Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Learn Leathercraft at a Moxie & Oliver Workshop

Now that the sun has set on summer and the weather is getting colder, it’s time to pick up a hobby for those long, dark days of fall. Looking to get crafty this season? Give leathercrafting a try! Constructing with leather is a unique skill that is versatile for all types of creations, from works of art to clothing accessories to home décor. It’s never to late to learn something new. Now that the kids are back in school and outdoor activities are winding down, it’s a great time to pick up a new hobby that will keep your creative mind working through winter. You could even get started on handmade holiday gifts made of leather for the whole family.

Don’t know where to start? Well you’re in luck, because Moxie & Oliver is hosting a leathercrafting workshop for beginners. The class is geared towards those with no previous leather experience. This hands-on workshop is on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Moxie & Oliver studio. The course is $200 and includes all materials, so all you need to bring is your desire to learn!

Leathercrafting is the process of making leather into art or objects using shaping and coloring techniques. It incorporates molding, stitching, dyeing, painting, stamping, carving, and other methods of adornment. In this workshop, Caitlin will be demonstrating how to make a beautiful leather bag from vegetable tanned leather. Students will learn how to make and use patterns, how to cut and punch leather by hand, how to add color and pattern using carving and pyrography, how to hand sew, and how to add hardware to leather, resulting in a gorgeous finished piece. You’ll go home with new knowledge, skills, and handmade leather bag!

To register, email or send a Facebook message. You can also contact us by phone at (206) 632-1342. 

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