How to Get in touch with John Dally at Dally Leather on Vashon Island

There are two main ways to get in touch with me if you would like to inquire about custom work or items I have ready made.

The best way is to email me at

The other way is to send me a message from my Facebook page:

I live on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound near Seattle and Tacoma, Washington State.

You can usually find me at the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in season:

“dar la vuelta”

In rodeo the wrapping the lasso around the saddle horn when roping a cow or steer is called a “dally,” coming from the Spanish “dar la vuelta.”  My grandfather grew up in Montana, where he worked as a cowboy.  He was in the Montana National Guard and was part of the invasion of Mexico in 1916 led by General Pershing.  Later he was a horse wrangler in Hollywood.  He always fancied himself something of an actor after that.  Pershing

When I knew him, shortly before he died, he lived in a room in the basement of an apartment building near the hospital where he worked in the pay station of a parking lot.  At any rate, our surname has nothing to do with roping cattle.