Workshops Saturday, 5 September 2020 – Sunday, 6 September 2020

Design and Make a Leather Bag - September

Use digital tools and traditional leather craft techniques to create a unique leather bag

  • Saturday, 5 – Sunday, 6 September 2020

  • Digital Studio SC, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £200.00 - £220.00

    All materials provided.

Design and Make a Leather Bag - September photo

Over two days, design and make a handbag or belt-bag inspired by the 400 years of bag design on display at the V&A's new exhibition, ‘Bags: Inside Out'.

Under the expert guidance of leatherworker Candice Lau, learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and bag construction to create a layout for your own design. Use this template to cut and stitch together veg-tanned leather with traditional leather-working techniques and construct your personalised creation.

Please note, this workshop will run twice – this listing is for the September session.

Ticket price includes a ticket to the ‘Bags: Inside Out’ exhibition. This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Candice Lau is a leatherworker and educator who has created bespoke leather goods for clients across the world including Bang & Olufsen, Wagamama, Heal’s and Lacoste. Candice originally trained as a graphic designer but has since carved out a career based on her love for the art of traditional leather craft, she established Studio Candice Lau in 2014.

Find out more about Candice’s work at and on Instagram @studiocandicelau