StockmanLeathercraft

Traditional Stockman Kangaroo Leather Plaiting

Melbourne, Victoria

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Note from shop owner G'day! Thanks for checking out my shop.
Stockman Leathercraft is taking a short break as my day job gears up a notch for the season. I am still contactable but may be slower to respond.
I"ll be open for orders again early 2021.
Cheers Charlie.

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Last updated on 06 Dec, 2020

G'day! Thanks for checking out my shop.
Stockman Leathercraft is taking a short break as my day job gears up a notch for the season. I am still contactable but may be slower to respond.
I"ll be open for orders again early 2021.
Cheers Charlie.

Charlie The Stockman

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Charlie The Stockman

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About StockmanLeathercraft

Sales 212
On Etsy since 2013

I love to plait Kangaroo hide exactly the way the old Stockman used to!

G'day!
I'm Charlie and I love to plait Kangaroo hide exactly the way the old Stockman used to. I was taught the craft by a dear friend, Rod, who was a Jackaroo back in 40's & 50's in outback Australia. Rod learned the craft from the Jackaroos he worked with, around the campfire or in the shearing sheds after the long dusty days droving cattle.

Plaiting is an old craft, that's been passed down in the traditional manner and I feel privileged to know it. Each piece I make has been hand crafted in the traditional old ways, no modern technology here!

Kangaroo leather is one of the strongest leathers for its weight and softens beautifully with age, making the most comfortable belts, cracking stockwhips and soft watchbands. I love making these products, and wear a Stockman Leathercraft belt everyday! I know how comfortable they are and have never had an unhappy customer. In fact most people tell me how they love the belts more after time as they age and soften.

Plaiting has become my occupational therapy in life as it's a very relaxing craft. It works in well with my crafty wife who loves to knit and crochet. You can often find us sitting around like Ma & Pa Kettle, plaiting knotting and weaving our leather and yarn. You can see her crafty goodness at www.bearlovesdove.com and she has a shop too at www.etsy.com/shop/bearlovesdoveshop .

Feel free to check out my blog www.stockmanleathercraft.com for more pictures and to see what I'm up to. I hope you enjoy checking out my shop and find that special something that you've been looking for. If not, let me know as I'm happy to look into custom orders too. Maybe you like a particular plait, colour, buckle combination for a belt? No worries, convo me (as they say!).

Cheers
Charlie.

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    I love to plait Kangaroo hide exactly the way the old Stockman used to!

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