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Where can one learn leatherworking in California?

Asked by irondavy (723 points ) June 25th, 2010

My wife is interested in learning the craft of leatherworking, but she doesn’t want to do the DIY route. Does anyone know of any classes or apprenticeships available in California, north or south (but preferably north)?

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WestRiverrat's avatar

Contact Levergun at http://www.levergunleather.com/
He started in California before he moved to Idaho. He may know someone you can contact.

MaryW's avatar

Google or Bing it with the type she wishes to do. There are thousands of places in CA. Also check with your Chamber of Commerce.In addition, If she wants introductory or hobby lessons check Tandy Leather Company. And chat with the local store clerks.

irondavy's avatar

@MaryW What are the different types of leatherworking?

MaryW's avatar

Hobby is wallets, earrings, necklaces, belts. Commercial can be those plus English saddlery is saddles bridles driving equipment, Western saddlery, Artistic embossing can be making book and check covers, chair seats and backs, belts. There’s lots of options and those categories are loose and cross back and forth. So that is why I mentioned Tandy Leather company as they have supplies and know people who give lessons.

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