Depending on the type of item you decide to create first, you may need to master certain skills. Projects where you intend to fold or sew your leather may require you to thin the leather first. Thinning, or skiving, is the process of removing layers of leather from the flesh side of the hide leaving it flexible and soft.
In last month’s blog post, we explored the care and maintenance of your leather working tools for ensuring their longevity and precision during use. Another important piece of leather crafting is creating the perfect workspace for creativity and the execution of your hobby. Below, we have some helpful tips on how to design the ideal space and make it your own.
In last month’s blog post, we discussed leatherworking as a hobby. Hopefully, you decided to take us up on that suggestion and have begun your new adventure! Since you likely have started to research and invest in leatherworking tools, we’d like to offer ways to make them last.
As the new year kicks off many people are making plans for what they want to accomplish in 2023. This could include new places to visit, achieving career goals, exploring life goals, and trying out new hobbies! If you’re looking to learn a new skill this year, we suggest leatherworking. Leatherworking is one of the oldest crafts in history and is the perfect hobby to keep your hands and your mind active.