Natural Leather Tanning (Hardcover)

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Natural Leather Tanning (Hardcover)

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The processing of hides and skins is one of the oldest known crafts and cultural techniques. Today, tanning is done primarily with chemicals, but traditional tanning was done with fat, smoke, and plant extracts to make the hides durable and soft.

This book teaches the centuries-old art of easy-to-do, natural, inexpensive fat tanning with a few simple tools and limited space. Tanning with pure natural products leads to wonderful leather products that anyone can make themselves at home without any prior experience or knowledge.

The step-by-step illustrations show in detail how the self-tanned skins and skins are processed, as well as how to turn raw pelts and furs into leather gloves, moccasins, hats, capes, jackets, and other simple everyday leather objects.

Readers will also explore different tanning methods like the "Open Method" and the "Tube Method" and learn associated skills like salting, freezing, and drying homemade leather.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764366116
ISBN-10: 0764366114
Publisher: Schiffer Craft
Publication Date: June 28th, 2023
Pages: 136
Language: English