icking the right leather
Natalie laid out a large sample of leathers and explained the different types of skins (cow, lamb, and deer) as we touched and pulled them with our hands. She pointed out the importance of flexing the leather at different points to feel for any weak points — parts that subtly buckle or bubble in contrast to the rest of the material. These points are where your leather good will eventually break or crack. So try to acquire pieces that don't have these deficiencies. She recommended shopping for leather pieces at Tandy Leather which has several locations across the US.