It is probably no surprise to learn that we think that making the things you want is incredibly empowering. It is imperative to have a local making community, but a global community that supports and uplifts makers is just as important. Klum House Workshop in Portland, Oregon is definitely one of the places that are supporting the same maker goals as we are, and we are happy to stock their high-quality leather products and patterns.
This Spring we are offering classes that will walk you through the steps of making the stylish and functional Oberlin Tote. Krystal Thomas will be teaching two sessions of this full-day workshop. You will leave with a finely finished, sleekly styled bag and the feeling of empowerment that comes from creating your own handmade items.
Ellie Lum said it best when she described Klum House Workshop, “We’re not just about helping you create beautiful finished products - although those are awesome. It’s also a way to take a break from the computer and get lost in the flow of making through the tactile experience of working with your hands."
The Oberlin is a great advanced beginner bag pattern. If you are looking for a more beginner-oriented pattern, check out the Klum House Portsmith Tote that Katy made this winter!