|Learnt At||10 crafts.materials|
|Skills Used||crafts.materials.leatherwork or crafts.materials.needlework|
|Guild||Available to all|
Leather clothing and containers can also be sewed using a heavy-duty needle and strong sinew thread.
The leatherwork command requires 10 levels of crafts.materials to learn, and is usually taught by other players or some guild NPCs. It can also be learnt from the tanner David Leatherman in the Triangle Market in Genua - or from a more adventurous route:
In Ankh-Morpork you can learn leatherwork by doing the "Apprentice Tanner" quest.
Each leatherwork attempt costs some money, usually not much. This amount can vary between locations, and is influenced by the leatherworker's skills and the condition of the item / amount of improvement.
The player's bonus in crafts.materials.leatherwork determines their success and how much the condition of the item is improved.
Attempting to leatherwork a severely damaged item with low skills may result in the item being destroyed.
Per the help file for leatherwork, leather items that have only minor damage will require crafts.materials.needlework instead of leatherworking. There has been research done that contradicts this, however (see Research:Leatherwork for more info).