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 Hought Fine Art & Leather

Private One-on-One Leather Braiding Instruction

Gail Hought


Course Description:

Project oriented braiding instruction for beginners to advanced students. Hands-on instruction is tailored to fit individual interest and experience.

Projects (depending on the class):

Instruction is based on what the students needs to learn, whether beginner, advanced or inbetween. Many students just help in making their braiding look better.

Provided Materials:

Materials depend on the session you choose. All necessary tools will be available for use.

Skills necessary:

Beginners: Those new to braiding. No skills required.

Intermediate: Have braided some and want to learn more.

Bosal Course: Ability to plait 12 and braid a 6 bight Turk's head.with a herringbone interweave.

Fancy Bosal Course: Student has already braided a bosal.

What to bring:



My home and personal workshop in McKinleyville, California

Dates and Time:

Date to be determined mutually.
Time: 9 AM – 3:30 PM.

Cost:: 1 day minimun (depends on number of students):

The day is six hours at $100.00 per hour. More time may be needed which can be extended an additional up to 2 hours, as needed, with no extra charge. The total for a day will be a maximum of 8 hours. Lunch is provided and when possible dinner on the town that evening.

Call for special rate for more than 1 student.

*For any questions regarding Braiding Workshops, please contact me at 1 (707) 599-9493 or email hought@hought.com

If you are interested in braiding instruction and learning the fundamental braiding skills but do not want the added travel expense, please consider purchasing a leather braiding kit first. It may be the answer. The kit contains all tools and materials necessary for the project items and the basic instructional book, The Art of Braiding - The Basics - Second Revised Ed. Using the kit will provide the opportunity to try braiding prior to signing up for instruction.


Anton Retief working a bosal in our studio.


Anton back home in South Africa
To learn more about who we are and our leatherworking skills, please read "About Gail and Eric Hought"
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Gail and Eric

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