The Academy Courses

A Beginners Masterclass in Leather Armour, Costume & Accessories


Learn how to make your own Leather Armour, Costume & Accessories.  Genuine behind the scenes, Step by Step in depth explanations of all the professional techniques 

  • Over 20 Hours of Step by Step, Explanations & Demonstrations  
  • Armour Design, Tool use & Material Selection, Pattern Making, Leather Tooling, Water Forming & Hardening, Colouring, Gilding & Finishing
  • 12 easy-to-follow "No Rush" Modules
  • Ongoing Online Live Tutor Support & Student Discussion groups
  • 12 Digital eWorkBooks
  • 9 Bonus Guidance Practice Patterns
  • 5 Bonus Exclusive Pieces of Knotwork Art
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
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The Black Raven Codex


Learn how to create your own Norse themed knotwork Art.

A unique speed design system, developed by Alex Agricola, that will enable you to create professional level knotwork designs in minutes, rather than HOURS.  

  • 48 Pre designed knotwork components to create your own original designs
  • Learn how to create Knotwork designs based on historical themes
  • Learn how to Personalise the Codex components to fit your projects.
  • A complete creative thinking process when it comes to taking a concept from art to life
  • Real world practical considerations when it comes to translating a picture to pattern
  • Mix styles and themes, blending ideas seamlessly into a cohesive design.
  • Access to 144 professionally crafted illustrations.
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The Black Raven Armoury Academy Patterns

"The Odinson"
 BODY Armour Patterns

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“The Asmund"
Body Armour Pattern

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The Body Armour Pattern
“The Sigrun Full Leather Armour Set”

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“The Sigrun Body”
Armour Pattern

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The Body Armour Pattern “The Dragon Queen Full Leather Armour Set”

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The Body Armour Pattern
“The Dragon Queen Body”

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“The Clan Chief Body"
Armour Pattern

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The Deluxe Body Armour “FAFNIR”
Armour Pattern

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“The Legio"
Body Armour Pattern

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“The Bjorn"
Body Armour Pattern

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The Gunnar Deluxe Leather
Body Armour Pattern

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“The Tribesman Body”
Armour Pattern

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“The Deluxe Body Armour “FREYA”
Armour Pattern

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“The Clan Chief Shoulders”
Armour Pattern

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“The Vendel Shoulder”
Armour Patterns

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“The HAUKSTROND Articulated Shoulders” Leather Armour Patterns

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“The Bjorn Shoulder”
Armour Patterns

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“The Dragon Battle Skirt/Tassets” Armour Pattern

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 “The KADALL Belt” Leather Armour Pattern

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“The Clan Chief Hero Belt”
Leather Armour Patterns

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“The KYLL Bag”
Pattern

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 “The SEKKR Bag”
Pattern

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“The HEFJA Vambraces” Leather Armour Pattern

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“The BAUGR Vambraces” Leather Armour Pattern

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“The SIGRUN Scaled Greaves”
Leather Armour Pattern

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“The Sigrun Scaled Vambrace”
Armour Pattern

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   “The LEGGR Greaves”
Leather Armour Patterns

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“The SPYRNA Greaves”
Leather Armour Pattern

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"A Personal journey of creation & imagination"