Basics of leather processing
Workshop with Tim Oliver Förster
Leather has been with us since the time of hunter-gatherers as one of the first textile surface materials.
This material is unique in the versatility of its manifestations. It can be used in a wide variety of areas, from buttery soft and flowing to hard as a board. Over the centuries, leather has undergone a change in meaning from an irreplaceable material for many areas of life to an exclusive luxury material.
In this course, the basics of leather processing are covered using the example of a small leather work (e.g. simple wallets, mobile phone cases, etc.) made from thin, uncoated leather. Bright leather is a firm, mostly natural-coloured smooth leather. Basic knowledge about leather and tools, designing and planning your own project including patterns, choosing the right material, cutting, dyeing leather, smoothing and polishing edges, fitting fasteners (press studs, button rivets, etc.) and saddlery stitching will be taught. We concentrate on purely manual techniques that require few tools. The tools are provided, but you can also bring your own. If you wish to bring your own equipment, you can buy the most important tools from the course instructor.
- package without accommodation
- duration: 14,00 hours
Participants: all interested parties
Number of participants: max. 7 people
Course leader: TIM OLIVER FÖRSTER, Austria/Germany
1981 born in Göppingen/ D, carpentry apprenticeship, studied technical crafts and textile design in Linz, self-taught in leather design for over 20 years, has been teaching at the HBLA für künstlerische Gestaltung in Linz since 2013. Exhibitions and arts and crafts markets in Austria and abroad.
More information: www.foerster-taschen.de
Course times: Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:30, Sun 9:00-12:00
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- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
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- Suitable for couples