£350

Leather Glove-making weekend

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Livingstone Studio

36 New End Square

Hampstead

London

NW3 1LS

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Make a pattern to fit your own hand and learn how to select, cut and stitch fine gloving leather in this unique and fascinating course.

Katherine Pogson has studied the vanishing art of table-cutting at one of the last remaining leather glove factories in Britain. There are fewer than 20 trained table-cutters left in the UK and Katherine has been learning from craftsmen with over forty years experience.

You will:

  • Learn the different components and vocabulary of a traditional glove pattern
  • Practice stretching, marking up and cutting out glove leather (traditional ‘table-cutting’)
  • Master three traditional hand-stitching techniques
  • Experiment with machine techniques for finishing cuffs, button holes and elastic
  • Make your own pair of hand-stitched leather gloves

Katherine will share with you her experiences and photographs from factory visits, as well as a few interesting samples from her growing collection of vintage books and gloves. Delving in to fashion archives and Museum collections for inspiration, you will gain an overview of the changing design of gloves over the centuries.

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Materials to the value of £50.00 are included in the price of this course.

This covers a choice of fine leather in different colours, thread, pattern blocks and specialist sewing kit, together with a full information pack on suppliers, books, tools and equipment.

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Livingstone Studio

36 New End Square

Hampstead

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NW3 1LS

United Kingdom

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