Get the lowdown on leather and learn the core techniques to easily make your own custom leather goods. Plus how and where to source the supplies needed, along with plenty of tips & tricks!
What You Can Gain:
Presented by a qualified leather craftsman with over 30 years experience, this hands-on Leathercraft Workshop will upskill you in a wide range of traditional and modern leathercraft techniques.
You will gain a good deal of knowledge about leather and how to work with the various types of leather, plus explore a variety of techniques as you hand-craft your own pouch that will last the tests of time.
The skills you acquire on the day can enable you to continue creating a variety of projects in your own home.
~ A brief run down of the history and tanning of leather
~ The differences in working with veg-tanned and chrome-tanned leather
~ The core skills required, followed by guided assistance with the techniques, such as:
- Decorative Stamping, Embossing and Etching
- Moulding leather
- Colouring & Finishes
- Lacing and Braiding
- Edge bevelling and burnishing
- Setting hardware such as Press-studs, Rivets, etc.
All this as you create your own pouch to take home.
*All tools and materials are supplied on the day.
Starter Kits will be available for purchase, which include the tools needed for most projects.
Plus onsite access to purchase snacks and refreshments.
You just need to bring along your inquisitive self, and maybe a notepad if you want to jot down the finer details.
It’s also wise not to wear your best clothes…….although it’s not particularly messy, there is the potential for spills and splashes which may not come out of clothing.
No prior skills necessary!
For ages 13+
*Numbers are limited to ensure optimal assistance for all involved.