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“Learning the art of Leathercraft”

with Marin Cenwein Gardner of Embercraft Creations

The art of crafting with leather is one of the oldest skills in human history. Our ancestors have been working with this ancient material since before the earliest legends, and it has shaped us in a foundational, sacred way. Connect with your primal origins and learn how to carve, tool, sew, and burnish with detailed instruction. Let’s craft together around this online campfire, and remember our roots.

The teacher of this course, Marin Cenwein Gardner, is the sole artist and leatherworker of Embercraft Creations. Throughout her 10 years of professional experience, she has striven to manifest myths and magic of centuries past into wearable art. Her work is carved with runes and symbols of power designed to help the wearer channel their inner intentions. Throughout this 5 month course, she will teach you how to make your own leather talismans, tools, and everyday items. Using your new Tool Pack, outfitted with all of the tools you need, you will learn all of the basic leatherworking skills and craft your own pieces from her simple pre-cut leather Crafter’s Kits.

For those who purchase our $225 recording and live class bundle, you will get access to all pre-recorded classes, and be enrolled in all future class recordings for this 5-part series. The dates are as follow, and you will get an email with the zoom recording prior to the live class.

Sunday, March 7, 2021 3pm - 4:30pm EST (Completed)

Lesson #1: Crafting a 9” valet tray, adorned with a bindrune for luck and good fortune.

Sunday, April 4, 2021 3pm - 4:30pm EST

Lesson #2: Crafting a set of coasters, adorned with a bindrune for protection of the home and family.

Sunday, May 2, 2021 3pm - 4:30pm EST

Lesson #3: Crafting a leather memo book, adorned with a bindrune for spiritual awakening and transcendance.

Sunday, June 6, 2021 3pm - 4:30pm EST

Lesson #4: Crafting a mason jar handle wrap, adorned with a bindrune for physical health and nourishment.

Sunday, July 4, 2021 3pm - 5:00pm EST

Lesson #5: Crafting a 12” valet tray, adorned with the most complex knotwork of the course, and a bindrune for inner shadow work and self improvement.


Each lesson will be centered around a different Crafter’s Kit, so you will successfully end each class with a finished work of functional art. You will be adorning your pieces with Nordic bindrunes, surrounded by historical Celtic Knotwork, therefore protecting your work with runic magic and sacred knot symbolism. You will learn how to sew leather by hand, with a traditional saddle-stitch. You will even learn how to burnish the edges to achieve that slick, sealed finish. And more importantly, you will learn the absolute satisfaction of making an item from start to finish with your own hands.

All levels are welcome to join us in this virtual crafting circle. Bring to class your kit, your Tool Pack, and have on hand the following items:

  • Cutting board or countertop (Stone is recommended)

  • Lighter

  • Scissors

  • Bowl of water

  • Soft towel

  • Flathead Screwdriver

Leather dyes or other coloring solutions are not included with these kits. If you would like your finished pieces to be a color other than the natural color of leather, please order leather dyes, paint, or markers from other sources.

To purchase the class kits, visit: www.EmbercraftCreations.com.