Chap & Chink Making


11 in stock

Bob Klenda

Prescott Resort – Arizona Room

Friday   2/28  6:00pm – 10:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

11 in stock

SKU: PA20WS11 Category:

Product Description

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 has been carving leather since 1959 and making saddles since 1962. As past president of the CSMA, he is accustomed to teaching saddle making and leather carving. Bob is primarily self-taught and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. He has received a 34-year pin for teaching 4-H leather craft, received the Howard Munsell Award for promotion of the art of saddle making, received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 2010, and was recognized as 2016 Saddle Maker of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.