Dimensions in Leather Conference 2022

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DENISE DAVISON (AUSTRALIA)


MASTERING THE SWIVEL KNIFE

Denise Davison - Swivel Knife

ONE DAY WORKSHOP (SUNDAY).

MATERIAL COST $25.00

Letís have fun with your swivel knives.

Swivel knife cuts are the foundation of your tooling, and to produce a great foundation. It is important to know how your swivel knife works, how to use it and how to keep it sharp.

Swivel knife cuts can be a standalone decoration for your projects.

We will discuss styles of swivel knives and their selection for certain purposes. I will demonstrate one way to sharpen and hone your blades.

Then the fun starts!

I will provide four patterns of varying difficulty to complete using only your swivel knife.

Denise Davison - Sheridan Tooling

SHERIDAN STYLE TOOLING

TWO DAY WORKSHOP (MONDAY/TUESDAY).

MATERIAL COST $25.00

You will be tooling a Sheridan style design that you can add initials in centre if you desire.

This workshop will cover preparing leather for carving, tool selection, cutting and tooling sequences backgrounding techniques and enhancing your tooling with decorative cuts.

The emphasis will be on how I approach the individual steps on tooling. This will give you the basic steps on this style of Sheridan carving.

The workshop covers working on a sample piece of leather rather than making a project.

The finished piece of tooling can later be added to a tote for example.

Denise Davison - BeltDenise Davison - Belt

DYING ANTIQUING & BURNISHING

ONE DAY WORKSHOP (WEDNESDAY).

MATERIAL COST $15.00

This workshop will be a combination of demonstrations and hands-on student participation.

You will be basket weaving a sample belt piece and carving letters which you will later dye, antique and edge. We will cover choosing and preparing leather, layout and depth of impressions.

I will demonstrate and discuss background dying, applying resist and antique and finishes to compliment your tooling.

Finally, we will cover the edging of your belt sample. This will include preparing the edge, dying, and burnishing. We will discuss edging tools and their maintenance, hand and mechanical burnishing to produce a professional edge.

Denise Davison - Advanced ToolingDenise Davison - Advanced Tooling

ADVANCED TOOLING

TWO DAY WORKSHOP (FRIDAY/SATURDAY).

MATERIAL COST $25.00

This workshops aim is to take your tooling to new heights plus encourage you to study different techniques and styles to start you in the direction of forming your own style of tooling.

You will be tooling a pattern that will show you how to transform the same flower shape into different styles using different techniques. We will explore different backgrounds and how it affects the final product. You will be encouraged to form your own flower centres. Experiment with different styles of decorative cuts to make your work unique.

Those who wish to consolidate their tooling skills, the pattern can be tooled with the same flower and background throughout.

Workshop Programme
DENISE DAVISON
Sunday Monday/Tuesday Wednesday Friday/Saturday
MASTERING THE
SWIVEL KNIFE
SHERIDAN STYLE
TOOLING
DYING ANTIQUING
& BURNISHING
ADVANCED
TOOLING

 

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