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Advanced Hand Stitching: The Box Stitch

$75.00
On-line registration is now closed. Please register for workshops at the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal Booth at the trade show.

Advanced Hand Stitching: The Box Stitch

Gordon Andrus

Thursday, March 1, 1 pm - 5 pm

‘Tis Annex Art Education Building, Room 102

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced (or attendance in Basic Hand Stitching)

This is a unique opportunity to learn one of the lesser known stitching techniques of fine leatherwork. At one time, many cases or boxes were made from leather, and the makers of these case goods employed the use of hand box stitching. Though rarely taught, this stitching technique is a hallmark of the finest work in leather and is still used in the finest case work today. Workshop attendees will progress through the steps with Gordon to learn the technique. 

Materials to Bring: Harness needles, diamond and curved awls with handles, and note taking materials. Cameras welcome. Tools will be provided where needed.

Gordon Andrus

Gordon has been working leather since the mid-1970s, when his grandmother, Vera Rees Tippetts, sent him home with a handful of tools, some of them made from nails and bolts, that had belonged to Vaughn, his grandfather. Gordon studied art and design at Utah State University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986 and later a Masters in Fine Art from Alfred University in 1990. He has been working in his own Sage Creek Stock Saddle Co. for the past decade.