In this 6 hour intensive workshop you’ll be introduced to a range of basic leather working skills that will enable you to make not one, but two custom projects!
Leather crafter and designer Katie Engelhardt from Studio Liebling will lead you through basic leather crafting techniques as you put them into practice creating your very own leather belt and card wallet. With a focus on the material, tools and process, you’ll first get to try your hand at cutting leather, stamping and riveting to create your on custom belt made from locally sourced, Australian veg tanned leather, while the second half of the workshop will be spent learning the traditional method of saddle-stitching. Katie will guide you through this sturdy leather sewing technique as you create your own 3 pocket leather card wallet that will be super-tough, totally compact & handy, and very, very good-looking!
Along the way you will also gain some insight into the different types of leather, it’s structure and layers, find out the difference between ‘full-grain’ and ‘genuine’ leather, how to properly care for your leather items and a little about the local leather industry and practices.
A fun and practical workshop jam-packed full of info, suitable for beginners, or anyone looking to deepen their understanding of leatherwork!
What you'll get
All materials needed to make your own leather belt and hand-stitched card wallet.
All tools to be used in class
A take-home kit that includes a mini leather conditioner, leather info sheets and instructions so you can practice your skills at home.
what to bring
There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. There are loads of food options on nearby Smith and Brunswick Streets, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch 🙂
Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.