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Create your own custom leather goods

Create your own custom leather goods
Classes & Workshops > Craft Classes > Craft Classes
$65
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Come experience Portland's vibrant art and maker community in this fun, 2.5 hour, beginner-friendly workshop. Expert maker and business owner Lydia Rhyne will walk you through how to create three, high-quality, custom leather goods--the perfect souvenirs to remember your trip to Portland. Enjoy local beer and wine while creating in our home studio, Klum House Workshop in NE Portland. Our split-level studio space is filled with plants, natural light, and a plethora of tools at your fingertips, guaranteed to inspire creativity. We're also surrounded by great boutiques, local coffee roasters, and restaurants. 

Upon entering the workshop, you'll grab a local beer, wine or sparkling water then find a seat at our large workshop table. Once we're settled in, expert maker and teacher, Lydia Rhyne, will give a brief introduction to the studio and the artists working in the space. Next, we'll jump into an overview of the three projects for the class: 

  • Leather and solid brass keychain
  • Leather tray
  • Hand-stitched leather cardholder wallet
Lydia will guide you through each project one by one to ensure everyone leaves with a great product. We'll start by covering types of leather and how to choose leather depending on the project. From there, we'll cover leather tools, conditioning and protecting, stamping, punching holes, setting metal hardware and saddle stitching. Choose from different colors of leather and hardware for the keychain and tray then customize each piece with letter stamps to make it truly yours. Toward the end of class, you'll have the option to purchase additional kits to practice your new skills at home or give as a gift. Once class is finished, you can grab a late dinner or post-workshop drink in one of the many bars or restaurants on NE Williams street.

Come experience Portland's vibrant art and maker community in this fun, 2.5 hour, beginner-friendly workshop. Expert maker and business owner Lydia Rhyne will walk you through how to create three, high-quality, custom leather goods--the perfect souvenirs to remember your trip to Portland. Enjoy local beer and wine while creating in our home studio, Klum House Workshop in NE Portland. Our split-level studio space is filled with plants, natural light, and a plethora of tools at your fingertips, guaranteed to inspire creativity. We're also surrounded by great boutiques, local coffee roasters, and restaurants.