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Antiquing, Dyeing & Finishing

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Antiquing, Dyeing & Finishing Demonstration

Bob Park

Thursday, May 17, 9 am - 12 pm

Chaparral Room, Holiday Inn

Skill Level: All Skill Levels Welcome!

In this demonstration you will see Bobby dye, antique and finish a piece of tooled leather. Through the use of close-up cameras and a large screen HD TV, he shares the techniques he uses to produce the finishes he is known for. The demonstration will include: discussion about leather, tooling, preparing the leather for color, dyeing the background, dyeing the edges, oiling the leather, applying Fiebing’s paste antique and final finish coats. Throughout the process he will discuss the tools and methods required for each application. Bobby will also discuss the use of alternative products and methods for comparison purposes. Time permitting, there will be an open Q & A session at the end of the demonstration where he will answer questions regarding any subject which may interest the class. Bobby’s workshops fill quickly so don’t ride the fence!Materials donated by Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Bob Park Custom Leather.

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials and a camera.
Bobby’s direct contact info: 602-999-3099 or

Bob Park

Bobby is a leathersmith specializing in western floral tooling. He has developed a unique style in the western tradition, winning numerous awards at national shows and exhibitions. In 2015, he was awarded the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. In addition to his leatherwork, Bobby is the author of Creating Western Floral Designs, a highly acclaimed instruction on creating western tooling patterns, which is currently distributed in over 40 countries. A popular instructor, Bobby shares his techniques over a variety of subjects. Bobby also produces a variety of innovative products designed to improve and enhance leather working for novices and professionals, alike.