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Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob in supple, natural veg. tanned leather

5(2 reviews)
Location
Hoxton
Price
£69pp
Time
2.5 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Learn the traditional craft of saddle stitch as you make a beautiful Italian leather key fob with a clam clasp and key ring.
Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob in supple, natural veg. tanned leather
by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School
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Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob in supple, natural veg. 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 class 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 hardware - clam clasp and keyring
  • Use a stitching iron and hammer to make the stitch holes
  • Thread your needles with pre-waxed linen thread
  • Saddle stitch your keyfob
  • Punch a brogue pattern or personalise with your initials
  • Buff and burnish the leather

At the end of the class you will leave with a beautiful Italian leather strapped key fob; the satisfaction of having made it yourself; and new-found skills which you can continue to use!

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

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Tim Bent
9 Feb
I loved the evening I spent with Carreducker trying to master hand-stitching a leather key-fob. Although I certainly failed to master it, I came away with a creation that I was proud of and thoroughly enjoyed the course. It's wet my appetite to learn more and wouldn't hesitate to return to do another. Fun, light-hearted and skilled; the team at CD made me feel at ease and very welcome.
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Helen Newman
19 Feb
Amazing immersive experience! Lovely workshop, friendly welcome from Deborah and her talented teacher and tasty supper too. A key fob is a small thing so who would have guessed just how many techniques go into making a beautiful small leather masterpiece? Thumping holes into the leather was great for stress relief at the end of a working day and the sense of achievement at the end was so good. I organized this as a treat for my team - they all loved it and one signed up form the shoe making course immediately afterwards. So a huge success and highly, highly recommended.

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Tim Bent
9 Feb
I loved the evening I spent with Carreducker trying to master hand-stitching a leather key-fob. Although I certainly failed to master it, I came away with a creation that I was proud of and thoroughly enjoyed the course. It's wet my appetite to learn more and wouldn't hesitate to return to do another. Fun, light-hearted and skilled; the team at CD made me feel at ease and very welcome.
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Helen Newman
19 Feb
Amazing immersive experience! Lovely workshop, friendly welcome from Deborah and her talented teacher and tasty supper too. A key fob is a small thing so who would have guessed just how many techniques go into making a beautiful small leather masterpiece? Thumping holes into the leather was great for stress relief at the end of a working day and the sense of achievement at the end was so good. I organized this as a treat for my team - they all loved it and one signed up form the shoe making course immediately afterwards. So a huge success and highly, highly recommended.

Class location

Hoxton
50 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place
N1 7LJ
London

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Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob in supple, natural veg. 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.

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 Key Fob in supple, natural veg. tanned leather
by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School
5(2 reviews)
Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob in supple, natural veg. tanned leather by Carréducker Shoe & Leather School - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £69 per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £69 pp