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Learn Leatherwork - A Hands-on Class

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Cicada Leather Company - Cedar Works Studios

4919 Pentridge St

Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Introduction to Leatherwork

Learn about different types of leather and get hands-on experience with traditional tools and techniques as you make your own small leathergoods. Classes are taught in the Cicada Leather Company atelier in West Philadelphia. This class will introduce you to the skills and methods needed for more advanced classes.

Craft a Key Chain and a Card Wallet. Join leathersmith, Mia Barrett, to learn the basics of leathersmithing.

Learn the Trade

You will learn about various leathers, how to construct, cut, rivet, dye, condition, edge, and hand stitch using traditional tools and techniques. Tools and materials are provided.

Who should Take a workshop at Cicada Leather Company?

Everyone! Some people come because they want to become leathersmiths. Some take the class to learn a new hobby. Some people take the class to make a present for someone. Others bring their significant other along for a fun birthday/anniversary gift. The workshops are designed for adults (since we use sharp, sharp tools).

Do I Need Experience with Leather?

Don't know what to do with a French Edge Skiver. No problem! The Intro to Leatherwork class is for people with no or little experience with leather. Having used a ruler before helps, but even that isn't necessary!

Some classes are for intermediate and advanced students. Those classes are clearly marked as such. Students who take those classes must have already taken Intro to Leatherwork.

Who Teaches this Class?

Mia Barrett has been working with leather for more than a decade. For the last 5 years, she has owned Cicada Leather Company, creating durable and beautiful leathergoods as well as teaching others the wonder of leathersmithing. Mia has her Master's in Education and gets great joy out of seeing others create their own leathergoods.

What Do I Bring?

We work with dyes and sharp tools. Its best if don't wear your favorite heirloom totally-unique outfit. Wear something you wouldn't mind ruining and closed-toe shoes, just in case. You don't need anything else because the use of tools and materials are included.

Where is the workshop?

Cicada Leather Company is located in West Philly at 4919 Pentridge St. The studio is inside The Cedar Works Building. There are two parking spots in front of the building as well as ample free street parking. You can also take public transportation using the 34 Trolley or the 64 bus.

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Cicada Leather Company - Cedar Works Studios

4919 Pentridge St

Philadelphia, PA 19143

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