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5-Day Leather Craft and Skills Training Course

Crafting can simply be practiced as a fun hobby or you can turn your talent for crafting into a cool and creative career and become part of the Creative Product Industry.

Our courses will challenge you to explore your Creativity and have fun while you are introduced to the art of leather crafting. We strive to personally connect with each participant and to offer the best possible experience.

The courses we present are all about supporting your dreams and experiencing an unforgettable personal accomplishment with you. By the end of this five-day course you will be amazed at what you have achieved. You will be the proud owner manufacturer of a superior quality leather belt and bag, every hole punched and hand stitch by yourself.

We cover from the introduction to different kinds of leather, working with and caring for your crafting tools, designing the pattern for your product, manufacturing from start-to-finish, caring for your items as well as product and supplier information.

The course fee includes a start-up toolbox, essential to proceed with manufacturing directly after completing the course. Most of the tools included are custom made, tried and perfected.

Key areas to be covered:

How to identify different kinds of leather; The practical use and maintenance of hand tools; Introduction to chemicals, leather care products and suppliers; Hand-stitching methods; How to cut, hand color / spray color and Saddle Stitch a Belt; How to design and manufacture one of the following items - Standard Hand Bag / Tote bag / Back Pack; Lining your bag with pig-split leather; Strong focus on the manufacturing of each individual component to perfection, assembly methods and workflow, finishing techniques and quality control; How to fit zips and sliders (we use only YKK zips); How to manufacture different styles of handles, slings, straps and pockets; Attachment techniques – all hardware, slings, handles, straps, pockets, etc.; Setting of hardware – D-Rings, Rivets, Turn Locks, etc. Supplier information;

To find out more about more about the course and to book, please contact Marinda Brandt on email or phone 063 307 1779

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