Page 1 of 1

Leather

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:45 am
by Dathi
Possibly a question already answered but can anyone suggest a supplier of thin, fine leathers for a 17th Century Jerkin?

Re: Leather

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:54 am
by Phil the Grips
http://www.karlrobinson.co.uk/
Dog's danglies stuff- one day I shall have more from him than just the baldrick and baccy pouch I already have.

http://www.leprevo.co.uk/
Good supplier- know their stuff and have a tame reenactor on staff for dealing with specific enquiries.

Re: Leather

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:16 pm
by Merlon.
Karl advised me to use goat leather as it is very tough, got mine from Keith Kyons at TORM. Needs a lot of dressing and working to get the leather ready to use for garments

Re: Leather

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:14 pm
by fangorn
hi, as you're in rotherham , try healy's at the tanyard,wickersly,

186 Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham, S66 1AG
Categories: Leather Merchants in Rotherham

big leather warehouse and leather goods stockists, everything from offcut pieces to full skins ,dyes, etc etc :D

Re: Leather

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:37 pm
by Colin Middleton
Pity you didn't post a couple of weeks back. The Identity Store had one of their sales on in Matlock Bath that Sunday. I managed to pick up a huge hide of 1.5-2mm pit tanned leather (some colour imperfections) for under £100. They had tawed leathers in at reasonable prices too. It's a bit hit and miss what you get, but often worth a visit, if for no other reason than they're such nice people!

The only problem that I have with buying leather from Le Prevo is that it's a bit far to visit, so you're left with the vagaries of mail order leather. Other than that, I've a great deal of respect for them.

Best of luck.

Colin

Re: Leather

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:17 pm
by Dathi
Thank you one and all....Now to work out how many square feet of leather I need to make a jerkin!