Leather is sold by either whole hides, skins, or cut into sections. It is typically measure in sq ft (30x30cm sq).
At Identity Leathercraft we offer the largest selection of different leather types and across the most size options, from small cuts for repairs and starting out to whole shoulders and sides.
Have a look around our Leather Room and explore your options.
If you would like advice on the best leather to suit your project email in your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In principle it is the way the skin of the animal is tanned and treated. In modern tanneries there is little difference in terms of environmental footprint and time taken to make, though historically vegetable tanned leather took many months to make. The difference for the crafter are important to note for making up:
Vegetable Tanned Leather
Will wet form cold and mould to shape
Can be carved and tooled
Can be embossed with dampening
Can be edge treated with slicking
Is often in natural and can be easily dyed
Chrome (Mineral) Tanned
Some will form with heat
Comes coloured and finished usually
Can be heat embossed or foiled
Can be edge treated with Leading Edge
Usually thinner thickness leathers
You can find out more about different leather types and definitions from our Leather and Leathercraft Glossary which is free to download
We are the UK distributors for Tandy Leathercraft, stocking around 70-80% of the Tandy products. A Tandy catalogue is available to purchase on request.
A one stop shop for all your leather and leathercraft needs, Tandy tools are just a part of our range. We also stock our own range of Leather Stains, Edge Paints and finishes, as well as stocking from UK manufacturers such as HipKiss, Somac, and John James.
Before you report your delivery enquiry please check the following:
If your parcel still hasn’t been located please email ‘email@example.com’ with your order number and we will check with the couriers for you as soon as possible.
We offer chances to visit our stock room in Matlock through the year, with several open day events and Saturday opening from 10am to 2pm when we are not at shows.
You can find out more on our page VISITING THE STOCK ROOM which has details of opening times.
Appointments are possible mid-week with Peter, please arrange in advance by calling 07970 689115.
We have put together a separate section of the tools and materials you will need to help you get started belt making. We also have a downloadable guide with tips and instructions.