Leatherwork: Wallets & Keychains

Teacher: Ashley Doremire | Date: Sat, 10.05 , 10am-4pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $165 | Materials: $40

Leather tooling, or engraving, has been practiced for thousands of years across global cultures. Commonly used as a way to express individuality, decorate spaces or claim possessions, the skills and tools explored in this workshop are the result of a long and widespread history. More info...

Beginning with pre-cut pieces of leather, students will practice scoring and tooling techniques, before stamping, painting and antiquing their own handmade leather items. Ashley Doremire of Mix Tape PDX, will guide the class through assembling personalized accessories, such as wallets and keychains, using a leather punch to set rivets and a pricking iron, stitching groover and glover needles to sew saddle stitch. 

Students will learn how to bevel, seal and finish these items, with special attention given to how to care for and maintain their quality as they are used in everyday life. Students will have the opportunity to craft and take home several small items in this class.

This workshop is open to beginners with no prior experience in leather work needed. Moderate hand strength is required in order to handle tools and use a mallet.

Students are saying:

I didn't expect to be able to make something ACTUALLY nice in my first class!

It was a great introduction to the leather tooling skills I was hoping to learn, and Ashley's expert advice was super helpful!

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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