Tool Training: Leather Tools

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Tool Training: Leather Tools

An introduction to all the leather working tools available in the Textile Studio at Technocopia.

By Technocopia

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Tuesday, April 18 · 6 - 8:30pm EDT


Technocopia 44 Portland Street 6th floor Worcester, MA 01608

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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In this basic leather working class, students will learn the basics of leather as a medium. Students will learn about working with traditional hand tools and a variety of techniques including embossing, using a pattern, cutting, marking stitch lines, and hand stitching. The topics covered in this class can be applied to any leather project.

This class will also teach you how to use our Tippmann Boss Leather Stitcher and Hand Press to make a variety of leather projects in our new textiles studio. Each student will learn how to wind a bobbin, thread, and operate the Tippmann Boss, as well as learning the basics at using the hand press to install snaps, rivets, and more. These tools can be used to make many interesting leather projects including wallets, cuff bracelets, knife sheaths, and more. Each student will practice their new skills by making a small project that will include some stitching(hand and machine), a snap or rivet, and embossing.

No experience is needed for this class, and successful completion of this class will result in certification of Technocopia members to use the Leather working tools (incl. Tippmann Boss and tabletop presses) in the textile studio. For non-members, this makes students eligible to participate in upcoming project based classes, and for members, this results in free use of the machines during their membership hours.

For members with more advanced experience, contact to discuss a more appropriate certification process.

Please fill out this online student registration form and liability waiver before visiting our makerspace:

The instructor, Jess Sadlier, is a Technocopia member with extensive experience in sewing, both garment and craft, and fiber arts. She is a multi-disciplinary designer and maker with an extensive history of creative projects and pursuits who has worked in a variety of disciplines including architecture, design tech, marketing, prop design and costume design. Jessica loves to combine various media and techniques to create interesting projects ranging from functional decor to wearable tech. She relishes the challenges and thrills of learning new skills and enjoys sharing this experience with others through fun, accessible, and high quality creative educational experiences.

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Technocopia is a non-profit makerspace located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Our 11,000 sq. ft. facility offers common work space, rental bays, and a variety of tools for artisans to create and work with. We also host training classes and workshops which make use of our shared work areas including: a complete wood shop, metal shop, 3d printer station, electronics bay, glass flameworking shop, classroom, design studio, and our CNC mill and laser cutter shop! Every Thursday night we are open to the public for our Open Hacks and Crafts event.

$80 – $92