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Black suede leather pouch with white printed bird design

Craft Sunday: Hand Painted Leather Pouches with Jude Gove

Duration: 5h
Dates: Sun 24 Mar 2024 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Create Space

Create your own design on leather and then use it to construct a one-of-a-kind pouch.

Local maker Jude Gove creates individually designed and hand-crafted genuine leather and pure wool felt accessories. Each purse, clutch bag and wallet is cut and stitched by hand, with an emphasis on simple practical shapes, exquisite colour combinations and high-quality materials. Using the landscape from her home and travels as her colour palette, she sources soft leather hides and felt in contrasting colours.  

Using textile inks and hand cut stencils, you’ll design a surface pattern on to your leather before Jude takes you step by step through all aspects of making your own pouch. From choosing your felt lining and fastening, to cutting the pattern out and stitching it all together using simple hand sewing techniques, you’ll leave with a beautiful and unique leather creation.  

As always, we’ll have plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to help fuel your making during this fun afternoon of crafts.  

Paint brush resting on a plate with white ink. Beside it is a piece of black suede leather with a bird design on it in white ink
Photo by Jude Gove
Black suede leather pouch with white printed bird design
Image by Jude Gove