Clutch Purse Workshop

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

CLASS TIME:  Saturday 2 May 2020 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


ZIP CLOSURE PURSE with a wrist strap.

Be creative and learn the basic steps and tool applications to make this fabulous fashion clutch purse using vegetable tanned natural cow hide.

The workshop will cover learning many techniques, tips and hints on moisture content, how to use leather craftools to create interesting patterns, giving this project your personal touch by adding your own creativity!

Students are encouraged to develop their own individual styles and are helped to experiment and explore the creative potential of leather

My aim is to inspire you to get creative and learn new techniques and skills

What you will learn

Techniques including cutting, creative stamping, how to colour using both Leather dyes and Antique finishes I will discuss and demonstrate the many and varied options working with the combination of both dyes, finishing edges, lacing, set rivets, snaps and other hardware. The clutch will be finished with a kangaroo laced edge.

Just bring yourself, all tools and equipment supplied by the tutor for you to use during the workshops 


With over three decades of experience, Cherryl is a leather artisan of extraordinary talent. Full time Tutor and Master Crafter behind Exquisite Leather, Cherryl is passionate about passing on her skills and techniques and extremely generous with her knowledge.

Cherryl was the first Australian to be presented with “The Al Stohlman Award”, this being the first time the award has been won by an artisan outside the United States of America. This prestigious annual award honours the accomplishments of individual leather artistisans and 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.

A founding member of The Leathercrafters Association of Queensland, Cherryl has also coordinated the International Leather Conference, and the only event of its type in Australia, Dimensions in Leather since 1994.


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