I AM a leather maker from an Amish family, carrying on my families tradition with the help of the "evil internet". Ask Me Anything!
Both of my parents and my relatives dating back hundreds of years were Amsih. After my family left the Amish church, I became the first person in my family to go to college to try something other than working on a farm. After college I got a job working on capital hill. After a few years riding a desk in an office, I realized working with my hands as my family had done before me was far more rewarding. I quit my good paying job and dove into the leather craft headfirst. While not all of my family approves of the internet, they are happy I'm using it to keep the tradition alive. I'd love to answer your questions about Amish or leather working.
Proof: https://www.blackbearleather.com/pages/the-black-bear-name "blackbearleather. 8/14/18 Reddit: IAMA" Inserted underneath my photo 'John Michael Glick'.