tamborine mountain arts collective

Len Bytheway

Leatherwork

Len Bytheway draws inspiration from saddlers and craft workers worldwide applying a blend of traditional skills such as hand and machine stitching, carving, embossing, braiding and carving techniques.

Len has been working in leather for almost 50 years and specialises in wet forming techniques – soaked leather is stretched over custom made timber shapes or ‘forms’ to create three-dimensional objects which are combined to construct his unique art.

Tmac acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands we operate on, the Wanggerriburras people and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.