Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather

Monday, February 1

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday-Friday, February 1-5

Instructor: Samuel Feinstein
Plus an additional $175 for materials, payable to instructor on first day of class.

In this week-long intensive, students learn the fundamentals of blind tooling and gold tooling on leather, focusing on straight lines and using BS Glaire to affix the gold. Line-work is one of the most important, fundamental, and versatile decorative techniques used on tooled bindings, and it is used in both traditional and contemporary designs. Students also have time to explore the use of curved lines and small decorative tools within a limited scope. A final plaquette will be completed using the techniques covered.

This is an introduction for beginners as well as a step forward for those who would like to build on their existing knowledge. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize you with the processes involved and prepare you for further practice.

Students are responsible for supplying their own gold cushion and gold knife, and a list will be sent out at least 2 weeks prior to class start. Finishing tools will be supplied by the workshop.

Please review our Registration Policies before registering.

Registration closes 7 days prior to class start.

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