Saddle Design and Patterns
Venue: Stoneleigh Equine
Clear Spring, MD
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
A two day course designed to give instruction in saddlery development, pattern design and practical pattern development.
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
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.
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
*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation.
Meals: Breakfast (coffee and bagels), lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Accommodation is not included and must be arranged by the delegate.