About Me

My name is Johan.  I live in Minnesota in the USA.

I have been doing leatherwork since January 1978.  

I like to explore new methods, tools and materials, and the way they are used to do various aspects of leatherwork.  

I am also constantly learning new methods and to use new tools!

If you have any questions, I will try my best to answer them for you; or if you just have a constructive comment, leave your reaction as a comment.


  1. I'm from MN as well, what part of the state are you from? and would you give private lessons?

    1. At this time my my schedule is really full, but as restrictions ease, I will be giving classes again at the Tandy store in Roseville!

  2. Dear Johan, I hope you're doing well. I was at Tandy store twice and your showed me a lot. I was wondering if you could show me how to bind a book (already glued together just needs the hard-cover)? I have certain ideas but I would like a knowledgeable person like you help me, or give me advice what tools to buy (and I will purchase the tools). Thank You, Navid