Fearless Swivel Knife Use
Friday, 05/17, 1:00pm – 5:00pm W202, Sheridan College
All skill levels welcome!
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.
Materials to Bring: Favorite swivel knife, stylus, strop, note taking supplies and all the questions you’ve ever had about mastering the swivel knife.
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. The sounds and smells of those visits are some his most vivid memories of that early introduction to the leather working world. Now, after spending the last 50 plus years working with leather and nearly 40 years in the leather industry, those sounds and smells are still a part of his life. Jim has taught leather working skills to thousands of students around the world. He received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 2002.