The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), will host a three-day Rawhide Braiding workshop February 26 – 28, 2020 at The Cowboy.

Students will focus on round, flat and square braiding techniques, with and without cores. String size and quantity as it relates to the core and string cutting will also be addressed. This workshop is best suitable for those with an understanding of braiding and familiarity with basic techniques as well as advanced braiders wanting to expand their skills.

“The National Cowboy Museum is always proud to partner with the TCAA in its efforts to promote and preserve the traditional cowboy arts, which are such an integral part of the American West,” said Museum President & CEO Natalie Shirley. “Workshops like this ensure that the knowledge, skill and abilities of Western craftsmanship are preserved for future generations.”

The course will be led by Instructor Nate Wald, who has been braiding for 30 years. Wald was named Braider of the Year by the American Academy of Western Artists, has been inducted into Montana’s Circle of American Masters and is a former TCAA president.

Cost for the three-day workshop is $680 ($600 for National Cowboy Museum members). Instruction is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. For more information or to register for the workshop, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/event/traditional-cowboy-arts-association-workshop-rawhide-braiding .

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