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Basic Leathercrafting via Zoom

Perfect for beginners, this online class via Zoom by Soul Flower aims to equip students with the basic tools and techniques that will allow them to create a wide variety of leather objects. Learn the following–

  1. Understanding leather
  2. An introduction to basic tools
  3. Setting hardware
    • Rivets
    • Button snaps
  4. Rounding off corners
  5. Saddle stitching
  6. Bonus
    • Demo on additional techniques 
      • Burnishing 
      • Tooling
    • Talk on resources (where to get your leather and materials)
    • Q&A – Consult with your instructor on how to create certain projects you have in mind.

Since the workshop will be held online, kits will be shipped separately to each participant. Each kit will include:

Cutting materials

  • A4 cutting mat; flat grid surface used to cut leather against
  • 30cm metal ruler
  • Box cutter; basic tool for cutting leather

For Marking on leather

  • Silver pen; used to mark areas for punching or cutting
  • Leather Cleaner; cleans silver pen marks and small blemishes on leather
  • Rag; cloth used to wipe away silver pen marks

For Punching Holes

  • 2mm hole puncher; used to puncture holes in leather for hand-stitching
  • Rubber cutting board; thick rubber block to punch holes or hammer against
  • Rubber Mallet; hammer with a rubber or nylon thread to protect tool ends from damage

Setters and hardware

  • Rivets (2 sizes); securely fixes leather pieces together or to other materials
  • Rivets setter; hardware used to set rivets in place
  • Button snaps; snap-on buttons to connect to sides of leather together
  • Button snap setters; hardware used to set button snaps in place
  • Key rings; metal ring used for hooking leather items onto bags

Stitching

  • Thread; leather crafting thread, often coated in bees wax to prevent fraying
  • 2 pcs embroidery needles, size 22-24; needles used for handstitching
  • Thread snips; shears dedicated for cutting thread

Others

  • 1 size A4 leather19 – Plastic card sleeves; plastic pockets for credit cards or IDs
  • Patterns; fabricated template of predesigned leather items
    • Cord organizer
    • Card wallet
  • Leather swatches; samples of different leather types so students can better understand the varied qualities of leather

Here’s what you’ll be making:

  • 1 cord organizer
  • 1 key fob
  • 1 card wallet
  • 1 hand-stitched pouch

The available session date for l via Zoom is:

September 25 (Saturday), 1 – 4 PM

Some requisites since the class is online:

  • Stable internet connection (stay close to your router for stronger connection)
  • Device that has a camera and microphone (i.e., smartphone, table, laptop)
  • Sturdy table that can take a lot of hammering.
  • Workspace wherein you can make considerable noise.

Session fee is PHP 3,900.00. Only up to 7 students for this session will be accommodated.

Schedule
September 25 | Saturday| 1-4 PM
About the Facilitator
Patty Santos is owner, designer, and crafter at Kuwit. Before venturing into leather, she began her bag making journey using wood and old re-purposed books. It wasn't until 2015 that she learned leather crafting through Soul Flower's workshop. Since then, her diligence and background in architecture have allowed her to display fine craftsmanship and precision in making leather bags, mostly out of veg-tanned leather.
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