Arts & Ales: Leather Working
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Arts & Ales: Leather Working

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Pint of Indeed Brewing Company Beer
  • Dinner catered into Brewery from Blue Door Pub
  • Take-home handmade leather clutch purse or leather belt
  • High quality, hand-cut leather in different colors to choose from
  • Assortment of hardware to choose from
  • All tools and supplies needed to make your own leather masterpiece
  • Experienced teacher from Merchant Leather to lead our 2-3 hour art class
  • Access to Indeed’s Private Event Space – “The Ox”
  • Local Gurus to ensure a positive experience
  • Free Indeed growler deposit
  • Take-home GetKnit koozie

EVENT DETAILS:

Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to world-class museums, a plethora of theaters, countless local artisans, and two full cities’ worth of breathtaking architecture. To say that the Twin Cities are a mecca for art lovers would be an understatement. One art form that is constantly gaining popularity across our state is the creation of craft beer with its multilayered flavors and rich colors.

Inspired by the art of beer and local artisans, we’ve created a brand-new installment in our Arts & Ales Event Series: Leather Working. For this event, we are proud to join forces with Indeed Brewing Company and Blue Door Pub – who will begin each evening by serving up a pint of beer and a locally-crafted meal in Indeed’s private event space – “The Ox”. After enjoying the artful beer and food, we are sure to be inspired for our next “craft” – Leather Working.

The time-honored tradition of manipulating and sewing leather into usable forms creates not only beautiful keepsakes, but functional statement pieces that can be used for generations. We are proud to partner up with custom leather worker, Merchant Leather, to bring you not one, but TWO different leather working projects that you can choose from to create and enjoy for years to come.

Leather Clutch Purse Making

Clutch Purse Making allows you to create a truly unique leather clutch that is sure to make you the talk of the town. You will learn how to use classic techniques to construct a useful and beautiful hand-crafted masterpiece. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care.  Choosing from several different colors of leather, as well as styles of clasps.

Leather Belt Making

Belt Making invites you to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake belt that will take your style to the next level. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care. Choosing from several different widths and colors of leather, as well as styles of buckle, will allow you to fashion a belt that will be uniquely you.

For these classes, we will learn how to fold, sew, and punch the leather to fashion each design. Learning from the pros at Merchant Leather, you are sure to leave with not only a new self-crafted product, but new skills, knowledge, and appreciation that you can put to use in the future!

Built to last, these Clutches and Belts are “classically styled and crafted by hand – and designed for everyday use for generations to come”. Not just an art class, we invite you to join us to make something for yourself or as a gift that will certainly be treasured and well used. Join us for one of these special Arts & Ales events to tap into your creative side, release your inner artist, and create a unique heirloom that is sure to be a truly prized possession.

Register for the February 22nd Arts and Ales here:

https://getknitevents.com/arts-ales-leather-working/

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Leather LAB
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Leather LAB

We are excited to once again be partnering with LAB MPLS for Leather LAB!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade laptop case, clutch, or sunglass case and coin purse. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 3 hours, but some might finish earlier.

Register for the April 18th Leather LAB here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leather-lab-tickets-41437527761

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Arts & Ales: Leather Working
Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Arts & Ales: Leather Working

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Pint of Indeed Brewing Company Beer
  • Dinner catered into Brewery from Blue Door Pub
  • Take-home handmade leather clutch purse or leather belt
  • High quality, hand-cut leather in different colors to choose from
  • Assortment of hardware to choose from
  • All tools and supplies needed to make your own leather masterpiece
  • Experienced teacher from Merchant Leather to lead our 2-3 hour art class
  • Access to Indeed’s Private Event Space – “The Ox”
  • Local Gurus to ensure a positive experience
  • Free Indeed growler deposit
  • Take-home GetKnit koozie

EVENT DETAILS:

Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to world-class museums, a plethora of theaters, countless local artisans, and two full cities’ worth of breathtaking architecture. To say that the Twin Cities are a mecca for art lovers would be an understatement. One art form that is constantly gaining popularity across our state is the creation of craft beer with its multilayered flavors and rich colors.

