2019 Arnhem Workshops

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100% Leather Box & Medieval Cases

Serge Volken

Wednesday, 16. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.05 ROZET

Intermediate

Precious containers for precious contents, be it for an engagement ring, a coin collection or your favoured swivel knife. The art of making leather boxes has been around for centuries. I had the chance to see originals from close, study them and learn a few tricks. Using ancient knowledge combined with new means of making I propose to lead you step by step into the architecture of building a 100% leather box without any stitching. We also discuss different options. Examples of 15th Century cases will be shown for close examination. After this class you will not only bring back home an original mini leather casket, but also the keys to a wide range of new project ideas based on the principles acquired during this class. Attention, basic skiving skills are required.

Materials to Bring: skiving blade, small box cutter; a few stamping tools of your choice, a wing divider, bone folder and band-aids

Supplies Donated by: Gentle Craft (Center for Ancient Leather Shoe Museum, Lausanne), The Fiebing Company and Renia GmbH

Alpaca Fever!

Kathy Flanagan

Wednesday-Thursday, 16. – 17. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.14 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Furry and cute alpacas from an Arnhem shop were quite popular with ELWATS visitors in 2018! This year, you can make your own alpaca! Turn your talents loose on a piece of leather to create the fuzziest creature on your wall! Carving, tooling, hairing, texturing, embossing, coloring and more! You’ll be taking home your own 3-D alpaca, ready to frame. (Approximate size: 8×10 inches / 20×25 cm)

Materials to Bring: Weight to hold down leather, water sprayer/mister, stylus, modeling spoon, swivel knife, strop, maul/mallet, stamping stone, bevelers (smooth, various sizes), matting tools (smooth and checkered, various sizes), pear shaders (P233, P206, P218, P367 or similar), figure carving tools (F895, F902), scalpel with #11 blades, multi-blade knife, ball modeler, round marbles, and paint brushes (sizes 0 – 2, round).

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia GmbH

Bobby Park: Advanced Floral Tooling

Bob Park

Thursday, 17. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.01 ROZET

Intermediate to Advanced

While there is a lot of reference material on how to learn the basics of floral tooling, there is very little designed to help take it to the next level. Bobby designed this workshop to do just that! General topics covered are: leather selection, casing the leather, carving solutions, controlling stretch and swivel knife/stamping tool selection. He will talk about a variety of the techniques that he utilizes on his own projects. This is where he will share the techniques he has learned over the years to create depth, dimension, texture and highlights to the tooling. And with the aid of close-up cameras and a large screen Smartboard, each student will have the opportunity to observe these techniques first hand. Instruction will also include: the cutting sequence, tooling sequences, beveling without cutting, petal lifting and undercutting, back-beveling and the use of modeling tools. The class will have an opportunity in the afternoon session to apply these techniques on a practice floral tooling pattern. As this is not a project class, there will be no emphasis or pressure to complete the practice patterns. Bobby’s focus will be strictly on evaluating each student’s skill level and tailoring comments to help them improve. A recommended tool list will be provided to those who sign up for the workshop. Bobby’s book, Creating Western Floral Designs will be available for sale after class! Bobby’s email: hidepounder@gmail.com

Materials to Bring: Stamping tools, stamping stone, swivel knife, strop, maul/mallet of choice, tracing stylus, spray bottle for water, notepad, pencil, and a camera.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Bobby Park: Antiquing, Dyeing & Finishing Demonstration

Bob Park

Friday, 18. OCT, 09.00 – 12.00

Room 3.01 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

There are so many products available to the leather worker that it is difficult to know what to use or when to use it. Bobby designed this three hour demonstration to address the use of a variety of those products. General topics will include the use of spirit and water based dyes, acrylic colors, liquid highlighters and paste antiques. Through the use of close-up cameras and a large screen Smartboard, he will share the techniques and sequences that he uses to produce professional looking finishes. Discussion will include: oiling, brush selection, dyeing tooled backgrounds, dyeing edges, applying acrylic colors, applying paste antique, finish coats and sealants. Throughout the demonstration he will address a variety of products from various manufacturers, alternative applications and the successful methods that he has learned to use over the years. This demonstration “covers a lot of ground” and is one of his most popular workshops!

