Joe Boyles & Nick Carter
Sheridan College – WCA 237
Saturday 05/20 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop Description: Have you ever been braiding or lacing and had the lace break? Have you ever thought that you could save money by cutting your own lace, rather than buying it? Do you want to cut your own lace but don’t know how to get started? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you. We will have four different kinds of lace cutters and bevelers, as well as a couple kangaroo hides to practice cutting lace. You will be able to try each of these different cutters and bevelers to see which you like the best before you buy a tool. We will discuss different techniques of cutting, stretching, resizing, and beveling lace. You will be able to keep any of the lace that you cut.
Materials to bring: Bring a notebook and writing utensil of your choice. If you happen to have leather you want to cut into lace, please bring it as well. If you have your own cutter and blades, I would like you to bring them also so you can work with them. Please bring two of your favorite Band Aids just in case you get too close to a sharp blade.
Workshop Instructor: Joe Boyles began braiding while in Australia in 1988 after getting his first Ron Edwards book. Back home, he was taught rawhide by Mary Fields, who is in the Bruce Grant books, and also attended Dale Moore’s saddle building school. Kangaroo and rawhide are his preferred materials to braid with. He started braiding Australian stock whips a few years ago and is now starting on bullwhips. Joe enjoys teaching and will keep you entertained while you learn.
An accomplished braider currently residing in Casper, Wyoming, Nick Carter is a working man’s braider who has been making and sometimes selling his braided goods for over 24 years. Always willing to share and learn techniques, Nick offers his services with great enthusiasm every chance he gets.
Workshop Sponsors: Montana Leather, NTC Braiding, Rugged Cross Saddlery
• 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, May 11, 2023.