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Cutting Leather to the Best Advantage

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

Cutting Leather to the Best Advantage

Jesse W. Smith

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Prescott Room - Prescott Rescort & Conference Center

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

It’s been a while since Jesse taught this valuable workshop. It can be tricky to know exactly which parts of the hide are best purposed for certain projects. Jesse will show you the advantages and disadvantages to using the correct/incorrect parts of the hide for your projects. He’ll demonstrate how stretch/no stretch can be used to your advantage, and vice versa. Because no two hides are the same, Jesse will cover how to “read” a hide to know how to properly purchase what you need.

Materials to Bring: Notepaper, pencil and camera.

Jesse Smith

Jesse began making leather craft items while in the Air Force. He made his first saddle for his dad. Eventually, he bought The Tack Shop in Spokane, WA, and has built saddles ever since. Jesse also taught saddlery at Spokane Falls Community College for 28 years. He now lives in Pritchett, CO, and operates his own saddle making school, and is an accomplished chap maker. Jesse received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 2001.