Guatemala Leather Crafting Workshop provides a fun, immersion experience to the world of leather-crafting where you have the opportunity to learn the essential skills of leather-crafting — skills like cutting leather, gouging, folding, hand sewing, gluing, riveting, snaps, adding hardware, and creating simple designs.
Anyone who has ever made something from leather knows that feeling — that sense of pride and affection for this work of art that you’ve created with your own two hands.
You will also learn about the different types of leather, and how to create patterns for leather designs.
Guatemala Leather Crafting Workshop Nicolas Pop
Nicolas Pop is the owner of La Cueva Leather. He is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna. His interest in leather began as a child while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan. It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.
La Cueva Leather in San Juan La Laguna is devoted to keeping the art of leather crafting alive. Owner, Nicolas Pop has been pushing the boundaries of imagination custom designing, from the highest quality leather, a wide variety of handbags, tote bags, shoes, belts, backpacks, wallets, knife holders, and many other items for the past 15 years.
La Cueva has a reputation for quality, value, and attention to detail, garnering attention from around the world.
TRIP DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours
TRIP LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna
TRIP PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy
TRIP DETAILS: $150.00 (Q1150) – 1 person (private workshop) / $130.00 (Q970) – 2 or more people – all leather supplies are provided.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, water, wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared to have an incredible adventure!