November 30, 2011 - 11:18am
The Kaviar Forge Gallery's exhibit this F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop showcased Kentucky leather artists that included Robert Black, prize winning leather worker of the Church head knot, and Steven Hughes and Tatyana Malkin of Pillywiggin Leather Inc. whose leather mask and corsets are theatrical artistic masterpiece of beauty. The leather exhibit features other artists as Craig Kaviar, Janet Strait of Swash-Bucklers, Johnny Sosbe, Sue Schofield of Inherited Leather and Walt Priddy; however on this Fat Friday it was Mr. Black and Hughes I spoke with.
The video by leather artist Robert Black was playing, showing those who were interested how to knot and braid leather. Mr. Black made a knot for me while I was talking to him, and then showed me how to do it, a decorative western braid, letting me try my hand at it. It is something I would enjoy...