Handcrafting soft leather gloves is an old skill, going back to the middle ages, that has started to disappear due to the labour-intensiveness and the mechanisation of the glove making process. Only a few skilled professionals around the world are currently practising the art of making gloves by hand.
As a skilled specialist, I would like to carry on this beautiful meticulous craft, introducing the techniques to more people and carrying the tradition into the 21st century.
I have been working with some of the top academic institutions around the world, teaching the glove making workshop at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, London College of Fashion, Edinburgh College of Art, Kolding Design Institute, as well as Norwegian National Opera & Ballet and London Craft Week.
If you would like to learn hand-crafting beautiful leather gloves, below are the upcoming workshops open to public.
Riina teaching the concentrated 4-day glove making masterclass at Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design, in Denmark during the
2 weekends in November.
9-10th and 23-24th of November 2019,
Riina teaching the 5-day intensive glove making workshop spread over 5 Saturdays throughout February at Central Saint Martins Short Courses, London.
Saturdays from 1st to 29th February 2020,