Prescott Resort – Chino Room
Tuesday 02/20 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Make a passport wallet using authentic, beautiful, alligator skin. This wallet will hold at least four cards and wads of cash, plus a passport, but best of all, allure. Paying your bills has never felt better when you can pull this beautiful wallet out of your pocket or handbag! The workshop will include the student dyeing a crust alligator skin pattern and assembling the wallet. Students will be machine sewing this project and finishing the edge.
Materials to bring: Notebook, pencil/pen and questions. Cameras and video are welcome. You will need a cutting mat, mallet, pounding board, knife and scissors. If you prefer to hand-stitch your item you will need your pricking irons, needles, etc. Don’t forget your maker’s mark if you have one.
Workshop Instructor: Broderick Vaughan owns Vaughan Gators in Tallahassee, Florida. What started as a new hobby for an avid lifetime hunter turned into a full-time job as a nuisance alligator trapper for the Florida Wildlife Commission. After a decline in the international alligator hide market in 2016, Broderick began tanning all of his own hides at Sebring Custom Tanning. The unique experience of being a part of the entire production process, from capturing the live alligator to making the finished goods, is what led him to develop a passion for leatherwork.
Workshop Sponsors: The Fiebing Company, Leather Machine Co., LLC, and Renia USA
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, 02/15/2024.