Experience Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of working with leather at Leather Working: Inlay and Overlay Techniques Saturday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Sunday (12 to 5 p.m.), July 13-14 in The Studio.

This course will introduce participants 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 June 15. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email

*Participants will need to bring the following supplies:

— 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)

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, outdoor education, science, storytelling, and wellnessAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete summer course schedule here.


Jul 13 2024


9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 13 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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