LINNY KENNEY IS THE OWNER OF LINNY KENNEY LEATHER,
A LEATHER DESIGN STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN HIGH-END CHEF KNIFE ROLLS AND CUSTOM GUITAR STRAPS.
Linny designs and creates art that is highly personal and unique, so that her pieces feel like another form of expression for the chefs and musicians she works with.
She began her business when she made saddle bags for her own cross country trek on horseback, and on her journey realized the desire amongst artists and adventurers alike for products that are as expressive as they are functional, and as easy on the eye as they are on the conscience.
LK Leather uses clean, full grain leather from free range cows and hand dyes each piece with non-toxic dye to create functional art that is both ethical and beautiful. Every piece is carefully made by hand from start to finish. Hand cut, hand dyed and hand-stitched.
Before creating LK Leather, Linny attended PSU on a talent grant where she earned her B.A. in Music (Vocal Performance) and went on to continue her study of Classical and Musical Theater vocal styles at the Neil Semer Vocal Institute in Coesfeld, Germany and New York City.
After many years training and performing as a musician, Linny began further developing herself as a visual artist and moved from painting with oils on canvas to painting and etching onto her own leather creations. Linny apprenticed with “Chief Talking Beard”, a master leather worker, in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007.
Littleton, NH is currently the home of Linny Kenney Leather where custom chef knife rolls, guitar and bass straps, bags, belts, wallets, cuffs, and various other fine leather goods are hand crafted. After a 3,700 mile solo horseback ride across America with her beloved horse, Sojourner, and her friend, Walter, in the support truck, the shop uprooted from its previous California home and settled in to a lovely little place on the Ammonoosuc river.
The ride, which began on On March 1st, 2010, started in Los Angeles, California and ended 8 months and 14 days later in Bath, New Hampshire. The entire adventure was documented on Linny’s ride blog at www.linnykenney.blogspot.com.
Linny Kenney Leather has been featured by Buzzfeed, The World Gourmet Society, CustomMade, , Mary janes farm magazine , Forbes, Popular Mechanics, and more.
Most of Linny’s work is custom and very personal to the client. The process involves a lot of communication between the client and Linny to create exactly what is envisioned. Please fill out the form below to correspond with Linny directly about your design ideas.