Leathercraft: working with leather

14 June 2024

Learn how to clean, cut and braid leather at Soetmelksvlei, a delightful new excursion by Babylonstoren.

R 1500 per person.

Only 10 places available.

Please join us for a leathercraft workshop at Soetmelksvlei, a delightful new excursion by Babylonstoren.

Prepare to roll up your sleeves as we embark on our journey at the Babylonstoren ticket office. Following a short ride along the picturesque slopes of Simonsberg, we’ll descend towards the historical farmyard, which represents a time when life was simpler and craftsmanship was treasured.

Here, master tanner and leathercrafter Klaas van der Wal will guide you through the steps of cleaning, tanning and cutting sheepskin. You will learn to braid leather strips that can be used in a variety of applications, such as belts, bangles, halters and basic whips.

After a hands-on morning in the farm air, we’ll enjoy a hearty lunch in the Old Stables Restaurant before heading back to Babylonstoren.