April in Paris

2IMAGEIt's actually March in San Francisco while visiting the Amblard Leather Atelier.  I have been wanting to check out the April in Paris Boutique where custom handcrafted leather accessories are made by Hermes trained Beatrice Amblard.  Last night I was able to join the tuesday evening drop-in Class.  If I lived in San Francisco I would love to sign up for the Advanced 1-year program.  However, a two hour class was better than nothing.  The class taught the very basics from making a simple pattern to cutting leather.  It was a pleasure seeing an atelier that teaches the centuries-old craft of leatherwork using hand and traditional tools.3IMAGE

DIYMary Lai