Sunday, 15 January 2017

WS17.4: Ian Lancaster - Leather Saddlebag, Shoulder bag or Handbag

Love the smell and feel of leather? Enjoy the process of working with leather to create a functional artisan saddlebag; that can be personalised as either a shoulder bag or handbag.

Date: Saturday & Sunday 27/28 May, 2017

Registration is open until: Friday, 13 February 2017

LocationEpping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Epping

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

ATASDA Member: $150
Non-Member: $200
Material fee will be between $30-$50. Leather blanks (patterns) will be precut and provided in a traditional mid-brown tan colour and provided as a kit to participants to construct the saddlebag. 

In this two-day workshop, participants will learn and follow all the steps involved in the construction of a classic leather saddlebag design. Participants will be completing such techniques as assembling, gluing, moulding, hand stitching, burnishing and cutting. The classic saddlebag design is attractive and functional and through this workshop participants will learn many skills as well as produce a beautiful handcrafted quality leather bag.

Ian Lancaster is a Master Saddler living in the rural town of Binda, south of Goulburn. He has 40 years of experience and is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his field. When he started his indentured apprenticeship at age 15 he learnt the skills of the full trade.

He is the President of the Saddlers’ and Harness Makers’ Association of Australia and specialises in handmade, made to measure and made to order leather products including saddles (side-saddles, children’s, racing, show, turnout, fender, western, fender and dressage), bridles, harness, headstalls, strapping, boot making among other traditional leather applications including handcrafted items such as wallets, bags, journal and diary covers, plaited headbands, custom made belts and more. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he taught his craft at TAFE and now teaches at leather groups, guilds and others interested in learning about working with leather. You may even have seen some of his work displayed at the Royal Easter Show.

Workshop Code
: WS17.4

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