• Leather Handbag Retreat with Molly Grant June 13-16 , 2018


    Join Molly Grant October June 13-16, 2018 

    The Leather Handbag workshop begins with an introduction by Molly Grant, which includes a brief history of the Cordwainer Shop, founded in 1925.  Students will learn about basic pattern-making.  From start to finish, this process is 100% hands-on work.

    Students choose from an array of leathers and their handbags are made to their style.  The final product leaves the students feeling amazed and proud of their unique handbag.

    Wednesday: Students arrive at the McKenzie River Inn around 5:00pm and settle into the cabins. After a welcome dinner, Molly goes over styles and helps students pick leather.

    Thursday: After a restful night at the McKenzie River Inn, students dive into pattern tracing and cutting leather. Lunch is served in the workshop garden and the afternoon is spent working with patterns.  Join together for a delicious dinner with everyone, and then a bonfire next to the river will be enjoyed!

    Friday: Breakfast on the patio and then Students finish their design and start lacing.  Students will complete their handbags and gather for a fashion show.  Another delicious lunch, and dinner in the evening. 

    Saturday: Student evaluate the course taken and leave after breakfast. Students leave with their custom handbag!

    Package includes:  Class, All meals, and 4 nights Lodging!

    Add a friend for $1,135.  includes meals and class, plus double occupancy with you!