Rozet – Lokaal 3.02
Wednesday 18. October 09.00 – 16.00
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Ever thought of simple and easy projects for little cost? Thinking about small giveaways or presents that still impress? Looking for a way to value your leather scraps? Making a last minute present with no time? How often has it happened that visitors in your shop really would like to buy something but haven’t got the budget? Small gifts can give great joy, too.
These are many questions, indeed, and maybe there’s a solution: Let’s make some bracelets! Create unique and budget-friendly leather bracelets for small business giveaways or gifts. Crafted from leather scraps, these bracelets offer customizable designs – stamped, braided, or laced. Explore diverse closures, practice dyeing techniques (like super-fast and easy block dyeing), and even make leather buttons. The class fosters creativity, connection, and the joy of exchanging handcrafted presents. Plus, your scrap box will now turn a profit!
At the end of the class, we’ll have a handful of different bracelets and my guess is, there will be lots of little presents to be exchanged among new friends at the ELWATS or when returning home.
– make lots in little time;
– impress your clients, not your peers;
– improve your client service with little tokens.
P.S. You have no idea how many drinks on the house I’m still getting just by handing out free bracelets to the service personnel!
Materials to bring: Compass, small round punch (2mm), mallet, punch board, cutting mat, pointy modelling tool or lacing fid, geometric stamps, strap cutter, rotary punch, sponge, rags (old T-shirt), and a small click blade box cutter.
Workshop Instructor: The Al Stohlman Award Laureate 2017, Serge Volken, a.k.a. Bigfoot, has dedicated his entire adult life to leather, be it as craftsman, instructor at vocational schools and design schools, or as a researcher in leather archaeology and explorer of techniques and applications of the craft. The quality of his teachings is based on a thoroughly researched basis and structured to be easy understandable. As the first Stohlman Award recipient from the European continent, Serge is an explorer in leather crafts, its history and archaeology, and has been actively working on the most diverse aspects in connection with leather since 1983. Teaching teenagers at a professional school for 8 years, he has developed teaching methods that turn learning into a fun adventure. He is fluent in several languages: German, French, English, Italian, some Spanish and just enough Dutch to save his life. He prefers to explore innovative designs and techniques out of the beaten tracks. His idea of a class is to make a project while also handing you some keys to various techniques for any other subject one would like to create.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Company, and Tandy Leather
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Friday, 10/13/2023.