So pleased to hear that one of our first time makers with leather has got the leather bug! Only a couple of months back Jim came along on one of our Crossbody/Messenger Bag Workshops and made this great looking bag from our Crazy Horse brown pull-up leather. His new bag also had another admirer in his Grandson. So with the new skills learnt Jim bought a hide and some hand tools and made his first hand cut and saddle stitched Satchel for his Grandson to use as a laptop bag. I'
If you're brand new to working with leather, it can be challenging finding and buying the leather hide that will be perfect for your first hand made leather accessories so this little post will show you the great characteristics of vegetable tanned leather, especially in a lighter colour tone. In this example the leather here is from the famous Horween Tannery in Chicago and is their Derby English Tan and shows you the colour patina change you'll get with daily use being take
Our new Youtube vid is all about the patina! No leather shows this up more than Natural (undyed) Vegetable Tanned Leather. The only thing I'd add to the vid is to note that key fobs get the most abuse... shoved in and out of pockets, bags, always being handled no matter how clean your hands, keys, pockets are! So will quickly darken down in colour tone as you can see. #LeatherPatina #NaturalLeather #VegetableTannedLeather #NaturalLeatheraging