Saddle Design and Patterns

 

Venue:      Stoneleigh Farm

                   Clear Spring, MD 21722

Length:     2 days 

Subject:    Developing & Producing Patterns in Saddle and Bridle Making


Cost:          $300/Day with Master Saddlers

 

Dates:       per Request 

*For dates and more information please click on the registration link below if the course is currently scheduled, if missing please check back for schedule updates

 

 

Course Objective

 

A two day course designed to give instruction in saddlery development, pattern design and practical pattern development.

 

 

Theory:

  • Design as it relates to anatomy

  • Design as it relates to empirical research

  • Discussion of developments in research techniques

  • Discussion of designs found in saddlery

  • Discussion of materials and their uses

 

Practical:

  • Looking at different research techniques in action from the simple to the advanced

  • Making a pattern from a live model

  • Making a pattern from pattern material to work from

  • Adapting patterns to address problems of fit, comfort, usability and function

  • Fitting a pattern

  • Materials for pattern work

 

 

Students will need leather tools and also a good quality scissor set. Bring ideas for tack patterns written down to discuss.

Registration

This course must be paid in full at time of registration, due to the flight arrangements and cost of obtaining the best Instructors. Please download your registration form and return with course deposit to:

 

North American Saddlery School

1684 Hendershot Rd, Warfordsburg, PA 17267

or

saddleryschool@gmail.com

*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation. 

Fee Includes

  • Tuition

  • Meals:  Breakfast (coffee and bagels), lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  

  • Accommodation is not included and must be arranged by the delegate. 

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