Hand Sewing Workshop


$145 per student for 5 hour workshop (coffee and morning tea included)

CLASS TIME:  9:30am - 2:30pm - Saturday 19 June

LOCATION:  The Leather Shed, 130 Kingfisher Road, Mount Cotton


This workshop is designed for those with no previous experience in leatherwork, as well as those looking to improve their techniques.

Be inspired to learn how to create well-crafted leather items that are much sought after today.

In this hands-on workshop, you will not only learn how to hand sew leather using two needles, but also the fundamentals of working with natural full grain vegetable tanned leathers. 

You will be guided on what tools are required and the correct techniques of how to use these tools, how to prepare the leather and thread, mark stitches correctly, and how to finish edges by bevelling, burnishing and using new edge finishing products. At the end of the workshop, you will have completed a few projects.

Kits provided for you to select from are: Valet tray, Coin purse, Luggage tag, Credit card wallet or Coin purse, you will make two items.

The cost of the workshop includes your project, as well as use of the tools and equipment during the workshop including locally crafted stitching clamps.



Cherryl McIntyre Is a Brisbane based artist who’s passionate commitment to  leather takes a new refreshing, innovative approach with the medium while working broadly across the craft from traditional styles through to sculpture, fashion handbags and accessories

Internationally recognised for her talent and contribution to the leather industry, Cherryl McIntyre has been perfecting her craft for more than 30 years. An exceptional leather artisan and tutor, President of the Leather Crafter's Association of Queensland (LCAQ), and Director of Exquisite Leather, this Brisbane based Leather Artisan has travelled extensively sharing her skills.

You might like to know, Cherryl is the only Australian to be presented with the prestigious Al Stohlman Award outside of the U.S.!  

This prestigious annual award honors the accomplishments of individual leather artist’s worldwide. It is given to one who has demonstrated continued dedication to the industry following the example set by Al Stohlman the world’s most talented, best known and respected leather artist.  

Cherryl has also coordinated the largest event for Leather Crafters (of all skill levels) in Australia, Dimensions in Leather conferences held in Brisbane since 1998.


"Cherryl, I would like to thank you very muck for the class today,
in showing us how to apply the different colour dyes on leather, it was an eye
opener for me, and I would like to put my name down for the next class at East Coast
Leather please, you are the best I have ever come across."
V Northward, Ipswich

"Cherryl, your beginners class at East Coast Leather today was
so informative, you have shown me how to properly use so many different tools,
I would like to thank you very much for the extra time you took to demonstrate
the different designs to make and the right leathers to use, I just can't wait
for the next class to start."
W Clayton, Queensland



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