Working with leather is a meditative artisanal quest for authenticity and quality. Learning this trade can offer a DIY solution to create many items for everyday use. This beginner's class offers you hands-on step-by-step instruction on leather tools, transferring carving patterns, simple carving, stamping, dyeing, stitching and finishing. While this class is geared toward the beginner, those who have some experience with leather work will greatly benefit by honing their skills and adding advanced techniques. All of this skill building will lead you to work on a final project of an envelope clutch, journal, laptop sleeve, Mason jar cozy or a minimalist wallet.
Beginners are welcome, but this is more of an intermediate level leatherwork course. For an entry level course please see Crafting Leather Belts.
DATES: Saturday, December 2 (9am-3pm) & Sunday, December 3 (9am-3pm) COURSE FEE: $135 per person SUPPLY FEE: $75 for all materials LOCATION: Michigan Folk School