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials. Cameras are welcome.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Company and Bob Park Custom Leather

Bobby Park: Mastering the Swivel Knife

Bob Park

Wednesday, 16. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.01 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

When it comes to carving, the swivel knife is the most important tool we employ and undoubtedly the most difficult to master. Its use is the foundation for all styles and types of leather carving. With that in mind, Bobby is presenting a workshop dedicated completely to the attributes of the swivel knife and the techniques that I employ with it. The instruction will cover the pros and cons of a variety of swivel knives. Topics covered will include: specialty knives, proper hand fit, proper grip, blade types and selection, knife manufacturers and most importantly, blade sharpening and stropping. With the aid of close-up cameras live streaming to a large screen Smartboard, Bobby will demonstrate the techniques that he uses when cutting tooling patterns, performing finish cuts and when ‘free-handing” decorative finger carvings. Additionally, the discussion will cover: line priority, cutting sequences, tapered cuts, practice techniques, tracing patterns and leather preparation. Students will learn the fundamentals of making various cuts and have the opportunity to practice cutting one of his tooling patterns or a finger carving pattern. As this is not a project class, there will be no emphasis or pressure to complete a pattern. Bobby’s focus will be strictly on evaluating each student’s skill level and tailoring comments to help them improve. A tool list will be provided for each student upon registration. Bobby’s book, Creating Western Floral Designs will be available for sale after class! Bobby’s email: hidepounder@gmail.com

Materials to Bring: Sharp swivel knives of choice, stamping tools, maul/mallet, tracing stylus, water sprayer/mister, strop, sharpening equipment (if you have it), note taking materials, pencil, camera.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Braided Awl Handle

Isaac Romero

Saturday, 19. OCT, 09.00 – 15.00

Room 3.03 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Create a better grip on your awl handle, while personalizing it in the process. You will learn how to cover an existing handle with intricate braiding, utilizing the Turk’s head knot as a base structure, and adding a pineapple interweave, using at least 3 different colors of lace. With these skills, you will be able to customize any handle in your workshop!

Materials to Bring: Blunt awl/fid, bone folder and 5 woodworking nails (2 – 4 cm long). C.S. Osborne and Co.  will provide each student with (1) C.S. Osborne #477 fid/belt awl; this will be the handle that you cover with lacing.

Supplies Donated by: The Fiebing Company and C.S. Osborne and Co.

Braided Pendant with Cabochon Inlay

Isaac Romero

Friday, 18. OCT, 09.00 – 15.00

Room 3.03 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Combine braiding with stone inlay in this workshop. You’ll get to choose which type of stone to inlay (tiger’s eye, obsidian, etc.), then learn how to lace around the stone using 4 different types of braids. Finally, you’ll see how to apply finishes to the pendant to give it a refined look.

Materials to Bring: Rotary punch, lacing fid, wing dividers, utility knife (or round knife), bone folder, lacing needles, cutting surface and 2 brushes.

Supplies Donated by: The Fiebing Company

Crossed Horses in 3-D

Jürgen Volbach

Friday-Saturday, 18.-19. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.02 ROZET

Intermediate

Every detail of this workshop will be taught, starting with copying the horse heads onto the leather, modeling from the backside to the frontside, to bringing the embossing into the right form. After this, you will learn the right combination of leather dust and rubber gum/cement to fill the back side. Then you will use modeling tools to bring out the shape of the horses’ heads, add hair structure and learn the right way to undercut specific areas to give the horses a living “look”. From there, you can take the artwork home to add any color or antiquing that you wish, or just leave it natural.

