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Richard B. is exploring the possibility of teaching a leather-working class.
The basic materials for the class would be $30. That would cover an 18 x 24 inch piece of leather (fits into laser cutter) and the buckles and snaps to make a basic satchel/purse.
Example of what you can make. A satchel:
Lexie recommends you get “veggie tanned” leather from Tandy Leather at 5606 South 108th Street in Hales Corners
. (Veggie Tanning is not toxic, the other types can throw off toxic fumes. So while laser cutting leather may smell bad, the Veggie Tan type won't kill you.)