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Sat, 06 May


Slieve Aughty Centre

Historical Celtic style leatherwork

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Historical Celtic style leatherwork
Historical Celtic style leatherwork

Time & Location

06 May 2023, 09:30 – 07 May 2023, 17:30

Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Inchy, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

About The Event

Students will be given a brief history of leather use and to the different types of leather used in the work. 

Through the process of getting used to the tools and then creating a finished leather item, various processes will be practised including working with templates, cutting the leather, awling, stitching, riveting and decorative work. 

Leather dye can be used to enhance the leather before the final protective finishes are applied. 

Leather items made on this course can include belts including historic Irish Volunteer belts, guitar/banjo straps, medieval style pouches, medieval archer's bracers, knife sheathes, tool rolls, and leather covers for books/journals.

Tutor: Dave Swift 

A fee will be due to the tutor based on materials used. 

Light lunch included to value of €7.50 

Please note our cancellation policy; we require minimum 7 days notice before the event for a full refund to be paid


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