Leather is lovely to work with but it can be a bit intimidating if you've never used it before. But you don't need a specialist sewing machine or anything else too scary to make gorgeous accessories. Our new workshop with Rosanna Gethin of Rosanna Clare Handmade Accessories is the perfect introduction to handworking leather. Rosanna's gorgeous collection of colourful geometric pieces is the inspiration for the session so you'll get a range of bright leathers to choose from at the start. As ever, all materials are supplied complementary so you don't need to bring anything along with you.
Over the two hours you'll learn the foundation skills - cutting leather using a rotary cutter and a punch, vital hand-sewing and gluing methods and how to monogram your work. You'll get a choice of coloured leathers to use, and you'll make a leather tassel keyring and a leather card holder, monogrammed with your initials. You'll leave having tried all the key skills to get you started
This is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon - you'll learn something new, make something gorgeous and we're delighted that our lovely hosts the Proud Archivist are offering a complementary Bloody Mary or hot drink with your ticket. Take a moment to browse their very lovely cocktail list - what better way to toast your handiwork!