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Advanced Hand Stitching: The Box Stitch

$75.00
Please Register at the Leather Crafters Booth at the trade show.

Advanced Hand Stitching: The Box Stitch

Gordon Andrus

Thursday, May 17, 1 pm - 5 pm

W208, Sheridan Community College

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: Stitch marking tools, if you have them: overstitch wheels, pricking wheels etc. or pricking irons, harness needles, diamond and curved awls with handles, and note taking materials.  Cameras welcome.  Gordon will have some tools for you to use during the class; tools will be provided where needed.

Gordon Andrus

Gordon Andrus is an artist, craftsman, and author. Gordon has been working leather since the mid-1970's, when he was given a handful of tools that had belonged to his grandfather. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Utah State University 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 1990. He has owned Sage Creek Stock Saddle Co. for the past sixteen years. "Artistry is vital to any creative endeavor. As a saddler, I strive to achieve as high a level of artistry in my craftsmanship as I can. I love making things that are useful."