During this 6 hours class students will make one flower with leaves from leather. They can choose to make various flowers, including: rose, chrysanthemum, poppy, clematis, hibiscus, orchid and peony. All these flowers are very distinct and in making them students have to use various elements of flower making technique. They will learn how to modify existing patterns and design your own flowers.
The workshop will be in three main parts.
Preparing leather for flower-making.
Shaping flower parts with specialised tools.
Assembling the flowers.
The focus of the class will be applying Japanese silk flower making techniques to leather. The number of students will be strictly limited to make sure that it is a great learning experience.
Galina Kofod has many years experience making flowers from silk and fabric using Japanese flower making technique. In recent years I have developed my own style and technique of creating leather flowers. My latest innovation is the use of EVA foam for flower making. I have been invited to conduct workshops in the France, Russia and the UK as well as numerous workshops throughout Australia including Hats off Brisbane and International Millinery Forum. My Tutorial books were published in the UK.