Leatherwork

Creation of articles from leather, fur, or hide

Arkayn Leatherworks

Arkayn Leatherworks offers goods for all of your leather needs: belts, quivers, tankards, gorget, bracers, frogs, sheaths, etc. They specialize in custom work, including artistic leather carvings and embossing, and they carry a wide variety of jewelry, leather, chakra, and mundane.

Fountain project reveals medieval treasures in Peterborough

A project to install fountains in Peterborough, England's Cathedral Square has given archaeologists a glimpse of life in the medieval town. "We have found a whole manner of objects, from coins to really chunky old door keys," said city museum archaeologist Ben Robinson.

Winter Tree Crafts

Winter Tree Crafts provides locally hand-made SCA armour and leather goods of high quality at a reasonable price. They offer both custom and in-stock armour with an eye to authenticity.

Brampton Roman artifacts to be displayed for the first time

An amazing collection of Roman artifacts discovered 50 years ago near Brampton, England, is scheduled to go on display for the first time in late 2009. (video)

Blackberries in disguise: Making a girdle book slip-cover

Looking for a way to disguise your modern devices (cellphones, blackberries, etc.)? Consider making a girdle book, a period leather cover used to attach books to a belt. Crispin Sexi (Jaysen Ollerenshaw), offers instructions online on how to make one.

13th century shoe found in Magdeburg

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved sheepskin shoe dating to the 13th century at a dig near Magdeburg, Germany. “Shoe finds of this type from the Gothic period occur very seldom in Central Europe,” said Heiko Breuer, an antiquities restoration expert from the State Museum for Prehistory Saxony-Anhalt in Halle. (photo)

Viking shoe tutorial

The Instructables website has a page on how to make a pair of Viking shoes. The 24-step tutorial includes a template in PDF format.

Peter Palms fur pelts

This merchant offers wild fur-bearing animal pelts dressed and tanned and ready for manufacturing Middle Ages apparel. Available pelts include mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, coyote, lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, beaver, badger, raccoon, skunk, nutria, otter, mountain lion, arctic timber wolf, wolverine, fisher, marten opposum, weasel, and ermine.

13th century midden yields shoe soles

A batch of leather shoe soles dating from the 13th to 18th centuries was found in 2005 in a hollow tree trunk in an ancient trash dump in Lyon, France. The soles are well-preserved.

ELAD'S Leather Armor

ELAD's provides handcrafted, leather armor for LARP, SCA, Renaissance and Medieval Festivals. They offer a wide selection of breastplates, helmets, bracers, gauntlets, spaulders, greaves, and more. Custom leather armor design is available as well.

Research photos from Amsterdam's Historisch Museum online

Racaire has posted a small album of photos taken recently at the Amsterdam Historisch Museum.

Nativearth Footwear and Accessories

Nativearth/Olde Soles: Producers of footwear and accessories ranging from 400 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Visit their online catalog to see standard-size, in-stock footwear and their custom footwear range. Online ordering and information are available. They can also be contacted at mail@nativearth.com.

Medieval road mapping project reveals 12th century tannery

A team of experts working on a project to map Norman and Saxon roads through central England failed to find them in Wallingford, but instead unearthed a 12th to 13th century tannery.

Downloads of books on traditional crafts available online

A British website, Countryside Agency Archive, offers free, downloadable books on a number of traditional crafts including blacksmithing, thatching, saddlery, wheel making and furniture design.

[ART] Wee Bit 'O Scotland

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This day will include the highland games, a heavy tournament, a rapier tournament, games and classes.

The armored tournament is Damsel in Distress, the rapier tournament is save the Damsel from the mystical creatures and the highland games will include the caber toss, the hammer toss and others surprises. Location:
Boise, Idaho (Arn Hold, Artemisia)

Medieval baby bottles found in Veliky Novgorod

Archaeologists working at excavations in Veliky Novgorod, Russia have discovered leather and horn bottle used to feed infants. The bottles were crafted by medieval Slavs.

Have We Got a Tannery?

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Members of the Archaeological Leather Group are frequently contacted by archaeologists who think they have uncovered a tannery site. Very often, the only evidence is a hole in the ground containing some pieces of leather. In order to increase knowledge and understanding of leather manufacturing techniques, the ALG is organising conference entitled Archaeological Leather Group Weekend Conference HAVE WE GOT A TANNERY? Location:
Archaeological Leather Group (Walsall, England)

Errant Knight Jewellery

Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.

Do-it-yourself Cuirass Lorica Musculata

Those interested in the re-creation of Roman armor will want to visit Anthony Congiano's website for a tutorial on creating a leather Cuirass Lorica Musculata.

Black Tower Enterprises Leather Armor and Accessories

Black Tower Enterprises specializes in Custom made SCA armor and accessories. If you have always wanted leather armor with your SCA device or Celtic knotwork in the colors of your choice, then check out their catalog and gallery of past customized armor.

Leatherworker shares love of SCA and his craft

Alamogordo, New Mexico leatherworker Terrence English has worked his trade for over 40 years, a career that includes work for the films "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Excalibur." He is a member of the Shire of the White Mountains in the Outlands.

Raised Heel Footwear Website Created

Francis Classe has created a website with photos and documentation on recreating and constructing historical raised heel shoes, such as chopines, pantoufles, or zoccoli.

MacFarlane Swords and Accessories, LLC

MacFarlane Swords and Accessories, LLC, is a low-price provider of swords, knives, axes, helms, pouches, and accessories. They invite inquiries about items not listed in their catalog and are willing to try to find hard-to-locate specialty items.

MacFarlane Swords and Accessories also creates custom leather items upon request, with each item being individually priced according to difficulty

Oslo Garbage Dump Yields Medieval Treasures

A garbage dump dating from the 13th or 14th century has been discovered in Oslo, Norway. The massive collection of discarded items includes over 1,000 shoes.

National Geographic: The Joy of Shoes

The online version of the September 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine includes an article on "The Joy of Shoes." The article includes photos and references to modern and historic shoes.

Saxon Whip Puzzles Experts

A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.

Cote & Cutler Outfitters

Based in Australia, but shipping worldwide, Cote & Cutler Outfitters are specialists in the field of historical costume and accessories.

By My Hand: Gloves and Mittens

"Cold hands, warm heart?" The warmth of your heart is up to you, but Dame Aoife has help for keeping hands warm during winter's chill.

Rose & Crowne

The Rose & Crowne features fine Renaissance clothing such as bodices, chemises, tunics, capes, cloaks, mantles, and more. Handmade, leather blank journals and hard bound books are perfect for the minstrel and the cook in which to keep all your creations. They also offer their own line of cooking spices and herbs, many of them organically grown.

"Bit of Bronze" Reveals Anglo-Saxon Burial Chamber

Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."