Saddle Clutch leather workshop with Kylie Gartside


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Description

We are so excited to welcome leather maker, jeweller and horsewoman extraordinaire, Kylie Gartside (@kyliegartside) to the studio for a one-off leather workshop on Saturday 17 August. Kylie is the founder of Mettle Designs and is based At Hinterland Studio in Clunes, NSW. She is bringing her incredible leather-making skills to share with a small group for one session only.

Join Kylie to make one of her practical and gorgeous Saddle Clutches, customised with your own unique colour story and decoration. All materials are supplied in this full-day workshop. You’ll learn about decorating, embellishing, dyeing, stitching and finishing your own vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather clutch. Students up for an extra challenge, can make a handy card wallet too.

The cost of the workshop includes all materials, refreshments, notes and a pack to take home to care for your new leather clutch.

The Saddle Clutch was inspired by the curves of Kylie's old saddles and is her favourite purse/clutch for everyday use.  The back gusseted pocket has enough room to take a phone, cards, notebook, pen, lippy and glasses.  The front pocket is ideal for notes and coins.  This clutch functions like a wallet.  With its classic lines this clutch will see you from weekends and through the working week, like the hardworking stockhorse that she is!  You can choose to dye and decorate your clutch in a range of colours including red, tan, black, fuchsia pink or chartreuse...and more!

If that wasn't enough, we are donating  20% of your workshop fee to Kylie's work with rescue horses!

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What you will learn
  • Learn to dye, decorate and stitch veg-tanned, full-grain leather
  • Design and construct a personalised and unique clutch to use everyday
What you will get
  • The chance to work with high quality vegetable-tanned leather
  • Skills in dyeing, decorating and saddle-stitching high quality, full-grain leather
  • Notes and materials to care for your gorgeous new bag!

What to bring
  • All materials supplied.
What to wear

No dress code but wear something that can get dirty...dyeing can be messy

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested! No previous experience needed!