Basics of leather processing

Haslach an der Mühl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

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.

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  • duration: 14,00 hours

Participants: all interested parties
Prerequisites: craftsmanship
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.
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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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Travel period (12.04.2024 - 14.04.2024)
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Course fee: 199 euros, for students 179 euros (excluding material costs)
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Basics of leather processing
Textile Centre Haslach an der Mühl
Stahlmühle 4
4170 Haslach an der Mühl

Phone+43 7289 72300
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