Hi I’m Charlie and I’ve been plaiting for about 30 years. I love to work with Kangaroo hide as it’s the strongest leather in the world, and I also love the fact I’m carrying on a uniquely Australian craft. Rod was a Jackaroo in the 40’s & 50’s and taught me everything he knew about the craft. He was a placid man with a great deal of patience – something you require a lot of to plait. Rod learned the craft in shearing sheds after long hot dusty days shearing and droving in the outback. I hope to one day pass this craft on again in the same manner – and keep the tradition alive.
I have a shop here am happy to take custom orders, feel free drop me a line at….. stockmanleathercraft ( at ) hotmail ( dot ) com …. I’d love to hear from you!