Legendary Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppe Comes to Lowell

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Lowell Makes is proud to announce the addition of Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppe to our family.  Eeldrytch is known across the land as one of the top producers of leather goods popular at Renaissance Faires.  If you have ever been to King Richard’s Faire—you have seen Eeldrytch leather.

For over 30 years, Eeldrytch Leather Workshoppe has been producing a variety of top-quality leather goods right here in Massachusetts.  They are not only coming to Lowell, but they will be showing you how to make your own leather creations.  Creations that you will be proud of, and will stand the test of time.

Leather isn’t just fashionable, leather was essential to the old mills that were once the backbone of Lowell.  Leather belts typically helped convey power from wheels driven by the Merrimack River to the machines that made Lowell the textile capital of the world.

And now you can be part of the tradition!

Thank-you for bringing all these amazing leather working classes to Lowell:

May 12, 2014 Leather Belt Pouch Workshop 7pm
May 19, 2014 “Genuine” Top Grain Leather Belt Workshop 7pm
June 2, 2014 Leather Barrette Workshop 7pm
June 9, 2014 The Basic Knife Sheath Workshop 7pm
June 16, 2014 Steam-punk Leather Arm Band Workshop 7pm

Sign up for classes at http://lowellmakes.eventbrite.com/ or purchase tickets by clicking here

Soldering Workshop

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Lowell Makes would like to present a new learning opportunity! A soldering class has been booked for May 10th here at Lowell Makes!

If you’ve never soldered before, this is the class for you! This course teaches through-hole (90% of electronic kits) soldering and is recommended for the beginner. This is a hands-on class where the students learn techniques to help them solder through-hole components. Soldering can be daunting for the first solder joint, then the 2nd solder joint is not so bad, and by the time you’ve assembled the blinky grid, you will be quite confident and proficient in basic soldering skills.

Classes take place at Lowell Makes. We provide all the tools, irons, solder, parts, and seats for up to 10 students. The class is expected to take around 1.5 hour to complete, there is a buffer built in in case we go a bit longer.

Prerequisites: None! Just bring yourself. The class price includes the cost of the WeevilEye kit.

What to bring: Lowell Makes will provide all the tools, irons and solder.

Proceeds above will go to help support Lowell Makes.

Time and Place: Saturday May 10th from 10am to 2:00pm at the Lowell Makes

Open House / cookout tomorrow

dTroX9nT9Sorry for the last minute post, but tomorrow; 04/09/2014 our regularly scheduled weekly open house from 6pm to 9pm will be a cookout as well! We will have a grill outside our door to the right and be cooking up some of the usual cookout delicacies (hotdogs, hamburgers, kielbasa).

So come join us for our weekly open house. Check out the progress on our space, meet some of the members and have some good eats!