Leatherwork – Make a Dog Collar and Lead


Day course

Christina Charles

27 April 2020

£46 including materials

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This course is ideal for those with an enjoyment of Leatherwork, crafting and of course dog lovers!

Learn how to make a Dog Collar and Lead using beautiful Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather. After an introduction to Leather and its many types and uses, you will begin by choosing from either classic Black or a contemporary Natural shade of Leather to work with. You will then be able to choose from a range of collar size patterns, cutting out the leather, attaching the fittings and constructing your final piece. There will also be an opportunity to personalise your work with your (or someone else’s) dog’s name. No previous experience is necessary, and all tools / materials will be provided.

Tutor: Christina Charles
Monday 27 April
Session 1 Start the morning with coffee and end with lunch
Session 2 Start the afternoon with lunch and end with tea
DISCOUNT OF 10% FOR New Tutor introduction if booked by 31 March 2020

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 leathergoods label Hirsch & Kirsch, Sampling and Development for the fashion and accessories industry and teaching leather workshops from her studio in North East Somerset