Who We Are
Gabbiano Leather is a fusion of American and Italian creativity. We are a husband and wife team. We met in Europe and later brought Stefano's Italian craftsmanship and Kathleen's artistic talent to Oregon's Willamette Valley. We create our products together, carefully hand making each piece with the finest materials, paying close attention to detail in an 'old world style.'


Gabbiano Leather has been in business since 1992. We sold our products for 20 years at the longest running open air market in the U.S., Eugene,Oregon's famous Saturday Market. Currently, you can also find us at the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon .

Through color and design we will customize our products to fit your desires. We create a variety of styles, from simple items to more ornate products, including hand tooled and hand carved designs embellished with semi-precious stones. Most of the designs currently available for purchase on this web site are embossed, a process which permanently sets the design into the leather with heat and pressure. They are not "hand tooled" as some other Leathercrafters call this style of design. Hand tooling is a process in which the design is imprinted into the leather by hammering a stamping tool into the leather over and over, creating a design through many small imprints. Hand Carving is a process where a "swivel knife" is used to cut partially into the leather. The areas around the cut are beveled and stamped to create a finished design. To see more hand tooled or hand carved designs, please go to our one of a kind products page.