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4-H Arts & Crafts: Leather Project

October 23, 2019
Leather

The Arts and Crafts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of mediums. Learn how to work with leather to make cool projects. You can make many different things from a keychain to a bridle for an animal. Make it personal and be creative.

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

                                                                         Level C (grades 7-9)

                                                                         Level D (grades 10-12)

 

 

Resources

No manual required; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. Any alphabet combination counts as one tool.
  2. Article chosen is not required to be laced or sewn. If stamped item has lacing or sewing, it must be done by the member and both stamping and lacing will be judged. Stamping and lacing should increase in difficulty each year.
  3. Use of stain, dye, and/or sealer is recommended but not required.
  4. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion may be selected for State Fair entry (Crafts). 

Level Requirements

Level A (grades 3-4)

  1. Exhibit one item using up to three leather stamping tools.
  2. Unstamped leather items or pre-embossed leather items with lacing only may be exhibited (examples are moccasins or pre-embossed kits in which the member does the lacing and lacing workmanship only will be judged).
  3. Carving or use of swivel knife is not allowed.

Level B (grades 5-6)

  1. Exhibit one item using three or more leather stamping tools.
  2. Carving or use of swivel knife is not allowed.

Level C (grades 7-9)

  1. Exhibit one item using three or more leather stamping tools.
  2. Item which is laced needs to be double overlay or a more advanced technique. 3. A swivel knife must be used to show some use of carving in the design.

Level D (grades 10-12)

  1. Exhibit one item which includes any of the advanced leather techniques such as painting, dyeing, figure carving or stamping.
  2. Item which is laced needs to be double overlay or a more advanced technique.
  3. A swivel knife must be used to show some use of carving in the design.

 

Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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