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Cane Toads & Cane Toad Leather

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G'Day,

Amongst my many leather talents, I can also make various leather goods from Cane Toad leather.

I'll attach some pics from my photo page.

I do get a lot of pre-made Cane Toad leather goods like bags, wallets etc. from a taxidermist, but I can also obtain the skins as well to make a lot of my own Cane toad leather goods. The skins can come in a variety of colours.

They are very easy to work with, and , depending on the project, some parts of the skins can be sewn using a domestic machine (with a leather needle), however, because the Cane Toad secretes a toxin from glands near the head, that part is often quite thick & tough ( after tanning) and care needs to be taken not to break a needle when sewing that part.

It does take a little time to trim and arrange the skins,( if making large items) and to sort them as each skin has a *different texture ( *after tanning ,also, males & females have different textures), so a project may take longer than usual to make, but the end result is worth it.

When I make anything from cane toad skins ,I just trim the daggy bits off, I then glue each piece into place and then sew, a bit like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.

Most of the items in the pics are pre-made, but some of my own items are, stubby holders, barrettes, BIC lighter cases, books covers, tobacco pouches and asstd. small items.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40990121@N05/6828793379/in/photostream/

Have a browse at the other Cane Toad pics on my photo page.:yes:

Enjoy:yes:

best regards

HS

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G'Day,

Amongst my many leather talents, I can also make various leather goods from Cane Toad leather.

I'll attach some pics from my photo page.

I do get a lot of pre-made Cane Toad leather goods like bags, wallets etc. from a taxidermist, but I can also obtain the skins as well to make a lot of my own Cane toad leather goods. The skins can come in a variety of colours.

They are very easy to work with, and , depending on the project, some parts of the skins can be sewn using a domestic machine (with a leather needle), however, because the Cane Toad secretes a toxin from glands near the head, that part is often quite thick & tough ( after tanning) and care needs to be taken not to break a needle when sewing that part.

It does take a little time to trim and arrange the skins,( if making large items) and to sort them as each skin has a *different texture ( *after tanning ,also, males & females have different textures), so a project may take longer than usual to make, but the end result is worth it.

When I make anything from cane toad skins ,I just trim the daggy bits off, I then glue each piece into place and then sew, a bit like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.

Most of the items in the pics are pre-made, but some of my own items are, stubby holders, barrettes, BIC lighter cases, books covers, tobacco pouches and asstd. small items.

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

Have a browse at the other Cane Toad pics on my photo page.:yes:

Enjoy:yes:

best regards

HS

Would you be interested in selling some skins? I'm looking for some toad skins to use as accents on some things...

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If Handstitched doesn't want to sell you toad skins, they are available from Birdsall http://birdsall-leather.com.au/home.php?cat=97 I buy a bit of stuff from them and they are good to deal with.. but I am in Australia as well.

Natalie

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Give Springfield a call as well. They didn't have it listed on their site, but they told me about it when I was on the phone with them asking what they had in stock. I bought one skin for a holster a while back - I think I paid about $15 if memory serves.

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If Handstitched doesn't want to sell you toad skins, they are available from Birdsall http://birdsall-leat...home.php?cat=97 I buy a bit of stuff from them and they are good to deal with.. but I am in Australia as well.

Natalie

Sorry for the delayed response.

I have an account with Birdsall Leather. They have been very helpful right from the very first day I started leatherwork over 8 years ago. They help anyone from a beginner, to the advanced ( I once was a beginner, but I'm now somewhere in between) .

I also have an account with the Cane Toad skin wholesaler .

best regards

HS

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