Learn to Make a Leather Pouch

with Cassandra Gunkel, PhD

December 2nd from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
December 9 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
(NOTE: This is a two hour class)
December 16 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Just the right size for carrying a cell phone and a few credit cards, you will stitch your own leather pouch with a soft strap.

Through the generosity of our sponsor,  AARP,  you will receive a kit which includes soft leather hide and sinew to stitch. Included will be a fabric sample to start and learn techniques for leather. No experience necessary.

Registration limited to 30

Cassandra Gunkel, PhD

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, PhD, is a folklorist, textile artist and expert in material culture. She has curated numerous exhibits of quilts and textile arts. As a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Teaching Artist, she designs and delivers arts curriculum for K-12 and adult populations. Her own art has been exhibited widely, including Allentown Art Museum, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Mercer Museum, the Bucks County Visitors Center. and international exhibits at the International Print Center of New York, Arts Print Residence (Spain) and International Quilt Extravaganza (Oaks, PA).

Questions about class? Contact Jacqui Anderson @ janderson@ralstoncenter.org


You will receive a link once your registration is confirmed as per the note above.

You will need access to a laptop or desktop with reliable high-speed internet connection and audio/video capability for the duration of the workshop is strongly recommended. Mobile devices such as iPhone are not recommended for this workshop.

Comfortable being on-camera. Participants will be asked to keep cameras on for the workshop so that they can interact.

For the best learning experience, please make sure to take the following steps at least 10 minutes PRIOR to the start of the class:

•Review the Zoom System Requirements

Test your audio and video capability by accessing a Zoom Test Meeting prior to the start of this course

•Watch the Zoom video tutorial “Join A Meeting