Hello! I’m a newbie in leather stuffs. I’ve been making some earrings lately where I’ll cut/score veg tanned leather then dye it afterward. My question is - Could I just dye the whole piece of leather first and then cut it in the Glowforge? I’m using water base stains mostly. I’m not sure if that’s ok for the machine. Anyone know? It would make for more uniform pieces IMO and would save me some time of dying each individual earring.
@morganstanfield is pretty deep on leather… @jae also had this post:
The fun part of spending the past few years growing my hair back out has been finding fun things to do with it. I may do some more of these in greens and yellows too, just to add to the fun. [IMG_20171024_071006_099]
Now all I need to do is come up with a good hair stick design to go with it
@bwente has done some leatherwork with dyes:
After having some problems cutting through proofgrade leather… Continuing the discussion from
Full power? Proofgrade?:
I was able to use an xacto blade to cut it free and an awl to clear the stitch holes. Last week I ordered a basic leather craft kit from amazon and while I was waiting made a batch of vinegar black dye. I dyed my pieces last night and stitched up today. I am very happy with my first leather project. I can’t wait to get more leather for a second project.
I based it off of a design created by the patient and talented
Material: Proofgrade™ Standard Natural Leather
Dye: Saddle Tan
Thread: 0.8mm Havana Cigar
Hole Spacing: ~2.5mm
Disclaimer: This is actually my second time stitching leather but my first leather project that I designed myself.
Workstation for scale
It’s a different experience to be on the other side of the forum. As a part of the CS team, I usually see tickets from you fol…
@cynd11 posted this and might have some insight:
I haven’t seen any examples of this design having been made up, so I thought I’d show mine. This is one of the first designs I purchased after getting access to the catalog on New Years’ Day (yay!).
I wish I had researched how to dye leather before I did it; my result is very streaky (I used Tandy Leather’s EcoFlow dye, and this was using Proofgrade thick leather plus thick maple plywood). I’ll do better on my next one. (I bought lifetime access to the design).
I have to say that…
@karaelena posted this with a rather unconventional method:
My wife just knock this out.
From a sketch on a notepad. Then vector magic in AI. To pressing the button on the Glowforge.
(As a side note- While cutting it had a…interesting odor.)
@septimus39 did a small project here:
Hello, fellow 'Forgers! I had this idea a while ago, and finally got around to making a couple. These are magnets with some laser-cut leather dyed and glued around them to make little pockets with handy attachment points. I was originally planning on using them on a friend’s iron-balustered staircase to hold a sign. I didn’t get them done in time for the party where we wanted to let people know not to go up those stairs, but I ended up making them anyway. Thankfully, I remembered that in a lot o…
Any or all of these awesome people may have pointers or ideas.
… Oh and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention
THE leather thread.
@glowforge team, what is the thickest leather that can be cut from one side? By chance does anyone know this information.
(And many more! Get a drink and a snack and search the forum for “dyed leather”. There are hours of material here.)
Thanks for posting. I tried printing before and after on leather last night. I like the look of after with masking. Now I have all these posts to read for more information. :o)
I dye my earrings before cutting so I can get a consistent pattern. I’ve also played with soaking them in water before cutting. It helps with smoke but can raise the edges some as the water boils.