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Leather Sheathmaking -- An Introduction
Keeping your knife from cutting things it shouldn't!

Come learn how to make leather sheaths suitable for that knife you made in our Simple Knives, Nothing But Knives, or Advanced Knifemaking. Guest instructor Jessica Reynolds is a professional leatherworker and sheath maker at the New York Renaissance Fair. She'll introduce you to the tools of the trade, how to measure, cut and sew your custom sheath, and some quick tips on shortcuts.

In the first session of this class, Jessica will demonstrate one, possibly two methods of making sheaths and lead you through the process of making a custom sheath to fit your own knife. Don't forget to bring your knife with you! In the second session, you can complete your sheath or, if you've been zipping along, make a second sheath under Jessica's supervision.

There will be an (as yet to be determined) materials fee for this class.

Toolkits (optional) will also be available for those who wish to continue making sheaths at home.

Gift Certificates for Leather Sheathmaking -- An Introduction are available.

6 hours, 2 meetings.    dates&times

Instructor: Jessica Reynolds
Tuition: $145.00 per student


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
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