We will meet at my home studio where I will greet you with snacks and beverages as I talk about types of leather, why we use them and a general overview of the project. Then we'll dive right into creating your wallet! I'll introduce you to design and alphabet stamps, dying techniques using waterstain colors (think watercolors on leather), I'll show you how to assemble your wallet and how to hand stitch your wallet together. I'll go over leather care and you'll come home with a beautiful wallet that will last a lifetime, as well as a general knowledge of leatherworking to get you started on your own projects!
Inspired by the beautiful leatherwork from Mexico, many years ago I went on a quest to teach myself this time-honored tradition. I devoured old manuals, youtube videos, and used the tried and true method of trial and error. Today I make handmade accessories for women, men and home, still learning and perfecting my craft everyday- and I love every minute of it! I've also been teaching private lessons and group workshops all over the bay area for 5 years now, and I really enjoy watching others get hooked on leathercraft! You can see some of my process on IG @tiltleather
cheese, crackers, veggies
I am blocks away from historic downtown Vallejo with cafes, restaurants, and beautiful architecture, so explore before or after our class. Come and see our well established and growing arts community here, or take a tour of Mare Island (with loads of artist studios). I'm also a hop away from Napa and Sonoma, so make a day of it and explore all the North Bay has to offer!
Everything will be provided for you, but since we're using dyes, don't wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
Stamp and Dye a Leather Wallet