I recently spent four fun filled days in a workshop with Rose-Anne Russell - a leather shoe and bag artist who lives in the Adelaide Hills. Rose-Anne lives in a converted stone building that used to be a carpenters workshop and now is a beautiful home and studio.
We learnt so much - designing our bag, how to make a pattern and then how to put it together.
The first day we sewed some samples, drew up a pattern for and made a pencil case.
Then designed our tote bags and made the patterns.
On day 2 we selected the leather and started our bags. We learnt how to put in zipper pockets, line the bags with pigskin and by the end of day 4 we had our finished bags.