Learn to make a NATO style strap and give your watch a stylish update. In this 3 hour class we will determine what size, color and finish are available for you. Then we will show you how to cut, punch, stamp and sew your strap that day. This course teaches attention to detail due to the small size of the strap. Similar in nature to the belt workshop, participants are encouraged to give an old or sentimental timepiece a new life; however, you can still make a strap without a watch. Enrollment is limited to ensure everyone receives personal attention. No prerequisite skills are required.
Materials include pre-cut leather; tools for marking, embossing and carving; care, cloth, conditioner, etc. as well as mallets, sponges and marble.
Daniel McRorie has been making and fixing shoes for more than ten years. At age nineteen, Daniel began working for a local cobbler in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From there he began exploring all aspects of the trade as an orthotic technician, shop apprentice to factory work making cowboy boots and ropers. From there Daniel went on to owning and operating his own shop. Most recently Daniel has studied under Marcell Mrsan, Hungarian master shoe maker. Currently, Daniel is one of the founders of Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. and manages the production of the caps and upcoming leather goods line.
One month notice is required for full refund or credit; less than one month is 50% refund or credit. Less than one week there will be no refund. Once class has begun there are no make up sessions. Make up work and instruction for missed workshops is at the discretion of the teacher. Requests for any refund must be done via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.