Cowboy Cuffs


4 in stock

Bob Klenda

Prescott Resort – Jerome Room

Tuesday  2/25  8:00am – 5:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

4 in stock

SKU: PA20WS13 Category:

Product Description

Cowboy cuffs have completed a cowboy’s outfit for a long time. Bob is offering you an opportunity to make your very own pair. Layout patterns will be supplied, along with flower carving patterns. You can choose to flower carve, basket, block, or border stamp yours. (The carving pattern as shown in the pictured cuffs will be available as well as a simpler pattern. If flower carving even the simpler pattern, expect to complete just one cuff at best during the class.) Students will learn about choosing leather, proper layout, cutting, how to line the inside and do the scalloped fold over, edging, burnishing, punching holes, applying finishes, setting snaps, and lacing or braiding. If flower carving, learn the elements that make a pattern inspirational as well as improving your technique.

Materials to bring: Note taking material, camera, swivel knife, strop, mallet, stamping tools, stamping surface, round knife or favorite cutting knife, slicking wood or glass, wood or poly cutting board, size 4, 5, 6 hole punches, #3 or #4 edger, stitching awl. (Hole punches, lacing, snaps and snap setters will be furnished. If flying to the show, contact Bob at 970-379-7375 to arrange for tools.)

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..

Workshop Sponsors:Hermann Oak Leather Co., Klenda Saddlery, and The Fiebing Co.