What you'll do
This experience is for those who wish to discover an authentic Spanish Leathercraft Workshop and learn how to make their own Leather items. I will show the participants the use of the tools used for Leathercraft, many of which havent changed since medievil times. I will also introduce them to the variety of different kinds of leather that exist. Each participant will have the opportunity to use real Spanish Cowhide to create a Leather item with their own hands. In the workshop the participants can choose between a pretty travelling purse (with or without a strap), an original belt, a wallet, two different purses or braided bracelets. There is also the opcion of making a piece different from these which will be designed in the act...maybe something one always wanted to make....a handbag, a mobile phone case, a belt pouch ....if this is the case the teacher should be informed beforehand. Each piece will be unique as we will use technique such as stamping or embossing to decorate it. These techniques were introduced by the Moors hundreds of years ago and have a long tradition in Spanish Leathercraft. There will not be many of us in the worshop so we have the chance to get to know eachother without hurry. For those who dont speak Spanish I speak perfect English as I am originally from Ireland.
I have been over 20 years working with Leather and I have several national prices such as Pieza Unica yPremio San Isidro. I have also travelled all over Spain teaching Master Classes and abroad Malasia, Mozambique, Chile amongst others. I have participated in many Leathercraft fairs, shows and congresses including the main fairs in Madrid.
Everything neccesary is included
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Where you'll be
The workshop is situated in the centre of Madrid which is the oldest part of the city, in a neighbourhood called La Latina which is near the Main Square. It is an area where the biggest Street Market takes place every Sunday called El Rastro. El Rastro is full of Antique and Handcraft shops and stalls, together with a great amount of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. One of the main streets is Ribera de Curtidores or Tannery road where there are many Leather shops.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
We will be using cutter knifes at one stage of the experience although for those who prefer the Handcraftsman will do the cutting.
Leathercraft Workshop in a Traditional Madrilean Neigbourhood