Arts & Crafts

Leather Work 201

Chicago, IL , United States

About Your Host

We are dedicated to teaching the art of hand-making shoes and leather goods to promote self-sufficiency and sustainability. Our goal is to empower all people to enjoy a satisfying and liberating experience around creating footwear and leather work. "Buy a pair of shoes and you cover your feet for a year or two. Learn how to make shoes and you can shoe yourself, family and friends for a lifetime." :)) We use non-toxic glue while assembling the shoe uppers and shoemaking cement to attach the outer sole. We have an exhaust hood to limit exposure to any chemicals.

What we'll do

Improve your knowledge of leatherworking in this fun, educational workshop. ***PREQUISITE Leather Work 101 or comparable class.*** This is a skills based class which results in a pouch that teaches you: 1. Cutting 2. Setting lacing and stitching holes 3. Double Loop Edge Braiding 4. Saddle stitch 5. Baseball stitch Once you complete this class you can use these skills in Open Studio or Small Leather Goods. All materials, hardware and use of tools are included in the tuition.



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