06 June
 The Cutting Rooms, Unit 5 , 1 Tewkesbury Road, London, GB
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 Melissa Tofton Leather
Order tickets via Eventbrite: MELISSA TOFTON X TAMZIN LILLYWHITE LEATHER ACCESSORIES WEEKEND WORKSHOP 2 DESIGNERS / 2 DAYS / £300 DESIGN & MAKE WORKSHOP LEARN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DESIGNING & CREATING HANDCRAFTED LEATHER ACCESSORIES ALL IN A 2 DAY INTENSIVE LEATHERCRAFT WORKSHOP. Relive the tradition, share your knowledge, learn a new craft, meet new people and create your own unique leather accessory as two designers will be on hand to carefully guide you through the process of taking a high quality piece of leather and transforming it into your own design. You will learn how to cut patterns, level, edge dye and treat, hand stitch, skive and rivet leather. All hand tooling processes will be covered. This is a great opportunity to learn from two very different but equally skilled leather accessories designers. take a step behind the scenes and see what it takes to create your own design. THE COURSE LEADERS/ DESIGNERS: MELISSA TOFTON ( Melissa studied fashion design in London before specialising in Leathercraft. Melissa specialises in hand tooling, weaving, braiding and moulding Leather Couture pieces for fashion, film and costume design. TAMZIN LILLYWHITE ( Tamzin is an established Leather Accessories designer, regularly showcasing at LFW. Tamzin specialises in handcrafted and hand stitched leather accessories such as backpacks, harness', corsets and small leather goods. WEEKEND WORKSHOP OUTLINE: DAY 1: SATURDAY 6th June 12-5pm introduction to designers & examples of their work, along with a brief introduction to leather & talking you through your leathercraft tookit; what each tool is used for, and how these tools can be utilised best for your leathercraft designs. Tamzin & Melissa will help you design your own unique leather accessories to construct from scratch; we will help you draw up a pattern for your design, help you to understand different kinds of leather & different finishings & processes involved for your design inparticular. begin constructing your unique leather accessories. DAY 2: SUNDAY 7th June 12-5pm Help to finish constructing the leather accessories from day one, along with fun, brief tutorials through the day on stitching, hand braiding and moulding to give you further inspiration when you leave the workshop. No leathercraft skill will go untold :) you will leave with a vast knowledge of lots of different ways to manipulate leather for any of your own future designs. NB: included in the price of the course will be your own full leathercraft toolkit, with everything you need to go on to create your own bespoke leather accessories. Toolkit is worth well over £60/ so this is a great saving to be had. light refereshments, tea & coffee, will be provided throughout the weekend. RESERVE A PLACE NOW; AS THE COURSE IS LIMITED. Location: The workshop will be held in the designers' own studio, based within a renovated Warehouse unit in North London. THE CUTTING ROOMS 1 Tewkesbury Road N15 6SE (nearest tube: manor house station / 253 / 254 / 279 bus stop rather close to the studio)

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