Prescott Resort – Chino Room
Wednesday 02/22 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
This unique class will focus on Edge Finishing taught by Japanese leather artist and craftsman, Takeshi Yonezawa. The end goal of the one-day class is for students to confidently approach the fine art of edge work for any future project. The class covers a total of seven (7) different types of edge finishing techniques: 1. Unskived edge; 2. Beveled skived edge; 3. Lap skived edge; 4. Dyed edge burnishing; 5. Edge painting; 6. Folded edge; 7. Folded edge corner. In addition to finishing techniques, students will also learn these foundational, yet critical, steps: 1) edge finishing preparation; 2) glue application; and 3) skiving machine operation basics. Learn directly from Yonezawa the techniques he’s curated and tested from his 20+ years of leatherwork.
Materials to bring: Leather knife, glue spreader, edge paint roller, cutting surface, sandpaper or sanding stick #400, ruler, notebook, skinny and pointy scratching awls, bone or wood folding tool, knife for skiving, cloth or wood burnishing tool, edger, and a pencil.
Workshop Instructor: Takeshi ‘Yone’ Yonezawa started leatherwork nearly twenty years ago in Tokyo, Japan. In a world of speed and consumption, Yone invests his passion, love and time into his work. It’s not about creating for profit, but creating with the intent to change the perception and standards of quality leather goods. He is a firm believer that handmade = better, with countless hours of effort and thought spent going the extra mile to combine flawless execution, balanced form and function, and beautiful design. Yone specializes in Japanese, American and European leatherwork. He is a proud member of the Portland Leather Guild and the Lone Star Leather Guild and lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with his wife, son, and dog.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., Leather Machine Co., LLC, The Fiebing Co., and Renia USA.
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.