Bill Baldwin / Bill and Sue Baldwin Leather
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
For nearly his entire life, Bill Baldwin has been creating beautiful leather garments and accessories. Specializing in belts and masks, Bill and his wife Sue have been perfecting their craft for more than 40 years. Their leather masks are hand-cut and formed from single pieces of leather dyed in vibrant colors and molded while wet, making them perfect for your next costumed gathering or show. If you’re looking for function, their durable belts offer a secure and comfortable fit, coming in a variety of sizes and styles for people of all ages.
After studying art at Lynchburg College in Virginia, Bill spent several years in the mid-1970s plying his trade by selling leather and metal wares in Washington, DC as a street vendor. It was during this time that Sugarloaf Craft Festivals was formed, and Bill and Sue have been regulars at Sugarloaf from the very beginning. Through decades of evolution and growth for one of the nation’s largest craft festivals, Bill and Sue Baldwin Leather has been a constant. After seeing their work in person, you’ll why they’re always invited back.