In a previous post, I told you about the fab leather stash I bought from a retiring bookbinder. Alas, that leather is dwindling away, so it was time to find a regular supplier for my leather bookbinding needs.
It wasn't easy--I sampled some Ebay leather suppliers, but the quality wasn't consistant. Some of it was great, some I wound up not using because it was kinda crappy. Finally, I found a supplier that has proper leather--the kind that has that great leather smell (I grew up on a ranch, so the smell of good leather always evokes saddles, and horses--I was totally in love with horses, not in a scary Equus way, but in a horse-crazy girl kind of way....but I digress....), and feels strong, but soft, and has really nice texture. Here is a photo of my latest order-- black, golden brown, and walnut brown :