Leather Waxcoated Mug, Blackjacks & Leather Bottells – CSCL Workshop

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm

Norland School Hall Community Centre, 3448 Monck Road, Norland, Ontario

Registration – $30 members,   $50 non-members
Materials – $30

Registration deadline April 1, 2017
To Register: Contact Lauch Harrison [email protected] 905 252 4092 or Barb Chynoweth

Potluck Lunch

Bring something for the Pot Luck Lunch Beverages and water will be provided.


The workshop will introduce the participants to leather drinking vessels, with a look into the history of the Blackjack and Leather Bottells. Particpants use 10 oz or heavier veg leather to make a handled mug or a cylinder.

Cutting Patterns in heavy leather, Carving decoration, Harness Stitching using a diamond awl and linen thread, Using a large sewing machine, and Half Round Punching in heavy leather.

The mugs will then be coated in beeswax to make a waterproof drinking vessel.
There is an opportunity to decorate the Blackjack, please bring a simple carving less than 3” tall and 2” wide. The carving must be finished in one hour or your mug may not be completed during the workshop.


Please bring your tools, there will be loaners and some tools to purchase.
Head Knife, Diamond Awls. Carving tools.
Supplied material – Needles, Thread, Contact Cement, Bees Wax and Leather.
Supplied loaner tools – head knife, diamond awls, stitch clamps, round and half round punches, spoke shaves, french edgers, rawhide mauls.

Participants will be able to use a harness stitching sewing machine. The mugs bottom seam has to be hand sewn.