Leather Work Weekend Class – Italian Leather Folio
- 23 March
- 8 June
- 27 July
- 21 September
- 26 October
- 7 December
- Time: 10am – 4pm Saturdays
- Book by: Four weeks before the course starts
On this short leather course you will learn to make a beautiful, Italian leather folio. The folio is perfectly sized for an i-Pad or small tablet and can be lined with 100% felted wool for added protection. It is an envelope design with three hand stitched edges and a small Sam Browne stud fastening in either brass or nickel.
The course is taught by leather craftsman Frances Pinnock, formerly of Bill Amberg Studio and bag maker Simpsons. You will start with a set of tools, materials and the pre-cut leather pieces.(Please note that we pre-cut the leather using press knives to give crisp, sharp edges for a great-looking, finished product).
Then through demonstration, trial and guidance you will learn:
- How to prepare and finish the leather edges
- How to mark and fix the felt in place and to attach the stud fastening
- How to cement the edges together
- How to punch the stitch holes and to set your work in a clam
- How to use an awl and stitching needles
- How to saddle stitch and to finish your work
There’s no greater feeling than the satisfaction of making something yourself. We hope that this practical leather work course and the comprehensive making notes supplied in class will encourage you to try your own saddle stitch projects in the future.
Our courses also make a great gift and can be purchased using our gift cards.
All the materials needed for the course are provided and aprons are available for your use, but please wear trousers so that you can use the stitching clam comfortably.
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