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Leather Armour Making: Vambraces

September 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In this class you will learn basic leather working skills while creating your very own hand made leather vambraces under the guidance of leather crafter Chris Cawley from Ironbark Armoury.

The class will cover basic leather work tools and techniques while teaching you how to make two leather vambraces. The workshop does not include leather as this will allow people to choose the leather they want to work with.

You will need to bring with you a leather hide of 2mm or more thickness. All other materials and tools will be provided.

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
  • Armour making techniques

What You Get

  • Participants get to take home their own hand-made vambraces


What is a vambrace? A vambrace is armour that covers the forearm.

Where can I buy leather? You can purchase leather from Mac-Lace in Capalaba or contact Iron Bark Armoury.

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.


September 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


07 3161 1485


Shop 4, 75 Redland Bay Road
Capalaba, Qld 4157 Australia
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07 3161 1485

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.

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