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Leather Artisan Workshop - Make a Pencil/Glasses Pouch

4.9(9 reviews)
Come and learn how to be an artisan leather worker for an evening and make your very own leather pencil case/pouch to take home!
Anywhere
In-person
£35 pp
2hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Leather craft focuses the mind, develops dexterity and creativity. During this 2 hour evening 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…

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Things to remember

All materials - leathers and threads are included.

Latest Reviews
4.9(9 reviews)
Marley - 28 September 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this class and the guidance given by Gary. The amount of detail he went into and stories he told made the session with me and a couple of others so much fun. Also the place it was held was absolutely love. I'd definitely recommend this session. I will be making more pouches!
Rachel - 23 April 2018
I made a change purse out of lovely thick black leather and I was guided through the process step by step by the teacher Gary. The group was a good size and Gary was very organised, helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed learning a new skill, from cutting the leather to the right shape to stitching it together using a bright red thread. I love my purse and enjoyed taking part in the workshop.
Anonymous - 21 April 2018
Garry is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher (which was important in my case). A really nice end product is readily achievable and it was very interesting to learn the dark arts of the leatherworker. Highly recommended!
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Age Requirement

14All 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.

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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…

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Leather Artisan Workshop - Make a Pencil/Glasses Pouch

Reviews

Marley - 28 September 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this class and the guidance given by Gary. The amount of detail he went into and stories he told made the session with me and a couple of others so much fun. Also the place it was held was absolutely love. I'd definitely recommend this session. I will be making more pouches!
Rachel - 23 April 2018
I made a change purse out of lovely thick black leather and I was guided through the process step by step by the teacher Gary. The group was a good size and Gary was very organised, helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed learning a new skill, from cutting the leather to the right shape to stitching it together using a bright red thread. I love my purse and enjoyed taking part in the workshop.
Anonymous - 21 April 2018
Garry is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher (which was important in my case). A really nice end product is readily achievable and it was very interesting to learn the dark arts of the leatherworker. Highly recommended!
Anonymous - 14 April 2018
Fantastic class - the teacher was friendly and approachable and made me feel relaxed and involved in the class. I met some great people and learnt a new skill. The teacher was extremely supportive and engaging, I highly recommend this class.
Anonymous - 14 April 2018
What a fun and friendly evening at the Rye Hide leather artisan workshop at Space@61! A total novice, within two hours I had made my own leather cardholder. We learnt the basics, from scoring and cutting the leather to stitching techniques – and that the metal fastening is called a Sam Browne! Garry is a great teacher – enthusiastic, patient and helpful. The venue was bright and clean with plenty of space. I look forward to signing up for another workshop. A belt next time, I think. Stacey Thomson
Anonymous - 13 April 2018
I attended the Rye Hide cardholder workshop at Space@61 in Nunhead back in March. Had a really lovely fun, relaxing two hours of learning leather working techniques; cutting, marking, hole punching, sewing - with double needles - and finally came out with a cute card holder. Garry is a very good teacher. Calm, uncritical, patient and very clear with instructions. Would def go again. Helen
Anonymous - 13 April 2018
I really enjoyed the Ryehide leather workshop. It was a chilled out space and it felt very communal with everyone gathered round the table swapping tools and advice. Garry was great - calm, patient and encouraging. The quality of the materials was excellent and I got quite distracted by all the lovely accessories! It was a relaxed way to spend a few hours and I’d thoroughly recommend it.
Anonymous - 13 April 2018
I made a cardholder under the wonderful supervision of Rye Hide London during an evening workshop at Space@61. Everything was carefully (and patiently) explained, I was given help when I needed it and the two hours flew by. I learnt a new skill and now have a very handy leather pouch. Highly recommend. Ros
Anonymous - 13 April 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the leather making class. Garry is a superb teacher - very patient and calm and I came home with a lovely bespoke leather card holder. Highly recommended.