Registration deadline April 1, 2017 To Register: Contact Lauch Harrison [email protected] 905 252 4092 or Barb Chynoweth
Bring something for the Pot Luck Lunch Beverages and water will be provided.
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.
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.
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.
The Hamilton Leather Guild invites you to the 67th Annual Convention Weekend for The Canadian Society for Creative Leathercraft
Friday May 5th Check in after 3 p.m. Branch’s set up tables 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Coffee break & Registration 5:30pm Executive Meeting 6:30 p.m. (Executive only) Workshop Activity. 7 – 9pm Meet and Greet 9 p.m. to ? The Display Hall will be closed from the time the Judging starts judging until 8:00 am Saturday.
Saturday May 6th Tea & Coffee and Registration 8:30 a.m. Annual Meeting 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 Demo/workshop –10:00 to 12:00 Tour of Tundra and P/A Plastics Lunch on your own hook noon til 1pm Draw Ticket Sales 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Demo/workshop –1:00 to 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break 2:30 Demo/workshop 3:00 – 5:30 Draws 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visitors to View Displays 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Banquet 6:30 pm. with Bar Draws during Dinner – President Draws Entertainment – Birds of Prey – Live demonstration of the birds and the Leatherwork needed for falconry. Ribbons and Awards Presentation
Sunday May 7th Tea & Coffee 9am Workshops 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Take down Table Displays
Ribbons and Awards Craftsman Ribbons – for outstanding craftsmanship, creativity and imagination Salon Ribbons – for their unique, original or outstanding idea or work
Money Prizes $50 for Winner Irva Ford Memorial Award – for molded work, Robert Muma Memorial Award – for tooling or colour work Best in Show – selected by Fellows Best Fellow Member Piece Best Associate Member Piece Best General Member
Fellow, Associate and Weston Trophy Judging April 23, 2017 All Fellow, Associate and Weston Trophy pieces must be mailed or delivered to Tundra Leather, Attn: Sean Dalgetty, 313 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1C1. All items must arrive by 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. If sending by courier it is recommended that they arrive by Thursday April 21st.
Non-Members Non-Members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting and demo/workshops on payment of extra registration fee but will not have voting power. Non-Members may attend the banquet paying the banquet fee.