Jeff Amrhein • Hand & Hide

Jeff Amrhein
Hand & Hide



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Several years ago, I sat on a tiny stool in a small leather shop in Marrakesh Souk, watching as a craftsman sewed up a large leather cushion. As I followed his hands rapidly moving back and forth, needles flashing, he happily explained everything he was doing. He kept offering me glasses of tea and I kept watching and listening – utterly fascinated. Over the next few years, as I was wondering around North Africa, Asia and the Middle East, I filled a third of my backpack with leather scraps, tools and powdered dyes. I continued to seek out local artisans, learning from anyone who was willing to share. I did leather work with all of my spare time. When I returned home, my travels ended, but my passion for leather craft remained. Little did I know back then, in Marrakesh, sitting on that stool, that today I would be doing leather work full-time. Making a living doing what I love.

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