Many styles of sandals will be available to customize for yourself during this class. A variety of soling and strap designs will be explored and students will create a pair of sandals with a wide selection of hardware and leathers. You will learn how to create and install straps, attach buckles or other closures and decorate with the findings and hardware available. You’ll be able to wear your sandals home after class. Only 6 students per class.
We’ve got a lot of new things going at the school—one of which is a new classroom across the courtyard!
This will allow us to hold classes in 2 spaces at once. We have a new class starting on the 20th called Intermediate Leather Work, designed to take the Exploring Leather work to the next level. We’ll be focusing on finer skills, hand stitching and lacing, more knowledge and experience with vegetable tanned leather and interesting handles and zipper installation. We don’t have the syllabus completed at this time, but I know many of you have been waiting for the next class in the series. We will still be running the Exploring Leather Work on Tuesday nights for 6 weeks for those of you who want to repeat that class. As you know, we’ll still be doing similar projects as before, but there’s always new leathers and hardware to incorporate.
And for those who are itching to jump into independent bench time, we are VERY close to having the new space done which will house that. I really appreciate your patience with us as we’ve been finalizing details on a system that will keep that space and tools available for you on a pretty regular basis.
Please sign up asap—there are only 6 spaces in each class.
The Exploring Leather Work class that meets on Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks did their Belts and Buckles segment this week. Students learned how to turn and glue edges of leather, bevel, use a slot punch, pick the right rivets, set them, attach a few different kinds of buckles and make a “keeper”. All in just 2 hours. Now I know that most of our students will never end up on Survivor–or Project Accessory–but don’t you think it’s cool that they know how to do this stuff now? I do.