A Beginners Leather Masterclass For Ren, SCA, Larp & Cosplay Platinum Pro Plus Edition

Now is the Time to Create Your Own Saga…

Discover how to create your very own Leather Armour, Costume & Accessories… All under the guidance of Alex Agricola… Creator of all the designs brought to you by world renowned armourers and costume designers “Black Raven Armoury”, so that Step by Step you can… write your own chapter in History!

**2024 Masterclass Enrollment Closes 30th APRIL 2024**

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No more wondering where to start… Imagine… from day one, learning how to design something you can actually move in, how much leather you’ll need, how many rivets you’ll need !! … I’ll even let you know “Which Tools” you’ll be needing & “How to use them”

I know… Sounds so obvious but FINALLY…. No More Guessing, Spending Hours Trawling YouTube for Answers or Making Mistakes, Because You Had No One to Ask for Help !!!

ALL Your answers in one place...

It still amazes me that despite the world being at our fingertips these days, with likes of YouTube etc…

…Finding Professional guidance you can really trust (that’s actually willing to share without leaving out the juicy bits) Seems lost in a sea of conflicting information, while everyone battles for views & followers!

Now IMAGINE…. Being Guided… Step by Step, Walked through the entire process I Have used for over 25 years… And YES… You’ll ACTUALLY learn how to create YOUR VERY OWN, designs or the Armours pictured, no matter your level of experience…

Even now… looking back through the whole creation process… I knew I wanted to give people a choice…

…Invest in this step by step “In Your Own Time” Course OR

Use any of our ready to go patterns saving time and money…

Truthfully… (and I’m pretty sure all our students would agree) I wish I’d had this kind of guidance 20+ years ago!… not to mention the community of supportive fellow students, to reach out to for encouragement…

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Why Thousands of Students Have Chosen to Study With us Over The Years?

Because working from our courses or using our patterns means they Save Valuable Time & MONEY with the peace of mind they have been created by professionals, and…

Because… they know We understand that life often gets in the way of THE FUN STUFF! which is why EVERYTHING is designed for you to work at your own pace… No deadlines!

All our courses & patterns require little more than a small workbench and seven basic tools… I know… Crazy, but that’s all I PERSONALLY USE… Meaning no matter your experience… Literally ANYONE can do this! (and we are here to help make sure you can!)

Why Choose the Mentorship Program
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Imagine Building One of these FULLY FUNCTIONAL Leather Body Armours!

(Just look at a few of our students past projects below !!)

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A Beginners Leather Masterclass For Ren, SCA, Larp & Cosplay Pro
+ Bonuses Edition

PLUS…

12 Modules of Step-by-Step Professional Guidance...

By the Time You’ve Completed the Course, You’ll Have Created Your Own Pieces to Rival Any Professional Maker…

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Module 1 – Where To Start, The Fundamentals of Design & Importance

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Module 2 – Design Considerations (Making sure you can move in it!)
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Module 3 – Prototyping From Your Concept, (Making Your first Duct Tape Dummy and Transferring your design)

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Module 4 – Pattern Making 1 – Prototyping Your Concept, (Making Your first Duct Tape Dummy and Transferring your design)

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Module 5 – Pattern Making 2 – Transferring Your Physical Prototype Pattern Into Digital Format

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Module 6 – Materials, Choosing Your Materials, their best uses & best practices

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Module 7 – Creating Your First Prototype, from Concept to Build fit for purpose

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Module 8 – Tools, an introduction to the basic tools required, as well as their uses in each build

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Module 9 – Hand Tooling & Embossing, an introduction to the techniques & their uses

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Module 10 – Water Forming, Preparation, & our methods of water forming and hardening battle ready leather

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Module 11 – Hand Finishing, The final application of dyes, stains, waxs, gilding & finishing

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Module 12 – Marketing & Self Promotion, setting up as a profession craftsperson

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Every small detail of this learning meticulously detailed...

Across 12 downloadable workbooks….

More than just guides; they form a tapestry of knowledge, encapsulating a level of expertise only accumulated over time…

It’s like having Alex personally mentor you, sharing the intricate details and secrets that transform each piece into a work of art.

Reflecting on his own journey, the course nurtures a community of like-minded individuals, providing a support system for encouragement, advice, and shared victories.

Whether you’re pursuing personal fulfillment or aspiring to turn your passion into a profession, these 12 workbooks offer more than instruction; they deliver mentorship and a treasure trove of knowledge.

20+ Hours of In Depth Video Lessons

Immerse Yourself in a World of Expertise with OVER 20+ Hours of Video Content

Step into a captivating journey where learning meets artistry with over 20 hours of meticulously crafted video content. Spread across 12 modules thoughtfully organized over 6 weeks, this immersive experience is tailored to elevate your leather crafting skills to new heights.

Each video is more than just a tutorial; it’s an invitation into the world of leathercraft mastery. From the basics to advanced techniques, every module unfolds with expert guidance, providing a comprehensive understanding of the craft…

Just a TINY glimpse of What's Included...

*** NEW FOR 2024 BONUS ***

My NEW ENHANCED Version, for our hard-of-hearing community - featuring 11 extra hours of fully captioned videos!

