Do you have any experience with leather tooling, sewing, stamping or other work? My teen is now quite interested in the subject and although I have zero experience, she has a bit. It turns out that Tandy Leather offers free classes if you purchase your own supplies, and they have several classes each month to choose from.
There are many different classes available in all of the skills she's interested in and more, and there's even a Leather Guild that meets monthly to complete a project with each other!
She's excited to try a class, but I wanted to ask other leather crafters if there's something that you might suggest to do in learning these skills at home. Are the classes better, or would you suggest a starter kit or any other leather working supplies and home resources instead? What was most beneficial as you learned your craft? Are you in a Leather Guild? Share your experience in the chat!