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The History of Leather, Material and Tools

Join us to learn about the history of leather and the tanning of the hide! We'll take a hands on look at the multiple layers, names, descriptions and properties of all different types of leather as well as discuss why certain leathers are used for specific functions. A live demonstration of some basic techniques, tools and tool functions will give you a glimpse into making leather goods. Come with questions because there will be plenty of time for Q&A- as well as time for exploration of the studio!

Please note: This class will take place at David Lane Design Studio, 1115 E. Main Street Rochester, NY 14609 Door #2 Suite 450.

About the teacher:
David Lane started working with leather as a side project to increase his personal watch strap collection in 2004. Not long after he started receiving requests from my friends and family. With advice and a blessing from his Grandfather, a former as a shoe cobbler in Budapest, he decided to begin selling his work. Since 2008 he has grown David Lane Design to an entire line of products, from keychains to briefcases, that focuses on high quality, handmade and hand sewn leather goods. David prides himself on doing things the right way, which often times takes longer and requires more skill and patience. The result is a truly one of a kind, heirloom quality piece of workmanship you can be proud of owning.