In this 6 hour intensive workshop you’ll be introduced to a range of basic leather working skills that will enable you to make not one, but two custom projects!
Leather crafter and designer Katie Engelhardt from Studio Liebling will lead you through basic leather crafting techniques as you put them into practice creating your very own leather belt and card wallet. With a focus on the material, tools and process, you’ll first get to try your hand at cutting leather, stamping and riveting to create your on custom belt made from locally sourced, Australian veg tanned leather, while the second half of the workshop will be spent learning the traditional method of saddle-stitching. Katie will guide you through this sturdy leather sewing technique as you create your own 3 pocket leather card wallet that will be super-tough, totally compact & handy, and very, very good-looking!
Along the way you will also gain some insight into the different types of leather, it’s structure and layers, find out the difference between ‘full-grain’ and ‘genuine’ leather, how to properly care for your leather items and a little about the local leather industry and practices.
A fun and practical workshop jam-packed full of info, suitable for beginners, or anyone looking to deepen their understanding of leatherwork!
ABOUT KATIE FROM STUDIO LIEBLING
Katie Engelhardt is a second-generation leatherworker and the designer and maker of Melbourne based leather goods company, Studio Liebling. Making functional objects and jewellery from locally sourced leather, reclaimed native Australian wood, solid brass, and a decent dose of saturated colour and metallics.
Katie utilises traditional leather crafting methods and tools, and all stages of production are hand worked, from the cutting of the leather, to the dying, stitching, burnishing and finishing.
Through her apprenticeship in traditional leather crafting and background as an event stylist and set dresser, Katie has developed an individual approach to colour and shape, combining traditional leather working techniques with a contemporary aesthetic.
Enthusiastic about her craft, Katie loves any opportunity to share the skills she’s gathered along the way with others.
- Learn a range of basic leather working skills that will enable you to make not one, but two custom projects!
- Learn techniques including cutting, stamping, riveting, stitching and finishing
- Create your own leather belt and hand-stitched card wallet
- All materials needed to make your own leather belt and hand-stitched card wallet
- All tools to be used in class
- A take-home kit that includes a mini leather conditioner, leather info sheets and instructions so you can practice your skills at home.
- Just yourself!
- There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. There are loads of food options on nearby Smith and Brunswick Streets, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch :)
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.