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Makers Gonna Make: Leather + Libations

  • Citizen Supply (Ponce City Market above West Elm) 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Suite NW208 Atlanta, GA 30308 (map)

June 12, 2016 | 5 pm - 7pm | Citizen Supply

Pricing: $20

 

Want to get creative + meet awesome people? Of course you do.
‘Makers Gonna Make’ is a series of hands-on makers events geared towards the creative citizen who loves learning new skills. This series will combine community + learning a new craft to bring you unique experiences that scratch your creative itch.

This month we’ll learn the art of CUSTOM LEATHER WORK during our ‘Leather & Libations’ event. Wallets get more use & abuse than almost any other accessory. At this Makers Gonna Make you will learn to craft a wallet that will both age beautifully and withstand the wear and tear of your everyday use.

**Important: bring your own booze to get the creative juices a’flowin. :)

All the info you’ll need is in the details below – don’t forget to snatch up a reservation quick, we do have limited spots available!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

--Short tutorial on the art of constructing a minimalist leather wallet. We'll provide the thread, needles and leather.

--Plenty of work time to create your wallet while working alongside our leather expert. We'll be focusing mainly on the three areas below:

1.Pattern Making

2.Leather Prepping

3. Stitching Technique

--A fun Sunday evening with fellow makers, conversation & camaraderie, and a handmade leather good to come home with!

WHAT TO BRING:

Yourself! The ticket includes all necessary materials.

BYOB (something yummy to drink – we’ll provide a bottle opener & cups!)

Friends! (make sure they sign up here!)

MEET THE MAKER:

This month you will be taught by the master of leather, Carl Caballes of Flordeliza Brand, a custom leather work company based out of East Atlanta. Carl seeks to make heirloom leather goods of the highest quality. He aims to create beautiful, useful, tangible pieces of art using minimalistic design and durable materials for the great community of Atlanta.

His new studio is now set-up in Citizen Supply where you can see Carl working his craft everyday. Flordaliza's next adventure will be partnering with SafeHouse Outreach in their career program. In just a few weeks, they'll be taking in a handful of men and women in less than fortunate situations and teaching them the art of leather making. Their hope is to teach these men and women that failures can and will lead to success, and to see your success manifest, you have to be patient with the process.
Carl will have some of his items onsite for purchase in case you fall in love!

Earlier Event: May 22
Makers Gonna Make: Sip n Stitch
Later Event: June 23
Hoppy Hour