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

  3. Hello John

    I am French I watch your videos.
    Thank you very much for your professionalism, you have talent. Cheer !!!
    Can you give me the addresses where I can buy stamps and all other leather products in the USA because in France there are very few stamps.
    Do you have any site addresses where we can buy your stamps please.
    Best regards

    Alain Roque
    21 Lamayou Road
    Onet the church

    1. I am so sorry I only see this now!
      There is a store in Spain that sends all over Europe: https://tandyleather.eu/
      For custom stamps, you can look at this blog post (I really like the first one on the list):

  4. Hi - I'd like to pay you a small fee to consult on a project. What is your email/contact information?

  5. It's an honour to see a South African still working away at the craft... you are a fountain of knowledge and a huge inspiration. Baie dankie Johan.