Welcome to the Identity Leathercraft blog, a series of articles based around making things from leather. Leather is a most versatile natural material that has been used for thousands of years for footwear, clothing, armour, and more, and continues to be used widely today.

In this blog we aim to help give you background information about different leather types, useful techniques for working with leather and some makes and templates to help you get making.

We are a very unique and friendly company that sell leather and leathercraft tools and materials to a wide variety of makers. We genuinely love what we do and are always happy to help you with your projects. Between us we like to feel we have a wide base of knowledge of the leather world.

We love to see what you are making and feature our customers work in our customer gallery email newsletter – if you would like to sign up to find out more please send in your images to info@identityleathercraft.com.

Tips for Cutting Corners

Tips for Cutting Corners

Cutting corners in leather can be tricky if you don't have a corner punch, especially when the leather gets thicker. Scissors tend to angle and slide and leave a messy edge, although they will work on very thin leathers. We hope the following tips might help. If you don’t have...
Sarah Benson - Jan 10, 2023
Not just any black coat...

Not just any black coat...

There is never a dull day at The Identity Store. Recently Peter was asked to offer some technical thoughts on the iconic leather coat that Roy Batty (Played by the late Rutger Hauer ) wore in Ridley Scott's 1982 film- Blade Runner (Set in the future of 2019!!). It was...
Sarah Benson - Dec 28, 2022
Why Should we pay attention to Colour Forecasting?

Why Should we pay attention to Colour Forecasting?

What's on-trend this season? Colour Forecasting - Upcoming Trends Why should we pay attention to colour forecasts? Colour trends subtly influence us all as palettes get picked up by the fashion houses, interiors designers and stores we see them all around us, even in the colours used for flyers, emails...
Sarah Benson - Sep 27, 2022
Tool Care and Stropping

Tool Care and Stropping

Some simple tips to look after your tools can make all the difference and can give you a more professional finish to your projects and well as prolonging the life of the tools. Each time you sharpen your knife on a whetstone or grinding wheel you are taking some of...
Sarah Benson - Sep 16, 2022
#Leather Lasts Longer

#Leather Lasts Longer

Modern leather is a natural sustainable material and is made from by-products of the food industry. Leather is defined as being made from animal skins and hides and is used across many different industries – automotive, furniture, fashion, footwear, industrial, as well as leather goods and the leather supplied for...
Sarah Benson - Aug 29, 2022
Leather Stories - The Metta Catharina

Leather Stories - The Metta Catharina

The remarkable story of sunken Russian Leather... Short Story On December 10th 1786 a storm forced the Metta Catharina to seek shelter in Plymouth Sound. She had been bound for the Mediterranean with a cargo of hemp and leather from the Russian Port of St. Petersburg. The crew were able...
Sarah Benson - Aug 19, 2022
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Tips for Cutting Corners
Working With Leather Blog

Tips for Cutting Corners

Cutting corners in leather can be tricky if you don't have a corner punch, especially when the leather...
Jan 10, 2023
Not just any black coat...
Working With Leather Blog

Not just any black coat...

There is never a dull day at The Identity Store. Recently Peter was asked to offer some technical...
Dec 28, 2022
Why Should we pay attention to Colour Forecasting?
Working With Leather Blog

Why Should we pay attention to Colour Forecasting?

What's on-trend this season? Colour Forecasting - Upcoming Trends Why should we pay attention to colour forecasts? Colour...
Sep 27, 2022
Tool Care and Stropping
Working With Leather Blog

Tool Care and Stropping

Some simple tips to look after your tools can make all the difference and can give you a...
Sep 16, 2022

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