What you will do
Leather craft focuses the mind, develops dexterity and creativity. During this 2 hour workshop you will select your own leather colour and thread, learn how to master the two-needled saddle stitching technique, use a range of traditional hand tools and also get to personalise your work with your own initials, all under the confident guidance of Garry Meehan who has run over 180 leather craft sessions with both adults and kids.
Rye Hide London was established by Designer Maker Garry Meehan. The name reflects the area of Peckham Rye, south London, where his workshop is based. Garry uses simple and traditional leather-working methods to make individually handcrafted goods, from handbags to card holders, glasses cases to change purses, which are as unique as they are functional.
Leather is a very adaptable and robust material that humans have used as long as they have hunted. The techniques and many of the hand tools have barely changed over centuries and does not take up much space; most projects can be made at your kitchen table.
The role of the Leather Artisan is seeing a real renaissance globally and Rye Hide London will regularly share ideas, tips and inspiration with fellow artisans in Scandinavia, USA, Europe, South Korea and Japan.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Rye Hide London
Rye Hide London enables you to create beautiful, individually handcrafted designs in the best quality leather. Established by Leather Artisan/Teacher Garry Meehan, the name Rye Hide reflects the area of Peckham Rye, south London, where his workshop is based. Garry uses simple and traditional leather-working methods to make individually handcrafted goods, from handbags to card-holders, glasses cases to change purses, which are as unique as they are functional.
Leather craft focuses the mind, develops dexterity and creativity. During your workshop you will craft using all the tools necessary to make a personal item, you will get to choose your own leather and thread colour; use a template to mark and cut the leather; learn how to master the two-needled saddle stitching technique; personalise with initials (make a unique gift for someone special).
Under his confident guidance, Garry Meehan has run over 180 leather craft sessions in south London; from Stag and Bow to Space@61; from The Collective – Makers Market to Compass School Southwark, the workshops are tailored for his customers and span both adults and children; some as young as five years old.
More workshops are being planned in London as well as a new location on the North Norfolk coast. Contact Garry for more details.
All materials - leathers and threads are included.
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.