Saga Fur - Design center
Saga Fur - Design center is located in Denmark, about half an hour from Copenhagen, in the beautiful country side. In my last post I told you about my trip to Denmark to go to an fur seminar, which would be held by Saga fur, at their design center. When I arrived there I got to meet the other 9 participants. They were from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea.
The Design center was at a lovely 100-year-old place in the Danish country side which used to be owned by a opera singer. We stayed in a really big guest house, that had a huge garden and a lot of big trees and vegetation. The studio and where the teaching would be was in another little house that was just across from the guest house.
They took a really good care of us at the guest house, and the food was just lovely.
And of course, the headboard in our rooms was made from fur :D which I thought was really funny and cute.
We got to see their show room as well as their fur room. They at Saga fur are always trying to find a new way to work with fur, new techniques, a new way of combining fabric with fur, new patterns or even try to combine fur with some new materials. They have around 3000 samples in house that they can send to designers and designers can also come to their studio to get inspiration for their collections.
We were taught how to prepare the fur to use, first you have to wet the leather a little bit so you can stretch it out and use as much as you can. Then you fasten it with a stapling gun and let it try out.
I was kind of surprised how easy it was to cut and sew fur together. I had always imagined that it would be a huge hassle, but with the right knife and the right machine, it was a piece of cake :) The most important thing to remember is to cut from the leather side, and hold the piece a little up from the table so you don't cut all the hairs away.
Some samples front and back sides
I had a great time at the Design center, and if you are thinking about taking a seminar in fur, this is something you should definitely check out! I am also very happy of all the new friends I made, they really made the trip as good at it was! :))