Bobby Park’s Advanced Floral Tooling


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Bob Park

Prescott Resort – Arizona Room

Wednesday  2/26  9:00am – 5:00pm


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Product Description

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 tooling techniques that he employs on his own projects. He’ll be sharing the techniques he’s learned over the years to create depth, dimension, texture and highlights. And with the aid of close-up cameras and a large screen TV, each student will have the opportunity to observe these techniques first hand. Instruction will 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.

Materials to bring: Stamping tools (a full tool list will be emailed to each student upon registration), stamping surface, swivel knife, strop, maul/mallet of choice, tracing stylus, small sponge or water spray bottle, notepad, pencil and camera.

Born and raised in Arizona, Bobby Park was greatly influenced by the cowboy lifestyle. He began tooling leather at the age of twelve and has developed a unique style in the western floral tradition. His work has won numerous awards at gear shows and exhibitions and sells throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bobby instructs both locally and abroad. In 2015 he was presented with the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. He authored Creating Western Floral Designs, a highly acclaimed instruction on western floral tooling patterns which is distributed in over 40 countries and he sells a variety of innovative products which are designed to enhance leatherworking for novices and professionals alike.

Workshop Sponsors:Hermann Oak Leather Co.