Innovative & Imaginative String Inlay with Steve Latta:

Pushing the boundaries way beyond Traditional Inlay

latta mother baby 640Have you ever imagined a figure or seen a design that you wished you could incorporate into a project that you were visualizing? In this unique two-day class, Fine Woodworking Magazine Contributing Editor, Steve Latta pushes the boundaries way beyond any traditional inlay you may have seen or imagined. Stringing has a rich history in both urban and rural forms, especially during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Craftsmen combined arcs and straight lines to create elaborate patterns that adorned all forms of furniture.  Those designs, however, were subject to the constraints of symmetry and geometric fundamentals.  This is NOT that class!  Latta hummingbird 640

We will explore techniques developed by Steve to find or create abstract motifs and figures and then transform them into line inlays in wood. The designs are only limited by your own imagination- or what you can find on-line using Google images.  The first day, participants will follow a series of guided exercises to gain an understanding of the basic techniques. On Sunday, however, students will have the opportunity to create a unique panel of their own design. Think of this as “drawing on wood”. The possibilities and the applications are endless!

Sign up today. Space is limited.


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Tuition: $365.00 plus materials

Section 100822A: Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

 Call 860.647.0303 to sign up for any class on this website






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