Sheridan College – W 209
Wednesday-Thursday 5/17-5/18 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop Description: In this workshop, you will tool an embossed horse head motif with a floral background! You will learn best practices for transferring the pattern to leather, swivel knife work, and working the leather to create an impressive embossed height of the horse’s head. Later, you’ll fill the leather on the back side and finally get to work on the floral elements.
Moving on to construction of the wallet, Jürgen will show you how to fit the leather to the liner (a finished liner will be provided) and to conclude this 2-day workshop, you’ll do all the finishing elements that will make this wallet ready to hold your cards and cash and be put to use!
Materials to bring: Graphite pencil, eraser, stamping stone, mallet, swivel knife, strop, steep beveler (checkered or flat), lifter, thumbprints, camouflage, veiner, center shader, leaf liner, backgrounder of your taste, modeling tools (spoon and ball-end), and a fine stylus.
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 is the 2020 recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Company, Renia USA, 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 Thursday, May 11, 2023.