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Leatherplaiting 3 Day Workshop

Learn how to cut and plait kangaroo leather and make your own belt or whip


Prerequisite: Nil
Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street Toowoomba
Date: Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May 2017
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm (all days)
Cost: $410 (includes expert instruction, all materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
Age: 16 years and over
Requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, long trousers and sleeves

All our Leatherplaiting Workshops have a maximum of eight participants.

On the day

In this next level Leatherplaiting Workshop, you will learn the skills of cutting and plaiting kangaroo leather. Under your tutor's instruction, you will cut each individual strand by hand. This will allow you to learn the skill and judgment required to follow and read the grain of the hide, checking the tensile strength of each strand as you go. A well cut strand allows you to plait a much tighter and better looking thong which will withstand the test of time. You will make your choice of an 8 strand whip or 13 strand belt. 

Meet your tutor

Bill Webb has been leatherplaiting for over 40 years. He started when he was just five years old and perfected his skill under the guidance of the late RM Williams. Bill is a four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner and took first and second places in the 2015 Australian Plaiting Championships. 

How to book

BOOK ONLINE now or contact Cobb+Co Museum on +61 (07) 4659 4900. 

Please see our full Hands On Workshops Terms and Conditions. (188 KB) pdf document icon

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.


Event Details

29 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
From $410 includes all materials, expert instruction and delicious catering

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