This class is part of Peter Yencken’s 2023 Making Weekend.
With leather you can make beautiful, functional pieces of gear that will last for years.
You’ll learn how to design a piece, various stitching patterns, and the basics of leatherworking that you can apply to any future project you choose.
Like the idea of an intro leatherworking project? A small leather bag is versatile, and gives you space to try several stitching techniques. (One-day project).
For easy access you can also choose to make a leather messenger bag. Covering many of the same skills as the other leather projects, this is the perfect project for someone who wants a larger bag that’s easy to get things in and out of. (One-day project).
A leather backpack: Have you ever wanted to make your own backpack, big enough for a full-on backpacking trip? This weekend project will get you deep into the art of leatherworking. (Two-day project).
Leather shoes: Come make your own pair of leather shoes, an item you’ll use every day, made by hand, by you! How cool is that? (Two-day project).
Learn new skills, and make new friends. Leatherworking is just one of the projects Peter is offering this weekend, so you will be working alongside a number of other people making a number of different things!
Details & Registration – Leatherworking: Shoes, bags, and backpacks
October 21st – 22nd, 2023
Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. You are invited to start on Friday evening (5 – 9 PM) if you’ve registered for a project that takes two days.
Ages: All! Most participants are adults, but all ages are welcome. Children must have a responsible adult with them if they cannot work alone. Children under 8 are required to have an adult come and help get them settled and started on a project.
LES Base Camp, Afton
Participants need to bring: Weather-appropriate clothes, lunch.