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Leather Wallet Workshop for Beginners

Brooklyn, NY , United States
2h
English

About Your Host

Owl & Thistle General Store is a modern take on an old-fashioned concept of a community Owl and Thistle Generaloriented store offering a wide variety of products and classes under a single roof. Nestled in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Owl & Thistle scours the globe as well as our own backyard to bring unique items to Brooklyn. From locally made dresses (some actually sewn in store) and Brooklyn made chocolates, to organic soaps and play dough, we strive to provide sustainable goods at fair prices. A variety of classes in sewing, soap making, leather working, knitting and more are taught on-site to further our commitment to hand-made goods. Keri CavinaughThe proprietress, Keri Cavanaugh, is well acquainted with local products and fair trade. A long time independent clothing designer, seamstress and former Peace Corps Volunteer, she brings her love of practical yet beautiful things for yourself or gifts to Owl & Thistle General Store. The ever-changing and carefully selected items are also informed by her MA in Museum Studies at FIT and working as the Manager of Traveling Exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History. You can be assured she will bring a collection of carefully chosen products that cater to all members of the community.

What we'll do

Personalize Your Leather Wallet In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of working with leather and create your own personalized card holder wallet to keep. If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together and are taught by English shoemaker and leather worker, Elizabeth Dunn. All materials are provided, including a wide range of leathers to choose from and optional personal embossing. Class limit is 6 people and the class may be cancelled if there is low enrollment. **Note: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

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