Date(s) - 17/10/2019
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Leather work is immensely rewarding and once you know how, very straightforward – like most things it just requires a little practise to become really good at it. On this relaxed evening class you will make either a beautiful, Italian leather card case – perfectly sized for travel, business or bank cards – or a beautiful leather strapped key fob with a chunky clam clasp and keyring.
This is a great introductory course to stitching leather with great results at the end!
Starting with a set of tools and the pre-cut leather pieces (we use press knives for crisp, sharp edges and a great-looking, finished product) we will show you how to:
- Heat crease the edges
- Cement the layers of the card case together / attach the hardware to the key fob
- Finish the edges with fine sandpaper and gum tragacanth
- Punch the stitch holes
- Set your work in a clam
- Stitch using pre-waxed thread and a pair of needles
There’s no greater feeling than the satisfaction of making something yourself or you could share the experience with a gift card.
All the materials are provided and aprons are available for your use, but please wear trousers so that you can use the stitching clam comfortably.
The class costs £69 and can be booked here