Make a Leather Purse or Cardholder

    Sign up and learn how to make your very own personal leather cardholder or purse

    Other workshop

    2 hour workshop

    All levels welcome

    Cockpit Arts, WC1N

    What you'll learn

    Come along to this leather making workshop in Holborn and master the art of crafting your very own stylish cardholder/ purse to give as a gift (or keep for yourself of course).

    In this class

    This class caters for students of all experience, and you will be able to choose your own personal colour, shape and thread for your cardholder/ purse.

    In the class you will:

    • Choose your colour leather and thread
    • Learn the technique of saddle stitching of using 2 needles
    • Hammer holes using a prickling iron in preparation for stitching
    • Burnish the edges of your purse
    • Finally personalise your purse your with your initials

    In this class there will be Prosecco and mince pies to get you in the festive spirit and Candice will be on hand to guide you. There will be included a little gifting card that you can personalise as well!

    Now you can

    • Have your own unique and personal cardholder/ purse
    • Impress friends and family with your new knowledge and skill set
    • Practice what you learnt during the class to hone in your skills and start making more beautiful leather products

    Did you know?

    In today's world, wallets recognized as small flat pouches, which we use to carry round cash, cards, and general monetary items. However, wallets were not always for such basic purposes. Back in the good old days (17th century), wallets were also used to carry dried meat, treasures and 'things not to be exposed'. Thankfully, we have progressed form these dark days.

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    Class location

    Cockpit Arts, Holborn

    Northington St

    WC1N 2NP


    About your host, Studio Candice Lau

    Studio Candice Lau offers a modern take on traditional leatherwork. These classic and bold minimalist leather bags are handcrafted by its maker using traditional methods with sensational results.

    Studio Candice Lau also prides itself on the functionality of their products, by honouring the needs of our ever mobile urban lifestyle. Studio Candice Lau brings has taken inspiration for a variety of different cultures (Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London), being inspired by their quirks and idiosyncrasies.

    All products are hand-crafted by founder, Candice Lau, who learnt the invaluable of pattern making and traditional saddlery work at the Alri Workshop in Hong Kong and the London School of Fashion.

    With the success of the brand experiencing vast growth, Candice proceeded to further challenge her creativity and skills by helping other brands to develop and create bespoke and unique leather pieces with her expertise in leatherwork. Candice continues to inspire and share her knowledge and skill set by teaching the art of leatherwork through her workshops in London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

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