Materials to Bring: Swivel knife with a small blade (7mm), strop, scalpel and blades, ball and spoon modelers, fine ball point stylus, checkered backgrounders, figure bevelers, maul/mallet, graphite pencil, soft white eraser, water sprayer/mister, stamping stone, and a cutting board.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia GmbH

Dragon Eye Pendant

Natalie Orfanidi

Saturday, 19. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.16 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

In this workshop,, you will make a piece of leather jewelry in the shape of a dragon’s eye. This class will cover a variety of techniques such as carving, embossing, use of a  modeling spoon and painting with acrylics – all combined in order to make a stunning piece of wearable art.  The techniques learned in this class can be applied to multiple personal items such as : key fobs, brooches, buttons, decorative conchos, etc.

Materials to Bring: Modeling spoons (medium and small if possible), steep bevelers, maul/mallet, small seeder, medium size petal lifter, large figure beveler, water sprayer/mister, very fine paint brushes, a paint tray, scalpel, and tracing pen or stylus.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia GmbH

Hand Stitching Techniques

Danielle Roossien

Thursday, 17. OCT, 09.00 – 13.30

Room 3.03 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Have you ever had the problem of being short a hand while stitching, or not knowing how to handle your needles? Then this will be a great workshop to improve your skills. The main focus of this workshop will be hand stitching techniques. Participants will learn the basics of hand stitching, such as how to prepare the leather with the required tools, and how to angle and handle an awl and needles. By making a so-called “technique-sheet” you will take home a self-made example sheet with various types of traditional, constructional and decorative stitching to apply in your own projects. Time permitting, the box stitch will also be covered. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels; even if you already hand stitch, you will have the chance to improve your skills by paying attention to detail and if you are a beginner, we will start with the basics.

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials, wing dividers, edge beveler (size 2), edge slicker, skiving knife or scalpel, scratch awl, strop, mallet. If you have your own awl, stitching groover, overstitch wheel, diamond chisel, 1/8 lacing chisel, stitching pony or small vise, please bring them. Danielle will have a limited number of tools to share.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Leather Molding with Sand

Pepe Pereira

Friday, 18. OCT, 12.30 – 17.30

Room 3.01 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Learn a very practical method to mold leather at home or in your workshop using sand from the beach or from a home improvement store. This material will allow you to get irregular shapes that could be almost impossible to make with a mold of other materials. We are going to build a leather vase (although this method is useful for many other shapes/purposes!) which will also be hardened, thanks to the sand and will have the consistency of other materials such as wood or even ceramics. We will also get to know other materials that we all have at home that can also be used to make this type of molding.

Materials to Bring: Cutting tools (trim knife, cutter or head knife), cutting board, stylus or ballpoint, stitching awl and needles, waxed thread, strop, wing dividers, groover and wood slicker.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia GmbH

Mohair Cinch Making – Level 1

Aurélie Avesque-Jouan

Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 4.13 ROZET

Beginner – Intermediate

Participants will learn how to string and design a standard pattern (half diamonds and bars) on a 17-strand, straight, single layer western mohair cinch (up to 32”/81cm).

Participants can choose the colors for their cinch from available colors. They will learn how to estimate the length of mohair needed for any straight tied mohair cinch with  regards to the finished length and/or the number of strands. You will also see some specific patterns, like “checkerboard”. We will review the different kind of hardware available on the market. Special explanations will be given regarding:

– the importance of the technical aspects and their impact on the horse’s sake;

– the fitting of a cinch (length /width) and the impact to the horse.

After this class, the students will be “autonomous” on the building of a tied cinch and will be able to make mohair tack for their own needs or for business. All supplies (mohair and hardware) and tools (frame, scissors, needle) are provided by EQUIMOHAIR and participants will leave with their own cinch. If the students are done with their cinch before the end of  2 days, we can discuss further subjects (bi-colors, ropers or whatever specific subject they want to see) or if there is enough time, they can make a second cinch/girth with an extra fee for the additional materials.  Mohair is hypoallergenic, comfortable, and breathable for the horse. It is really strong and easy to take care of. Instruction provided in English and/or French.

Materials to Bring: Pencil, notepad, camera, and a floor cushion (some prefer to work sitting on a chair, others on the floor).

