Win a copy of Building Community this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

brainstorming Textiles Leatherwork list

 
master steward & author
Posts: 19829
Location: Left Coast Canada
5355
books chicken cooking fiber arts sheep writing
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We're getting the Textile Straw Badge polished up but need some help brainstorming for the Leatherwork list.

(keep in mind that leatherwork is optional so to keep the badge vegan-doable)

We need some ideas for leatherwork that involve creating (we already have some repair stuff) finished items that take between 0.5 to 6 hours for an experienced person to make (but might take longer for someone just learning)

My ideas so far
- tan a rabbit hide fir on (4 hours)
- make rawhide (2 hours)
- sandels (??? hours)
- slippers (??? hours)
- shoes (??? hours)
- gloves (??? hours)
- apron (2 hours)
- watch strap (1 hour?)
 
master steward
Posts: 13414
Location: Pacific Northwest
6041
hugelkultur kids cat duck forest garden foraging fiber arts sheep wood heat homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Maybe a sheath? I think a lot of people make these in summer camp, and they're not too hard. Maybe 30 minutes? I've never made one, though I always kind of wanted to.
 
master steward
Posts: 7777
Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
2278
hunting trees books food preservation solar woodworking
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
FYI there is tanning stuff in animal care for domesticated critters but the hunted critters probably need a BB spot.

Other ideas:
Belt
Wallet
Hatchet/axe heat protector
Knife scabbard or holster (whatever they're called)
Cord for shoelaces or bolo ties
Wrist protector for bow and arrow (is that a thing anymore?)


I'm thinking gloves and shoes are a lengthy process but I don't know.  Moccasins count as shoes, right?  Or if not, that's another one for the list.

Here's an image search for some "simple leather crafts":






 
Think of how stupid the average person is. And how half of them are stupider than that. - Carlin But who reads this tiny ad?
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/7/rmhplans
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic