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Glove-making masterclass

The 3-day glove-making masterclass at our London studio will teach the basics of the handcraftsmanship skills required for making a beautiful pair of leather gloves, made to measure.

Where: Riina O London studio, 69a Southgate Road, N1 3JS London

When: The course runs over three days, from Friday to Sunday 

             3-5th May 2024

             10am-16.30 (incl. 30min lunch break)
How long: 3 days, 6 hrs each day, 18 hrs in total

How much: £345 (including leather for a trial glove)

NB! Limited number of participants!

The Course is a mix of theory and practical skills, where you will be introduced to the craft of hand-making leather gloves, teaching the basic techniques of making

hand-stitched gloves.

Previous experience of hand-sewing is recommended, but not required.


Day 1:

  • Introduction to the history of gloves: wearing and making

  • Introducing leather as the material for glove-making

  • The glover´s tools  

  • Glove anatomy and patterns

  • Different types of stitching (stab stitches used in leather glove making)

Day 2:

  • Decorative points (cover different decoration techniques)

  • Measuring the hand and learning about glove sizes

  • Introduction of the standard glove pattern and customisation

  • Glove design

Day 3:

  • Positioning the pattern on leather

  • Cutting and making a trial glove

  • Finishing the second glove at home


Terms and conditions:

The Course fee is £345 per participant. The fee covers materials for the test glove. All necessary tools are provided for the class. Materials for the further designed pair of gloves are not included.

A selection of teas and a cake will be available throughout the day, lunch is not included.

Participation can be cancelled by the applicant up until the start of the course, whereafter 50% of the fee is refunded. 50% of the fee is kept as a non-refundable deposit.

If the course is cancelled by the studio, the fee is returned in its entirety.

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Riina Õun is a London-based designer and maker of leather gloves with over 15 years of experience.

Since 2013 she has been working as a creative director, designer and maker for her brand Riina O. The Riina O brand´s goal is to carry on the traditional glove hand-making techniques, combining them with modern technological advantages, such as CAD, machine embroidery, and laser cutting.

Riina Õun has been teaching glove-making workshops at the academic institutions worldwide since 2017, including Central Saint MartinsLondon College of Fashion, Royal College of ArtsEdinburgh College of Art, Kolding Design Institute, Copenhagen Academy of Fashion and Design, The Estonian Academy of Arts, as well as Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, London Craft Week, etc.

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