L-R: Jeff Peachey, Emilie Kracen, Catherine Stephens, Fionnuala Gerrity, Katherine Le, Diana Avelar Pires, Amber Hares, Valeria Kremser
Cat Stevens spokeshaving an alum tawed skin. You need a very sharp spokeshave, modified for leather work, to tame this abrasive material.
Katherine Le ploughing on a vintage Hickock “Amateur or Small Size” press and plough. Oddly, in a catalog ca. 1940 the regular and small size are the same price. I would be happy to trade my small one for a regular size!
Fionnuala Gerrity using a low angle block plane to shape her wooden boards. She is using a Lee Valley Veritas Apron Plane, which is a great value at less than $100.
A model of a ca. 1500 Italian long stitch book made with guest Instructor Maria Fredericks.
Elissa O’Loughlin giving a demonstration of semi-traditional Japanese paste making. Wait, how did she get into this class?!?
Val Kresmer carving some channels in her wood boards. In front of her are some of the bookbinding, woodworking and metalworking tools for the class.
Amber Hares sewing a primary end band with a back bead on a 16th C. German model. This will later be covered with a secondary two color front bead.
Diana Avalar Pires cutting through pasteboards with a reproduction 18th C. pointe for her full calf French model.
Emilie Kracen fraying and pointing slips.