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Leather Backpack Making

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

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Instructor: Peter Yenken
Dates: September 8, 9, 10
Times: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Cost: $196, plus $50 to pay instructor directly on 1st day of class.
Registration Closes: August 25
No. of Students: 3 min., 10 max
Skill level: Beginner and beyond

Notes about allowing youth under 18: Youth okay! Parents need to be sure the youth is able to do the work and be prepared to stay during class. Legal guardian must accompany youth under 14. Separate registrations required if you both wish to do your own project, one registration is fine if you plan on working on one project together.

Class Description: Using vegetable tanned cow leather, make a back pack that fits your back, made for everyday use and big enough for an overnight hike. It will be strong and durable and if looked after will last indefinitely.

Please bring $50 at the start of class to pay instructor for materials. Bring a notebook for note taking.

Earlier Event: September 8
Arrow and Quiver Making
Later Event: September 9
Arrow and Quiver Making