Kids Beginners Leather Workshop
Come and learn how to be an artisan leather crafter for a day and make your very own leather wallet/pouch to take home!
Leather craft focuses the mind, develops dexterity and creativity. During this 2 hour Saturday morning 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 kids.
This workshop is suitable for children age 8 and over. No experience necessary. All materials are included.
About the Tutor:
Established by 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.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Stag and Bow
Stag and Bow was set up in 2010 by founders Pascale and Cyrus, as a celebration of sharing skills, stories, knowledge, and all things handmade. As well as running a stunning shop in Forrest Hill, Stag and Bow also provide informative, fun and inspiring craft and textile workshops.
Cyrus is a specialist woodworker and designer with great experience in a variety of design disciplines, with strong focus on the "poetic" side of materials and how people can relate to them. Similarly, Pascale is in her element when she is making, fully immersing herself in the textile world.
Through these workshops, Pascale and Cyrus are able to pass on their collected wealth of experience of the textile trade. Their meticulous choice of materials and infectious attention to detail is passed on to the students as they seek to further their own craft!
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.