BAS at Wilderness Festival

Bill and his team to host leather workshops at The Haus of Victorinox during Wilderness Festival

As part of this year’s Wilderness Festival line-up, Bill Amberg and his team of craftspeople will present a leather workshop, giving festival goers the chance to create an elegant and enduring sunglasses case that’s perfect for all your everyday and unexpected adventures! The workshop will form part of a series of events curated by Hole & Corner for the Haus of Victorinox from 3rd – 6th August.

Designed by Bill especially for the event the sunglasses case is elegantly formed from two folded pieces of hide and joined by three simple rivets, then personalised with your initials making it totally unique.  The case is the perfect introduction to traditional leatherworking techniques such as edge bevelling, polishing and riveting as well as being a great souvenir of the festival.  The team of artisans teaching these techniques draw from the age-old disciplines of case making, saddlery and bookbinding – often using tools and methods that have remained unchanged for centuries – in-order to deliver beautiful contemporary leatherwork that lasts. Here at Bill Amberg Studio, we harness the best of one of nature’s most versatile and adaptable resources with an unrivalled creativity in a host of different ways and invite festival-goers to come and experience this ancient material up close.

This is the fifth year running that Victorinox, makers of the Original


Swiss Army Knife, return to Wilderness.  The Haus of Victorinox will play host an inspiring collective of workshops and artistic talent for the festival including Felix Immler and Kyle Bean amongst many others. From crafting to paracording, the Victorinox experience will provide attendees with the tools and skills to be prepared for your everyday adventures.

Click here to book your free place –  we hope to see you there.

Bill Amberg Studio
2 Lonsdale Road,

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