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Handbag Making Workshop with A Certified Leathercraft Master

Kenmore, WA , United States
12h
English

About Your Host

I'm a full-time leathercraft artist, mother, and author of "Leathercrafted." I'm a certified leathercraft master. I started Moxie & Oliver in 2014 out of a desire to create leather accessories that were as durable as they were beautiful. After eleven years making leather goods, and with the original pieces still in use (and looking amazing), I have accomplished that and so much more. Teaching leathercraft classes out of my studio allows me to share my love of the craft, my knowledge of the process and history, and my original techniques for adding pattern and color, with interested students. Classes are open to anyone age 12 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult taking a class at the same time). My unique process allows anyone, artistic background or not, to be able to create a beautiful, functional, leather good in an afternoon, a day or a weekend. Come with an open mind and a rough idea of what you'd like to accomplish - with your inspiration and my guidance, YOU will make something wonderful!

What we'll do

Learn how to make a bag using leather in this handbag making workshop. During this two-day workshop participants will design and create their own vegetable tanned leather handbag. No prior experience is necessary, and each student will learn the basics of leathercraft including pattern making and design. Students are encouraged to bring sketches and ideas, and I will walk them through the pattern making process in addition to teaching the skills of our Intro to Leathecraft class. Our classes are small (four to six students) and held in our Broadview area working leathercraft studio. Come ready to learn, and to become thoroughly addicted to your new hobby! Come with questions, and leave with your very own handbag that you made yourself! Please note this is a TWO DAY class and two consecutive weekend days (Saturday and Sunday). Date listed is the first day of the class, and hours are the same in the second day.

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