Leather Manipulation Techniques – 3 days, April 2018, Canberra

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Coleen Curry from the USA is well-known for using manipulated and decorated leather for her bindings. In this workshop she will share some of her techniques that will enable you to turn leather and suede into beautiful pieces to be used for covering, mosaics and flyleaves. Students will experiment with dye, ink and paint on suede, leather splits and fair (undyed) leather including Craquele (think batik on leather) A range of surface manipulations and finishes will be explored ranging from highly polished to satin and matte using different adhesives, foil, paper and textures. The workshop will also experiment in making collages using splits, paper, metals and thread. This will be a fun and creative class and students will head home with an arsenal of unique materials to use for their own projects.



About the Instructor  |  Coleen Curry

Coleen Curry has exhibited internationally and her work is held in many private collections. She studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) with Monique Lallier and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in fine binding.    Coleen has won international bookbinding prizes and her work has been exhibited around the globe.


Date: 21 – 23 April, 2018, Canberra, waiting list

Location: Bookarts, Canberra

Registration:  Canberra contact Joy Tonkin, [email protected] and

Cost: $375, material fee TBA