In a relaxed and friendly setting enjoy a full day of fun, practical and informative learning making your own tote bag.In a small group of up to 4 students you'll learn the basics of leatherwork, all about the materials and tools, cutting and preparing natural vegetable tanned leather, and traditional hand stitching techniques, as well as strap cutting and fixing hardware.You'll have the opportunity to add pockets and personalise your bag with hand stamped detail, perhaps your name or initials, and you'll go home with a beautiful unique handmade item.
All materials are included in the price. A choice of natural vegetable tanned leather in a range of colours. Each leather hide is individually selected for its beautiful natural qualities, complete with hallmarks, scars and markings from the tanning process - a testament to the natural origin of the hide.
Covid Update - The studio is light and airy with good natural ventilation, and the leather working bench is large enough to fit 3 students comfortably within the social distancing guidelines. Each student will have their own set of tools which will be sanitised before and after every workshop and further sanitising measures will be taken throughout. Handwashing and sanitiser facilities on entry. I want to make sure everyone feels comfortable with our Covid procedures, so if you have any queries please ask.
If you enjoy this introduction to leatherwork and would like to continue making some other projects at home, you'll be able to purchase a ‘Beginner’s Toolkit’ and a choice of vegetable tanned leather to get you started!