Leather, hide and fur are wonderful natural materials. All of our natural hides are vegetable-tanned using lye mixed with bark. Dyed upholstery leather is usually chrome-tanned. You can punch patterns into natural leather, and colour it with leather dye.
If you want to sew using leather or make patterns with punches, you will find tools, thread, needles, clasps, snaps, eyelets and finishes in this chapter.