Leather crafting is an art and as such, it must be practiced and perfected. However, practicing is not always simple and requires dedication, passion but above all the desire to get involved.
We thought about 3 personal skills you can learn from leather crafting:
Master the leather crafting art requires a lots of patience.
Patience is needed, for example, after the leather dyeing or the edge painting phase. However, waiting for the paint to dry completely is not a waste of time, but only the anticipation of a great job.
To reduce the wait, between one step and the other for the leather dyeing and the edge painting, you can use this trick (How to reduce leather edge paint drying time without a oven)
For Tooling, another type of patience is needed. Not for the drying time but you need patience to learn how to improve this skill. Hurrying through the steps will lead to a reduction in accuracy that will lead to poor quality work.
2 - Perseverance and Resilience
Especially those who are beginners will soon understand the value of these skills.
Work does not always come as we planned, for example the color can be not as expected. This can happen especially with the leather dyes if we don't take into consideration the natural color of the leather. ( I think this will help you understand what I'm talking about:LEATHER DYE COLORS: light or dark shade)
These small contingencies lead to improving the technique and above all the final result. It's not always easy to have a positive attitude when making mistakes, that is why Perseverance and Resilience are really important in leather crafting.
3 - Innovation
Daring and experimenting with new tools and products helps the leather crafter to stay up to date. It is also very important to be at the forefront, and standing out from the others. That's what makes a craftsman an artist.
We ourselves, devote a lot of time to research and development, because we always want to improve the products we have and create new ones to meet all our customers needs.
And what skills did you acquire from the art of leather crafting? Tell us, we would like to know your story!