Leathercraft should be of interest to boys and girls in rural or urban areas. It complements other projects using leather products, such as the livestock, horse and clothing projects. Use your creativity to create projects and learn new skills. You will appreciate the natural beauty and usefulness of leather, learn the principles of good design, learn to be creative, original and strive for quality craftsmanship.
Project Books Required? Yes (if unavailable for purchase they are available to print off)
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.
What needs to be accomplished to move onto level 2?
- Complete level 1 book
- Basic tools: bevel, background, seeder, pear shader, camouflage, viener and scribe
- 3 rounds completed
- 1 finished project
What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?
- Completion of level 2
- Swivel technique, 3 rounds
- Basic tools plus advanced tools
- 1-2 finished projects with advanced technique
What needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels from here?
- Completion of level 3
- Bigger and more complexed projects
- Leaders choice
Project age limit? 8 and up
Project Superintendent Information
Leathercraft Superintendent: Jamie Lerum
Contact: graymountainleatherco(at)gmail.com or 406-459-6517
How will you be contacted? Phone, email and newsletter
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