Learn the foundational skills of leatherwork while making a fun and funky clutch and small wallet that will turn heads at the co-op and coffee shop. We will start with a small wallet capable of holding cash and cards, and then use our developing skills to craft a larger clutch bag. The bag has pockets, a removable wrist strap, and brass hardware. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand tools to make beautiful pieces that will last for years. This is a relaxing, machine-free way to construct objects of great beauty and integrity. Natural vegetable-tanned leather starts out a soft buff color, but darkens to a rich toffee hue as it lives with you. No prior sewing experience is necessary, but this class will require good hand dexterity. Bring your reading glasses if you need them!
- Reading glasses if you use them.