Meet the Instructors
Bill Webb

Bill Webb

Leather Plaiter

Practical, intricate, thoughtful.

My lifelong interest in the art of leather began with a friendship with RM Williams which started on his porch in far north Queensland. One of RM’s great wishes was that these skills would continue. I cut, dye and wax the kangaroo skin used in my work which I’ve done for nearly 50 years. 

Bill Webb is known as one of the finest leather plaiters in Australia. He has won the prestigious Australian Dame Mary Durack Award five times and regularly judges leather plaiting competitions such as the Australian Plaiters and Whip Makers Championships. Bill has taught hundreds of people throughout his career and continues to pass on his rare trade.