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Integrated Carving Styles

$175.00
On-line registration is now closed. Please register for workshops at the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal Booth at the trade show.

Integrated Carving Styles

Ed LaBarre

Friday - Saturday, March 2 - 3, 9 am - 5 pm

Chino Room - Prescott Resort & Conference Center

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

This workshop is a play on carving styles, designed to bring the carving to life. In the same leather piece, you’ll be utilizing both inverted and regular carving and bevelling techniques. On day 1, learn how to choose which elements to carve inverted and which to carve regular-style to achieve the right look. You’ll be tooling a standing bear with a surrounding of oak leaves, where the bear and small periphery leaves are carved inverted and the rest of the leaves are carved regularly. On Day 2, you’ll add color to your portrait, using Ed’s signature colors and coloring style. Achieve realistic coloring on leather under Ed’s watchful instruction. Leather donated by Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Materials to Bring: Maul/mallet, an assortment of bevelers, pear shaders and thumbprints, P206, P208, P367 (or similar), 2 styluses (for drawing veins), petal lifters, background tools, swivel knife, strop and a stamping surface.

Ed LaBarre

Ed ”BearMan” LaBarre’s first connection with leather was in 1967 at age 13, in the leathercraft shop at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He later worked at McLelland’s Saddle Shop in Florida and learned from Bob Dellis, who encouraged Ed to make tools. His son, Beary, now runs BearMauls. Check out his website: www.tinyurl.com/bearmauls.