Leather Craft



Shoe or Sandal Making with the Cordwainer Shop

Molly Grant

The Cordwainer Shoe workshop begins with an introduction by Molly Grant which includes a brief history of the Cordwainer Shop, founded in 1925. Students are then invited to tell about themselves and their call to shoemaking. Using original tin patterns from the 1920's, students will learn about basic pattern making and the steady paced class will move forward from there. From start to finish, this process is 100% hands on shoe work. Students choose from an array of leathers and their shoes are made to their exact foot measurements. From cutting the leather, lacing the uppers together and culminating with hand lacing the soles to the uppers, Cordwainer shoes are unique in the world of shoemaking. The final product leaves students feeling amazed and proud of their unique shoes.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $425
         Non-members: $475
  • Materials: $250
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $675 (members)         $725 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Students are required to bring sharp scissors and a notebook.

Sessions:

1340-0306    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed March 6, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu March 7, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri March 8, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat March 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Leather Bag Design and Sewing

Molly Grant

Molly Grant's leather bag class introduces students to the basics of pattern making along with creative ways to make knots, straps and tassels, while learning the beginning steps of using a portable industrial sewing machine. Students will learn unique ways to make pockets, install zippers and incorporate fun leather details into a project. Students will make a variety of bags: small zippered bag and a one-of-a-kind handbag of their own design.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $340
         Non-members: $390
  • Materials: $250
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $590 (members)         $640 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Some sewing machine experience is helpful but not necessary; students may bring sharp scissors and a sketch book if they wish.

Sessions:

1341-0311    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon March 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue March 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed March 13, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu March 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Knife Sheath

David Cornelius

Learn how to custom make a leather sheath for a knife of your choosing. You bring your knife and Dave will walk you through the steps of measuring and cutting the leather as well as stitching the sheath together. It can be a belt sheath or a hanging sheath. Students can also imprint a design into it choosing from the several that Dave will provide.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1511-0817    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 17, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm