Handcrafted Leather Workshop
A great way to spend the first couple days of the new week – creating and learning new skills. Held in my home studio in beautiful Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Queensland, Australia.
Keeping the old skills alive is more than passing on knowledge and showing you how to make handcrafted products. It’s about discovering the meaning of true craftsmanship, having respect for the animal whose leather we are now using for our art and learning to use it resourcefully. It involves creativity, planning and problem solving. It’s about understanding value and passion.
Before we get “hands on”, in this leather workshop we start off with some theory, including the history of leather. It is designed to give you skills, knowledge and confidence in making your own leather goods.
During the workshop you will have the use of the workshop booklet packed with coloured photos, information and resources. A downloadable pdf version of this will be given to you at the workshop – a great source of information and reference guide for you to use later on.
As a participant of the workshop you will also become a member of the Facebook group, a place to share your work, ask as many questions as you like and connect with others who are workshop students or taking part in the online course.
For more information, including other workshop dates, please take a look here – Introduction to Handcrafted Leather Workshops
Looking for somewhere to stay?
There are many places to choose from in and around Maleny but I’d like to suggest:
“5 minute walk from the main street” – situated within a 2 minute walk from my workshop studio
“Our back room, has been styled in an Asian them with a Queen sized bed and fresh linen. Your room is situated very close to most popular Maleny Wedding Venues. You have use of Laundry & Kitchen. Pod coffee machine & tea facilities & outside areas.”
“5 minute walk to town” – situated within a 2 minute walk from my workshop studio
“We have a Queen sized bedroom with a shared bathroom with other room. Use of kitchen, our lounge with TV. Beautiful garden & outdoor areas. Unsuitable for elderly or children under 12. Both bedrooms are upstairs. Ceiling fans & Heater in rooms.”
The rooms above are listed on airbnb – one of the most popular ways to book accommodation around the world. All you need to do is take the time to register your ID (upload a copy of your passsport or driver’s licence) and make a profile. It may take up to an hour to register but if you are patient, you’ll be rewarded with being able to book into fantastic accommodation for great prices every time you go away.
‘Pomodoras’ – situated within a 5 minute walk from my workshop studio
Offering Maleny’s first ever unique luxury cabin accommodation within walking distance to Maleny’s main Maple Street frontage. Each of the five cabins has a private deck which looks out into the tree tops above the Obi Obi Creek. During your stay keep your eyes peeled as you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the much loved and talked about Obi Obi Creek Platypus. Our Sunshine Coast Hinterland Accommodation can sleeps up to 4 people – Children friendly – *addtional charges apply.