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New Hampshire Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing

Diane Louise Paul
Handcrafted Leatherwork

Diane Louise Paul creates beautiful handcrafted leather items. She began her work in leather making tack for horses and has bridged out to other forms including sleigh bell straps , fire buckets, belts, dog collars, and leashes. She makes each item by hand, cutting, stitching, and finishing the leather with the same tools and techniques used over a hundred years ago. Early American Life magazine named Diane one of the top traditional craftsmen in the country eight years in a row. Diane is also a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. She is one of the craftsmen featured in the 75th Anniversary documentary about the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, A League of Our Own. Diane has also been featured in WMURís New Hampshire Chronicle.

Preferred activities and age groups: Demonstrations at schools, fairs and festivals, museums and other community locations such as libraries and historical societies for all ages.

Availability: statewide year round.


Contact Information:
PO Box 1102
North Hampton, NH 03862
Phone: 603/964-8821
Alt. Phone: 603/964-8821


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