Leatherplaiting Workshop

Make your own plaited belt or whip in this workshop with Bill Webb



Prerequisite: Nil
Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street Toowoomba
Date: Saturday 1 - Monday 3 May 2021
Time: 8am - 4pm
Cost: $510 (whip) or $410 (belt), includes expert instruction, all materials, morning tea and lunch
Age: 16 years and over
Requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, long trousers and sleeves

All our Leatherplaiting Workshops have a maximum number of participants.

On the day

Learn the basics of the intricate trade of leatherplaiting. Using Kangaroo leather, you will make your choice of an 8 strand whip or a 13 strand belt. Kangaroo leather is often used by Australian leatherplaiters as it is one of the strongest leathers available. Its unique structure allows it to be cut very thin and still retain its strength. 

Meet your tutor

Bill Webb has been leatherplaiting for over 40 years. He started when he was just five years old and perfected his skill under the guidance of the late RM Williams. Bill is a four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner and took first and second places in the 2015 Australian Plaiting Championships. 

How to book

Book now online. 

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.


Event Details

01 May 2021 - 03 May 2021
From $410 (belt), $510 (whip) includes materials, expert instruction and catering

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