Supplies Donated by: EQUIMOHAIR

Mohair Cinch Making – Level 2

Aurélie Avesque-Jouan

Friday, 18. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 4.13 ROZET

Advanced

Participants will learn how to weave and design a standard pattern (half diamonds / center and weaves) on a 25- or 21-strand roper cinch/girth (up to 32”/81cm).

Participants can choose the colors for their cinch from available colors. They will learn how to estimate the length of mohair needed for a woven roper mohair cinch with  regards to the finished length and/or the number of strands.

After this class, the students will be “autonomous” on the building of a woven cinch and will be able to make mohair tack for their own needs or for business. All supplies (mohair and hardware) and tools (frame, scissors, needle) are provided by EQUIMOHAIR and participants will leave with their own cinch. Mohair is hypoallergenic, comfortable, and breathable for the horse. It is really strong and easy to take care of. Instruction provided in English and/or French.

Materials to Bring: Pencil, notepad, camera, and a floor cushion (some prefer to work sitting on a chair, others on the floor).

Supplies Donated by: EQUIMOHAIR

Monogrammed Round Knife Sheath

Michael Dale

Friday, 18. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.14 ROZET

Intermediate

This knife sheath workshop will cover many aspects of leather work, so it has high value for the cost. At the end of the day, you will have a custom-fit sheath for your round knife. Pattern design, tooling, assembly, stitching and edging are just some of the things this project will cover. I will also share my experience and philosophy regarding making high quality products without compromises. While making this sheath, you will: Make a pattern for your individual knife including welt; Tool your own monogram; Cut your pattern and assemble the sheath; Stitch your sheath with a saddle stitch; Prepare your sheath for edging; Time permitting, students may color and finish their sheath with limited products available, but the focus will be on construction and preparation for color. Students will need to email Mike their initials and the size of their knife in centimeters (length and width of the blade only) as he will provide the monograms for class. Mike’s email: immiketoo@me.com

Materials to Bring: Round knife, pencils and eraser, edge bevelers, edge slicking tool, carving tools including swivel knife, strop, steep bevelers, figure bevelers and matter/background tools, maul/mallet, water sprayer/mister, trim knife, wing dividers, spring clips for assembling and glue, stitching awl, stitch wheel, stamping stone, cutting surface, stitching supplies (needles, thread etc.).

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Company, Renia GmbH, and Leder Louis

Motorcycle Tank Bib

Armin Dobstetter

Friday-Saturday, 18.-19. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00; 09.00 – 13.00

Room 3.05 ROZET

Intermediate to Advanced

You will build a stiff and functional motorcycle tank bib with an old design of Ken Griffin’s. First, you will learn the construction and fitting of a tank bib for various motorcycle models. After cutting the leathers for the top and bottom and doing the stitching line, you will trace the design on the top leather, do the floral carving and learn a new, easier way of embossing the lady. The coloring will be block-cut coloring, antique coloring and shading with airbrush technique. After drying and glue all single pieces together, and after sewing, you will bevel the leather lace before lacing the edges with a special double loop. The costs include all necessary materials.

Materials to Bring: Various sizes of: smooth bevellers, modeling spoons, pear shaders, camouflages, veiners, back grounders, undercut bevellers, stops and mule foot. Lacing needle, lacing chisel 8048 Craftool, edge beveler #3, edge creaser #3, ruler, stitch groover, hair blades (coarse & fine), paper, pencil, stamping stone, cutting board, head or utility knife, mallet, swivel knife, strop, water bowl/sponge/water sprayer/mister.

Supplies Donated by: Custom Leather

Painting with Acrylics: The Sailfish

Natalie Orfanidi

Friday, 18. OCT, 13.30 – 17.30

Room 3.16 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

In this demonstration workshop, Natalie will demonstrate a variety of acrylic painting techniques. She will discuss paint and color selection, paint brush choice and maintenance, and she will demonstrate techniques that you can apply to any project. Students will be able to observe how Natalie blends colors, adds highlights, shades subjects and the step by step process for completing projects while eliminating the “fear of coloring.”

