Busy Hands Workshop Series

Busy Hands Workshop Series

Leatherworking 101

Stratford Perth Museum - Line 34, Stratford, ON N5A 6S6, Canada

Throughout time, people have always struggled with the same problem. How do I stop my pants from falling down around my ankles, embarrassing me in public? Our solution today is not that different from what it has always been – a belt. Leather belts come in all shapes, sizes and designs, but have been used as long as we’ve had pants to hold on our waist.  While they haven’t always been made of leather, belts are just one example of something that was made by hand. Learn the basics of making a belt by hand, and come away with your very own belt so that you too can avoid the eternal problem of your pants falling down.

Date: Saturday, March 25 2023

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Supplies: All Included

Project: Belt

Location: Stratford Perth Museum

Workshop Leader: David Gotlieb

David Gotlieb is a historical leatherworker specializing in reproductions of belts, pouches and other leather items from daily life. He recently moved to Perth County, and is a local member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which has groups all over the world specializing in recreating pre 16th century life. David has taught leatherworking classes throughout southern and eastern Ontario, as well as in the US. He has researched and reproduced historical leather dyes, and has made everything from belts and pouches, to axe sheaths and rawhide shadow puppets.

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Stratford Perth Museum - Line 34, Stratford, ON N5A 6S6, Canada