Join CBMM’s Lead Rigger and Curatorial Shipwright Sam Hilgartner in this two-day workshop learning the basics and more complex intricacies of leather working for marine applications. Participants will go home with a working knowledge of how to identify leather types, hole punching, stitching techniques, leather conditioning, patterning making, and leather tool usage.

Participants are encouraged to come with a simple project in mind (i.e. knife and spike sheath, oar wrap, wheel wrap, sheet block covering, gaff or boom jaws chafe protection, boom crutch protection, or rigging chafe gear). All tools and materials provided in the cost of registration.


Leather Working 101 & 102
Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 27 & Sunday, Jan. 28, 10am-3pm
Location: Workshop Annex
Cost: $100, with a 20% discount for CBMM Members