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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 walk through the various leather care products and introduce you to the world of leather crafting.
If you've accidentally neglected vegetable-tanned leather or found a forgotten treasure in a thrift shop, we explain how to rejuvenate and rescue old, dry leather and moldy, mildewed leather.
How can you tell if it's good quality is when you're looking at it in a store or from a photograph online? Can you tell what kind of leather it is, and if it's recoverable when you've found a hidden gem at a thrift store? In this post, we'll discuss observable design details so you can make informed decisions.
In this post we'll discuss why we believe full grain vegetable-tanned cowhide is a sustainable choice, and what other sustainability considerations customers have with leather.
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.