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Craft Week: How to make a simple leather card holder

Running as part of London Craft Week, 4-10 October 2021. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, the festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.

How to make a simple leather card holder

Leather making is a fun skill to learn either by getting to grips with the basics or mastering your own style over time. In this 4-hour workshop I will show you how to make a simple leather card holder with just a few tools and some beginners’ techniques to take home for yourself, and if you’re quick you may have time to make a second for a loved one too. 

I will teach you how to make a simple 2D pattern in paper and use this to cut out the leather for the final piece. You will have two options of stitching either using a machine stitch or hand stitching technique. To finish off the piece we will be using traditional edge dye for edges or a burnishing technique using beeswax. 

The workshop is for beginners, but people with a basic knowledge of leather making are also welcome as I can help to improve your techniques.

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