Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal
May/June 2022 Issue
Vol 32 No. 3

Boots by
Tooling & Design by: Takahiro Kubo
Silver: Atsushi Tomita, Assembly: Stallion Boots Co.

LEATHERCRAFT

8 Tooling with Kathy Flanagan: Add a Little Water, Part 1 – Tooling a Wet Bear

Kathy Flanagan

32 Fun with Stamping Tools: Celtic Box

Chan Geer

34 All-Leather Bracelet – Part Two

Serge Volken

34 Fun with Stamping Tools: Bee Pattern

Chan Geer

34 “The Narrows”

Tony Bernier

42 Rough-Out Reeds

Ann-Maree Ager

49 Leather Beverage Cooler

John Sedberry

63 Custom Phone Cases, Part 2: Case Build and Airbrushing Color

John Sedberry

SADDLERY

54 From My Bench to Yours: Saddle Ground Seats Part 2

Bob Klenda

FOOTWEAR

17 Sun Sandals for Kids: Handmade Soft-Soled Leather Sandals that Grow with the Feet

Lougaya Dehan

SPOTLIGHTS

2 About the Cover

Takahiro Kubo

28 Peter Main is the Leather Artisan of the Year 2021

Janine Kelly

30 Peter Main – The Interview

Dave Skinner

70 2022 World Leather Debut

TIPS

39 The Main Technique for Casing Leather

Gabor Pinter

45 Digitalizing Patterns with Adobe Photoshop: Part Two

Gabor Pinter

78 Scrolly & Scratch 05

Gabor Pinter

79 The Skinny, No. 02

Dave Skinner

DEPARTMENTS

4 From the Editor

6 Contributors

7 Coming Events

72 Leather Industry News

75 Leather Guilds

76 Classifieds

78 List of Advertisers

January/February 2022 issue Advertisers

name

phone

email

website

American Elk & Deer

(970) 232-9803

[email protected]

americanelkanddeer.com

American Leather Direct Inc

270-526-3835

[email protected]

www.aleatherd.com

Artisan Sewing Supplies Inc

323-838-1408

[email protected]

www.artisansew.com

Barry King Tools

307-672-5657

[email protected]

www.barrykingtools.com

Bee Natural Leathercare

360-891-7178

[email protected]

www.beenaturalleathercare.com

Blevins Mfg Co Inc

307-322-2190

Bowden Saddle Tree Co

915-877-3191

[email protected]

www.saddletree.com

Bruce Johnson Leather Tools

(844) 584-7866

[email protected]

www.brucejohnsonleather.com

Buckeye Engraving Inc

330-677-5685

[email protected]

www.steelhandstamps.com

C – Loys Leathers

915-239-9102

[email protected]

http://www.cloysleathers.com/

C S Osborne & Co

(973) 483-3232

[email protected]

www.csosborne.com

Chuck Smith Tools

(760) 749-5755

[email protected]

chucksmithleathertools.com

Double K Leather

636-493-1833

[email protected]

www.doublekleather.com

E C Leather Inc

918-583-0292

[email protected]

Fiebing Company Inc

414-271-5011

[email protected]

www.fiebing.com

Geers Custom Leather

307-674-9226

[email protected]

George Barta Hide Co

707-762-2965

Goliger Leather Company

805-650-6553

[email protected]

www.goligerleather.com

Grey Ghost Graphics

843-267-8136

[email protected]

www.greyghostgraphics.com

Hermann Oak Leather Company

314-421-1173

[email protected]

www.hermannoakleather.com

Hide & Leather House

707-255-6160

[email protected]

www.hidehouse.com

J M Saddler Inc

979-693-5114

[email protected]

www.jmsaddler.com

Jesse W Smith Saddlery

719-643-5553

[email protected]

www.jessesmithsaddlery.com

Klenda Custom Saddlery

970-878-5382

[email protected]

www.klendasaddlery.com

Larson Leather Company

817-399-0044

[email protected]

www.kellylarsonsales.com

Leather Machine Co Llc

(866)962-9880

[email protected]

Leathersmith Designs

(800)845-1829

[email protected]

leathersmithdesigns.com

Loon Creek Leather L L C

260-356-0726

[email protected]

www.looncreekleather.com

Macpherson Leather Co

206-328-0855

[email protected]

www.macphersonleather.com

Makers Leather Supply

(913) 787-1019

[email protected]

www.makersleathersupply.com

Mark Staton Co

337-988-9964

[email protected]

www.markstatonco.com

Morrison Custom Saddlery

9038713100

[email protected]

morrisoncustomsaddlery.com

Pecard Leather Care Co

920-468-5056

[email protected]

www.pecard.com

Perfectex Plus L L C

714-898-5989

[email protected]

www.perfectex.com

Pro Series Tools

505-632-7039

[email protected]

www.robertbeardtools.com

Q – Lighting

800-513-2256

[email protected]

www.q-lighting.com

Raphael Sewing

866-415-8223

[email protected]

www.techsew.com

Renia Gmbh

011-49-221-630-7990

[email protected]

www.renia.com

Rons Tool Company

(406)552-7433

[email protected]

www.ronstools.com

Russian Leathercrafting

[email protected]

www.en.leathercrafting-journal.ru

Silver Creek Leather Co

812-945-8520

[email protected]

www.silvercreekleather.com

Slickbald Customs

303-641-0861

[email protected]

www.makersleathersupply.com

Small Farmers Journal – Ads

800-876-2893

[email protected]

www.smallfarmersjournal.com

Snapping Turtle Leather

(267) 371-9118

[email protected]

Sorrell Notions & Findings

405-282-5464

[email protected]

www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com

Spraygunner

877-707-8767

[email protected]

spraygunner.com

Springfield Leather Company

800-668-8518

[email protected]

www.springfieldleather.com

Steel Stamps Inc

208-345-2550

[email protected]

www.steelstampsinc.com

Tandy Leather

817-872-3200

[email protected]

www.tandyleatherfactory.com

Texas Custom Dies Inc

888-755-9025

[email protected]

www.texascustomdies.com

The Brinton Museum

(307) 672-3173

[email protected]

www.brintonmuseum.org

The Dude Ranchers Association

866-399-2339

(866)399-2339

[email protected]

The Tooling Bench

435-586-9591

[email protected]

Thoroughbred Leather

502-315-0315

[email protected]

www.thoroughbredleather.com

Tippmann Industrial Products Inc

866-286-8046

[email protected]

www.tippmannindustrial.com

Twister D Products – Lace Master

208-884-3766

[email protected]

www.lacemaster.com

Vaughn Gators LLC

850-545-7661

[email protected]

vgators.com

Weaver Leather Inc

800-932-8371

[email protected]

www.leathersupply.com

Weaver Leather Inc

800-932-8371

[email protected]

www.leathersupply.com

Weber Stirrups

208-466-2870

[email protected]

www.weberstirrups.com

Wickett & Craig Of America Inc

800-826-6379

[email protected]

www.wickett-craig.com

Y – Knot Lace

406-249-5225

[email protected]

www.y-knotlace.com