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A leather panel is the perfect way to experiment with leatherworking, or if you only need a small amount of leather. Use this natural veg tan leather panel for small projects or to add small leather accents and details to totes, backpacks, duffles and more. Natural veg tan leather has not received any topical treatment or finishing. Natural veg tan accepts dyes, paints and tooling (stamping and molding) very well and is ideal for crafting bespoke leather goods. The leather can feel stiff upon arrival but will soften over time.
Leather panels are perfect for:
- Bag accents
- And more
Please Note: This leather panel is a bulk list item. You will receive a panel of cowhide similar to the one shown but not necessarily that particular hide.
What Is Vegetable Tanned Leather?
"Veg tan" refers to the method of tanning the cowhide into leather. This method uses natural tannins found in certain plants and trees to alter the proteins of the animal skin. It’s one of the oldest methods of tanning and is more environmentally friendly than chemical forms of leather tanning. Veg-tan leather has the longevity and beauty — with that classic leather smell — that leather crafters desire for their artisanal leather goods.
What is leather patina? As leather ages and wears with use, it will develop a rich, marbled look and shine that adds character to the finished item. Veg tan leather, in particular, is known for developing the best patina of all leather types. This means that veg tan leather ages beautifully and holds up better over time than other forms of leather.
|Weight/Thickness:||2 - 3 oz. (0.8-1.2mm)|
|Leather Cut:||12" x 12" Panel, 12" x 24" Panel, 5" x 15" Panel|