First, Love Your Leather: Basic Leather Care
Proper care and maintenance of your leather gear can prolong its life. From boots to apparel to floggers and whips, this class teaches the basic skills needed to keep your leather looking good. Starting with a simple, basic kit to a bootblack's wet dream, explore products and gear to find what you need so you can give your leather some love.
We will then take a break for refreshments and Kiltgrrl is joined by co-presenter Traeonna as we move into Connective Bootblacking
Connective Bootblacking Sitting for a bootblack can be enjoyable, much like a hair stylist or manicure. But how can it be taken beyond a typical service? Whether you are the bootblack or are sitting for one, learn tips, tricks and ideas to make your bootblacking experience more connected and shared. From simple blacking techniques, to creating a more intense scene, find ways to make it more for you than ever before.
Your registration covers both classes!
Kiltgrrl and Traeonna are a committed couple who are also involved with others in alternative relationship styles. They bring laughter to the adventure of learning by sharing their life experiences, both the successes and mistakes, and blend their skills and knowledge to present on a variety of topics including communication, energy work, connective practices, alternative relationship styles, and conflict resolution in relationships.
A peacemaker by nature, Kiltgrrl enjoys the puzzle pieces that are human beings. She is a mediator for the Michigan and Ohio courts as well as a conflict consultant that helps people settle disputes in their everyday lives. She enjoys teaching what she calls "human being skills" and has developed conflict resolution classes tailored to different settings and lifestyles. As the 2016 Ohio Bootblack titleholder, she is happiest with polish under her nails from working leather and blacking boots. Her love affair with tending leather has kept her love, Traeonna, both looking good and highly amused. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing with power tools, and making her red head laugh.
A trainer and curriculum developer by profession, Traeonna is a passionate and experienced educator that teaches hands-on workshops and presents on a variety of topics in the leather, kink, occult, flow arts, and other alternative communities. She has been involved with the leather and kink communities for 20+ years. Traeonna considers herself an endorphin enthusiast and a silly sadist who enjoys a good laugh when playing. When not teaching she loves to sew, bake, hula hoop, and amuse her Bear with her antics..
~~~ All events at The Space are for those 19+ years old and older
~~~ All events at The Space are substance and alcohol free