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PATINA Sep 2023 Meeting (The Art of Leather Working featuring Sean Hollowood)
September 10, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
The September 10 PATINA began with tailgating outside, a mini-auction inside, immediately followed by a guest speaker program at The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA.
Our special guest was Sean Hollowood, and the topic was “The Art of Leather Working“.
Sean has been learning the trade for just over a decade, specializing in handmade practical items for everyday use. His work includes leather cases, bags, belts, sheathes, and other personal sundries both practical and custom tooled. With a little under a decade of experience, He is always striving to learn new techniques and improve on the ones he already knows.
Sean focused on identification and classifications of commercially available leathers, to include tannages, weight, uses, benefits and drawbacks. He will include a short Leather Tooling and Carving Demo, Leather Tools Identification and explanation, and Question and answers.
Some of the most attractive and uniquely custom tools that show up at PATINA events are for leather working and only a few attendees know their exact purpose. Additionally, we have had numerous requests for a demo on the leather craft.
Attendees were encouraged to bring leatherworking tools to show or trade.