Academy: Module 1

Welcome to Module 1 – Inspiration

With over 20 years’ experience in crafting leather armour and costumes for Ren enthusiasts, Larpers, Cosplayers and the film industry, I am now sharing my passion for leatherworking, design and all things creative to your workbench.

This is the start of your fantastic journey into becoming an Expert Leather Crafter with this detailed step by step module. I will lead you by the hand through every step and share my personal creative process so even an absolute beginner will be able to bring life to their dreams through the art of “Design”.

In this module in-depth discussions and demonstrations will guide you to find inspiration and generate ideas, whether your passion is for Ren Fairs, Larp, Cosplay or SCA. You’ll be able to open an entire gateway of expression and creativity, alongside my personal experience and insights.

You’ll learn how to create your very own libraries of ideas, and how to keep all your ambitious plans, mood board and ideas organised so you’ll never lose a design again.

I will be there to provide support when you need it and to see what ideas you’ll be bringing to life with your unique designs. This is always the part of the course that I know has proven to be most popular and informative for my students, and where I can look forward to seeing just how much they truly make of this module!

As always, I’m so grateful for the support I receive from this community of like-minded crafters. By sharing my experience I hope to be supporting many more of you in your exciting journey of discovery and design.


Alex Agricola

PLEASE NOTE: If you are one of our guest students, having been gifted this segment of the course, please remember many references have been updated for the live 2023 Version.

** The Full COURSE is now unlocked over 6 weeks **


File Security: You may download, the files and revisit the content as many times as you wish but as always, I’d respectfully request that you keep these downloads safe and secure. 

As with all my courses you have access to any support you may want whilst building this project & I can be contacted via the comments in the Academy, via my Facebook page or via email (

A final note…

I very much always intended these projects be a introduction to the Academy and will be keeping in touch with you all over the coming weeks just to see how your getting on, answer any extra questions about the Academy

Have fun everyone, I look forward to seeing your projects.

P.S – PLEASE… I hate spam personally .. and even more so, I dislike being contacted when I have not given permission. You will get a NEWS from me along the way but if at any point you have no interest, please just hit the unsubscribe button in the email, I really would like to ensure “stuff” from us is only going out to folks with a genuine interest 🙂


Alex Agricola


Black Raven Armoury

Design and production specialist of Leather Armour & Accessories for a variety of industries including Larp, Ren, Cosplay, Motion Pictures & Television.