After an introduction to Leather and its many types and uses, you will begin by cutting out the Pouch from a choice of either classic black or a contemporary natural shade of Leather.
You will learn how to attach the fittings and construct your Pouch using a traditional saddle-stitching technique. There will also be the opportunity to customise your creation with your name or initials (or someone else’s!)
No previous experience is necessary and all tools/materials will be provided.
Morning 9.30am - 1pm ending with lunch.
Christina Charles has worked with Leather for nearly 20 years. She fell in love with the material whilst studying for a BA (Hons) Fashion at Winchester School of Art. Having specialised in Leather for her degree show, Christina went on to work for a number of luxury London fashion houses such as Catherine Walker and Jasper Conran in a product development capacity. After completing a research trip in 2009 that took Christina through the Middle East and Asia in search of Leather Artisans practicing in Syria, India and Nepal, she relocated from London to Somerset to take up the role of ‘Head of Design’ at the well-known tannery Pittards in Yeovil. In 2017 Christina set up her own practice and now splits her time between running her own contemporary leather goods label Hirsch & Kirsch, Sampling and Development for the fashion and accessories industry and teaching leather workshops from her studio in North East Somerset.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All tools / materials will be provided. 3 Course Hot/Cold Buffet Lunch and Refreshments.