Instructor: Lisa Parmer Ditty
Class Type: Virtual
Online LIVE Instructor Q&A: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Time: 7PM – 7:30PM
Materials Kit: Kit includes leather for clutch, leather for strap, one button-stud, a sewing needle, two colors of waxed thread (black and ecru), two wooden glue sticks, E6000 glue, and Loctite glue. For this project, you will also need, but are not included: a pair of scissors, a flat-head screwdriver, and binder clips or paper clips.
Description: Learn basic sewing skills to create a beautiful leather clutch in your own home! This clutch is big enough for your cell phone, keys, and little lip. A week before the Virtual Fair, you will receive a link to a pre-recorded online tutorial. Make at your own pace to create your very own playful number, then pour yourself a glass of wine or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and join instructor Lisa Ditty for a lively Q&A. There are so many fun colors and combinations to choose from, so let’s start designing your clutch! This workshop is also suitable for young people ages 12+.
Additional Information: Choose your leather clutch color, your leather strap color, and button-stud hardware (finished clutch measures 8.5″ x 4.5″). LPD Studios will put your custom kit together and send it directly to you from PA. Shipping is included in the ticket price. To allow for possible COVID shipping delays, please register by 5 PM, Monday, September 21. Registrations will remain open after that date, but we cannot be sure your kit will arrive before your workshop. Please note: you don’t need to have the kit in hand to benefit from the live instructor Q&A, but it will add an extra level of fun!
Deadline to sign up: November 2nd, 2020
Bio: Lisa Parmer Ditty is a leather and metal maker. After years in the fashion business designing for Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, and Lands’ End, she took an unexpected journey and returned to PA to start her family. Wanting to rediscover her creative roots, LPDstudios was born. She loves being a designer maker and feeling the connection to her materials, leather, and metal. They are such opposites. The colors, shapes and textures of leather have unlimited possibilities, but “the rules” of metalsmithing force her to think outside the design box, like incorporating modern techniques with old-world skills. Coming from the fashion industry where everything is mass-produced, it is especially important to her that you can still see the “hand” in all her pieces, this is a dominant theme throughout her work. Lisa has taught many leather workshops for the PA Guild of Craftsmen in Lancaster PA, Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, The Muse in Frederick Maryland, Hattie Weselyk Studio in West Chester PA, The Hummelstown Historical Society in PA and many others.