August 30th | 6pm – 9pm | @ madelife
Join us for a hands-on DIY Luxury leatherwork workshop led by Artist & Designer Alexa Allen! In this 3 hr workshop, you will be introduced to the craft of making leather goods by hand. We will cover all the basics of how to construct your own hand-stitched piece. All tools & materials will be provided for your use. You’ll start with a pre-cut piece of vegetable tanned leather which you will be able to personalize by; hole punching, drawing, dying or stamping your unique design. Once you have created your design you will hand stitch the leather to create the design of your choice (clutch or wallet).
I am an artist, designer, and maker. I find my work both challenging and fulfilling, and the breadth of creativity I am required to call upon day-to-day keeps my work exciting. I was born and raised in Boulder and moved back in 2009. Having been formally trained as a woodworker, I started a line of eco-modern children’s furniture. While my love for furniture and woodworking remains, I soon became interested in expanding my skill-set and learning another craft. I quickly discovered that the combination of wood and leather goods was a natural fit and this realization has shaped my career path ever since.
- August 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm