This series of Introductory Leather Workshops will be run by Shed Member Ewan Arneil. Ewan has worked in the leather trade and shoe-making for over 40 years, and is very keen to pass on his knowledge and trade skills to new leatherwork hobbyists.
These workshops are a pre-requisite for member participation in ongoing leatherwork projects at the Shed, and will introduce the participants to a good range of basic leatherwork techniques and skills, including designing patterns, cutting leather, glueing and assembly, hand lacing, hand stitching, stamping, riveting, clips, clasps and buckles, colouring and sealing, and finishing. Each workshop in the series will focus on a different product and new skills.
Attendance at one of these courses opens the future option for a member to participate in planned Wednesday workshops for Leatherwork Projects, which could be personal projects, or Shed production activities, where we produce stocks of leather products for sale at fetes and public events.
The Introductory Leather Workshops will run over six (successive) Saturday mornings at the Shed, starting at 08:30 AM and finishing at 12:00 PM. The intention is to produce five leather items over the this period:
- a bell key case
- a stamped belt
- a pair of slip-on ladies' sandals (mules)
- a ladies' clutch purse
- a mystery plait belt
The fee for the workshop course will be $80.00 for shed and special interest group members, and $120.00 for public non-members. The fee covers the cost of leather materials, fittings, and finishing materials. Use of the workshop, tools and instruction are provided by SBMS. Of course, non-members may choose to apply for membership of the Shed, to be eligible for the member rate.
The course will be restricted to FIVE participants, so get your registration in quickly.
The course is planned to commence on Saturday 2 March 2019. Registration for the course is MANDATORY for all participants.
Registration will close on Wednesday night, 27 February 2019. Invoicing of the fee will form part of the registration process, and registration will not be confirmed until the fee is paid. Payment options are shown in the invoice. Payments can be completed online after issue of the emailed invoice, by bank transfer, or by credit card, cash or cheque paid to the Treasurer or Executive member at the Shed.
The number of participants in this course is limited to FIVE people. If the course is oversubscribed, we will accept potential future registrants on a waiting list.