Dimensions in Leather Conference 2022

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ROBERT WITTHAHN (Australia)


HINGED RECTANGLE JEWELLERY BOX

Robert Witthahn - Hinged BoxRobert Witthahn - Hinged Box

2 DAY WORKSHOP FRIDAY/ SATURDAY.

MATERIAL COST $45.00


This workshop is a great introduction of how to make your own boxes.

You will learn the fine bindery techniques on how to first make a box from layers of cardboard (box board) which is laminated together to form the base and lid, you will then be guided on how to cut and prepare the leather.

The exterior of the box is covered with Kangaroo leather and will feature an exotic leather inlay to create an interesting contrast for the top of the box.

Examples of leather supplied for the inlay will include fish, stingray, toad, snake or emu.

The interior is lined with soft pigskin suede to compliment the exterior.

Delicate leather skiving skills will be the emphasis on covering the box.

Robert has mastered many interesting ways to make exquisite Leather jewellery boxes.


Techniques Covered

  • Preparation of cardboard box pattern then cutting, preparing and laminating layers of cardboard to form a sturdy box.
  • Types of leather suitable for inlays and on lays.
  • Leather layout and preparation.
  • Inlay leather preparation.
  • How to mitre card supports for interior.
  • Preferred adhesive for this delicate construction.
  • Using a combination of leathers.
  • Skiving techniques for exotic leathers.
  • How to attach the lid.
  • Using a suede or velour fabric for the lining.
Workshop Programme
ROBERT WITTHAHN
Sunday Monday/Tuesday Wednesday Friday/Saturday
- - - HINGED RECTANGLE
JEWELLERY BOX

 

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