National Leathercraft Day - August 15


National Leathercraft Day on August 15th honors the rich heritage, artistry, and skill of leathercrafting. 

The versatility of leather has proven to be artistic and utilitarian since ancient times. In the hands of a skilled craftsperson, leather can be transformed into many items. From hard-working saddles and stylish boots to supple clothing or beautiful artwork, the options are endless. Perfected over time, specialty techniques and designs give mankind a durable material. And today, leather continues to be as fashionable as ever. 

The day recognizes the dedication and creativity of leather workers. Passionately, their inspiration comes alive through their designs and time-honored traditions. When a leatherworker designs a piece, expect outstanding quality and skill. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLeathercraftDay

Take a leathercrafting class to create your own cherished pieces that will become family heirlooms. Appreciate the leatherwork around you from luxurious upholstery to classic clothing, taking note of the finest details from the stitching to the smoothly burnished edges. Find the piece you’ve been seeking. Wear the durable, superb quality of leather.

Share your preferred leather styles and stitches. Do you have a favorite leather piece? Use #NationalLeathercraftDay to share on social media.


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Tandy Leather created National Leathercraft Day on August 15, 2018, to recognize the art of leathercrafting and to encourage everyone to become interested in the craft.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Leathercraft Day to be observed annually on August 15.

About Tandy Leather

Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1919, Tandy has become synonymous with leather and leather crafting. A century later, the company, sitting headquartered in Fort Worth, lives by its mission statement “to teach and inspire the art of leather crafting one person, one class, one neighborhood, one community at a time.”

For more information, go to www.tandyleather.com.

In the following PHOTOS are some of the boys at the German St. Vincent Orphanage – and as you can see – they are learning to make several different items that can be sold and or raffled off,  on the PICNIC Days  in the months of JUNE and AUGUST.

– but – When my brothers Denny and Tommy made something with their very own hands,  our Parents and our Aunt Irene,  would buy their  hand-made items – to keep for ever! 

In fact – I still have some of those items – as I am the keeper and saver of stuff – that did one day belong to the family – and this goes back to the 1940’s!

Just so you know – that is “Sister Michael” that is working with the boys – and she did like my two brothers – in fact they kept in touch with her, after leaving the Orphanage.


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