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Leatherworking Tools For Beginners

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What tools do you need to get started in leatherworking? This post is the first in a series where I’ll be talking about leatherworking tools, with the aim to inform beginners just starting out in leather crafting. I mainly make medieval & fantasy costume & armour for LARP, cosplay, and screen, so most of my experience and some of my techniques are geared […]

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Top 5 Budget Leather Tools, and One to Avoid!

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Because everyone loves a good list, this is my top 5 budget leather tools! There is a bewildering (and potentially quite expensive) array of tools out there, so I’ve selected 5 of my must-have budget implements, plus a booby prize for the worst tool I’ve bought so far. 1. Stitching pony Price: £28 Supplier: Tandy Leather […]

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Wet Moulding Leather

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Almost as soon as I started leatherworking a few years ago, I began playing around with wet moulding leather. Undyed veg tan leather has this amazing property that when it becomes wet, the fibres expand and the leather becomes soft & stretchy. Using a mould, or just working it by hand, the leather can be […]

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Distressing Leather Armour

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This is a rather rambling account of the technique I used for distressing leather armour – specifically a replica shoulder piece as worn in the Spartacus TV series. An old friend of mine commissioned the piece and we both wanted it to look like it had seen plenty of action. At the time I made […]

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