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.
Wild Rose Center, Busby, MT
October 8, 9 &10, 2021
Friday, 10/8 – 11 AM until 5 PM
Saturday, 10/9- 9 AM until 5 PM
Sunday, 10/10 – 9 AM until 3 PM
Class Fee is $300 and includes material for one 17-strand tied cinch. Material for other projects may be purchased or you can bring your own. A loom and hand tools will be provided for your use during class. These may also be purchased. To register, scroll down and click the BUY NOW button.
PLEASE NOTE: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 everyone will wear a mask while inside OR provide proof of vaccination upon arrival.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org