The attractions of leather as a natural product, and of leatherwork as an art were displayed by Mr Jim Jeffery yesterday.
Mr Jeffery is the President of the Goulburn Valley Leathercraft Association, and a keen leather worker.
From a basic belt to a hand carved western saddle, from a stock whip handle to a delicate suede evening bag, all are part of leather work.
"Leather can be carved, tooled, dyed, stitched, burnished, plaited, braided, moulded and sculptured" Mr Jeffery said.
Mr Jeffery invited interested people to attend a newcomer's night at the Association's monthly meeting.
The newcomers night will be held on April 6 in the PACE rooms in Fryers St. at 8pm.
The association holds workshop nights where visiting leatherworkers demonstrate and arrange bulk buys of leather and discounts on supplies.
Anyone interested in the Goulburn Valley Leathercraft Association should contact Mr Jeffery at Shepparton East on 29 2311.