Sunday, January 22nd, 12pm-3pm
$114/person, includes all materials
Instructor: Alexa Allan
Make your own hand-stitched leather envelope clutch/case. In this 3 hour workshop, you will be introduced to the craft of making leather goods by hand. We will cover all the basics of how to construct your own hand-stitched piece. All tools & materials will be provided for your use . You'll start with a pre-cut piece of vegetable tanned leather which you will be able to personalize by: hole punching, drawing, dying or stamping your unique design. Once you have created your design you will hand stitch the leather to create the design of your choice.
The things you will learn in this workshop:
- Surface Treatment (dye, ink, paint application)
- Edge Finishing/burnishing
- Hole Punching·
- Saddle Stitching
About the Instructor:
Alexa Allen is an artist, designer, and craftswoman.
Formally trained as a woodworker, at CCA in San Francisco, a foundation which gave her an education in contemporary craft. After moving back to Boulder, Colorado, she soon became interested in expanding her skill-set and learning another craft. She discovered leather goods and has been running her own leatherwork business for the last 6 years which has included private commissions, architectural leatherwork, and teaching leatherwork classes. Her leatherwork has been featured in Martha Stewart Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, 5280 Home Magazine, and Boulder Lifestyles Magazine.