Category Archive: Introduction to Designs and Styles

Providing introduction/review of the various types of hand-made cinches and girths with observations relating to skills/technique, materials, and use.

Dec 23

Seasonal Themes for Cinches

Have you ever considered how the traditional techniques of cinch making could be employed to create a seasonal theme? For many of us cinch makers such possibilities are great opportunities to stretch our creativity and further refine our proficiency of technique. While many have asked,”why make cinches by hand, aren’t they made by machine?!” The …

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Dec 04

Mohair Cinch Making around the Globe

With the growing recognition of mohair and alpaca cinches being much more comfortable and healthy for horses and mules, the demand for quality, custom made cinches is on the rise.  Interestingly, the art of cinch making, while not a new thing since folks have been making and using cinches for hundreds of years, has recently …

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Nov 25

Ornate Cinches?!

An introduction to the vast possibilities of cinch making…  What an awesome opportunity to share the joys this Art of Cord ‘hand-crafting’ can provide!  Our hope is that what is shared on the pages of this site will inspire and encourage each visitor to see cinches and many other agrarian skills in a whole new …

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