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Learn to Stain and Stitch a Leather Kit

craft class

Learn to Stain and Stitch a Leather Kit

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Learn to Stain and Stitch a Leather Kit

craft class

Learn to Stain and Stitch a Leather Kit

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I will walk you through all the steps of how to make a Custom Pre-Cut Leather Kit. I make my own designs and my process is extensively customizable. I have many designs on showcase at, thundercatmakes.com , and, https://www.instagram.com/thundercatmakes/ , any design can be made and customized as part of this weekend class. Before the date of your class you will let me know which Leather Kit you are interested in making. I will produce your kit with requested customization (i.e. Your Name, black and white image (Vector works best), features added/subtracted). During the class I will teach you how to stain Unstained Veg-Tanned Leather in a verity of colors. I will then show you how to dry and seal the leather, and I'll share my knowledge on the pitfalls of different methods of working with wet leather. Once your Leather Kit is sealed and dry, I will teach you how to hand stitch using a double-needle and waxed braided thread method. This part takes some time, and this when we can settle-in and get to know each-other. Hand stitching is vastly superior to machine stitching because with a machine stitch, it only takes 1 break in the thread for the stitch to start to fall apart. With hand stitching the thread over-laps in such a way that it can be challenging to take apart on purpose. I will help guide you through the process at every step and you will have a beautiful Heirloom.

Your host

Brian

Brian

I have been problem solving life's little issues with hand made leather objects for 4 years. I decided that my Smartphone wasn't comfortable in my pocket, so I made several different leather pouches to suit my needs. I decided that I wanted to carry pens and post-it notes, I designed my leather pouches to hold a bandoleer of three pens, 1 nice pen, 1 Sharpie, and 1 inexpensive pen I can hand to someone not get it back. I also designed my pouches and bags to dispense Pop-Up Post-It Notes. I have a design I call The ThunderPouch. It is a cross-body over the shoulder pouch, that holds all of the above mentioned items plus a combination notebook cover wallet and Smartphone. I have many more designs to share; a number of years a go I set a goal to become prolific in my leather designs, I believe I am getting close.

What's included

Equipment
Customized Leather Kits ready for Staining and Stitching. Stains, Sealer, Needle, and Thread provided.

Where you'll be

This class will happen in my Home/AirBnB. I have a wonderful patio work-space for enjoying the warm Nevada sun, and a large table inside for when the weather becomes intolerably cold. I do find that leather work is best done when the temperature is cool to cold. The Waxed Thread works better, and the leather bends better.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guest should be comfortable around friendly dogs, and nosy cats.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Brian
Learn to Stain and Stitch a Leather Kit
New experience
From $109/person
New experience
From $109/person