Growing up I was fortunate enough to be exposed to general carpentry, metal and woodworking along with ceramics and sewing with a general sense of being able to make and build most things myself. I went to college for Electrical Engineering after which I went to work for the family construction business for a few years, and then onto working at an engineering firm for a few years.
Leather working came about as a need for a hands-on creative outlet that had been missing since going to work in an office and quickly became a passion. While I still enjoy metal and woodworking my primary focus is to continue learning and grow my skills as a leather worker.
Everything I make is hand stitched using “saddle stitch” technique with my preference of using a thread that contrasts the leather and reserving the use of rivets for high stress locations only.