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Intro to Leather Carving


with Matthew Fedders

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 1 pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $40  Materials: $10

Leather carved in the western style is as American as apple pie and as embedded in our history as the Constitution. You will learn the basic steps in this traditional craft including how to use the thousands of stamps available, what types of stamps to get, what is meant to do and how to use it in floral and figure carving on leather. You will become familiar with  what type of leather should be used and how to prep the leather for carving. You will learn how to use the swivel knife, the most important tool in any carving set.

About the instructor: Matthew Fedders has been tooling leather for six years professionally and is now working for Lobo Gun Leather. I have tooled saddles, historically-correct cowboy gear, wallets, purses, and many other leather goods. I have learned from some of the big names in leather tooling such as Bob Park.


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