I use various types of leather, some dyed, others left natural. Here are the choices.
British vegetable-tanned cow hide - very strong, solid and thick.
British red deer - lovely grain/texture.
British stallion - very strong and smooth.
Ethiopian pull-up - two-tone dark leather designed to take on an old look.
I use traditional techniques using a variety of tools The video below shows me stitching a glasses case (some sections have been speeded up and sorry about the blurred camera).Click here to view video on YouTube