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Lace Cutting & Beveling

Please register at the Leather Crafters booth

Lace Cutting & Beveling

Joe Boyles & Nick Carter

Thursday, May 17, 8 am - 5 pm

W203B, Sheridan Community College

Skill Level: All Skill Levels Welcome!

In this hands-on workshop, we will start by going over the differences in cutting leather and rawhide. We will discuss tempering rawhide and the nature of both leather and rawhide, about preparing the material for cutting lace and beveling and about different braiding soaps. We will go whichever way the class takes us, spending more time on that material. We will have numerous cutters, splitters and bevelers available to try out to find the perfect fit for you. This workshop will be packed with information with a low student to instructor ratio, meaning more personalized education. Nick and Joe will also have a few stories to keep you entertained while learning. Supplies donated by Stern Tanning, Y-Knot Lace, NTC Braiding and Rugged Cross Saddlery.

Materials to Bring: Cutters, splitters and bevelers you may have, camera, notebook and pen. Also bring an open mind and be ready to learn and have a little fun.

Joe Boyles

Joe began braiding while in Australia in 1988 after getting his first Ron Edwards book. Back home, he was taught rawhide by Mary Fields, who is in the Bruce Grant books, and also attended Dale Moore’s saddle building school. Kangaroo and rawhide are his preferred materials to braid with. He started braiding Australian stock whips a few years ago and is now starting on bullwhips. Joe enjoys teaching and will keep you entertained while you learn.

Nick Carter

An accomplished braider currently residing in Casper, Wyoming, Nick is a working man’s braider who has been making and sometimes selling his braided goods for over 24 years. Always willing to share and learn techniques, Nick offers his services with great enthusiasm every chance he gets.