University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Intro to Early Medieval Leather Tooling

Instructor:
Farolfus filius Richardi


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
638
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
57/∞
Room:
Woodshop
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
Leatherwork
Description
This class is an introduction to the tools, techniques, and motifs used in decoration of leather knife and seax sheathes from the 8th-11th centuries CE. Using historical examples from Anglo-Scandinavian York, Dublin, and London, we will look at how the designs are composed and break down the individual motifs. I'll go over the basics of tool-handling and discuss how to execute these designs using simple tools - or even common household objects. No prior experience with leatherwork is necessary. If you'd like to experiment during the class, you'll need some scraps of vegetable-tanned leather and a blunt-pointed tool like a knitting needle. I don't plan to record the class, but a written version with illustrations will be available online afterward. If you want a written/illustrated version of the class materials, please head over to: https://farolfus.wordpress.com/intro-to-early-medieval-leather-tooling/