Life After IML - March 2008

A head shot of Uwe and John side-by-side

Feb 14th - with Uwe at the launch of his new shop
Photo credit: Dave Harris

At the end of February I flew to Dallas to attend my third South Plains Leatherfest in Dallas. It was a fun weekend seeing friends, attending workshops and going to the Dallas Eagle. Oh, and in the vendor area I got my first tattoo as well - from Kevin, an artist from Bedias, Texas.

Earlier that month our friend, Uwe, had the launch party for his new custom leather shop in London called "Master U". He's been making leather goods under that name since 2000 and the business has finally grown enough to open a shop at 330 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall. His products are very high quality and well worth a look.

Another first for February: on Sunday 10th a new men only rope bondage event started in London called M.O.R.E. (Men Only Rope Event). 50 men showed up during the day for an afternoon workshop and evening party. The event was organised by DogTrainer, and he's kindly agreed to be the subject of this month's column:

Have fun, look after yourselves and the people you play with.

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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