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Have you ever wondered how they get that shiny gold lettering onto stationery, leather and more? Robin from Toronto leather brand Fitzy will teach you the secret technique behind the traditional art of foil stamping on her hot foil machine. You’ll get to monogram your very own notebook, and leather keychains. In addition to learning all about hot foil stamping, you’ll get a crash course in leather tooling. Leather tooling is a cold stamping method that’s been used for hundreds of years. It’s great for beginners. Choose from Robin’s selection of alphabet and emoji stamps, or use one of the many “drawing stamps” to create almost any design imaginable!
Students are also welcome to bring in their own materials for stamping.
**In an effort to make the space comfortable for everyone, please avoid the use of perfumes and fragrances.
Bonus: on the day of the workshop, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our studio-shop.
Robin Fitzsimons is the maker, designer, and founder of Fitzy. She loves to share her knowledge of craft with any maker that crosses her path. She's taught many leather working classes at locations across the GTA. Robin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. She loves houseplants, bike rides, and craft beer. She lives and works in Toronto.
Fitzy is a line of modern leather goods that are handmade in Toronto. Designed for the busy urbanite, Fitzy's products are meant to simplify your life both visually and practically. As a member of the Slow Fashion movement Fitzy believes in a less, but better approach to design, and ethical manufacturing processes. Their customers are thoughtful shoppers who shop local, and prefer quality over quantity. Fitzy crafts their pieces using high quality, hard wearing materials, so that they don’t just stand the test of time, but get better with age.