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Beginner Leather Working: Journal Covers

  • Museum of Human Achievement 3600 Lyons Road Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Learn the basics of leather working in this 2 part workshop!

Create original leather work patterns and make your own sketchbook/journal cover! As a class, we will take a deeper look into product design, material choices, cutting, stitching, stamping, and dye processes. All the materials will be included, and you’ll leave with the knowledge to recreate your new personalized journal. You'll learn to stitch, stamp, and finish a leather project and come away with your own hand-made journal cover!

Part one of the workshop (10:00-12:00) will get you comfortable using leather tools and designing your own sketchbook cover. Part 2 of the workshop (1:00-4:00) will be supported work time using the tools and supplies to finish your cover.

About the instructor: 

Tressa Gilmer is a skilled leather worker based in Austin, Tx. She studied traditional leather work techniques under Nigel Armitage (UK). Combining classic designs with modern flair, she crafts quality products that are built to last a lifetimes. Versatile in her abilities, Tressa focuses mostly on bespoke, custom projects. The challenge of making something specific to an individual’s needs, the thrill of making an item that someone will use often are what excites her most. Making quality goods, by hand, with time honored techniques is unique in a disposable culture. Tressa aspires to make handmade craftsmanship relevant in this fast paced world.




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