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Re: [medieval-leather] Digest Number 1412

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  • Frojel Gotlandica
    They are probably raw hides that have been stretched and dried. You will need to have them tanned or do it yourself. Good leather supply places carry tanning
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 20, 2006
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      They are probably raw hides that have been stretched and dried.
      You will need to have them tanned or do it yourself. Good leather
      supply places carry tanning kits and they are fairly easy to use with
      good instructions.
      Sorry to be the bearer of illtidings.

      Sandy


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      > A small request for some information, please. My wife has just acquired a pair of coyote hides, thinking they were ready to use in a new costume she is working on. Instead she finds them more firm and slightly stiff, not soft and supple like she expected. Apparently they are only semi-tanned??? They came with the head-skin attached, the entire skin.
      > Can someone offer any suggestions how to turn these into usable hides? It would make my life easier, if you know what I mean...
      > Thanks, Bre'nain MacGilla Pa'traic
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