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bound Legacy

The Tandy Leather Culture

Hands & Hearts

One City. One Store.

The artistry of al stohlman

Established in 1919, Tandy Leather would not be the same without the artistry of Al Stohlman. He was a master craftsman, gifted artist and pioneer in leathercrafting techniques. His work has influenced hundreds of thousands of leathercrafters worldwide, through the media of tool designs, patterns, instruction books and personal demonstrations.

Al and his wife Ann’s love for leather was exemplified by a willingness to give freely of his knowledge, to build leathercraft as an art form, as well as a craft, and to encourage others by his personal example. Although he is no longer with us today, his work and character will remain with us forever.

Mark & Branded since 1919

Al Stohlman left behind a long legacy of leathercraft books and leathercarving patterns, many of which have been published by Tandy Leather in its catalogs and instruction books. Many of the original leather pieces used to illustrate his published books are on display, some dating back to the early 50s.

"I have often been asked what it takes to create a leather picture. More than anything else, it takes ideas. And being a realist, I feel a picture or scene must be authentic in detail, so it takes time. Lots of time"

For Generations of Makers

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Passing Down Knowledge

JIm Linnell is a skilled, leather craftsman who has dedicated most of his life to the art and teaching of leathcrafting.

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over 100 stores worldwide

One benefit that makes Tandy Leather special–and different than other leather providers—is our wide reach of stores located internationally from the U.S. to Australia. We recognize the importance of one-on-one in-person customer service.

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