Practical And Fun Leather Workshop

Do you want to try something new? Do not worry, I got you. Spend two hours in Birgu Blue and you will leave with handmade souvenir or gift and a special experience.

Birgu Blue is an independent atelier workshop. It is specialising in personalised and hand-stitched designed leather goods. The magician in store is named Ozzy Chien and he is a leather accessories designer. He comes from Taiwan and his Asian origin inspires him a lot, minimal decorations, clean and sharp outlines are priorities.

The workshop began by offering coffee or tea and that is normally hard choice, but it was nothing unlike picking up the kind of a product I wanted to make. I got three options: bracelet, a hand-stitched bookmark, or an espresso cup holder. In the end, because of my book obsession, I chose the hand-stitched bookmark.

After making two tough decisions a few more came. I had to pick the colour and material. I would never say that there is so many options, but Ozzy told me everything and I picked brown natural leather. Between picking the colour and final product were many steps and he guided me perfectly, that I could make the whole bookmark almost on my own.

Like I said, there was a lot of work to do, but I enjoyed the stitching part the most. The point of this step was using two needles at the same time, so it was a little confusing in the beginning, but after few stitches the hands got used to it and it was really enjoyable.

A maximum of three people can join one session, and it cost € 60 per person. Tools and material are of course included.

Here is the link for the workshop. 


Iva Svitakova

Iva is a student from Czech Republic, who is going to spend 3 months here in Malta, thanks to Erasmus+. She loves reading, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends. She cannot wait to see the world because it has so much to offer. She indulges with good cinnamon dessert, silly movies, and second-hand shopping.

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