Leather Belt Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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Learn the basics of leather plaiting with instruction from Australian Leather Plaiting Champion, Bill Webb.

In this three-day workshop you will learn to work with Kangaroo leather – the strongest leather in the world. You will cut and prepare the leather and select appropriate pieces for your project. Bill will teach you traditional plaiting techniques that he has been using for 50 years.

You will practice by making your choice of a dog collar or dog lead. Once you’ve honed your skills, you will make a plaited leather belt.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

15 Mar - 17 Mar

9:00am - 5:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

$1170.00 per person


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