Leatherwork – Card and Coin Pouch Workshop (Afternoon)


Afternoon Course

Christina Charles-Bayliss

13 June 2022

1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

£45 half day course. Includes materials & Lunch

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Learn how to make your own Card / Coin Pouch from stunning Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather.

After an introduction to Leather and the traditional tools we will be using, you will begin by cutting out your Pouch. You will then be shown how to attach the hardware and construct your Pouch using traditional saddle-stitching. There will also be the opportunity to customise your creation with your name or initials (or someone else’s!)

This is a great introduction to Leatherwork. No previous experience is necessary and all tools / materials will be provided.

Includes lunch and coffee.

Tutor information

Christina Charles has worked with Leather for nearly 20 years. She fell in love with the material whilst studying for a BA (Hons) Fashion at Winchester School of Art. Having specialised in Leather for her degree show, Christina went on to work for a number of luxury London fashion houses such as Catherine Walker and Jasper Conran in a product development capacity. After completing a research trip in 2009 that took Christina through the Middle East and Asia in search of Leather Artisans practicing in Syria, India and Nepal, she relocated from London to Somerset to take up the role of ‘Head of Design’ at the well-known tannery Pittards in Yeovil.

In 2017 Christina set up her own practice and now splits her time between running her own contemporary leather goods label Hirsch & Kirsch, Sampling and Development for the fashion and accessories industry and teaching leather workshops from her studio in North East Somerset.

Your questions answered

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled by Dillington House. See our Terms and conditions for more information.