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Basic Hand Stitching

$85.00
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Basic Hand Stitching 

Gordon Andrus

Thursday, May 17, 8 am - 12 pm

W208, Sheridan Community College

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the simple elegance of hand stitched leather work. Mastery with a needle and thread is the most fundamental skill in the leather arts. This workshop will cover basic hand stitching, including double needle harness stitching, casting a hitch in the stitch, and lock stitching with a hooked awl. 

Materials to Bring: Harness needles and diamond and curved awls with handles. If you have them, bring a stitch groover, pricking and/or overstitch wheels, pricking irons, straight round awls, jerk awls, and hand/finger protectors. 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."