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How to darken the hide with natural methods

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Most craftsmen to darken the hide not always use chemical methods.
Our friend Stefano Yogendra Bizzotto, he reveals to us a little trick/technique he has used.


  • In a half litre of vinegar put to soak for about twenty days and with thirty rusted nails;
  • After the twenty days, filter it all;
  • After that go over the hide 3 times with vegetable tanning;
  • After the hide is dry, pass over it with water and baking soda, to block the action of the acid and vinegar;
  • When it is completely dry, oil well with saddle oil.