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Bob Park: Antiquing & Dyeing Demonstration


Bob Park: Antiquing & Dyeing Demonstration

Bob Park

Friday, 19. October, 2018 - ROZET, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem 

09.00-12.00, (9 am - 12 pm)

Skill Level: All Skill Levels Welcome!

Course Description: In this demonstration you will see Bobby dye, antique and finish a western floral tooled piece of leather. Through the use of close-up cameras, he shares the techniques he uses to produce the finishes he is known for. The demonstration will include: discussion about leather, tooling, oiling the leather, preparing the leather for color, dyeing the background, dyeing the edges, 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 question & answer session at the end of the demonstration, where he will answer questions regarding any subject which may interest the class. This is a popular class which fills up quickly! Materials donated by Hermann Oak Leather Company, The Fiebing Company and Bob Park Custom Leather.


Student Should Bring: Note taking materials and a camera.

(Bobby’s direct contact info: 602-999-3099 or

Bob Park

Bobby has developed a unique carving style in the western tradition, earning numerous awards at national shows and exhibitions. In 2015, he received 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 distributed in over 40 countries.  He is also a regular contributor to the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal. Bobby also produces a variety of innovative products designed to improve and enhance leather working for novices and professionals, alike. Be sure to stop by his booth at the trade show!

Cancellation Policy

• There is a $25 administration fee for cancelling a workshop.
  (The cost of the workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.)
• No refunds after FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018.