Dimensions in Leather Conference 2018

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JOHN SHORTT (Australia)


INTRODUCTION TO HAND SEWING

Hand Sewing - John Shortt

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP (MONDAY).

MATERIAL COST $10.00

MAXIMUM 10 PERSONS


A great introduction to hand sewing and making a collection of pouches. You will learn:

  • How to examine leather for faults and how to differentiate between good and bad leather.
  • The structure and divisions of a hide and the function of different types of leather - bridle butts, harness backs, shoulders and panel- hides.
  • Preparation of leather for stitching - cutting, edging, staining, polishing, creasing, and marking-out.
  • Using and adapting to stitching clams.
  • Double hand and backstitching methods.
  • Knowledge of hand-tools and equipment, needles and threads.
  • Care, adjustment and sharpening of traditional hand cutting tools.
  • Safety techniques.

Bring along a few items and make pouches for them.

Wine Carrier - John Shortt

WINE CARRIER

TWO DAY WORKSHOP (TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY).

MATERIAL COST $35.00

MAXIMUM 10 PERSONS

This workshop takes hand-sewing to a different level by mastering the art of how to insert a dividing panel and stitch in a base support. The workshop will then cover edging, creasing, staining, burnishing and polishing.

This looks like a simple project however, the construction is interesting as the base is sewn in with straight needles, not curved. These techniques can be incorporated in many other projects.

CLUTCH

Belt Pouch - Akiko Okada

ONE DAY WORKSHOP (THURSDAY).

MATERIAL COST $45.00

MAXIMUM 10 PERSONS


Learn how to make this classic Clutch, with a sturdy comfortable hand strap tucked in and attached to the back side seam on the bag.

John will advise you on the preferred leather for this project and how to prepare the leather to mark-out patterns. The workshop will then cover edging, creasing, staining, burnishing polishing, attaching Chicago Screws and other components. These techniques can then be incorporated into many other projects.

If you have some knowledge in hand sewing and not attended the previous two workshops, you will be able to enrol.

BRIDLE - EXTENDED HEAD BARCOO

Bridle - John Shortt

TWO DAY WORKSHOP (FRIDAY/SATURDAY).

MATERIAL COST $140.00

MAXIMUM 10 PERSONS


Learn how to measure and prepare a pattern for this extended head Barcoo Bridle. You will learn the correct procedure for preparing the leather, cutting, edging, staining, polishing, creasing, marking-out stitching, and cutting straps from a side of bridle leather.

This workshop is for the more advanced student. If you attend the previous workshops then you will be able to cope with the skills required to advance to this level. Or if you are skilled in hand sewing and have not attended the previous two workshops then you will be able to enrol.
Students should be able to hand–stitch, not necessarily with speed
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Workshop Programme
JOHN SHORTT
Monday Tuesday/Wednesday Thursday Friday/Saturday
INTRODUCTION TO HAND SEWING WINE
CARRIER
CLUTCH BRIDLE - EXTENDED HEAD BARCOO

 

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