Intro to Leatherwork - Make A Stamped Leather Belt
Class structure: One-hour online class to cover measurements, materials, shop time and safety. Full 7-hour day at the shop to design and build a 1 1/2” wide stamped leather belt. Option of brass or stainless buckle and snaps. Limited to 8 students. Bring your own lunch.
The class will cover hardware selection, correct measurement, creating your own stamp pattern on a practice piece, stamping the belt, creating a keeper, finishing the edges, oiling, conditioning, setting snaps, punching holes.
DATES: Wednesday & Saturday, March 15 & 18, 2023
- Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm (online)
- Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm (in-person)
FEE: $50 + $48 materials fee payable to instructor
LOCATION: Historic Rainbow Hut, 22380 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
MODE OF DELIVERY: Online via Zoom (Wednesday) and In-Person (Saturday)
INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Huston
QUESTIONS: Contact Shelly Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org or 628-888-4012
|Meet the instructor|
|Samantha Huston grew up locally in her dad’s saddle shop picking up silver and leather tools at a young age. Deciding to take on saddle making in 2013, she built a custom saddle for herself with her dad, William Lee Huston. In 2016 she inherited a complete leather working shop from an aging western artist and saddle maker in Carmel Valley, California. She has now built the saddle shop of her dreams in the historical Rainbow Hut building in Santa Margarita, California and has made over 30 saddles.|