Lockdown Blues: Try Something New
Months of quarantine have re-emphasised the importance of hobbies and creative outlets in our lives. And after all these monotonous days of lockdown, you might be running out of ideas to keep yourself entertained.
During the initial days of the lockdown, getting some early nights in and reading that book - you so desperately wanted to start but could never find the time for - didn’t sound unreasonable. But as the lockdowns were extended, reading books or Netflix-ing was just not enough.
Here, we take the opportunity to introduce you to leathercrafting. Have you ever wondered how those magisterial leather products were crafted? Well, if you're familiar with the magic of crafts, you’ll take on leathercrafting like a charm!
Through this article, we’ll introduce you to leathercrafting, and it’s possibilities. Additionally, these leathercrafting lockdown ideas will keep you engaged and help you beat the blues.
Crafting As A Hobby During The Lockdown
Boredom-induced nostalgia due to the lockdown takes us back to the crafts we loved indulging in during our childhood years. The resurgence of these niche pastimes and interests has sparked something of a craft renaissance, especially in the UK.
Crafts involving embroidery, stitching and sewing have all seen a positive upward trend, with online tutorials being the primary information transfer source. Indulging in feel-good activities is of utmost importance, especially to beat the lockdown blues.
People often turn to canvas painting, cooking and gardening as their go-to activities, but we’d like to introduce you to a revolutionary crafting activity. Leathercrafting.
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Yes, that’s right. From the comforts of your house, you can indulge in stitching masterful leather products. If you’ve ever come across a leather product, which we’re sure you must have, you know how it oozes timelessness and elegance. So why not indulge in leathercrafting?
You can even establish your own leather business with the right entrepreneurial mindset. Artisans walks you through all the needed details of leathercrafting ventures.
With years of experience in the industry and having onboard professional leather craftsmen, Artisan is a one-stop guide for all leathercrafting enthusiasts.
Whether you’re starting or have accumulated some hands-on leathercrafting experience, we provide you with a plethora of resources ranging from articles, stories, guides, how-tos, and DIY projects readily available on our website.
Get Started With The Art Of Leather Crafting
‘How do I get started with leathercrafting’ is a query we most often receive.
Some people think that enrolling on a professional leathercrafting course is the way to go, while others believe in thorough research before getting into the craft.
Honestly, these avenues may work out well for some people. But given our years of experience in the leather industry, we believe that assembling some essential tools is how you should start off your leathercrafting journey.
Here again, people often end up purchasing extravagant leathercrafting tools, which they may not even require.
For that, regardless of whether you are venturing into leathercrafting or have already tried your hand at it, here are the absolute must-haves in your leathercrafting ensemble.
- Stitching chisels- These are used to poke holes in the leather before you start stitching.
- Stitching Needles (for leather)- They’re thicker than the typical needle and fit the thread.
- Wax Thread- To stitch the leather pieces together.
- Scratch Awls- These are predominantly used to pierce holes in the leather.
- Cutting Board- You want to make sure of a solid surface at your workstation.
- Miscellaneous- Make sure to keep items like glue, rulers, and sandpaper handy.
You can procure these wholesome leathercrafting kits at Artisans. We ensure the most authentic learning experience for leathercrafting enthusiasts, which is why we’ve included some DIY projects that you can get started with.
The Artisans DIY leather cardholder kit offers three choices of Italian veg-tanned base leather. You can use this kit to create an elegant DIY cardholder with the help of a stitching thread of your choice.
Now that, for the first time in several years, time is not a concern, why not get creative and invest yourself in crafting a refined DIY leather glasses case kit.
It contains all the essential tools that are required to stitch the leather into a glasses case. Stitching Italian veg-tanned leather and getting a hands-on experience of leather will indeed be memorable.
Dreaming of travel? Well, you can at least start somewhere and create a DIY leather passport holder with the help of this kit. It’s sure to keep you hopeful and excited and make heads turn when you’re finally on the move.
Leather passport holder is a great accessory to possess, and with a chic Italian leather base, our kit will help you create a genuinely great leather accessory for your travels.
Maintaining an optimistic and positive outlook towards things will help you productively beat the lockdown blues.
Taking up a new hobby at home will not only equip you with a new skill but will also work wonders for your overall well-being.
If you’re working from home, then it isn’t such a bad idea to disconnect from the monotonous online presence and take a break. Excessive working hours may lead to burnout, which is why it’s essential to unwind and spend time doing something that brings you peace.
Be it reading, painting or any other hobby, keep in mind that its purpose is relaxation and shouldn’t be considered a chore.
The case for indulging in hobbies is pretty strong, but how do you get started with leathercrafting?
At Artisans, we have created a user-friendly resource base that helps you navigate leathercrafting as a hobby, without hassles. Our DIY kits are handpicked, keeping in mind the requirements of a leathercrafting beginner, so you need not refer to any other source that may overcomplicate the process.
Artisans also provides you with numerous DIY resources and articles to get you started with and is thus a one-stop solution for all your leathercrafting related queries.
The last thing you need right now is just another task to strike off on your to-do list, so keep in mind to enjoy the process, whatever craft it may be. So try out something new and beat away your lockdown blues.
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