Places to Sell Your Leatherwork

Many people would prefer to just be left alone in their studio to make leathergoods.  Still more people think that by simply posting finished items on Instagram, you’ll be able to sell your products with very little effort. But for most, this approach falls...

Making Sandals with Birkenstock Footbeds

Birkenstocks are enjoying a resurgence in popularity among both men and women, largely due to their extreme comfort. To understand the history of this unique sandal, you need to go all the way back to the German village of Langen-Berghheim 1774 where Johann Adam...

Lineapelle New York Recap

If you at all can get to Lineapelle Milan, go! It is a massive show dedicated to all things Leatherwork. You will walk nearly 20 miles each day to get to all of the exhibits. If you can’t get to Milan, then consider going to Lineapelle New York. While it is only...

Using Reinforcements in Bag Construction

I get a lot of questions from Instagram followers asking about what reinforcements they should use in bag making.  Believe it or not, that is a pretty difficult question!   Reinforcements: Changing the DrapeReinforcements are used to change the drape and handling of...

Ordering from Amazon Japan

Japanese company Studio Tac has published a huge range of leathercraft books.  Often the books have been published in both Japanese and Chinese.  Luckily for those of us that don’t speak Chinese or Japanese, the books all come with tons of pictures.  From the...

An Easier Way to Buy Overseas

For many of us, buying overseas can be very intimidating. We don’t speak the language and we don’t use the same currency. We would like to use Paypal, yet our overseas seller doesn’t accept Paypal. Yet when there is a manufacturer or tannery that has...
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