'Bag in a Day' Practical Hand Stitching Leather Course - The Clutch
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Craft it Yourself! A Day Course for Beginners and Confident Makers. All hand stitched by you!
Join us in our Oxfordshire Workshop (UK) for a day of learning and making.
** Please not Thyme Hotel option will be based at Thyme hotel and not here in Banbury **
Thyme Hotel, Lechlade, GL7 3PW
Learn directly from Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer, Georgie Tym, as she guides you through this experience day, making a classic hand stitched vegetable tanned leather clutch with a raw edge and removable cross body strap. There will be a flap and stud closure to secure your valuables inside the unlined bag.
Who is this course for?
This bag in a day course is ideal for all experience levels, from beginners to confident makers. A perfect introduction into leather work and bag making, you will experience the wide variety of tasks involved in the work.
What to expect
Have fun learning the basics of leather craft (for accessories), with introduction to techniques including: hand stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will be working with quality vegetable tanned leather.
In order to complete your bag in a day we will use some pre-prepared components and the bag will be made from a 'Hands of Tym' pattern. Don’t worry though, there is still plenty of hands-on work for you to enjoy.
Come and enjoy this absorbing craft for a mindful experience crafting with your hands.
Time: The course runs from 3pm - 6pm. There will be snacks served and tea/ coffee throughout.
Location: The course will be run from either Thyme Hotel, GL7 3PW or the Workshop of Hands Of Tym in Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9DH.
Parking: Parking is available on the drive with easy access via the M40.
Transport: Banbury train station is a 30 min walk. Trains run from both London Marylebone and Birmingham to Banbury in 50 minutes.
We’re also well connected to Reading, Oxford, Leamington Spa to name a few.
Maximum class size is 4 - 8
The Leather Clutch Bag is a classic design with optional strap to suit all occasions. The strap is detachable and made to your desired length. The bag can be made out of your choice of leather from a wide variety of colours available in the workshop. The bag is unlined it has a flap closure with a stud closure.
The size is perfect for carrying your basic essentials. The detachable strap takes you from daytime to evening style.
Make it your own with personalised hand embossing.
The dimensions of the finished bag are H:125mm x W:195mm x D:10mm and it will be the same construction as the bag in the product photos.
Material and Care
Here at Hands of Tym, we are passionate about sourcing the highest quality sustainable materials.
- We use responsibly-sourced Italian vegetable-tanned leather. Find out more here.
- Using only the highest quality cuts, the leather will improve with use and age, developing a soft patina over time.
- Natural variations are a product feature of this material and contribute to the individual style of the product.
- The leather is free from harmful chemicals and biodegradable at the end of its life.
There are NO ADDITIONAL costs. All leather, hardware and other materials will be included. There will be a selection of leather and hardware colours for you to choose from.
Please note: There may be natural changes in the colour of the materials and they may stain easily. Please be careful with oils and inks.
When not in use, store your product in a soft cloth bag in a cool and dry place.
If your leather product becomes damaged (after all, life happens), contact us and we can talk about repair options.
We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the workshop soon.
Call Georgie on 07967683367 for more information
or email firstname.lastname@example.org