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials. Cameras are welcome.

Supplies Donated by: Natalie Orfanidi

Robert Beard’s Southwest Buckle

Robert Beard

Thursday, 17. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.05 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

This pictorial workshop will explain, demonstrate, and practice the techniques and procedure for creating a belt buckle frame that can fit any belt size or buckle design. We will be carving an American Southwestern scene, with real turquoise, on a custom belt buckle. This will include the techniques on how to carve, emboss, color and assemble this project. Robert and the workshop donors will supply the hardware, leather, finishes and colors.

Materials to Bring: Basic equipment: Stamping stone, swivel knife and blade, maul/mallet, stylus, modeling spoon, scalpel and handle, water sprayer/mister, sharp black ink pen, No. 4 pointed paintbrush, artist’s palette, paper towel, toothpicks, small tube of contact cement, white craft glue like Elmer’s or Wilhold type wood glue, 2 pairs of small pliers. Common Tools: Figure bevelers (F-891, F-895, F-896, F-897), small smooth pear shader, B-60 or B-61 under cutter, F-900 or F901 checked matter, 104 checked backgrounder, 902 pointed smooth beveler, F-941. {Pro-Series Tools equivalents: Figure bevelers BF 1 through BF 5, steep bevelers B-3 through B-4.25, lifter L-3, SP-1, SP-2, PS-2 or PS-3, grass blade GB-4, checked matter M-3 and M-0 or M-1, backgrounder BG-3, and bush tool BT-2.} Many of the tools listed can be substituted with other similar types or sizes of tools. Special tools will be available for loan or purchase during or after the workshop.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia USA

Skill Builders: Perfect Edge Paint

Michael Dale

Saturday, 19. OCT, 09.00 – 14.00

Room 3.14 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

In this detailed demonstration, Mike will discuss and demonstrate how to make perfectly smooth edges using the latest edge paints from Fenice or Giardini. Mike will show you the best way to ensure that you get perfect edges every time, and how to avoid the pitfalls of edge paints.

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials. Cameras are welcome.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Slickbald’s 3-D Skulls

Chris Andre

Thursday, 17. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.07 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Together with Slickbald, you will carve a “realistic” skull. The main focus of this workshop will be learning techniques for the more realistic carving 3-D of skulls (without embossing). Slickbald will illustrate many skills that can be used in any style of skull, whether realistic or stylized, human or animal.

Materials to Bring: Basic carving tools: swivel knife, strop, fine checkered matters, common beveller, figure bevellers, decorative matters, matter bevellers, small smooth pear shaders, modeling spoon, small lifters, maul/mallet, water sprayer/mister, and a stamping stone. (He will have a limited number of tools to share).

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Slickbald’s Advanced Carving Techniques

Chris Andre

Wednesday, 16. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.07 ROZET

Intermediate to Advanced

Together with Slickbald, you will make a 3-D, filigreed floral carving with inlaid stones, suitable for framing. While we will focus on 3-D floral tooling techniques, we will also learn to filigree and set stones. Not enough? How about learning how to lay out a perfect meander boarder? More? Resist and antique will also be covered. You cannot get more from a one day workshop!

Materials to Bring: Basic carving tools: swivel knife, strop, common beveller, figure bevellers, thin veiner, small smooth pear shaders, modeling spoon, horizontal thumbprint, small lifter, 12mm meander stamp, dividers, ruler, filigree chisels, French edger, maul/mallet, water sprayer/mister, and a stamping stone. (He will have a limited number of tools to share).

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Slickbald’s Carving Realistic Roses

Chris Andre

Saturday, 19. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.07 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

Together with Slickbald, you will carve a “realistic” blooming rose. The main focus of this class will be learning techniques for the more realistic carving in any flower. Several techniques in adding depth and dimension to your flowers will be taught as well.

Materials to Bring: Basic carving tools: swivel knife, strop, common beveller, figure bevellers, small smooth pear shaders, modeling spoon, thin veiner, undershot bevellers, triangle beveller, maul/mallet, water sprayer/mister, and a stamping stone. (He will have a limited number of tools to share).

