Finishing an Alligator Watch Strap
Wedneday, 05/15, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Le Gourmet, Holiday Inn
All skill levels welcome!
In this workshop, you will learn hands-on how to master the intricate detailed work of finishing edges, including painting and creasing, so you can build more refined and higher quality leather goods. You’ll build a luxury watch strap in alligator to learn and practice these skills. You can also apply these same techniques to belts, pet collars and handbags. You’ll also use the same tools and materials that the best designers and makers use today to create better projects than you ever have before. Learn tips and tricks needed to use those tools and materials effectively, allowing you to unlock the secrets of creating finely crafted leather edges.
Materials to Bring: A stitching pony or clam. Optional: Cutting knife and skiving knife.
Sean Aquino has been making leather goods for eight years. He runs the blog and website, FineLeatherworking.com, which has been the go-to resource for advanced tools, materials and luxury leather craft inspiration since 2012.