Prescott Resort – Bradshaw Room
Tuesday-Wednesday 2/21-2/22 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop Description: Create an excellent wedding, anniversary, or Valentine’s gift! Sit down with Rocky for two days of carving, coloring, and sewing and come away with a beautiful artwork fitting for a wall decoration or even for a ring bearer to hold. Rocky will provide three different floral patterns and some different lettering styles to choose from. Add initials, dates, or brands. In the center will be a heart “pillow”. You’ll be dyeing the carving and applying color to the heart before finishing it off with sewn edges. The finished piece measures 9.5″ wide x 9.75″ high.
Materials to bring: Note taking materials, heavy maul/mallet, straight blade swivel knife, strop, stamping tools and a stamping surface. Remember, the Arizona style always uses bar grounders, never matting tools. A complete list of suggested tools will be emailed to each student upon registration.
Workshop Instructor: Rocky is a master Porter-style leatherworker and professional saddle maker. He began learning the Porter-style stamping from accomplished saddle makers at an early age and got his start in saddlery while still in high school at the Leland “Tumble” Weed saddle shop. Later, he worked for Porter-trained Frank Eberle in Prescott, Arizona, he then moved on and worked in other saddle shops in Arizona and Colorado under some other great saddle makers: Ray Pohja, Mervin Ringlero and Fletcher Whitlow. In 1970, he opened his own saddle shop in Chandler, Arizona, and later forced to move his shop to Gilbert, where he still works in his saddle shop, building saddles and his buckaroo horse equipment and personal leather items.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Co., and Leather Machine Co., LLC
Registering for someone else? Be sure to record their name as the student in the Order Notes Box (located under the Shipping Address) when you Check Out.