Leffler School of Leather | Leathercraft Courses | Shoemaking Class
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Leather Craft Training Room

If the expert advise and help you get in-store isn't quite enough, join us for one of our in-depth leather craft workshops. Our custom-built classroom can accomodate 8 students while allowing for social distancing, and the workshops are intended to be an ideal introduction to the world of leather.
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Bookings are via Eventbrite on the links below. All bookings are transferable, and can be refunded if the event needs to be cancelled or postponed during this uncertain time.
Wednesday November 24th
Beginners Lacing & Stamping - Satchel with Aram Omara
Fri. & Sat. November 26th & 27th
Stone Inlay Wrist Band & Pendant with Les Williams
Tuesday November 30th
Beginers Leathercraft - Phone Holder with Aram Omara
Fri. & Sat. December 10th & 11th
Hand Stitched Leather Satchel with Les Williams
Sat, Jan. 8th
Basic Leather Belt Workshop with Les Williams
Thursday January 13th
Intro to Leatherwork: Dog Collar or Belt with Alison Berton
Friday January 14th
Leather Clutch Purse - Inverted Carving / Stamping with Les Williams
Thursdays January 20th & 27th
Intro to Saddlery: Barcoo Bridle 2 Day Workshop with Alison Berton
Saturday February 5th
Stone Inlay Leather Purse with Les Williams
Wednesday February 9th
Beginners Lacing & Stamping - Leather Wallet with Aram Omara
Wednesday February 16th
Plaited Leather Dog Lead with Aram Omara
Saturday February 19th
 
Leather Journal Making Class with Sarah van Oosterom
Saturday February 26th
Miniature Leather Boot Making with Sarah van Oosterom
 Most classes include an educational tour of our warehouse with information on all leather types and tanning techniques.
All tool usage, materials, refreshmen and snacks (or a light lunch) will be provided. There is ample parking on-site, and every attendee will receive a Leffler Wholesale Club Membership which will save you up to 33% on all purchases.

Our Tutors

Alison Berton trained at the renowned Cordwainers College in the UK and obtained her City in Guilds in Rural Saddlery.Since arriving in Australia in 1985 she has made saddlery items for the NSW Mounted Police, numerous dog muzzles for industry and individual clients, protected dog harnesses as well as the occasional rat harness! Alison only uses traditional methods and is a member of the Saddlers and Harness Makers’ Association of Australia.

Aram Omara has over 40 years of leathercraft experience, and has been teaching classes of all levels and abilities for the last 7 years. During his classes you'll have access to his enormous collection of stamps an tools, as well as his many years of lacing, braiding and leathercraft experience.

Sarah van Oosterom’s eponymous design studio was founded in 2012 by the award-winning designer. The ethos behind the studio is to produce unique and sculptural pieces that age beautifully over time. Sarah completed a BA in Fine Art finishing with distinction in 2007 at RMIT in Melbourne. She developed her leather working skills while training under a Japanese master craftsman in the inner eastern suburbs of Tokyo.

Les Williams has been a Leather Craftsman for 40 years. In 1985 Les completed a two-year full time Applied Arts course, majoring in Leatherwork at the Bendigo College of Technical and Further Education, winning the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work. In 1986 he completed a basic course of Teacher Tutor Training through the Hawthorne Institute of Education. Since which time he has been involved in day and weekend workshops tutoring beginners to semi advanced leather artists.

The Leffler Leather School would not be a school without teachers! We're always on the hunt for people with a leather teaching background who can run these courses - so if you feel you fit the bill are are able to offer something - get in touch!

 

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