Introduction to Leatherworking
Saturday April 6 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Sunday April 7 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Instructor: Willa Murray
Explore leatherworking through making a keychain and a wallet. While sometimes taken for granted, the skills gained through attention to detail in everyday items like a wallet and a keychain can set you up with the skills to take on much bigger projects.
We will learn about selecting, cutting, punching and hand stitching leather. You’ll be guided to do your best and try different professional techniques which will elevate the finished product.
There will be patterns for a variety of wallet styles, colours of leather, and options for waxed cord thread to allow artistic freedom in the otherwise linear steps of the craft.
Most of the day will be seated, but there will be times when you are choosing leather, cutting out the patterns and generally moving about that will be on your feet. Hand sewing requires some hand strength, and precision with an xacto knife requires concentration and dexterity. Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to pay attention to the leather itself and develop your own skills as a maker.
$180.00 + HST
$25 material fee to be paid to Willa on the day of the course