At All China Leather Exhibition in Shanghai, visitors have a chance to try their hand at leatherwork. There is growing interest in working leather throughout the world.
The use of vegetable tanned leather in precious early leather bound books and how they were kept in chained libraries.
The story of the Metta Catharina and her cargo of Russian leather which came to be found in Plymouth Sound. The qualities of this ancient leather and where it can be seen today.
Beautifully designed accessories in veg tanned leather for Craft The Leather 2015 competition at Lineapelle
Since the recession began the use of leather in footwear has changed. Once upon a time all footwear was made of leather of some kind or other.
A brief look at the career of Colin Jones; vegetable leather tanner and educator who would be pleased to see the resurgence in vegetable tanning.
A look at three new uses for vegetable tanned leather- or are they new?
A look back at working life producing leather at Richard Hodgson and Son Ltd tannery in the 1960s by Michael Redwood.
How the development of tannin extracts affected the location of tanneries and leather production.
Generally speaking you would think that in these modern times the craftsmanship skills upon which modern manufacturing has been built have been lost in the rush to robots and services that the world seems to delight in. So it astonishing to think that we can write a headline that even suggests governments get the message […]