Leather Craft Classes

You are about to embark on a hobby, or even a business, in the wonderful world of leatherwork. For some it is a venture to make a few items for yourselves, family and friends; for others it may become an all consuming passion and even a substantial livelihood. One of the most important things to remember is that everyone's pace of learning and mastering skills will vary - have fun and enjoy...

The maker movement has been on the increase over the last few years and is showing no sign of slowing down... what is the maker movement really?

The maker movement is a social movement with an artisan spirit. Maker culture emphasizes learning-through-doing in a social environment. Maker culture emphasizes informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning motivated by fun and self-fulfillment. Maker culture encourages novel applications of technologies, and the exploration of intersections between traditionally separate domains and ways of working including metal-working, leather crafting, woodworking, calligraphy, film making, and computer programming. Maker culture is seen by educators as having the potential to contribute to a more participatory approach and create new pathways into topics that will make them more alive and relevant to learners - wikipedia (abbr.)

We have designed a few classes to suit most needs, from corporate Team Build events, couples or friends having fun and learning a new skill or individuals embarking on a new experience... but we are in no way limited to these classes, should you require a tailor made class, that can be arranged.

 

Beginner Leather Craft Class: Leather Experience  

Schedule Appointment

 

Duration: approx 3 hours

Skill/Experience: None 

Item: Jozi Slim Wallet

Tools & Materials: Provided

Cost: R650

You've seen some leather goods on social media and think that leather crafting is an activity that could interest you as a hobby, but you want to try it out before you make the investment, this is your course.

Fun Corporate Team build event or Challenging Management assessment...

Skills Acquired:

  • Cutting leather from a pattern
  • Assembling your cut out pattern, and applying adhesive.
  • Marking & chiseling your product
  • Setting thread in a harness needle
  • Basic Saddle stitching technique.
  • Sewing and finishing your item
  • Basic burnishing.
          

Intermediate Leather Craft Class:

Schedule Appointment

 

Duration: approx 2 days

Skill/Experience: Moderate, some basic leatherwork understanding

Item: Classic Lined Bifold Wallet

Tools & Materials: Provided

Cost: R2250

Skills Acquired:

  • Leather selection / Pattern layout
  • Preparation of your cut pattern;
    • skiving (thinning your leather items)
    • edge creasing
    • applying & glueing linings 
    • edge stains and/or edge paints & preparation for techniques
    • advanced burnishing techniques
  • Thread & Needle selection
  • Needle & thread Setting
  • Marking & chiseling your product
  • Advanced Saddle stitching technique.
  • Sewing and finishing your item
     

 

Advanced Leather Craft Class:

Schedule Appointment

 

Duration: approx 2-3 days

Skill/Experience: Moderate, some basic leatherwork understanding

Item: Round Cross Body / Ladies Continental Zipper Wallet

Tools & Materials: Provided

Cost: R2850

Skills Acquired:

  • Leather selection / Pattern layout
  • Preparation of your cut pattern;
    • skiving (thinning your leather items)
    • edge creasing
    • applying & glueing linings 
    • Piping and/or binding preparation & insertion
    • edge stains and/or edge paints & preparation for techniques
  • Thread & Needle selection
  • Needle & thread Setting
  • Marking & chiseling your product
  • Advanced Saddle stitching technique.
  • Sewing and finishing your item
  • Turning and shaping