Now that we are settled in our new shop, it is time to update the website and over the next few weeks I will be adding more finished and raw materials to the website and store. From buckles, kits, hand tools, lace, wallets, purses, leather hides, outerwear and more. Purses, wallets, jackets, vests, chaps and many of the other finished leather products are new to Maine Line Leather and will only grow as time goes by. We want to become your one stop shop of your leather needs. If you want a jacket, wallet or belt, no problem or if you need a raw piece of leather to make your own then look no further, we have you covered. Now if your thinking, "I don't know how to make anything" don't worry your not alone. To help with that, we run classes from the fall to spring and take the summer off. We have a spot at the top of the site that lets you know what classes we are offering. They will be basic starter classes to get you going in the direction that you want in the leather world. If you ever have any questions please feel free to call or email us.
We are going to have 4 more classes until the fall. All Classes are held at the store at 850 Main Street in Lewiston, ME 04240. Payment is required to hold your spot. As always, at the end of all classes you will receive a 10% discount on all products except Leather and a 20% off all Fiebings products.
Leather Treatment Class is March 26th, Saturday 10-12 and costs $25 and up to 8 people. You will have 5 pieces of veg tan leather to try 5 different combinations of dye and finish. This way you will have a reference for future projects. You will also get a piece of leather with a design on it and you will dye it and finish it.
Belt Making Class is April 9th, Saturday 10-12 and costs $40 and up to 6 people. You will be able to pick the belt strap you want for your belt. Then we will bevel, burnish,and finish the edges, next we will add snaps. The last step would be to add the buckle to finish your project. A standard buckle is included and if you choose a more expensive buckle there will be an up charge beyond the $40.
Carving Class is April 30th, Saturday 10-12 and costs $25 and up to 6 people. You will learn how to use a swivel knife and other stamps out of the basic 7 kit to create a flower. The feature image is the carving you will be creating.
Hand Sewing/Lacing Class is May 14th, Saturday 10-1 and costs $45 and up to 6 people. You will learn how hand sew or lace a wallet kit. If you pick to hand sew it you will also receive leather to try lacing and vice versa. We could also dye and finish them if you wanted.