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Dear Valley Leather, Art & Photo

PO. Box 1444
Chilhowie, Va. 24319

Depending on the item, or items ordered, it may take awhile for yours to be completed, it could be as little as two, three weeks or longer, depending on how many orders are before yours.
If you know in advance you would like to purchase something in particular for a Special Ocassion, Gift, Birthday, etc.
If you place your order in advance, this will help to expedite the creation of that particular project, God willing you will have it ahead of time.

I require a minimum deposit of half the total cost in advance, and the balance which will include the added cost of taxes & shipping to be paid after completion of the item, or items ordered. Of course you can also pay the total in advance if you so choose.
God willing, I will complete your order " As Soon As Possible! "
In respect to pricing that can vary depending on what or how many items are ordered, the detail required,
or whether the item is plain, or personalized etc.

" The Quality Lasts, Long After

The Price Is Forgotten ! "

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(276) 685-9184
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Chilhowie
Natural Material
Jewelry, Mixed Media, Natural Material, Two Dimensional

Hand-crafted Leather, Belts, Message & Shoulder Bags. Briefcases etc.

Handcrafted in view of the Majestic Whitetop Mountain, a place of Beauty and Inspiration, Rich in History, Culture and Tradition.  

The Appalachian Trail, which begins in Georgia and continues to Maine runs across Whitetop.

In 1974 while displaying his artwork at an arts and crafts show at Fort Lee, Virginia, William met a man by the name of Willie Hall, who introduced him to the world of leather-work, thus was the beginning of Dear Valley Leather, derived from his hometown Chilhowie,Va. which was named after a word Native Americans used to refer to it meaning  “ Valley of Many Deer.”

All stitching is done by hand, utilizing a technique called Saddle Stitching Which gives each finished project added Strength and Character, Designed to give " A Lifetime of.    Service " Created to be.                                                              “ Dear To Your Heart ! ”   

Small scars sometime visible in the leather, are exactly that an unavoidable record of the history of the hide, which makes each Leather Project Unique .       

 My Artwork is based on People, Places and Things that have happened in my life, both my Art & Leatherwork like myself, is a ( Work In Progress )  and I strive to improve, not only myself, but all that I do.                                                        " One Day At A Time! "

In 2017, I was asked by Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of The Crooked Road, to create a painting to be used as the Cover for the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide. 

The theme  " In The Key Of Blue "  I chose to create a painting based on my memory of the  " The Sue/ King Inn " which was once located in Bristol Virginia,  that provided entertainment, food and lodging, and was operated by a husband and wife team of our extended family members, affectionately known to us as     ( Aunt Sue and Uncle King )   

Copies of the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide are still available upon request at the Crooked Road located in the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace.

                                       

Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Marion VA
Blue Ridge Job Corps Center Community Relations Council Member
Mt Pleasant Preservation Society Inc. Museum, Executive Director

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace
Abingdon, VA

Appalachian Spirit Gallery
Marion, Va.

Appalachian Center For Civic Life,
Emory & Henry College
Emory, VA


William Fields

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William Fields

Dear Valley Leather, Art & Photo

William Fields
PO. Box 1444
Chilhowie, Va. 24319
DearValleyLeather@gmail.com
(276) 685-9184
  • Special Considerations
    Depending on the item, or items ordered, it may take awhile for yours to be completed, it could be as little as two, three weeks or longer, depending on how many orders are before yours.
    If you know in advance you would like to purchase something in particular for a Special Ocassion, Gift, Birthday, etc.
    If you place your order in advance, this will help to expedite the creation of that particular project, God willing you will have it ahead of time.

    I require a minimum deposit of half the total cost in advance, and the balance which will include the added cost of taxes & shipping to be paid after completion of the item, or items ordered. Of course you can also pay the total in advance if you so choose.
    God willing, I will complete your order " As Soon As Possible! "
    In respect to pricing that can vary depending on what or how many items are ordered, the detail required,
    or whether the item is plain, or personalized etc.

    " The Quality Lasts, Long After

    The Price Is Forgotten ! "
  • Special Considerations
    Depending on the item, or items ordered, it may take awhile for yours to be completed, it could be as little as two, three weeks or longer, depending on how many orders are before yours.
    If you know in advance you would like to purchase something in particular for a Special Ocassion, Gift, Birthday, etc.
    If you place your order in advance, this will help to expedite the creation of that particular project, God willing you will have it ahead of time.

    I require a minimum deposit of half the total cost in advance, and the balance which will include the added cost of taxes & shipping to be paid after completion of the item, or items ordered. Of course you can also pay the total in advance if you so choose.
    God willing, I will complete your order " As Soon As Possible! "
    In respect to pricing that can vary depending on what or how many items are ordered, the detail required,
    or whether the item is plain, or personalized etc.

    " The Quality Lasts, Long After

    The Price Is Forgotten ! "

About

In 1974 while displaying his artwork at an arts and crafts show at Fort Lee, Virginia, William met a man by the name of Willie Hall, who introduced him to the world of leather-work, thus was the beginning of Dear Valley Leather, a name he chose that is derived from his hometown Chilhowie,Va. which was named after a word Native Americans
used to refer to it meaning  “ Valley of Many Deer.”

Hand-crafted Leather, Belts, Message & Shoulder Bags. Briefcases etc.


Handcrafted in view of the Majestic Whitetop Mountain, a place of Beauty and Inspiration, Rich in History, Culture and Tradition.  


The Appalachian Trail, which begins in Georgia and continues to Maine runs across Whitetop.


In 1974 while displaying his artwork at an arts and crafts show at Fort Lee, Virginia, William met a man by the name of Willie Hall, who introduced him to the world of leather-work, thus was the beginning of Dear Valley Leather, derived from his hometown Chilhowie,Va. which was named after a word Native Americans used to refer to it meaning  “ Valley of Many Deer.”


All stitching is done by hand, utilizing a technique called Saddle Stitching Which gives each finished project added Strength and Character, Designed to give " A Lifetime of.    Service " Created to be.                                                              “ Dear To Your Heart ! ”   


Small scars sometime visible in the leather, are exactly that an unavoidable record of the history of the hide, which makes each Leather Project Unique .       


 My Artwork is based on People, Places and Things that have happened in my life, both my Art & Leatherwork like myself, is a ( Work In Progress )  and I strive to improve, not only myself, but all that I do.                                                        " One Day At A Time! "


In 2017, I was asked by Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of The Crooked Road, to create a painting to be used as the Cover for the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide. 


The theme  " In The Key Of Blue "  I chose to create a painting based on my memory of the  " The Sue/ King Inn " which was once located in Bristol Virginia,  that provided entertainment, food and lodging, and was operated by a husband and wife team of our extended family members, affectionately known to us as     ( Aunt Sue and Uncle King )   


Copies of the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide are still available upon request at the Crooked Road located in the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace.


                                       

  • Media
    Natural Material
  • Additional Media
    Jewelry
    Mixed Media
    Natural Material
    Two Dimensional
  • Where to See My Work
    Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace
    Abingdon, VA

    Appalachian Spirit Gallery
    Marion, Va.

    Appalachian Center For Civic Life,
    Emory & Henry College
    Emory, VA


  • Professional Affiliations

    Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Marion VA
    Blue Ridge Job Corps Center Community Relations Council Member
    Mt Pleasant Preservation Society Inc. Museum, Executive Director

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