LEATHER CLASSES
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Oregon White Oak Leaf: A Study in Realistic Nature Tooling

Beginner to Master skill level

Thursday, April 28, 2022

½ Day Class (Limit 10 Students) 

$90 

Thursday 1pm-5pm 

Instructor: Ed LaBarre

Location: This class will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center.

In this Fun workshop you will learn the BearMan Realistic Leaves tooling process. The first full day will be lots of one-to-one personal instructions giving you all the needed information to achieve success! I will go into great detail how to tool and sculpt leaves in a much more realistic way. The layering along with the extreme depth, definition and separation Gives life to your project. 

This will become a great foundation to build your Nature related projects on! 

This will be one project that you will be proud to display and refer back to. 

Come join us for a fun, informative & comprehensive project that you can use as inspiration for lots of future projects!! All Materials and supplies included. Leather is graciously supplied by Herman Oak Leather. 

Tools Needed: 

  • STYLUS med & fine point, 

  • SWIVEL KNIFE with sharp blade. Preferably 1/4" or 3/8" straight blade, 

  • MAUL or MALLET, 

  • GOOD stamping surface, 

  • BEVELERS - good assortment of regular or Figure bevelers, smooth or lightly checkered. Note; Steep bevelers are not good for this type of art. 

  • # ROUND BEVELERS both convex & concave. (These can be purchased from Robert Beard, Barry King and possibly Clay Miller) 

  • SMOOTH Pearshaders large to medium size & Smooth Thumbprints, 

  • Smooth or lightly checkered MATTING tools, Pebble or Bubble Matter, 

  • BACKGROUND tools other than bargrounders, 888 Craftool is a good choice. 

  • Makers stamp & Scissors 

  • # Petal Lifters (handheld) These can be purchased from Grey Ghost Graphics, Barry King or Clay Miller and sometimes myself. Note, Undershot or Lifter bevelers won’t provide the correct lift needed. 

NOTE: These specialty tools are not absolutely required, BUT they will make a world of difference! 

For any questions regarding this specific class please contact: Ed LaBarre, polarb1717@gmail.com 

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Leather & Wool Wallet Class 

No experience necessary

Thursday, April 28, 2022

1 Day Class (Limit 10 students)

$150

9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm (Lunch Break Noon-1pm)

Instructor: Sue Ellen Correa, The Turquoise Arrow

Location: This class will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center.

Work step by step through the process of making your own wallet out of leather and wool. This is an all-day class where you will learn how to whip stitch, set a snap and sew to assemble the wallet. This size wallet will hold a passport and each slot will hold multiple cards. All tools and materials are provided, and you leave the class with your new wallet! The wallet measures approximately 4.25” x 5.5”.

Students will pick either light or dark wool. They will also choose the main wallet color and accent color from the 5 leather choices: Red, Whiskey, Dark Brown, Black, or Turquoise.

For any questions regarding this specific class please contact: Sue Ellen Correa, theturquoisearrow@gmail.com, 541-379-6151

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Tooled Bucking Horse

Intermediate to Advanced skill level 

 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

1 Day Class (Limit 10 Students) 

$250  

9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm (Lunch Break Noon-1pm) 

Instructor: Joe Meling, 23 Plus, Pendleton, OR 

Location: This class will be held at the 23 Plus Shop, 1112 SW Court Ave, Pendleton, OR (very close to the Convention Center) 

In this class, work with me as we tool through my original specialty pattern. This bucking horse provides plenty of opportunity to hone the fundamental skills of tooling. We will look at different ways to figure out where to bevel in a complicated pattern like this as well as have lots of practice with turn-backs and folds in your vine work. You will leave this class with a tooled piece that you can make into a wall hanging or work it into another project. Please Note: We will NOT be doing any dye work in this class. This pattern has been used on book covers, planners, chap parts, jacket accents, and more. 

Fundamentals are important at any stage of the game and the class format allows me to teach to different skill levels with lots of one-on-one time. Bring what tools you have but if you are just starting and lack any tools, there will be tools for you to use during class. 

Pattern and materials are provided as part of the class. 

For any questions regarding this class please contact: Joe Meling, melingjoe@yahoo.com 360-600-6038 

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White Oak Cluster, Twisted & Lifted

Beginner to Master skill level 

 

Wednesday April 27-Thursday April 28, 2022

1.5 Day Class (Limit 10 Students) 

$200  

Wednesday 9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm (Lunch Break Noon-1pm) 

Thursday 9am-Noon 

Instructor: Ed LaBarre 

Location: This class will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center

In this Fun 1.5-day workshop you will learn the BearMan Realistic Leaves tooling process. The first full day will be lots of one-to-one personal instructions giving you all the needed information to achieve success! You will learn how to tool and sculpt leaves in a much more realistic way. The layering along with the extreme depth, definition and separation Gives life to your project. 