Inspired by the art of beer and local artisans, we’ve created a brand-new installment in our Arts & Ales Event Series: Leather Working. For this event, we are proud to join forces with Indeed Brewing Company and Blue Door Pub – who will begin each evening by serving up a pint of beer and a locally-crafted meal in Indeed’s private event space – “The Ox”. After enjoying the artful beer and food, we are sure to be inspired for our next “craft” – Leather Working.

The time-honored tradition of manipulating and sewing leather into usable forms creates not only beautiful keepsakes, but functional statement pieces that can be used for generations. We are proud to partner up with custom leather worker, Merchant Leather, to bring you not one, but TWO different leather working projects that you can choose from to create and enjoy for years to come.

Leather Clutch Purse Making

Clutch Purse Making allows you to create a truly unique leather clutch that is sure to make you the talk of the town. You will learn how to use classic techniques to construct a useful and beautiful hand-crafted masterpiece. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care.  Choosing from several different colors of leather, as well as styles of clasps.

Leather Belt Making

Belt Making invites you to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake belt that will take your style to the next level. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care. Choosing from several different widths and colors of leather, as well as styles of buckle, will allow you to fashion a belt that will be uniquely you.

For these classes, we will learn how to fold, sew, and punch the leather to fashion each design. Learning from the pros at Merchant Leather, you are sure to leave with not only a new self-crafted product, but new skills, knowledge, and appreciation that you can put to use in the future!

Built to last, these Clutches and Belts are “classically styled and crafted by hand – and designed for everyday use for generations to come”. Not just an art class, we invite you to join us to make something for yourself or as a gift that will certainly be treasured and well used. Join us for one of these special Arts & Ales events to tap into your creative side, release your inner artist, and create a unique heirloom that is sure to be a truly prized possession.

Register for the February 22nd Arts and Ales here:

https://getknitevents.com/arts-ales-leather-working/

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Leather LAB
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Leather LAB

We are excited to once again be partnering with LAB MPLS for Leather LAB!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade laptop case, clutch, or sunglass case and coin purse. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 3 hours, but some might finish earlier.

Register for the February 8th Leather LAB here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leather-lab-tickets-41437354242

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Hand Sewing 101 - Small Goods
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Hand Sewing 101 - Small Goods

Everything you need to be able to hand sew leather and amazing craft cocktails to celebrate!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade Coin Wallet, Card Wallet, Sunglass Case or Valet Tray.

Multiple options will be available for each project the night of - no need to choose in advance.

Learn To Hand Sew Leather
30.00

Register for the Wednesday, January 18th Learn to Hand Sew Leather - Small Goods class.

6-8pm

Copperwing Distillery
6409 Cambridge St,
St Louis Park, MN 55426

 

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Hand Camp: Leatherworking
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Hand Camp: Leatherworking

Come join us for our second annual Hand Camp get together! This skill sharing event is a great experience for those wanting to learn new crafts and techniques. Every student will leave with their own handmade creations. Learn from our fantastic instructors who are all skilled artisans and craftspeople. You will walk away with an experience you will not soon forget!

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Brunch-A-Palooza
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch-A-Palooza

BRUNCH-A-PALOOZA IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND OUTDOOR BRUNCH AND MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE BELOVED MEAL THAT COMBINES BREAKFAST AND LUNCH – BRUNCH! JOIN US AT UPPER LANDING PARK IN ST. PAUL, MN FOR A DAY OF DELICIOUS FOOD, BLOODY MARYS, BEER, MIMOSAS, MUSIC, PEOPLE, AND FUN.

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Hand Sewing 101
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Hand Sewing 101

  • Uptown Heating Community Room - Bryn Mawr (map)
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Everything you need to be able to hand sew leather!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade Coin Wallet, Card Wallet, Wristlet, Clutch, Belt, Sunglass Case or Valet Tray.

Register: Hand Sewing 101 - 4/22/17
50.00

Register for the Saturday, April 22nd Hand Sewing 101 Class.

9am to Noon

Uptown's Community Room
Bryn Mawr Location
400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405

Retuning Alumni save 40% by using the code ALUMNI at checkout

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