Saving a Leather Bound Book Printed in 1755

"Just wanted to let you know that I received the leather care products here in Thailand the other day and they were everything you said they were. I put them to use on a book printed in 1755 and bound in full calf. The leather was in solid condition but cracking on the spine and [...]

Before and After: Cole Haan Leather Shoes

A pair of designer dress shoes found at a local thrift store. They were dirty and dry, so we first cleaned them by wiping all areas of the leather with the Leather Cleaner dampened on a soft cloth. The laces were removed and the shoes allowed to air dry for several hours. Leather Saver conditioner [...]

By | 2017-04-25T02:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments – DIY from your own Christmas Tree!

It's that merry time of year when we bring the woods right into our homes in the form of Christmas trees! It's become a tradition of many to save a "wood slice" or "wood cookie" from their Christmas Tree, to commemorate that year's festivities or use in craft projects. A favorite new trend of ours is [...]

By | 2017-04-25T02:59:22+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

150-Year-Old Canal Boots Leather Restoration

This pair of boatman’s boots came from a sunken canal boat on the Dismal Swamp Canal of Virginia and North Carolina. They were found in river mud and were cut down to allow for easy removal.  They are most likely a pair of old mid-19th century Wellingtons, modified by the user. "Sometimes we just dry [...]

By | 2016-09-20T08:36:30+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Blog, Leather Care|0 Comments