The Farms: Leather Working: Inlay and Overlay Techniques

Experience Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of working with leather at Leather Working: Inlay and Overlay Techniques on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in The Studio.

This two-day workshop led by Adriane Binky Donley will introduce students to the many tools and techniques involved in working with a variety of leathers, either for crafts or wearable pieces. The focus will be on projects incorporating leather inlay and overlay artistry.

$280/person*. Register here by Oct. 26. All sales are final.

*Students should bring:
— Hand sewing needles (not leather hand sewing needles)
— A pair of clean socks (new or used)
— X-ACTO knife and lots of blades
— Metal ruler, 12-18 inches long
— Sharp scissors
— Matte cutting board
— Flat, smooth ceramic tile or piece of marble 8-12 inches square (sometimes the IDEA Store has scrap tile for sale)
— Seam ripper
— Clear 2-inch wide fabric ruler (not required, but handy)

Learn more about the space where your course will take place here. If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Olivia Bunting at

About the instructor

Adriane Binky Donley comes from a long line of artists, and crafting is her love language. Currently the Properties Director at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, she spends her time teaching graduate-level prop artisans how to bring a designer’s vision to life. Her passion for leather working developed many years ago after attending a workshop at Penland School of craft. Following the workshop she developed a 16-week course for the Department of Theatre, where students learn about different types of leathers, how to prep them for hand or machine sewing, pattering, and inlay and overlay techniques.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or science. All experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete Fall Session schedule here.


Nov 09 2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 09 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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