Step into the rustic rural shop of Loren and Dorcas Yoder and the first thing that greets you is the irresistible aroma of finely cured leather. Hides hang from the walls; exotic skins drape Loren’s workbench alongside tools for cutting, stamping and sewing. This Old Order Amish couple work with expertly tanned cowhides to rare skins like shark, python, eel and alligator.
All are designed with expert craftsmanship, making each piece a durable testament to fine workmanship. Watch as custom belts are hand cut. Learn how the Yoder’s seek out the best materials to fashion into belts, purses, wallets and other leather goods. You’ll leave with great memories and (we promise!) at least one piece of handcrafted perfection. Open 10-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Closed Sundays OR by group advance reservation.