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Leather Workshop - Make a Card Case in supple naturally tanned leather

5(1 review)
Location
Hoxton N1
Price
from £69pp
Time
2.5 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Learn leather stitch skills and make a beautiful Italian leather card case
Leather Workshop - Make a Card Case in supple naturally tanned leather
by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School
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Leather Workshop - Make a Card Case in supple naturally tanned leather by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £69 per person

What you will do

2.5 hour workshop

Evening

This is a beginner's leather work where you will learn leather work skills you can use at home. You will learn how to:

  • Smooth and burnish the edges of the leather
  • Use a creasing tool to give them a professional finish
  • Attach the layers of the card case together
  • Use a stitching iron and hammer to make the stitch holes
  • Thread your needles with pre-waxed linen thread
  • Saddle stitch your card case
  • Buff and burnish the leather
  • Personalise the card case with initials or numbers

At the end of the class you will leave with a beautiful Italian leather card case perfect for a travel, credit or business cards; the satisfaction of having made it yourself; and new-found skills which you can continue to use.

In fact, we can get you going with your next project with our leatherwork starter kit and a choice of projects to make.

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Did you know?

Leather work is one of the oldest crafts known to man; good to see it is just as relevant today as it was back in the Stone Age.
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 7 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Thursday, Friday
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Richard Burniston
11 Feb
A throughly enjoyable experience. The school is conveniently located, close to Old Street underground station, and easy to find. After a warm welcome I met the other students, a really nice bunch, and found a seat at the spacious work table. The instructor was very experienced and patient and I simply could not believe that I was able to create such a cool leather piece on my first attempt - I am an artist but do not consider myself "handy" at all, so this came as a pleasant surprise and shows just how well thought-through the course is. Highly recommended!

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Richard Burniston
11 Feb
A throughly enjoyable experience. The school is conveniently located, close to Old Street underground station, and easy to find. After a warm welcome I met the other students, a really nice bunch, and found a seat at the spacious work table. The instructor was very experienced and patient and I simply could not believe that I was able to create such a cool leather piece on my first attempt - I am an artist but do not consider myself "handy" at all, so this came as a pleasant surprise and shows just how well thought-through the course is. Highly recommended!

Class location

Hoxton
50 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place
N1 7LJ
London

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Leather Workshop - Make a Card Case in supple naturally tanned leather by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School - crafts in London

About your host, Carréducker Shoe & Leather School

Carreducker are master handsewn shoemakers based in historic Clerkenwell, London who learned their craft the traditional way, as shoe making apprentices. Today, they make bespoke shoes for private customers and deliver the bespoke shoe service at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row and at James Purdey & Son in Mayfair, London.

Passionate for the heritage, handsewn craft and keen to share their skills, Carreducker have been teaching shoe making since 2006. James Ducker originally taught shoe making at Cordwainers College and Deborah Carre was a visiting lecturer in shoe and accessory design at the London College of Fashion, so teaching has always been important to them.

Since they started teaching, the number and variety of courses has grown from one three-week course to a year-round syllabus of evening, short and longer classes and courses taught by industry experts. All subjects have handsewn shoemaking and craft at their heart from footwear pattern making, shoe care & polishing, 1-to-1 tuition and shoe making masterclasses to small leather accessory saddle stitch classes. Their 12-Day intensive shoe making course is the longest running and one-of-a-kind. In just 12 days students are guided through the 200 plus steps of hand sewing a pair of shoes; starting with a rough pack of leather, a pair of shoe uppers and a pair of lasts (the blocks the shoes are made on) and finishing up with a pair of handsewn shoes they have made themselves.

Courses are taught at the Carreducker Shoe & Leather School on the Islington, Shoreditch, Hoxton borders housed appropriately in a converted factory with metal Crittal windows and exposed brickwork hinting at the buildings heritage. It is a warm, friendly and relaxed space to work in - with shoe and leather work tools hung along a long peg wall in the main work space, next to the bespoke work table and leather hides hung from the rafters in the neighbouring work room - making for a creative and inspiring space in which to learn.

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Notes

Everything is provided for the class, but please do wear trousers. (This may seem an unusual request, but you need to sit on the clam (the piece of equipment used for the stitching) and it is only comfortable in trousers. Coffe, tea and chilled water are available and there's a glass of fizz is at the end to celebrate your great work!

Age Requirement

14

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Leather Workshop - Make a Card Case in supple naturally tanned leather
by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School
5(1 review)
Leather Workshop - Make a Card Case in supple naturally tanned leather by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £69 per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £69 pp