One-Of-A-Kind Leather Bags You Can Make

August 15 - 20, 2021

Tom Slavicek  ·  blackeagleleather.com


Workshop at a glance

Create five to seven leather shoulder bags and learn techniques of cutting, stitching, design, and colorizing leather.

Techniques

  • Design, cut and stitch leather
  • Add artwork to leather with a wood burning tool
  • Learn to make several unique leather objects

Materials

  • Leather and leather tools
  • Wood burning tool

Outcomes

  • Templates used to create several leather accessories in class
  • Inscribing leather and adding designs
  • Designing, cutting, and stitching leather

Artist Bio

Tom Slavicek lives in Dahlonega, Georgia where he teaches numerous leatherworking classes throughout north Georgia and North Carolina, which include art centers, community centers, and folk schools. He began serious leatherworking in 2011 after retiring from a 37-year career with the Boy Scouts of America.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Tom Slavicek

Workshop Description

The focus of this workshop is for students to create and make leather bags and other leather objects. You will discover how to design, cut, and stitch leather, and add artwork while using a wood burning tool to inscribe a design and color it. The unique projects participants can make are endless including shoulder bags, belts, phone cases, instrument straps, wallets, totes, Scottish sporrans, and more. All leathers, materials, tools, and instructions are provided, along with templates and the inspiration to dream up something beautiful. During class students can make up to 5 to 7 (or more) projects. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  download the materials list



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