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When it comes to leathercrafting projects, we wrote the book on it for DK Publishing!

Original, unique designs to help with lifting and carrying your bicycle

Stunning handcrafted bicycle bags carry the essentials and turn heads!

Best-selling "commuter essentials" for making the daily commute easier

Lifetime leather bar wraps in five styles for every type of handlebar and bicycle

Our best-selling Original Travel Cribbage Boards has fans worldwide

Unique travel-sized classic games: dice, dominoes, cribbage

Free hand-drawn printable scoresheets, rules of play & puzzles

One-of-a-kind cribbage boards: driftwood, leather, and even a belt

Leather handles in 8 styles, 4 leather colors, and 3 metal finishes

Strong yet soft, durable and sustainable, no-bumps and no-bruises

Add a label to handles and pulls for superior organization

Flexible but sturdy, creative solutions to tricky problem corners


In this post, we'll explain and show the differences between our four leather colors: Natural, Honey, Dark Brown, and Black.
In this post, we'll walk through the various leather care products and introduce you to the world of leather crafting.
In this post, we'll explain what else you should look for when deciding whether a product is quality - meaning, is it using the right leather for the right purpose to ensure a long and useful life. Plus - why maker-made matters.
Everything we've discussed about leather on this blog all together into one tidy infographic: this is the leather we use at Walnut Studiolo. We think it's the best, and we're proud of it.
Once a cowhide is preserved for long life through tanning, the tannery can choose to apply any number of finishing treatments to it to change, enhance, or obscure its look, feel, or durability. In this post, we walk through some of the finishing options, including coloring, coatings, and waxes, and why they matter.
n this post we'll explain the most common tanning processes: vegetable-tanning and mineral-tanning, plus briefly, other kinds of tanning.
Cowhide is the most common leather, with 67% of leather produced globally. In this post we'll explain the difference between the structures of cowhide leather: full grain, top grain, genuine, and bonded leathers.
In this post we'll review the various kinds of animal leathers and leather alternatives before we focus on the one we use, cowhide.
Often called mankind’s "first fabric," leather has been considered a fine and treasured material since the beginning of history and across nearly all cultures and peoples around the globe. In this kick-off to our leather learning series, we go through a broad overview of what leather is, how it's made, and why it's important.
More than once, we've been surprised to find how little information there is about leather - as broadly diverse a natural material as fabric or wood. We can't wait to tell you more about it. What would you like to know?
In the past 10 years or so, maker-made items have become more readily available thanks in large part to sales sites like Etsy, and we think that’s pretty exciting. Makers have been making for as long as humans have been around. Not only because “makers gonna make” but also because people need a variety of items for everyday use and pleasure.
Our job is supremely rewarding when we can help a weary bike traveler!