Leather Sheathmaking Introduction
This course focus on making a wet- moulded leather sheath for your knife. The sheath is moulded to the exact shape of the knife and as it dries shrinks, providing a tight fit. Please bring the knives you want to make the sheaths for so they can made to fit. Two sheaths will be made in the evening.
First different patterns will be discuss and demonstrated before choosing the patterns for your two sheathes. The leather is cut out and prepared, then a lesson on double needle sticking. Once the belt loops are sewn on, the sheath is wet moulded and shaped over the knife, before being stitched up. The leather is then dyed, sealed and waxed to finish.
Care and maintenance of the sheath will be covered. The two sheaths will be worked on simultaneously to minimise down time while waiting for things to dry.
This evening class runs from 6pm until 10pm
Cost includes leather, dyes, equipment use and instruction to make two moulded sheathes.
Booking in advance is essential - very limited places
Venue Information - Cuppacumbalong