Bags – Designing & making leather bags by hand – 2018
*To book your place you must pay the deposit amount shown above. The remaining balance of £660 will be charged 8 weeks before the course starts*
These 6 day courses are divided into two 3 day sessions with a rest day between. They have been designed to help students explore sources of inspiration, including looking at the history of bag styles, leading to the development of their own design ideas. Students learn about different leathers and hand construction techniques. How to make different straps / handles and working out the pattern for oval based bags will be included. A range of leathers and fittings are available to buy. Students may decide to design and complete a new bag/collection during the course or may prefer to develop ideas, focusing on mastering techniques.
The syllabus includes:
- Brief history of bags and the development of their designs.
- Choosing suitable leathers
- Designing & Pattern making
- Options for linings,fittings, zips,locks and frames
- Hand stitching – the range of options
- Hand paring/skiving ( thinning leather)
- Construction options and making techniques, including cut, turned, piped and bound edges and the leathers suitable for each option.
- Handles, straps and pockets.
These courses are only suitable for those who are already experienced in bag making or who have already attended a course with us. Course notes are provided. With a maximum of only 5 students this ensures that everyone receives individual tuition.
A set of tools is provided for each student to use and a small range of tools and materials will be made available for students to buy at the end of the course. The cost of materials are not included in the course fee but are charged for separately, depending on what is chosen and used. (Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the course fee)
April 7th – 13th (Saturday – Monday. Wednesday -Friday)
October 27th – November 2nd (Saturday – Monday. Wednesday -Friday)
Course Fee: £1260
This is the total amount payable for the course.