The “Star” Roper Wallet
Wednesday, 5/15, 9:00pm – 5:00pm W210, Sheridan College
All skill levels welcome!
In this workshop, you will tool a star and floral roper wallet cover, that by the end of class will be ready for finish. You will focus on achieving the illusion of exceptional depth on 5 oz. (!) leather using the tried and true, as well as new and exciting techniques to create deep, 3-dimensional carvings. Steve will discuss many topics , including beveler styles and angles, back bevelers, lifters, and modeling tools. If you’ve felt stuck in your, this workshop should help give you a boost towards obtaining a more professional, deep and exciting look, that will stand out amongst the crowd.
Materials to Bring: Stamping/carving tools, good, sharp swivel knife, strop, stamping stone, misting bottle or sponge, back beveler, ball end modeler, regular modeling spoon, and an extra light if you require it.
Steve does his leatherwork as a hobby that pays for itself. He was bitten by the leather bug while on a family vacation to the Sheridan area, where he visited the King Museum. He started out making tack and saddles, but later turned to focus on tooling. Even with an extensive art background, he struggled to recreate the western style tooling. After years of classes with the masters, it started to click. Still feeling like something was missing, he looked to engraving and wood carving for inspiration; the pieces began to fall into place, and he started to develop his own hybrid style of carving and design.