Stock Whip Braiding

$225.00

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Joe Boyles & Nick Carter

Whitney Center for the Arts – WCA 227

Saturday 05/18 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intermediate

Class Size Limit: 6 Students

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Joe Boyles & Nick Carter

Whitney Center for the Arts – WCA 227

Saturday 05/18 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intermediate

Workshop Description: Did you see the movie, “The man from Snowy River”? Ever wanted a stock whip like Jim used? In this workshop, we will be braiding a four-strand stock whip that is iconic in Australia. You will learn about tapering and beveling the strands, using a core to braid around, splitting the strands for thickness and will even learn to cut out your own whip. There will be a cane handle provided. If time permits, we will put a Turk’s Head knot on the end of the handle and also talk about plaiting the handle. This workshop will be very demanding on your hand and arm strength. Please work on braiding a four strand before you get there. Nick and Joe have over 50 years of braiding experience between them and have taught together for at least eight years. They will do everything they can to keep it fun and interesting. At the end of the workshop, you will go outside and learn how to crack these whips. A booklet will be provided for every student.

Materials to bring: Bring a pair of braiding gloves if you have some. Feel free to bring a camera to document steps or use your cell phone. A highlighter or pen or pencil to use would also be good. Joe and Nick are serious when they say, “Your hands and arms will get a workout so please be ready.”

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: Rugged Cross Saddlery and NTC Braiding

CANCELATION POLICY

• 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.

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