Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Friday, November 14, 2014

New colours

Over the past few months I've been experimenting with coloured veg-tan leather. After few trials and purchases from different supplier, I'm happy to say that I have found such leathers.

My criteria is simple, high quality. Smooth and supple 'hand', burnished flesh side, rich aroma are some of the characteristic of such leather.

When crafting bags with these coloured leather, special consideration needs to be given in regards to finishing the edge. There are two ways of finishing edges, coating with special paint or hand burnished. I have opted for hand burnished method. I believe this is the only way to finish bags made of vegetable tanned leather. The end result provides rich and three dimensional looking edge that cannot be replicated by just simply painting it.

For now I have chosen Dark Chocolate and Cognac colour to compliment the existing natural veg-tan. There will be more colour coming, I'm still trialling them and will release it once I'm happy with them.

As always some photos:

Dark Chocolate, Cognac and Natural

Front View

Detail View


  1. Hi Reza!
    Simple, clean and amazing) RealIy like your work. I am on the way of leathercrafting too, but being at startline at the moment. It is pretty hard, but also very interesting.
    Tell me, Reza, all that goods you make - are your personal designs? Or do you use other's pattern, or just modificating it?

    1. Hi Tommy,

      Thanks for your kind words. I developed my own design by drawing inspiration from Scandinavian lifestyle. I forego of using any pattern, the closest thing to a pattern I have is two pieces of cardboard for each bag (body + gusset) to determine place to cut on each hides. I rely on my math and other tools to get the final shape.

      I found that confining myself to a pattern is counter-productive, unless you are in manufacturing phase, even then I still prefers raw numbers as oppose to pattern for flexibility and accuracy reason.


  2. very nice
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