Product Description

Chap & Chink Making

Bob Klenda

Friday, 05/17, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Chaparral, Holiday Inn

All skill levels welcome!

The goal for this class is to provide the student with the knowledge and confidence to make chaps for personal use or as a business. Subject matter offered: The art of taking orders, taking proper measurements, understanding what the measurements mean, selecting suitable leather, doing layout, cutting and construction. Further subject matter: Understanding pattern design, adjustment, and fit as well as the difference between chaps, chinks, and Armitas and what is unique about each. The class will be informal, questions are welcome, and chaps, chinks, etc. will be on display for your inspection.

Materials to Bring: Notepad, pencil and camera. Optional: Chaps/Chinks/Armitas you have made.

Bob Klenda

Bob has been carving leather since 1959 and making saddles since 1962. As past president of the Colorado Saddle Makers Association, as well as being one of its founders, he is accustomed to teaching saddle making and leather carving at its seminars as well as for 4-H and in his own saddle shop. Bob is primarily self-taught and is eager to share his knowledge with others. He is a recipient of the Howard Munsell Award for promotion of the art of saddle making, and in 2010 he received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.