Sheridan College, WCA 237
Wednesday 05/17 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Cases, boxes, and books! This workshop will discuss techniques for making things with structure out of leather. Wayne will address the different components such as hinges, handles, stiffeners, construction and machine and hand sewing – specifically the box stitch. Learn how to measure and cut to prevent bulk/gapping. All the parts will be provided to make a lined, lidded box using the techniques discussed.
Materials to bring: Awl, stitch groover, round knife, edger, cutting board (about 12″ x 12″ ), and a smooth-faced mallet or shoe maker’s hammer.
Workshop Instructor: Wayne Hape is an accomplished saddlemaker who lives with his wife and son in Sheridan, Wyoming. Wayne had the great fortune to grow up in a family deeply rooted in ranching. Aside from saddlemaking, he also enjoys carving leather for the sake of its artistic appeal. Wayne has carved two covers for the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal, has won blue ribbons in the World Leather Debut as well as judged it, and enjoys playing the mandolin and other stringed instruments.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., Leather Machine Co., LLC, The Fiebing Co., Renia USA, and 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 11, 2023.