Craft it Yourself 'Concertina' Purse Course - Practical Leather Course
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Craft it Yourself! A Half-Day Course for Beginners and Confident Makers. Leave with a bespoke purse 100% made by you.
Come along to our Oxfordshire Workshop (UK) for a day of learning and making. Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer, Georgie Tym will guide you through this experience day where you will craft a ‘raw edge’ ‘Concertina’ Small Leather Purse with internal pocket and a flap and stud closure.
You will also have the opportunity to personalise your purse with initials and a small design of your choice.
Who is this course for?
This craft it yourself course is ideal for all experience levels, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced maker. This course is a perfect introduction into leather work and bag making.
What to expect
Have fun learning the basics of leather craft (for accessories), with introduction to techniques including: machine stitching on leather, hand finishing leather, as well as inserting hardware and decorative leather techniques.
You will be working with a luxurious and sustainably sourced vegetable-tanned leather.
In order to complete your purse in a day we will use some pre-prepared components and the bag will be made from a 'Hands of Tym' pattern. There will still be plenty of hands-on work for you to enjoy.
Time: 9.45am – 1.30.
There is a tea / coffee break halfway through.
Location: The course is run from 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 and Leamington Spa.
Maximum class size is 4.
The Leather Small Concertina Purse has a flap and stud closure with a handy internal pocket. It is made from Italian vegetable-tanned leather (sustainably sourced).
Personalise your purse with initials and a small design of your choice.
The dimensions of the finished concertina purse are 130mm x 95mm x 10mm and it will be the same construction as the purse 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.
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 the soft cloth bag in a cool and dry place.
When you buy from Hands of Tym, you’re getting so much more than your new purchase. You’re creating a connection with the maker - Georgie Tym.
If your leather product becomes damaged (after all, life happens), contact us and we can talk about repair options.
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.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop soon.
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(Discounts available for group bookings)
Call Georgie on 07967683367 for more information
or email firstname.lastname@example.org