|The Canadian Society for Creative Leathercraft|
|Volume LXVIIII No. 5|
and December – 2022
Individual interested in leathercraft who does not belong to one of the CSCL Branches. (Need not be a leathercraft person.)
|In this Edition…|
Page 2 Notes from the Editor, Highlights of the past Executive Mtgs, Membership Info, CSCL Larmour Library
Page 3 – Fish Skins, Fish Skins – Get your creative juices bubbling.
Page 4 – Poinsettia Pins by Madeleine Mitchell
Page 5 – ‘S’ is for Leathercraft
Page 6 – Recycled Leathercraft – Two Christmas Ornaments
Page 7 – 8 – The following article was submitted by Alf Bjornar Luneborg our MAL from Norway
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To contact any of our Executive please refer to the CONTACT section of our Website.
|President: Lauch Harrison|
1st Vice-Pres.: Jim Wilkes
Past President: Jim Wilkes
Treasurer: Della Chynoweth
Secretary: Lauren Malec
|Membership: Kim Winchester|
Editor: Barbara Chynoweth
ECO ( Electronic Communications Officer): Eugene Pik
Privacy Officer: Lauch Harrison
Workshops: Lauch Harrison, Jim Wilkes
Note from the Editor….
The Newsletter “Canadian Leathercraft” is your source of information about CSCL and its members. Also check out the CSCL website at www.canadianleathercraft.org and CSCL’s Facebook page.
I am always looking for articles for the Newsletter, do you have a project that you have done that you think everyone would be interested in seeing, we are looking for articles?
This edition has articles from Members-At-Large. We hope you find them informative.
Highlights from the Past Executive Council Meetings….
The CSCL Executive continues to meet on Zoom.
At the September meeting the Workshop Committee announced that they were doing a Workshop at the Norland Branch on Clutch Purses. Everyone had a very creative day.
At the October meeting Jim Wilkes did a 15 minute presentation on creating the Bible cover he did for the 2022 Annual. This was shown in one of the previous Newsletters.
At the November meeting there was discussion about Tool Sales. If you have any tools that you are interested in selling please send the information in and we will advertise it in the Newsletter OR if you are looking for a specific tool and have been unable to find it maybe someone has an extra that they would be willing to sell. Let us know.
Have you paid your membership? It’s a new Membership Year (April 1 to March 31).
- If you are joining trough a branch pay your CSCL membership to the Branch Treasurer along with your branch membership fee.
- If you are joining as a Member-at-Large or Sustaining Member send your membership payment to the CSCL Treasurer: Della Chynoweth, 3350 Monck Road, Norland, Ontario K0M 2L0 or you can e-transfer to [email protected]. Please be sure to include your contact information.
Individuals interested in leathercraft who belong to one of the CSCL Branches. (Need not be a leathercraft person.) $40.00 plus your Branch membership fee
|General Member – Student*:|
A registered full-time student shall pay $5.00
Individual interested in leathercraft who does not belong to one of the CSCL Branches. (Need not be a leathercraft person.) $40.00
Commercial Organizations interested in supporting the Society. $100.00 or material equivalent to $100.00.
CSCL Larmour Lending Library
The CSCL lending Library of Books and Patterns can be referenced on our web site www.canadianleathercraft.org. Head to Gallery and click on CSCL Library of Books and Patterns.
Under the Pattern option there is 80 pages of patterns that may give you ideas of things to make. Under the Book section there is 13 pages of titles of Books and DVD’s about Leather crafting, design and colour.
Remember these patterns and books are there for you to borrow from the library. Select item(s) you would like to borrow and send your list to Paul Kitchener at [email protected].
Branch Presidents will assist in pickup and delivery of the orders from branch members.
Members-at-large may order directly from Paul and arrange shipping or printing options, fees may apply.
Fish Skins, Fish Skins – Get your creative juices bubbling.
One of our Corporate Members – Stanley Major from Sea Leather Wear supplied Fish Skins to the CSCL. The skins were sent to the Branch Presidents to be distributed to branch members. The MAL were contacted by Lauren to see if any of them wanted a Fish Skin to use in making an item. Seek out your President and ask for some skins if you weren’t aware of them.
At the November Meeting of the CSCL Executive, a motion was passed to introduce a onetime Award at the 2023 CSCL Convention for the best item made using Fish Skins in its construction. The nature of the award still has to be determined. So get the ideas flowing and let’s see what we can do with Fish Leather.
If you have any tools that you are interested in selling please send the information in and we will advertise it in the Newsletter OR if you are looking for a specific tool and have been unable to find it maybe someone has an extra that they would be willing to sell. Let us know.
Our CSCL Nominating Committee is going to be looking for some volunteers to fill a few of the Executive positions for the 2023 – 2025 term.
We will be supplying more information in the new year on the positions and what the jobs entail.
If you are interested please watch for the coming information.
The following article was submitted by Alf Bjørnar Luneborg our MAL from Norway