During this 4 hours class students will make one flower with leaves from leather. This is a shorter class thatn the 6 hour Saturday class as Galina is only arriving in Melbourne Friday afternoon. She will be teaching a leather clematis from a kit that will be precut to save time.
Like the other workshop students will be prefparing and tooling the flower but won't have to cut out all the pieces.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.