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Craft Modules 2019

Date: 2019
Venue: Various

Saddlers’ one-day CPD modules

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Tool Sharpening and Maintenance

Cirencester Saddlers, The Old Kennels Workshop
Cirencester, GL7 1UR

Thursday 2nd May.  10:30am

The day will cover:

•    different types of knives and how to sharpen and restore
•    setting up:
    o    new stitching awls
    o    skirt shaves
    o    backing awls
    o    plough gauge knives etc

Lecturers:  Mark Romain and Laurence Pearman

Cost: £65 + VAT

(Members  Only)

Bring a packed lunch.  Light refreshments provided

Payment to be made on booking.  (limited availability)

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Advanced Bridle Techniques

Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane
Enfield,  EN1 4RQ

Saturday 6th July.  10:00am

The day will include tips on:

•    improving finishing
•    improving stitching and getting stitching straight
•    edge finishing
•    how competition judging is done and what the judges are looking for
•    embellishment techniques - how to make your piece stand out and get noticed
•    selecting leathers and fittings

Lecturer: Frances Kelly

Cost:  £65 + VAT

(Members only) 

Contact the SMS office to book your place.   (limited availability)
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Sewing Machine Maintenance and Skiving Machine

Vale Brothers Ltd. Unit 2 Midland Road
Walsall,  WS1 3QQ

Friday 30th August.  10:30am

Kenton
Barrett of Midlands Industrial Sewing Machines Ltd will give various
tips on maintaining and using your sewing machine including:

• Cleaning, Setting tension and Timing issues

• Different types of needles and threads and where they can be used.
• Skiving machine and use of seaming attachments.
• Accessories including different types of feet and attachments.

You will be able to practice some of these techniques on the machines at Vale Brothers.

Cost:  £65 + VAT     Bring a packed lunch.  Light refreshments provided

Payment to be made on booking.  (limited availability)

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Whip Repairs and attaching Lashes

The Saddlery Training Centre, 3H Stanley Court
Glenmore Business Park, Telford Road, Churchfields
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7GH

Friday 4th October.  10:30am

The day will focus on restoration techniques for:

• replacing ends of riding and driving whips
• how to plait lashes

Lecturer: Chris Taylor

Cost: £65 + VAT

(Members only)

Bring a packed lunch.  Light refreshments provided

Payment to be made on booking.  (limited availability)

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Leather Carving

Detail of Western Bridle by Grace Willsmer

Cirencester Saddlers, The Old Kennels Workshop
Cirencester, GL7 1UR

Thursday 14th November.  10:30am

•    Preparation of leather prior to tooling
•    Identification of tools and there uses
•    Tracing and transfer of designs to leather
•    Carving and stamping techniques

Lecturer: Chris Taylor

Cost: £65 plus VAT
(Members only)
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All SMS and outside courses attract CPD points

Don’t forget to inform the office of any outside event you have attended so that we can record your points.

SMS courses:      5 points
Outside courses:  4 points

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Please note numbers are limited for most courses so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Places will be filled on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Payment must be made when booking.