I’ve been on a mission for the last six years, makinging this learning super accessible. Why? Well, this is one subject very close to home… it’s personal, especially when you have profoundly deaf members of your family.

The goal?…. To revamp our 22+ hours of video classes and make sure this crafty goodness is open to even more passionate people.

Finally even more folks are able to dive into the world of crafting Leather Armour & Costume for Ren, SCA, TV, Film & Cosplay with this NEW ENHANCED Version.

🌟 (A fast track version of our core 20+ hours of videos)

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PLUS BONUS #1 (NORMALLY $39.97)

The FULL collection of 16 Digital Sheets (62 Designs) of Norse/Viking/Celtic theme ART Drawings Designed by Black Raven Armoury

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Book of Norse Knotwork Art

This collection of digital art is a must-have for crafters with a love of Norse-inspired knotwork art! All the designs are historically inspired, created by experienced artists with over 25 years in the art of historical design.

Containing a range of original illustrations that can be used to add unique beauty to any project—from leather crafting to embroidery, glass etching, and tattoos. Perfect for those who want to save time on designing their own artwork, these digital books provide an invaluable resource for anyone looking for an effortless way to infuse their projects with authentic knotwork art!

PLUS BONUS #2 - PATTERNS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS OF THIS COURSE (Value $100+)

5 Full Body Armour Patterns – Including Shield Maiden EXCLUSIVE to this Bundle

Vendel Body Armour Pattern

Vendel Body Armour

Shield Maiden Body Armour Pattern

Shield Maiden Body Armour

Gunnar Body Armour Pattern

Gunnar Body Armour

Odinson Body Armour Pattern

Odinson Body Armour

Clan Chief Belt Armour Pattern

Clan Chief Belt Armour

Clan Chief Body Armour Pattern

Clan Chief Body Armour

PLUS BONUS #3 (NORMALLY $100.00+)

9 FULL Basic Digital Practice Patterns, as well as an EXCLUSIVE collection of 5 Digital Knotwork Art Designs courtesy of Black Raven Armoury

Digital PDF Patterns Book

Digital PDF Patterns

Knotwork Art Book

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Printing Guides

Build Techniques Book

Build Techniques

Unsure where to find all your bits needed or questions during the build??… No Problem 🙂

Just contact our customer support: karen@blackravenarmoury.co.uk

We will send you a list of the few bits you may need & where to get them!

**2024 Masterclass Enrollment Closes 30th APRIL 2024**

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The Exclusive Black Raven Armoury

"A Beginners Leather Masterclass For Ren, SCA, Larp & Cosplay Platinum Pro Plus Edition"

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***NEW 2024 OFFER***

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Includes all 12 Modules PLUS BONUSES

What Our Students Say...

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Hey… I’m Alex Agricola

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When I started out, there was no internet, so I was reliant on books and hands on experimentation to develop my skills.

When I started out, there was no internet, so I had to rely on books and hands on experimentation to develop my skills.

20+ years & thousands of projects on and it’s still surprisingly difficult to find information on leatherwork, especially for armour & costumes… Which is very much a part of WHY I wanted to share my learning…

…Which is also WHY I made the cost of my Courses and Patterns such ridiculous value… Because the real reward for me, has always been to witness the transformation in peoples projects!

Ask any of my students… From Day 1, you have me personally on tap to ask anything! No matter the question, if it’s in my power to guide you, I will.

When you purchase your Course, all materials are yours for life. You are able to login and download patterns, watch & re watch Videos at your leisure (to your desktop rather than mobile)

Should you ever change computer, that’s no problem at all, the system will let you re-download up to 5 times, after which you just need let us know and we will send you fresh files.

All of these projects have been built using the minimal of basic tools & I am pretty sure, if you’re anything like me… I like to keep things nice and simple… So no need for anything fancy, literally $50-$60 worth of tools all available on Ebay or Amazon should do the trick.

Absolutely…. In fact ask any of our alumni…. Our optional student group on facebook are one of the most supportive peer to peer groups I have ever had the honour of being part of.

Questions with relation to any of the subjects covered in class are openly discussed as are further techniques outside of those taught in each module..

Each course comes with 12 months Tutor Support ongoing.

There is no time limit for any module, in fact many have come back and thanked me for dripping out the content, so you can enjoy at your own pace… Some concepts might seem quite detailed and that’s what a few students have thought too, UNTIL they started following my step by step way of doing things…

… and while you may think they are time consuming, that’s a GOOD thing, because many won’t take the time to follow a process…

…. So it’s YOUR projects that stand out and turn heads 🤷‍♂️😊

All of these projects have been built using the minimal of basic tools & I am pretty sure, if you’re anything like me… I like to keep things nice and simple… So no need for anything fancy, literally $50-$60 worth of tools all available on Ebay or Amazon should do the trick.

Honestly …. That’s the whole beauty of the Academy & the support network that comes with any purchase. In fact it’s a huge part of why the Academy exists…

…..meaning Irrespective of level of experience or prior knowledge or experience, ALL our students have been able to build patterns and pursue any of the projects I’ve made available AND…

…To my knowledge, no question asked asked of me has been left unanswered 🙂