“With Fur We Create”
We invite you to participate in this step-by-step process in creating your very own fur piece – “The Honest Fabric” mother earth has given us. The program is led by some of the world’s most qualified and knowledgeable experts in the Fur Industry today. You will be nourished, enlightened empowered with knowledge on technology and techniques used today.
By Senior Master Furrier Panos Panagiotidis
5 Day intensive fur program
7 Participants maximum and 3 minimum per class
3 Levels (1, 2, 3) from Novice to Expert – Levels will not be combined.
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Time: Thursday – Monday
Dates: Commencing October 2021 – April 2022
Course Program Fee: $850 + GST per student. Fur Skins included. Deposit $200 at time of Registration
Certificate: A Certificate of Completion will be awarded
COVID 19 – Social Distancing and Safety Protocols will be in place and all participants must provide proof of double vaccination.
A step-by-step process of teaching
Skins Used – Seal – Beaver – Fox – Mink [ wild] – Canadian Sable [Marten] -Bobcat and Lynx.
Grading Skins – according to the animal, gender, characteristics, color, hair length, and texture.
Treatment – this fabric (fur) requires special treatments before it may be used.
Furriers Knife – The instrument is exceptional. You will be enthralled once you’ve mastered how to use it with care.
Repairing – A procedure that differs according to which animal we are using. It is clear which method and technique we will employ once we have examined the skin.
Blocking – using the right technique, providing information about the diverse techniques used
Fur Sewing machine – A completely unique machine that, once mastered, is magical. Anyone can learn to use it. We will inform you of the different types of Furriers sewing machines, available.
Sewing – Learn methods of sewing fur my hand, if you so wish. After all, that was the way it was done before the machine was created.
Pattern Making –
Level 1 students – General understanding & introduction in fur pattern making.
Level 2 & 3 students will be more creatively involved, as you will support your design with your own pattern.