Custom Sneakers with Jürgen Volbach

$375.00

15 in stock

Jürgen Volbach

WCC – Lone Star 105

Thursday-Friday 8/11-8/12 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All skill levels welcome!

15 in stock

SKU: WT22WS-20 Category:

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Jürgen Volbach

WCC – Lone Star 105

Thursday-Friday 8/11-8/12 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: These shoes were made for walkin’! Though each student will build a pair of sneakers from standard Tandy sneaker kits, this workshop will also include learning to tailor individual patterns to fit the sneaker! Jürgen will show you how to insert a contrasting piping and an inner lining. Tooling will include framing the patterns with a rope border and you’ll color the leather using a sunburst effect with gradient. The parts are then sewn to the sole. Jürgen will also supply students with white laces and two free patterns to take home and use on your next pair. Everyone leaves this workshop with a pair of sneakers! IMPORTANT: When registering, enter your shoe size in the “Order Notes” area (which is located just under the shipping address section). To determine your size, visit: https://tandyleather.com/products/sneaker-starter-pack?_pos=2&_sid=487cf3a41&_ss=r to view their size chart.

Materials to bring: Rotary punch (1-6mm holes), scalpel and extra blades, pencil, silver pen (for drawing pattern on leather), scissors, cutting mat, natural sponge (for coloring), latex/rubber gloves, steep beveler (checkered or flat), border stamp (suggested: F910 triangle tool), swivel knife, strop, compass, fine stylus, Tokonole, fine pointed brush, edge beveler, mallet/maul, and a stamping stone.

Workshop Instructor: Jürgen Volbach is a leatherworker from Cologne, Germany, who had his first lessons 30 years ago with the famous boot and saddle maker, Don Atkinson in Kerrville/Ingram, Texas. He worked with leather every day, making leather designs and toolings and carvings for clients using old and new leather skills. In recent years, he has used modeling tools more and more in his leatherwork, especially with 3-dimensional pieces. Jürgen teaches many workshops in his work space in Cologne and other countries/towns to teach students the different techniques. He speaks German and English. He is the 2020 recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.

Workshop Sponsors: Tandy Leather, The Fiebing Company, Renia USA, and Leather Machine Co. LLC

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