Working with leather is easy, fun and useful, and a great way to make durable accessories! Even with the basic techniques taught in this class, the possibilities are almost limitless, ranging from leather jewelry to satchels. Students will learn how to select and prepare leather or rawhide, and how to cut, punch, lace, stitch and rivet it to create a bracelet, tool sheath or knife sheath to take home.
Class Fee: Members $35, Non-members $45. All materials included.
Registration is recommended by calling (607) 547-1461, though walk-ins are welcome.
About Americana Academy
The Farmers' Museum has long held a mastery of folk art traditions and fine craftsmanship among living history museums in the United States. Finally, we have hands-on educational opportunities to match: Introducing the Americana Academy! With a vast array of workshops for every level of experience, the Americana Academy allows people to develop real trade and craft skills from silversmithing to soapmaking and everything in-between. Taught by expert interpreters with years of experience under their tool belts, students will come away from our classes with exciting new knowledge and ability. Be a pioneer in your own life and discover what you're capable of creating!