Leather Waxcoated Mug, Blackjacks & Leather Bottells – CSCL Workshop

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm

Norland School Hall Community Centre, 3448 Monck Road, Norland, Ontario

Registration – $30 members,   $50 non-members
Materials – $30

Registration deadline April 1, 2017
To Register: Contact Lauch Harrison [email protected] 905 252 4092 or Barb Chynoweth

Potluck Lunch

Bring something for the Pot Luck Lunch Beverages and water will be provided.

Outline

The workshop will introduce the participants to leather drinking vessels, with a look into the history of the Blackjack and Leather Bottells. Particpants use 10 oz or heavier veg leather to make a handled mug or a cylinder.

Cutting Patterns in heavy leather, Carving decoration, Harness Stitching using a diamond awl and linen thread, Using a large sewing machine, and Half Round Punching in heavy leather.

The mugs will then be coated in beeswax to make a waterproof drinking vessel.
There is an opportunity to decorate the Blackjack, please bring a simple carving less than 3” tall and 2” wide. The carving must be finished in one hour or your mug may not be completed during the workshop.

Tools

Please bring your tools, there will be loaners and some tools to purchase.
Head Knife, Diamond Awls. Carving tools.
Supplied material – Needles, Thread, Contact Cement, Bees Wax and Leather.
Supplied loaner tools – head knife, diamond awls, stitch clamps, round and half round punches, spoke shaves, french edgers, rawhide mauls.

Participants will be able to use a harness stitching sewing machine. The mugs bottom seam has to be hand sewn.

Hinged Leather Box – CSCL Workshop

CSCL Workshops presents: Hinged Leather Box

Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm

Focused on Food 885 Rangeview Road, Mississauga

Registration – $45 members $50 non-members Materials – included

Registration deadline March 16, 2017

To Register: Contact Lauch Harrison 905 252 4092 or Jim Wilkes

Potluck Lunch
Bring something for the Pot Luck Lunch Beverages and water will be provided.

Outline
The workshop will use 5 – 6 oz Veg Leather & Sole Leather to construct an interlocking hinged top that will cover a small leather box. Dye will be used to colour the veg tan leather: block dye, acrylic top coat & saturation will some of the techniques discussed. The Hinged Box design was created by David Trotter and perfected by David McPherson FCSCL, this iteration is a combination of what I could remember and what I reinvented to bring the Hinged Box in this form to the workshop.

Tools
Please bring your tools, there will be loaners and some tools to purchase.
Head Knife, Straight Edge, Small Round Edger #0 & #1, cutting boards, scratch awl, bone folder, spring clamps and French Edger.
Supplied material – 5-6 oz Leather, sole leather, wood dowel, dye, burnish gum.
Adhesive
Supplied loaner tools – all the tools above plus clamping boards, smooth hammers.