About the European Leather, Shoe and Hide.

The Eur*pean Leather, Shoe and Hide is a little idea magazin about leather,art and craft as became a reality in the year 2010. Ten years after that an other little magazin; Lær, Sko og Skinn was started of the undersigner.… Continue reading

Braidings, between leathercraft and archaeology

First little about braidings. Most people know well to braidings through that womans hair gets braided, in what is  a flat braiding with three strands. And think not more over it. But this type brading is of unknown age… Continue reading

Nortura + Norilia = a forgotten norwegian tannery industry?.

 It’s of course great that Norilia, a subsidiary of *1 Nortura  have get themselves a *2 new commodity stock for hides and skin in Skjeberg in Østfold. It supersede the old stocks in Bergen and Fredrikstad. The new… Continue reading

Something about chrome tanning and something about other.

‘Chrome tanning’ she said, when we got to talk about the magazine Lær, Sko og Skinn, ‘ you must write about chrome tanning, it pollute rivers and kill the fish’. ‘Yes, yes, I replied, it can probably be right, but… Continue reading

Free hand drawing in the shadow of ‘Leer 2013’

[ 2013-12-20; 08:00; 08:00; ] “To draw” it  is said “is to see”. Ie; the world around oneself  through the pencil strokes. You study a item or what it may be on that way. And leather crafters/artists reflects… Continue reading

Between words, pictures and craft

It happen a little here and a little there – global – concerning leather craft and art – and it must be a great result one day of it all,…but….probably if it’s wanted and something is done for it. What… Continue reading

Jim Manning in memento.

“I never knew Jim Manning from elsewhere than the book “Leather” by Willcox and Manning. And I have had the book with me in my workshop for 35 years, soon. And it feels sometimes like it’s a part of… Continue reading

Ten lost years for leathercraft in Europe?.

This article build on a article in The Euro*pean Leather, Shoe and Hide, Nr. 2, 2012.

It was a tendensy among some leathercrafters in Europe in the years of 1990’s by the union Leder-Gilde E.V. and members of the guild… Continue reading

A lighter look at Estonian leather art and craft.

This article build on a article from the paperversion of The Euro*pean, Leather, Shoe and Hide, Nr.1-2012.

It happen perhaps to all of us that we sometimes  turns into the statement about leather as a material “as once have… Continue reading

Have the global world been local again?.

(This article build on a article in the paperversion of  The Euro*pean Leather, Shoe and Hide, Nr.2, 2011).

Anyone else than the undersigner as think it looks like the world whent down (under) and out this year?. A year… Continue reading


October 2016

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