Instructor: Brett Walker
Class Length: One day (Saturday) November 7, 2020
No. of Students: Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Tools: Provided, but students are welcome to bring their own for use with instructor approval.
Description: In this class, students will make a slightly-enlarged copy (to accommodate standard modern letter-size paper) of a unique leather document case in the collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Made in the 1740’s by a shoemaker named Samuel Lane, it carried many of his important papers as he travelled regularly from his hometown of Stratham to the coastal city of Portsmouth. Students will learn basic leatherworking, hand-sewing, and simple decorative skills which can be utilized in various other ways, including more advanced classes with Mr. Walker.
Materials Fee: $55