Whitney Center for the Arts – WCA 137
Saturday 05/18 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: If you are one whose hand tenses up when touching a swivel knife and a bit of fear brushes the pit of your stomach when your swivel knife touches the leather, this is the workshop you need to take. This workshop begins with the basics and then takes participants beyond what they ever dreamed they could do with a swivel knife. Once the fear of the swivel knife is conquered, cutting a pattern, decorative cuts, and even complete designs will be handled with confidence. By the end of the workshop, students will complete a piece of leather art using only their swivel knife. Jim promises to get the novice started down the right path and the experience to be challenged. This is one of those workshops that always sells out, so don’t wait until the last minute.
Materials to bring: Favorite swivel knife, stylus, strop, note taking supplies and all the questions you’ve ever had about mastering the swivel knife.
Workshop Instructor: Born and raised on a ranch in eastern Montana, Jim Linnell has had leather working in his blood ever since his first visit to the Miles City Saddlery. Now, after spending the last 50+ years working with leather, those sounds and smells are still a part of his life. Through the business he started in retirement, www.elktracksstudio.com, Jim instructed over 10,000 students during the pandemic. Whether in a large group or private classes, Jim is always ready to share his passion and knowledge of leather working. He is the 2002 recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.
Workshop Sponsors: Tandy Leather
• 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 9, 2024.