Intro to Case Making: Leather Gift Box


5 in stock

Gordon Andrus

Prescott Resort – Prescott Room

Thursday 2/27 8:00am – 5:00pm

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5 in stock

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Product Description

At one time, many cases or boxes were made from leather and the makers of these case goods employed the use of the hand box stitch. This is a rare opportunity to learn this unique stitching technique, which is a hallmark of the finest case work in leather. Workshop attendees will progress through the steps with Gordon to learn this little-known process while assembling a small gift box. An illustrated handout is included with your attendance. Previous hand stitching experience, or attendance in the Handstitching 2.0 workshop is required. We will hit the ground running.

Materials to bring: Three-ring binder for handouts and note taking, sharp 2” or smaller diamond awl with handle, John James #003 egg eye harness needles, waxed, polyester-linen thread (#12/165 size), dividers/spring compass, mallet (to drive pricking irons), hammer (to set stitching). Awls, needles, and thread can be purchased at

Gordon Andrus is an artist, craftsman, and author. Gordon has been working leather since the mid-1970s, when he was given a handful of tools that had belonged to his grandfather. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Utah State University 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 1990. He has owned Sage Creek Stock Saddle Co. for the past sixteen years.

“Artistry is vital to any creative endeavor. As a saddler, I strive to achieve as high a level of artistry in my craftsmanship as I can. I love making things that are useful.”

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., Red Ox Brand Tools, Horseshoe Brand Tools, and Barry King Tools