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.

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Understanding Threads, Needles and Chisel Sizings

Understanding Threads, Needles and Chisel Sizings

Have you ever tried to figure out thread thicknesses? If you find it confusing, then rightly so! There is surprising no universal standard for threads making it hard to compare them. There are several classifications – weight (wt), Tex (T), Dernier Count (Td or d) and Commercial (V), and more...
Sarah Benson - Aug 04, 2022
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Understanding Threads, Needles and Chisel Sizings
Working With Leather Blog

Understanding Threads, Needles and Chisel Sizings

Have you ever tried to figure out thread thicknesses? If you find it confusing, then rightly so! There...
Aug 04, 2022
Celebrating all things leather
Working With Leather Blog

Celebrating all things leather

This year The Identity Store celebrates 20 years selling leather and leathercraft supplies, and we have decided to celebrate...
Jun 21, 2022
Leathercraft and Wellbeing
Working With Leather Blog

Leathercraft and Wellbeing

Leathercraft and Wellbeing Increased awareness surrounding mental health and a greater openness to discuss issues, has led to...
May 22, 2022
SELECTING YOUR LEATHER
Working With Leather Blog

SELECTING YOUR LEATHER

Leather is so versatile and comes in an incredibly diverse array of colours, thicknesses and types. This article...
Feb 07, 2022