Travel Bags – 2018
*To book your place you must pay the deposit amount shown above. The remaining balance of £875 will be charged 8 weeks before the course starts*
Maximum of 4 students on this course
This 6 day course is divided into two sessions of 3 days with a day off between ( Tuesday). It focuses on making high quality Travel Bags by hand. Students will have the choice of making a Framed Kit Bag or a Holdall style travel bag using vegetable tanned leathers. A selection of leathers and linings, plus a small range of Italian frames and metal fittings & zips will be available for students to choose from.
The course is suitable for those with experience or students who have been on courses with us in the past, it is not suitable for complete beginners.
The key areas to be covered include:
- Pattern cutting according to the style chosen
- Choice options : leather, frame, lock/zip, base studs and lining
- Preparing and cutting out the leather for the body, linings, pockets and handles/straps
- Choosing and cutting out reinforcements
- Sharpening and maintaining hand tools including knives, awls, bevellers, chanelling tools etc
Students will be helped to perfect their hand stitching skills and will be introduced to different construction options, determined by their choice of design.These will include paring and edge finishing techniques. The construction of the Travel Bag could be:
- cut edged
- piped and turned
Patterns will be available for students to use and copy but it will may be necessary to adapt or create patterns to suit the style of Travel Bag chosen/designed. Handle options will be explored as well as lining and pocket options. Please note that as there only 4 students, each will receive plenty of individual tuition.
A set of bench tools will be provided for each student to use during the course and a small range of materials and tools will be available to buy at the end of the course.
Materials costs are not included in the course fee. (Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the course fee)
June 30th to July 6th ( Saturday -Monday.Wednesday -Friday )
Course Fee: £1575
This is the total amount payable for the course.
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