Ed "The Bearman" LaBarre has joined the roster of Elktracks instructors! Ed spent many years as a mechanic, working with his hands and learning to problem-solve. He applied those skills to a broad range of mediums, including leatherworking, tool manufacturing, woodworking, stained glass, and more.
After working in a saddle shop for several years where everyone was fairly protective of their secrets, he decided he'd share everything he learned and help other leatherworkers however he could. In his videos, Ed shares insights on his techniques for toolings, coloring, and creatively using rawhide in ways you may have never imagined.