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Fur Summer School 2018


  • Rebecca Bradley London Studio 6 Elthorne Road London, England, NW9 8BJ United Kingdom (map)

Our 5 Day Fur Summer School returns this year for the 5th year with limited places. This course is ideal for someone with an interest in fur, keen to develop a further understanding of the material and gain some practical skills.

Here at Rebecca Bradley London, we are passionate about the skill and tradition of the furrier craft. We want to bring this into the 21st century and share the exciting modern techniques we use alongside the traditional methods and machinery. We are one of the few remaining furriers in UK and we'd love to give people the opportunity to further understand the work behind fur pieces.

Rebecca herself has years of experience working with many leading luxury designers and brands. She also taught globally to industry and students. Her vast experience in the fur trade combines with an inspiring unorthodox approach.

The aim of the course is to give attendees a well rounded knowledge of the fur trade and skills for using fur, this will help create successful designs.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • INTRODUCTION TO FUR

    • Fur types & Ethics
    • Information on farming & wild fur
    • Grading & Labeling
    • Dying processes

DAY 2-3

  • FUR DESIGN & BUSINESS

    • Pattern Cutting
    • Drawing Fur
    • Economical & Responsible Usage
    • Key Design Techniques
    • Pricing & Consumption
    • Key Fur Contacts
  • FUR PRODUCTION

    • Stretching & Working Fur
    • Cutting Fur
    • Sewing Fur

DAY 4

  • REDESIGN & VINTAGE FUR

    • Reusing Vintage Fur
    • Aging Process of Fur
  • FUR CARE & MAINTENIENCE

    • Cleaning
    • Storage
    • Damage

DAY 5

  • FINAL PROJECT

On the final day we encourage you to bring your own projects and our team will be able to advise and assist you.

Alternatively, you can pick one of our mini projects and create a keyring, purse or bracelet.

INCLUDED

  • Fur Samples and Materials
  • Vintage Fur Coats provided for practice.
  • Theory and Practical Workshops
  • Refreshments
  • Information and Study Guides
  • A Special Souvenir Gift Bag Worth Over £100

To ensure every attendee can get the most out of the course we are offering this course with strictly limited places.

Secure your place today with a £99 deposit.

£495


The summer school project was an excellent opportunity for people with limited and no experience with using fur.

The course took us through the basics of everything we needed to know, from fur farms and ethics to production techniques (eg, stretching, pattern cutting and sewing).

Rebecca herself was a wonderful person. The enthusiasm and love for her craft ever present and infectious. The team in general we friendly and very inviting into their creative work space.

It was a wonderful experience to have taken part in, and I look forward to taking part in future courses too.

Thanks Rebecca. Amazing work.
— Michael Cruttenden