8 Replies to “The Leather Element: Leathercraft the Oldest Human Craft”

  1. I am having trouble in keeping my original leather shape when I am doing heavy stamping, example basket weave. If my leather cut starts out like, 5 in. x 5 in. , after stamping it is no longer 5×5 it is some odd measurement. How do I prevent this or adjust for it?

    1. Hi Nicholas,
      A good way to keep leather from stretching is to apply several layers of clear packing tape to the back of the leather before wetting the leather. The tape will stick to the leather and help prevent stretching. Hope this helps!

  2. Hey Chuck,

    Just another little Fact.

    Leather
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Leather is a natural durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide’s and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from artisan to modern industrial scale.

    Leather is used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories, and furniture. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and decorated by a wide range of techniques. The earliest record of leather artifacts dates back to 2200 BC.

    Thank you for all the great videos.
    Enjoy them very much.
    Have a great day.

    Kind Regards,
    Lenny.

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