Learn to make stylish luxury leather accessories in this leather workshop. Learn to create a folding wallet with two detachable compartments. This makes a great gift for a dad or boyfriend. Then choosing your leather, hardware and deciding on your shape for your items. I teach you how to cut, shape, trim, and finish your items creating a rather cute set of accessories that will look great. You'll get expert guidance and throughout your workshop you'll be cutting your leather, marking out and chisel punching your stitching holes, setting any hardware, waxing your threads, burnishing your edges and finally hand stitching using a traditional leather saddle stitch. Don't worry at all if you're unfamiliar with the terminology as you'll be given a demo of each stage and encouraged to practice on off-cuts to build your confidence. Custom options possible.
- The basics of working with leather.
- To design and construct their own leather notepad cover.
- Learn traditional saddle stitch technique.
- Students will leave with their own designed and fabricated leather wallet.
- Just your enthusiasm!
Casual clothing and enclosed shoes.
Open to everyone interested!
Vendor since 2019
Masterful Makers - Luxury DIY Workshops.
The Art of being a maker!
Makers take raw materials and transform them into objects of desire. It is an art form, it is a craft, and it can be taught.
Come and experience a workshop with Masterful Makers. In as little as 5 hours you can walk out with a piece of handmade jewellery crafted by yourself, a luxurious leather bag, a stunning knotted mala, or your own personalized luxury skincare products.
I am Victoria White, a one-woman dynamo/mad scientist/designer, & maker of crafts. Coming from an Art History background, my love for art, the history of man, and pretty shiny things came together while being pregnant with my daughter and working for the Museum of African American Art in Florida. I fell in love with African trade beads. They were historical in context, heavy with human drama, an artefact, an antique, pretty, and were relatively cheap. Pairing the few trade beads I had with semi-precious stones and sterling silver wire, I began to make my first wrapped earrings for fun. It was very therapeutic and relaxing until my husband at the time saw the box of earrings I had made, took them to work, and presented me with a box of money that afternoon, after having sold them all to his work colleagues! And that is how all this madness began. That was a bit over 25 years ago. And here we are now.
I am not your typical jeweller. I aim for grand pieces with fabulous stones, thus the term rockstar. The rocks I deal with are sparkly and precious. I own and manage Gems, Rocks, Bling in Sydney, working from my Surry Hills studio. I specialise in bespoke one of a kind pieces featuring precious stones & metals. I also facilitate jewellery classes for groups and individuals.
My first love is of course jewels, but leather is a close second. I revel in the feel of beautiful buttery leather and discovered I loved creating items from it when I decided to make and design packaging for my jewellery.