* Posts under ‘Whitney’s Notes’ are for me to organize my notes from conference, my research over special topics and my random work inspired by random things. Please check reference list to find the original content.* Posters I made for leather awareness. Where is leather from, industrially? Most popular voice: The global market for beef, and hence hides for leather production, is finely balanced. The supply is clearly based on the demand for beef, rather than the needs of the leather sector. […]
Dye a piece of leather into desirable shade.Cut to exact measurement, attach necessary hardware if applicable.Saddle stitch. Apply masking tape around the edges to prepare for edge dying. Grove inside the folds to make it fold easily. Finish! Left: the single compartment card holder. Right: two-fold wallet.
I learned about how to dye your leather in a workshop and I wanted to apply patterns to make a piece more personal. I used these drafting dots as masking tape and applied on a piece of vegetable tanned leather. The dye I use is from tandyleatherfactory.com, where I got most of my leather tools and supplies. I applied it with thick paper towel in circular motion. After it dries I removed the dots. I also rubbed the surface with […]