Torb and Reiner

Torb and Reiner

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Murrumbeena, VIC

Leather Flowers _ Galina Kofod

What to Bring

  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks or '450' glue
  • Scissors to cut the leather (fabric scissors are fine)
  • Small flat paintbrush
  • Piece of foam rubber (sponge) 10cm*10 cm minimum (available on the day)
  • Handkerchief or thin pressing cloth
  • Floral wire
  • Flower stamens
  • An awl
  • Bike or gym gloves if you desire (for protecting your hands from heat)
  • Flower making tools for soldering iron OR flower making tools with handles (Traditional French flower tools). Some will be available in class But it is better if you have your own.
  • Screwdriver
  • Long nose pliers
  • Plate to put hot tools on
  • Soldering Iron (40W) if you are using the electric tools

What to Wear

  • Casual - Closed in footwear

Appropriate For

  • Open - No experience required

Leather Flowers _ Galina Kofod

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 9:30 to 4:30 with 1hr lunch break

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a pattern for flowers
  • How to stiffen, cut, shape and prepare petals and leaves
  • How to assemble flowers

What You Get

  • The flowers you make in class
  • Patterns

Description

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. 

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