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Leather section of cowhide!  I work with a lot of leather and have searched far and wide for leather which will take the ecoprint processes I work with! This heavier leather is ideal for use in bookmaking, shoes, handbags and similar leather crafts. Not a veg tan tooling leather. The leather is strong, yet supple. It is a bit too heavy for clothing although a vest would work. Work by hand or a heavy duty machine not domestic sewing machine. I use a Sailrite Fabricator with ease!

This section is 21” long x 8” at widest and offers opportunities for the leather crafter to create several projects from the one piece!

It is also one of the leathers that I use in my workshops and I keep them on hand for my students. Each piece will average 3-4 ounces thick (3/64″-1/16″ or more) in thickness. I have cut sections into different sizes from a full hide and each piece is measured and weighed individually. All are off-white in color. This leather is occasionally referred to as nubuck leather as the grain side is not finished with dyes, embossing or additional processes. For the ecoprint processes that I use it for, it is perfect and takes my botanical printing techniques beautifully on both sides. Please note shape. I cut these sections from full hides and you get this exact piece complete with any surface blemishes or marks. :-) That is the nature of hides.

Example created with this leather. Video clip of student work using this leather :-)

If you want to learn my Botanical printing / Ecoprinting on Leather techniques. Check out my PDF Tutorial on "Ecoprinting on Leather Natural and in Color" (and especially if you are not US based as my leather section has information to find and select leather in your area!)

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Leather, 21”x 8” Section, Strong, Medium weight, Supple Cowhide, Project Rea

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