On the second day we will color the background and surround using Eco-Flo dye. 

This will be one project that you will be proud to display or used as part of a book cover. Come join us for a fun, informative & comprehensive project that you can use as inspiration for lots of future projects!! All Materials and supplies included. Leather is graciously supplied by Herman Oak Leather. 

Tools Needed: 

  • STYLUS med & fine point, 

  • SWIVEL KNIFE with sharp blade. Preferably 1/4" or 3/8" straight blade, 

  • MAUL or MALLET, 

  • GOOD stamping surface, 

  • BEVELERS - good assortment of regular or Figure bevelers, smooth or lightly checkered. Note; Steep bevelers are not good for this type of art. 

  • # ROUND BEVELERS both convex & concave. (These can be purchased from Robert Beard, Barry King and possibly Clay Miller) 

  • SMOOTH Pearshaders large to medium size & Smooth Thumbprints, 

  • Smooth or lightly checkered MATTING tools, Pebble or Bubble Matter, 

  • BACKGROUND tools other than bargrounders, 888 Craftool is a good choice. 

  • Makers stamp & Scissors 

  • 1/4" Filbert or Flat & a Medium to small pointed brush. If You have a 1/2" WASH brush that will help in coloring the surround area. 

  • # Petal Lifters (handheld) These can be purchased from Grey Ghost Graphics, Barry King or Clay Miller and sometimes myself. Note, Undershot or Lifter bevelers won’t provide the correct lift needed. 

NOTE: These specialty tools are not absolutely required, BUT they will make a world of difference! 

For any questions regarding this specific class please contact: Ed LaBarre, polarb1717@gmail.com 

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Chinks Building Class - Square Leg

Beginner Skill Level

Wednesday, April 27 & Thursday, April 28, 2022

2 Day Class (Limit 4 students)

$900

9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm (Lunch Break Noon-1pm)

Instructor: Julie Baugher, Julie Baugher Leather Design

Location: This class will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center.

This class will take you through the process of building a pair of chinks you can take home with you. All materials will be provided. You will need to bring a notebook and pencil if you want to take notes. No videoing or recording allowed please.  We will go over measuring and layout and putting together a complete pair. The yokes, side pieces and back belt will all be built from the chap leather we will be using. You can always add a stamped or tooled top & side later if you like.  You will also get to take home a Square Leg Chinks Pattern so you can make another pair! 

For any questions regarding this specific class please contact: Julie Baugher, 509-899-4556

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Leather Tooling Fundamentals for Beginners 

 

CLASS IS FULL

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

1 Day Class (Limit 10 Students) 

$200 

9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm (Lunch Break Noon-1pm) 

Instructor: Joe Meling, 23 Plus, Pendleton, OR

 

Location: This class will be held at the 23 Plus Shop, 1112 SW Court Ave, Pendleton, OR (very close to the Convention Center) 

Working with leather can be fun and creative with endless possibilities. Tooling (or carving) is a leatherworking skill that allows you to decorate and customize your leather projects. 

Although there are many different styles and directions someone can go with tooling, there are basic tools and fundamentals that are common among them all. 

This is a hands-on class where you will begin to learn the fundamentals of tools including the swivel knife, bevels, and shaders. Whether you have some tooling experience already or you have never touched a tool, this class is for you. Fundamentals are important at any stage of the game and the class format allows me to teach to different skill levels with lots of one-on-one time. Bring what tools you have but if you are just starting and do not have any, there will be tools for you to use during class. Materials are provided as part of the class. 

For any questions regarding this class please contact: Joe Meling, melingjoe@yahoo.com 360-600-6038 

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Leather & Wool Crossbody Bag Class 

No experience necessary

CLASS IS FULL

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

1 Day Class (Limit 10 students)

$350

9am-Noon, 1pm-5pm (Lunch Break Noon-1pm)

Instructor: Sue Ellen Correa, The Turquoise Arrow

Location: This class will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center.

Work step by step through the process of making your own crossbody bag out of leather and wool. This is an all-day class where you will learn how to do a 4-strand braid, whip stitch, set grommets, cut fringe, and sew to put it all together. All tools and materials are provided, and you leave the class with your new bag! The bag measures approximately 12” x 12” x 3”.

Students will pick either light or dark wool. They will also choose the main bag body color and accent color from the 5 leather choices: Red, Whiskey, Dark Brown, Black, or Turquoise.

For any questions regarding this specific class please contact: Sue Ellen Correa, theturquoisearrow@gmail.com, 541-379-6151

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