Leathercraft Tips & Tricks

Swivel Knife Tips for the Beginning Leatherworker

Swivel Knife Tips for the Beginning Leatherworker

Something I wish someone had showed me when first starting out is how to properly use the swivel knife. Learning how to work this tool is hard enough, but learning how to use it if were dull and not working right makes it even harder. One of the first things you need to do is learn how to get it sharp and keep it sharp...

How to Wet Leather

How to Wet Leather

One of the first and most important things to learn is the proper moisture content in a piece of leather. Having it properly dampened, having just the right amount of moisture in a piece of leather, determines how well your tools react.

Making Leather Tap-Off Patterns

Making Leather Tap-Off Patterns

A lot of folks often get requests to do the same pattern over and over again, and they really don't want to have to trace every single line, every time. Leather workers, a long time ago, figured out how to do tap offs, and I'd like to show you how tap offs are made. A free video of this tutorial is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4NHwS_CIzmE

Floral & Feather Carving Workshop

Attention!! December 1, 6:00 pm-8:00pm and Saturday December 2, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Al Stohlman Award winner, Jim Linnell will be presenting a ...