Mohair Cinch Making Classes with Pop Wagner

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A Traditional Craft becomes an Art Form

In these informative hands-on workshops offered by Pop Wagner participants learn to make beautiful traditional mohair cinches. Looms and hand tools are provided for use during class and can be purchased if desired. Written instructions for making a cinch and a cinch loom are also provided along with a resource list for cinch making supplies.

Traditional mohair  cinches are strong, resistant to dirt and will not sore a horse if properly fitted. Besides that, they are beautiful to look at and offer nearly endless possibilities of design.

Schedule of upcoming classes:


April 5 - 7, 2019
3 Day Class in Redmond, OR
THIS CLASS IS FULL!

Contact Pop via email (popwagner@aol.com) to be put on a waiting list!

Class Fee is $325

The fee includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch.

Material for additional cinches will be available for purchase 

(or you can bring your own materials). Advanced students who bring all of their own material receive a $25 discount.

Pre-registration is a must! Space is limited!


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April 12 - 14, 2019

3 Day Class in Dubois, WY

Class Fee is $300

The fee includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch.

Material for additional cinches will be available for purchase. 

To register for this class please contact Melanie Oard via phone or email or stop in at her office in the Cyber Cafe, 308 West Ramshorn Street, Dubois.

Melanie Oard

phone: 307-455-2625

email: moard@cwc.edu

If you have questions about the class you can contact Pop Wagner via email ( popwagner@aol.com ) or phone ( 612-817-5898 ).


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April 26 - 28, 2019

Learn to make your own 100% mohair saddle cinches with master cinch maker with Pop Wagner at the Minnesota Horse Expo in Saint Paul. The $160 fee includes material for your 17-strand mohair cinch and use of loom and hand tools. This is an opportunity for only three people per day and over half of the spots are taken. To hold a spot, advance registration is required. If you are interested, contact Pop via email at:

popwagner@aol.com


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May 9 - 12, 2019

Learn to make your own 100% mohair saddle cinches with master cinch maker Pop Wagner at the Western States Horse Expo, Rancho Murieta, CA. You can sign up for one, two, three or all four days. $160 per day includes material for your 17-strand mohair cinch and use of loom and hand tools. Sign up for all four days for $525. Space is limited … advance registration is required. To reserve your spot contact Pop via email at:

popwagner@aol.com


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May 17 - 19, 2019

3 Day Cinch Making Class in Auburn, CA

Class Fee is $325

The fee includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch.

Material for additional cinches will be available for purchase (or you can bring your own materials). Advanced students who bring all of their own material receive a $25 discount.

Pre-registration is a must! Space is limited!

To register send $150 non-refundable deposit check payable to:

Pop Wagner, 1661 Englewood Avenue, 

Saint Paul, MN  55104 

or register below via PayPal (scroll down and click the Buy Now button)


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June 4 - 6, 2019

3 day Cinch Making Class in Hot Springs, SD

PLEASE NOTE: This class is full but a second class will be offered June 7-9 in the same location. 

This cinch making class with Pop Wagner will be offered at the Chautauqua Artisans Market in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Class fee is $350 with a $150 non-refundable deposit. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! If you are interested in taking the class please contact Chautauqua at 605-745-4684 or ccabh@goldenwest.net or call Terry Slagel at 605-890-2750.

Class Fee includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch. Material for additional cinches will be available for purchase.


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June 7 - 9, 2019

3 day Cinch Making Class in Hot Springs, SD

A second class has been added due to popular demand!

This cinch making class with Pop Wagner will be offered at the Chautauqua Artisans Market in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Class fee is $350 with a $150 non-refundable deposit. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! If you are interested in taking the class please contact Chautauqua at 605-745-4684 or ccabh@goldenwest.net or call Terry Slagel at 605-890-2750.

Class Fee includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch. Material for additional cinches will be available for purchase.


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June 21 - 23

3 Day Cinch Making Class in Saint Paul, MN

Class Fee is $275

The fee includes material for one basic 17 strand tied cinch.

Material for additional cinches will be available for purchase (or you can bring your own materials). Advanced students who bring all of their own material receive a $25 discount.

Pre-registration is a must! Space is limited!

To register send $150 non-refundable deposit check payable to:

Pop Wagner, 1661 Englewood Avenue, 

Saint Paul, MN  55104 

or register below via PayPal (scroll down and click the Buy Now button)

Don't see a class in your area?

NOTE:  If you would like to attend a class but don't see one near you,  consider helping me organize a class in your area. Interested? Contact me by email: popwagner@aol.com

Cinch Class Description

The three-day class will address both newcomers to cinch making and those who are already proficient at it. There are three basic construction methods for cinch making. They are tied, woven and a combination of tied and woven. Those new to cinch making are introduced to tied cinches (or guitar straps) and encouraged to stick with that method until proficiency is attained. Mohair has been traditionally used to make cinches for Western saddles. The tied and woven methods can also be used in making English, Dressage, Endurance and Australian girths and breast collars as well.

 

Besides cinches, girths and breast collars, one can create a number of other items including hatbands, belts, guitar straps and mini cinches. All of these possibilities will be addressed during the class.

 

The class will begin with a step by step demonstration of how to make a tied cinch or guitar strap, primarily addressing the beginning cinch maker however those already making cinches will benefit from this review. As the class continues, beginning cinch makers will be assisted with their tied cinches and experienced makers will be advised on their more advanced projects.

 

Participants will be provided with looms and hand tools for use during the class. If desired, looms and hand tools may be purchased as well. Written instructions for making a basic cinch loom as well a 17-strand tied cinch will also be provided along with a resource list for looms, hand tools and other cinch making supplies.

 

Materials for additional projects may also be purchased if desired.

$150 Non-refundable deposit

I have $1500 to $2000 invested in looms, hand tools, mohair, hardware, shipping and plane fare (or other travel expenses) before the class even starts. That is why I need a commitment in the form of a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. If I cancel the class because too few have signed up, you will receive a complete refund. If you have to cancel because of an emergency I will honor your deposit for up to one year and you can use it for another class or to purchase a cinch or other item(s) on this website.

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Non-refundable Cinch Class Deposit

$150.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

To register for one of the Cinch Making Classes above click the "Buy Now" button  to send your deposit and also send an email with the dates and location of the class you are registering for to popwagner@aol.com