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  1. Thank you so much for the info. I also wondered the same thing about plastic, but it was only for a few days.
  2. I am using leather that I bought from the same company in two different widths. I am using Royal Blue dye diluted 1:4 with denatured alcohol. Same amount of coats on both pieces. The smaller strap is the color I'm going for. Both deglazed before hand. I had some bad luck wetting the leather, neetsfoot, etc. So I just deglazed and dyed.applied both the same with a sponge or dauber. I noticed that on my rag there, it seems there is a bit of pink/red almost leeching out of the diluted dye. That would make sense because red + blue = purple. But why would that even happen anyway? The flesh side looking closer to the shade I was chasing. Does anyone have any insight to what could be going on here? I wasted so much leather chasing that perfect color. I had it mixed in a plastic disposable Tupperware type container. Thanks!!
  3. It was the Tandy heavyweight strips. I've been trying to stay with the same brand tfor consistencies sake since I'm practicing a lot. Plus they're local. Thank you for your reply!
  4. Very new here and I appreciate this forum, thanks for all the information! So I have done googling and searching here but I am not sure how to explain it, but.my leather has wrinkles after dying. I have attempted a few times all using different methods I read about. I am just experimenting at this point and trying to learn from mistakes which there are a lot of. I tried different variations of pretreating with neatsfoot, wetting before dying, full strength, cut, etc. But every time the results are wrinkly/creased/wavy. I am trying to figure out why this is happening. Thank you all for your help!
  5. Hello, I am very new to leathercraft and have been taking in a lot of information and lurking for maybe 2 months. I have been doing my research on leather types, tempers, weights including how to stiffen or soften and doing a lot of experimenting. So I have bought a quite a bit of leather strap from 1/2 inch to 1/5. One of my favorite pieces I finally deduced after going through a lot of receipts and orders from various online companies, came from Tandy. 3/4 veg tan black strip, the heavyweight strip, and the economy veg strip. How the heck are they so different? I love the weight and stiffness of the black and I figured it was a national chain, so they would have certain standards to keep to. I already had the heavy weight strip, so I got the econ for comparisons sake. I feel like I am missing something important. I am using basically nothing but strip now and will it just be a crapshoot every time I order any? I mean wouldn't the only difference between the black and the other be the fact that is just dyed in the process? Is there anything I can do to get a more consistent strip? All of this trying to learn on my own is ending up with me having a giant stack of leather I'm never going to use. Thanks for any direction.
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