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Secrets of Plug Embossing

$75.00
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Secrets of Plug Embossing

Kathy Flanagan 

Friday, March 2, 6 pm - 10 pm

Arizona Room - Precscott Resort & Conference Center

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

There are many methods of embossing with plugs, and everyone does it differently.  I learned it one way, and decided it wasn’t for me. However, I liked the concept of creating a lot of depth just by adding a sliver of leather to the backside of a carving.  After a lot of experimentation, I came up with a method that suits me. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn what I do, and play with different ways to get the same thing done. Leather donated by Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Materials to Bring: Stylus, modeling spoon, swivel knife, bevelers (smooth and checkered, various sizes), matting tools (smooth and checkered, various sizes), pear shaders (smooth, various sizes), basic floral tools, F895, sharp scissors or knife and a skiver.

Kathy Flanagan

Kathy has been working with leather for four decades, beginning in 1970, in 4-H, learning from masters of the craft. In 2005, the International Federation of Leather Guilds awarded Kathy the “Best of Advanced” division and “People’s Choice” honors. Later, in 2009, the IFoLG awarded Kathy the “Pathway to Masters” award for her continuous efforts and willingness to teach in the field of leathercraft.