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and The Fiebing Company

Smart Phone Case

Akiko Okada

Wednesday-Thursday, 16. – 17. OCT, 09.00 – 17.00

Room 3.02 ROZET

Advanced

Akiko will teach the techniques to construct a beautiful, 5-card pocket phone case, carved in the Sheridan style. This case will fit any smartphone/iPhone. You will attach a slider (provided by Akiko) on the case to make it easy to take pictures with your phone, eliminating the need to cut a hole in the case for the lens. Akiko will explain the Sheridan style, show you how to carve her design, how to dye the background, oil it in, apply lacquer and antique.

Materials to Bring:

Stamping stone, mallet/maul, water sprayer/mister, cutting mat, sharpening equipment, cutting knife, awl, wing dividers, diamond chisel (2mm), needles (small), thread (0,6mm), contact cement, edger (for 2mm thick leather – #2 or #3), stylus, ruler, swivel knife, strop, Sheridan style stamping tools: beveler, thumbprint (smooth, horizontal, small vertical), undershot (small, medium, large), veiner (thin lined and scalloped), leaf liner, bargrounder, camouflage (lined, fluted), mule foot, basket/geometric stamps, etc.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Company, and Renia GmbH

Stamping Unique Geometric Designs

Barry King

Friday, 18. OCT, 09.00 – 13.00

Room 3.16 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

This workshop will consist of basic to advanced designs using your tools. Barry will begin with design overview of placing brands, initials, or floral designs into the geometric patterns. You’ll learn proper usage of tools to create the designs they are meant to create, and then use the same tools to create new designs. There will be open discussion for any questions on finishing projects as well. Barry will have some tools available to use to see what designs can be created with them.

Materials to Bring: Stamping stone, maul/mallet, water sprayer/mister, ruler, square, stylus, geometric tools, wing dividers, note taking materials and a camera.

Supplies Donated by: Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Tool Sharpening & Maintenance

Paul Zalesak

Thursday, 17. OCT, 14.00 – 17.30

Room 3.03 ROZET

All skill levels welcome!

This will be a hands-on workshop where you will take the edge of your leather cutting instruments to the sharpening stone. Our primary focus will be putting an edge on your swivel knife, round knife, skiver, trim knife, etc. The idea is for you to develop the skills to effectively and efficiently sharpen your various leathercraft knives to achieve an extremely sharp cutting edge. Fundamental principles and techniques will also be covered briefly. This workshop is designed for the leather crafter who wants to get a consistently sharp edge on all their various leather cutting tools, and will be catered to any skill level – novice to master. We will be covering a lot of information in a short period of time with the goal of getting you comfortable with the use and results of your sharpening media. Each student will receive a copy of “On the Edge”, which is a compilation of articles written by Paul and featured in the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal. Note: You can still participate if you don’t have sharpening media, as Paul will have extras available for you to use.

Materials to Bring: 3-5 leather cutting instruments (e.g., swivel knife, round knife, trim knife, etc.), your favorite sharpening media (diamond hones or water stones), sharpening fixture for your swivel knife blade, 2”x 4” wide wooden block the length of your sharpening media (to serve as riser block), strop, cutting board, wipe rag(s) and scrap leather pieces for testing.

Supplies Donated by: Leather Wranglers

Youth Workshop by Tandy Leather

Gerda van der Stroom

Saturday, 19. OCT, 14.00 – 17.00

Room 3.14 ROZET

Beginner

For ages 19 and under.

Join Gerda for an introduction to leathercraft! The basics of leather tooling (carving and stamping) will be demonstrated. Students will receive individual help and practice the techniques by completing a small leather project, and will be able to take home a new basic tool kit. Sign up by sending an e-mail to: info@leathercraftersjournal.com by October 12. Include name(s) of participant(s). Limit: 10 students.

Materials to Bring: All materials and tools will be provided by Tandy Leather.

Supplies Donated by: Tandy Leather