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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Rawhide Braiding with Doug Groves

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 at 9:00am

Elko Convention Center
700 Moren Way
Elko, NV 89801

Create a 12-strand quirt in this four-day workshop with Great Basin buckaroo and braider Doug Groves. A 2017 recipient of the Nevada Heritage Award, Doug makes rawhide reatas, quirts, reins and bosals of great beauty and function. Doug learned braiding from peers in the bunkhouse and beyond, and now passes on these techniques for turning rawhide into fine horse gear. Assisted by his son Grant and master braider Charles Liesen, Doug will teach techniques for processing rawhide from hide harvest to finished string. This workshop is an interactive affair, with class alumnae also sharing methods and tips. The camaraderie and cooperative learning among fellow braiders of varied experience levels makes this a veritable celebration of rawhide!

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