Sun 2/25, Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft and Dye Your Own Leather Wallet & Key Chain, 12-3pm
In this awesome starter leather class- you will learn and apply leatherworking techniques to cut, dye, and assemble your own wallet from vegetable tanned leather! Natasha will teach you to follow a simple wallet pattern and cut out your leather strips. She will demonstrate how to mix dye to arrive at the color or stain you desire, then apply that dye to your leather. You will learn to hand stitch the leather pieces for assembly and apply a snap. Finally, you will burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. Natasha will also discuss the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as how to take care of your new wallet! You will leave class with one wallet and a working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to create more wallets at home!
Teacher Bio: Natasha has spent her entire life with her hands either in the soil or in the arts. She's a DIYer, horticulturist, handy woman, Business Owner, part time construction worker, and former high school art teacher. She practices various forms of art and is an advocate for art education. She has left the traditional classroom to start Rescue Street Farms, a small Urban Farm, with her partner in crime. Follow the Instagram's at @shadysidenursery and @rescuestreetfarms to keep up on the dirty projects she stays busy with.
Supplies Needed: None, but please do not wear your Sunday best since you’ll be using dye in this class.
ATTN: We've MOVED across the street to 5135 Penn Ave! Be sure to come a bit early so you can check out or new store, which may have some cool supplies for class.
In case of bad weather, please feel free to check our site, facebook, instagram for updates. We do always email and/ or call everyone but just incase we do add updates incase of a snow cancellation.
The rules: Classes are for adults only, unless you email in to request permission. To cancel, move or change classes we do require a 72 hour cancellation or change in order to get a refund or move classes. Once past the 72 hour point, we have already locked in your space with the Teacher and supplies, which will be paid out to the Teacher no matter what. If you are using a gift certificate, or have any concerns, email us at [email protected]
, thanks! All classes take place at Workshop PGH at 5135 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Parking is metered until 6pm and is free on Sundays. For open parking, we recommend Coral St, Evaline St. or Winebiddle St. nearby. Feel free to BYO snacks and refreshments. On weekends we have Pigeon Bagel & coffee pop up from 9am — 1pm! See you soon!