THE TANDY LEATHER CULTURE
THE TANDY LEATHER CULTURE
Established in 1919, Tandy Leather would not be the same without the artistry of Al Stohlman. He was a master craftsman, gifted artist and pioneer in leathercrafting techniques. His work has influenced hundreds of thousands of leathercrafters worldwide, through the media of tool designs, patterns, instruction books and personal demonstrations.
Al and his wife Ann’s love for leather was exemplified by a willingness to give freely of his knowledge, to build leathercraft as an art form, as well as a craft, and to encourage others by his personal example. Although he is no longer with us today, his work and character will remain with us forever.
"Al Stohlman left behind a long legacy of leathercraft books and leather carving patterns, many of which have been published by Tandy Leather in its catalogs and instruction books. Many of the original leather pieces used to illustrate his published books are on display, some dating back to the early 50s."
At Tandy, our mission is “to build on our legacy of inspiring the timeless art and trade of leatherworking”. And leathercrafting is, at its core, about self-expression. Our message to our customers, Make Your Mark™, reflects our commitment to individuality, without judgement. We want Tandy to be a place where people are accepted fully for who they are and for their love of leathercrafting.
Help us make Tandy a safe and welcoming place for everyone, where people can come together as a community to learn, share, teach, and uplift one another. We expect our community of employees and customers to follow our code of conduct when in our physical and digital spaces.
Treat everyone with respect and dignity regardless of race, color or ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, political ideology, or ability.
Keep Tandy a safe place for everyone by regulating your own behavior and helping those around you.
Use civil tones and language, patience, helpfulness, and commit acts of kindness. We proudly maintain spaces free of bullying, threats, harassment, intimidation, and hate speech.
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Jim Linnell is a skilled, leather craftsman who has dedicated most of his life to the art and teaching of leathercraft.
Dustin Loftis successfully owns and operates The Dusty Hide Leather Co., a business known for its beautiful custom-made leather goods.
Al Stohlman left behind a long legacy of leathercraft books and leather carving patterns, many of which have been published by Tandy Leather in its catalogs and instruction books. Many of the original leather pieces used to illustrate his published books are on display, some dating back to the early 50s.