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Wet Molding Leather

The objective of the course is to manufacture a perfectly fitting leather bag or leather sheath...
The objective of the course is to manufacture a perfectly fitting leather bag or leather sheath for objects, such as a knife, a smartphone, or a digital camera. The first step is to make a positive model from wood of the object that you bring along to use as a mold. Raw tanned leather is subsequently soaked in water, then stretched over the mold and fastened with prepared stencils. While the leather dries, you will be shown the technique of sewing leather on sample pieces. After drying overnight, the deep drawn parts are cut to shape, sewn, and dyed as desired.
  • Please bring along a suitable, simple object, such as a knife, a hand tool, a smartphone, or a digital camera!
More information on the workshop instructor

Herbert Ritter

Herbert Ritter began his career making custom-made saddles; then came several years as a bag-maker for Hermès - Paris, followed by many years as a product developer and manager in the fashion industry. Today, after nearly 30 years professional experience, master saddle- and bag-maker Herbert is focusing his passion on preserving traditional, manual work techniques, with the emphasis on clear, hand-stitched forms, function and quality.Herbert Ritter

More information on the workshop location

Workshop-centre Niederalteich

A haven for traditional crafts!

A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

The former stable of the Monastery Niederaltaich is optimally equipped with

  • Bench room,
  • Turning workshop,
  • Sharpening room,
  • Machine room,
  • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


St. Ursulaweg 19
94557 Niederalteich

More info on our Workshop location Niederalteich

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Impressions of our course - Wet Molding Leather

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  • QualifikationNone.
  • InfoMaterial costs (from €40) are collected by the course instructor.
  • Participants10
  • Language_LongGerman
  • InstructorHerbert Ritter
  • Duration2 days
  • Appointment7.03. - 8.03.2017
  • Time9.00 - 18.00
  • SeminarortSt.-Ursulaweg 19, 94557 Niederalteich
Workshop no. KU5561701
€190.00 pro Teilnehmer

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Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to
Many other models
Course No. Date End Location Price  
Kursnnummer: KU5561701
Beginn: 3/7/17
Ende: 3/8/17
Ort: Niederalteich
Price: €190.00
Kursnnummer: KU5561601
Beginn: 3/23/16
Ende: 3/24/16
Ort: Niederalteich
Price: €190.00

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