I am new to this leatherworking so I apologise if this is a silly question. I have looked to see if something similar has been posted.
I am trying to make leather watch straps, out of 3mm veg tan. I have cut all the relevant pieces, skived them and dry fitted them.
I have then dyed them using fiebing's oxblood. Once dry the leather was extremely brittle, it actually snapped with a crack. I tried treating with neatsfoot to make it supple again, although the leather did soften slightly it was still a long way from being adequate.