Frank Westfall

Middle Earth Leather Works


Hometown: Syracuse, NY

With a business named Middle Earth Leather Works, it is safe to say that Frank Westfall is a big fan of The Lord of the Rings and that shows with the creativity he brings to his work. A second-generation tailor, Westfall has been selling leather goods in upstate New York for more than 40 years.

He creations show off the beauty of leather in everything from handbags to jackets with unique designs for each one. A mechanical engineer by trade and with skills in machine tool and dye, Westfall brings a wealth of education as well as personal experience to his products. He makes his own patterns as well, which show the dedication he has to all of his designs.

As one of the top leather workers at Sugarloaf Creative Festivals, Westfall’s work stands out. Join us at our next festival to see his work in person and learn the stories behind each design.

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