I just cut out a leather clutch from the catalog (Proofgrade Heavy Leather), and peeled off the masking. Before I assemble it, I would like to clean off the char and dye the leather. I tried washing off a scrap in water with orange pumice hand cleaner and it worked great. My question is, can I do this with the clutch without the piece shrinking? The clutch design is the Better Together clutch where the leather sides have tabs that interlock with each other.
Any tips for even dying of leather are also appreciated. I have a set of the water-based Eco-Flo dyes and I wanted to dye it a pale green.