The day was spent learning 3 different rope splices - crown splice, end splice and eye splice. That seemed a bit tricky at first, but we all got it down.
Then we went into learning basic leatherwork and repair plus the tools used for the trade. We won't all be expert saddlemakers, but at least we know how to do simple repairs or stitch together any equipment. Cody gave each of us a skinning knife, so we practiced our skills by making a knife sheath. Some of us finished up pretty fast, so we made axe scabbards too.