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About The Leather, Shoe and Hide Journal.

The Leather, Shoe and Hide Journal 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. Lær, Sko og Skinn is a norwegian languaged magazin as used to be sendt abroad […]

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Slanted viwe on ELWATS 2018.

This years  European Leather Workers and Artists Trade Show ( from now only ELWATS) was arranged in Arnhem, Netherlands  from October 19 through 21 after that two  preciding arrangement was arranged in Firminy , France in repectively 2015 and 2016 almost at the same  time on the year. While it not was arranged in 2017, […]

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From Allariz in Spain, allmost to the north pole

It  became  question about the norwegian leather art and craft history in front of the Leather Meeting in Allariz  this year,  as the years before,  was arranged on Museuo del Corio by the river Arnoia in Galicia in Spain. I was asked if I could held a lecture about norwegian leather art and craft. ” […]

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The foundation of a Norwegian Shoemuseum ?.

In 2018 is it 20 years since the industrial museums in Tistedal vs.Halden open its doors. The museums exhibitions then had the title “Bomull- Sten-Sko” ” = Cotton-Stone- Shoes). It constitute  three divisions under the same roof as showed to  three different historical industryes as had been in Halden. And each divison constituted one museum. […]

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Impressions from the Danish magazine Knivbladet.

The Nordic  Knife Associations has  become quite generous in its distribution of free magazines in hope to enlist more members. And not a exception with the Danish Knife Association. I got some magazines from their stand in Ludvika (in Sweden) under Knivveckan in juli this year. Of the content could you understand that the association […]

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European leather art and craft right now.

Pictures from the great leather art and craft arrangement in Shenzhen in China have this summer gone over the facebook screen. But in Europe is it not so funny by the time. It’s clear that it not will be any ELWATS (= European Leather Worker and Artists Trade Show) this year. An even if this […]

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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 and origin and have follow with in the civilization development. The first humans in history as […]

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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 stocks was opened as long ago as 22 august 2012. Or two year after that*3 Borge Garveri […]

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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 I do not run a protest magazin’.  And the thought that many potential reader and […]

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Free hand drawing in the shadow of ‘Leer 2013’

“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 well sometimes  over about to draw. At least when you stay there and want to transfer a motive or pattern on leather […]

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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 is important to do must each make up his own mind about. I believe one […]