Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets, weaving and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leathergoods - choose from a simple purse a card holder, a glasses case, a travel pouch, a phone case or a tablet case. You will learn how to
cut leather from a pattern using a scalpel
hole punch leather
leather lacing techniques
set rivets and other fastenings
emboss leather to personalise it with your name or initials
use a variety of traditional leatherwork tools
This workshop takes place at 2 different venues - during the daytime, it takes place in Redland, at the Leather Needle Thread Studio (email for details) and during evening and at weekends, it takes place in Old Market at the Bristol Textile Quarter.