Local Leather Artisans Opening Lakeland Shop


Local crafters of practical art – Stacy and Dan Tabb of Boondock Studios – are still excited about their new, and first, brick and mortar location on North Florida Avenue. At Boondock Studios, the Lakeland-based husband and wife team of leather artisans showcase handmade leather goods, along with the works of local artists, goat’s milk soap, hand-dyed yarn, pottery, woodcraft, and so much more at their studio!

They offer classes, workshops, and classroom space. There are lots of reasons to visit Boondock Studios including celebrating their ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce on March 15, from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM, at 811 North Florida Avenue. There is no fee to attend and attendees of the ribbon cutting ceremony may also take advantage of the Boondock Studios’ Special Offer. In the month of March, Boondock Studios will again be collecting gently used paperback and hardcover books for the libraries at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa. When vets go in for in-patient therapy, they can be there for weeks, often with little in the way of entertainment in their downtime. The libraries at the Tampa hospital are a great help and Boondock Studios likes to gift them with some new-to-them variety. So, bring your books, and they’ll give you a 15% discount off all their leather goods!

What:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Boondock Studios

Where:  Boondock Studios, 811 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

When:  Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost:  Free! RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2HFJeS0

Boondock Studios

Boondock Studios is a Lakeland-based husband and wife team of leather artisans, specializing in Dream Bags. ​Stacy has been painting and drawing since she was a kid. Then came sculpture, graphic design, two awesome kids, and an unfortunate foray into HTML/CSS and website design. While that last part definitely paid the bills, it just wasn’t very fun. Then Dan taught her leather work, she taught herself weaving, and they both learned lapidary work together. These days they work at trying to combine all three in as many artful ways as possible. The way Stacy sees it, everything is art, only the mediums vary. P.S. She doesn’t believe in zombies.

Dan has spent his entire adult life dealing with the small details; first in the Navy, and then as a cartographer. It took an extended stay in the VA hospital, learning to manage his nerve damage, to broaden his perspective. His father taught him leather work as a kid, and the VA doctors encouraged anything he could do to maintain flexibility in his hands, so he picked up those old tools and bootstrapped his way into business. Dan can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, but he can make leather and stone jump through hoops. P.S. He’s actually seen a zombie.

Be sure to ask about their Dream Bags! Class schedule may be found here. Consider Boondock Studios for your next get-together! ​Boondock Studios can seat up to 8 in the Learning Annex. Just give them a shout for scheduling and pricing.

Boondock Studios

811 N Florida Ave

Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 816-5896 shop




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