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Introduction to Leatherwork: Belt Making
July 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$75 - $85
In this class you will learn basic leather working skills while creating your very own hand made leather belt under the guidiance of leather crafter Chris Cawley from Ironbark Armoury.
The class will cover basic leather work tools and techniques while teaching you how to make a leather belt from a 25mm wide strip of veg tan leather. You will get to punch holes, bevel edges, attach a buckle using rivets and colour your belt with dye and paint.
This class is great for beginners and people completely new to leather working wanting to learn new skills in a fun interactive workshop.
What You Will Learn
- How to use a variety of leather working tools
- Basic Leather working techniques
- How to cut, rivet, paint and dye leather
What You Get
- All materials needed to make your own leather belt
- Participants get to take home their own hand-made belt
Workshop presenter: Chris Cawley - Iron Bark Armoury
Chris is a Brisbane based, self taught leather crafter with 2 years experience within the LARP community making armour and leather accessories. Recently starting his own business Ironbark Armoury, making original leatherwork pieces and artistic designs.
Group activities: We are happy to accommodate group bookings and work with you to create a special event for your group
Workshops: Our scheduled workshops are listed in our calendar of events. Please feel free to put forward your suggestions and ideas for workshops or if you are interested in using our facilities to run your own workshop.
Project ideas – List of suggestions for projects you may like to do at our centre:
- Wooden bowls
- Timber 3D pictures
- Jigsaw puzzles
- And the list goes on and on
- Cushion covers
- Picture frames
- Leather belts, wallets, coasters, coolers