The Whip Shed craftspeople have membership of various leather working associations.
Australian Plaiters & Whipmakers Association
Representing most of the leading plaiters and whipmakers from Australia and beyond.
The Australian Plaiters and Whipmakers Association is a non profit making association dedicated to the sharing of knowledge about the finer points of the craft.
It was founded in October 1985 and is the only association of its type in the country.
They publish a journal every 12 weeks ( four times a year ) in which they try to include as many how-to-do-it articles as they can.
Many of the tips and techniques published in the journal cannot be found in any books.
Back issues of the journal are available to members only. Australian Plaiters & Whipmakers Association Website
Saddlers & Harness Makers Association of Australia
SHMAA is a non profit association composed of professional saddlers and harness makers.
SHMAA is dedicated to:-
* promoting Australian makers of saddlery & harness;
* the preservation and development of the saddlery and harness making skills in Australia. Saddlers & Harness Makers Association of Australia Website