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  • Pontedero Double Shoulders
    June 11, 2020

    Pontedero Double Shoulders

    Pontedero Double Shoulders are full-grain, A/B grade Italian veg-tanned cowhide that has been hand-stained. It is a semi-pliable leather with a subtle texture that has minimal stretch and a very light pull-up effect. This leather has been finished using traditional,...

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  • New Kodiak Bends & Shoulders
    June 11, 2020

    New Kodiak Bends & Shoulders

    Kodiak Sides have been a longtime customer favorite leather. The rich oil-tanned hide is known for its durability and beautiful pronounced grain and now this favorite is available in 2 new cuts—Bends and Single Shoulders! “Kodiak is one of our...

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  • How to Choose Your Leather
    May 19, 2020

    How to Choose Your Leather

    Choosing the right piece of leather is the first step to a successful project. 

    There’s more that goes into it than you might think! Follow these tips to find your perfect hide. 

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  • Dustin Loftis
    May 17, 2020

    Dustin Loftis

    Dustin Loftis successfully owns and operates The Dusty Hide Leather Co., a business known for its beautiful custom-made leather goods. Dustin not only bridges traditional leatherworking techniques with contemporary design, but passes on the fine art of leatherwork by offering classes and workshops.
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  • The Watkins Family
    May 17, 2020

    The Watkins Family

    For Jennifer, Bill, and their daughter, Allison, leatherwork may have started as a hobby, but it soon grew into a family business. Tracing their leatherworking journey back to its beginnings in a Tandy class, the family has since sharpened their skills, now creating a variety of professional-grade wares for their shop.
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  • The Weekender Duffel Bag
    April 28, 2020

    The Weekender Duffel Bag

    Nearly everyone has a favorite travel bag. If you haven’t found just the bag yet, though, don’t worry. We can help you create your very own!
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  • Maker Spotlight. Annie Libertini
    April 15, 2020

    Masks with Annie Libertini

    As the owner of fine leatherworking studio Libertini Arts, Annie Libertini might be better known as the artist behind some of the more creative leather costumes appearing in major network television programs. From zombie masks to alien armor, Annie’s ability...

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  • Doodle page
    January 3, 2020

    Doodle page

    How to Use the Doodle Page Watch Jim Linnell demonstrate how to use a Doodle Page in this leatherworking video. When you’re ready to try it for yourself, download and print the Doodle by clicking below. Download the Doodle Page...

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