About me

Gregory NelsonHello, my name is Gregory Nelson, and I am a leathercraft hobbyist. I also happen to be the author of the LeatherProfy blog, where I share tips and techniques for working with leather. On this page, I want to talk about my journey from hobbyist to professional leatherworker. It has been a long road, but it has been worth it!

My Short Biography

I was born and raised in the state of Texas, USA. I’ve always been a creative person, and I’ve always loved working with my hands. When I was a child, I used to make things out of whatever materials I could find. This eventually led me to discover leatherworking.

I started working with leather about ten years ago, when I was just a teenager. My father is a saddlemaker, and he taught me the basics of leatherworking. I was immediately fascinated by the material and the possibilities it offered. I started experimenting with different techniques and soon developed my own style.

Leatherworking in action

After finishing high school, I decided to pursue my passion for leatherworking professionally. I enrolled in a leatherworking course at The University of Texas and, upon graduation, started my own business.

For the first few years, things were tough. I was working long hours, seven days a week, just to keep afloat. But I loved what I was doing, and I knew that eventually things would start to turn around. And they did!

Today, I am proud to say that I am a successful professional leatherworker. I have my own workshop where I create custom pieces for clients all over the world. I also teach classes and offer private lessons to those who want to learn this amazing craft.

Why Do I Like Leathercraft?

Leathercraft is the perfect combination of art and science. It requires both creativity and technical skill. I enjoy the challenge of creating something beautiful out of a piece of raw material. I also like the fact that leatherworking is a traditional craft that has been around for centuries. It’s satisfying to know that I am continuing a long-standing tradition.

Leathercraft in action

But most of all, I love leathercraft because it allows me to express my creativity in a tangible way. When I create a piece of leatherwork, I am able to see and touch the results of my efforts. This is something that is very important to me.

Why I Started LeatherProfy?

I started the LeatherProfy blog for two reasons. First, I wanted to share my knowledge of leatherworking with others. I wanted to help people learn about this amazing craft and show them what is possible. Second, I wanted to create a community of like-minded people who could share ideas and support each other in their leatherworking journey.

I'm working with leather

I’m very proud of the blog and the community that has developed around it. I hope that you will take some time to check it out and join us!

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