From Hide to Haute Couture
|A Hands-on Leatherwork
and Sewing with leather workshop taught by Kevin Roche
|Leather has a mystique all its own: its texture, finish, drape,
flexibility, durability and even scent lend a unique stamp to garments and
goods fashioned from it. It can also be one of the more challenging materials
with which to work, a reputation which frightens many otherwise capable artisans
from making the attempt.
In this workshop, costumer and former "Mr. Leather" Kevin Roche will do his best to get you comfortable with including leather and basic leatherwork techniques in your designs.
First, a discussion of different leatherwork techniques will be illustrated
with a show-and-tell session of some of his work. Techniques to be discussed
will include cutting, stitching, gluing, molding, punching, studding, dying
and painting. This part of the workshop will include tips and tricks for
integrating leather into other designs, what kind of tools to use, and some
do's and don'ts Kevin has learned along the way.
|There will be a materials fee for the leather, belt hardware
and studs used in the workshop.
Note that while the room will be well-ventilated, the contact adhesives (similar to Barge Cement) used for the belt-making project contain volatile solvents, which may irritate sensitive individuals.
Cost: $52 GBACG Members $58 Non-members
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|Last updated:Friday, 07-Jan-2005 17:14:01 EST