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What tal­low does to dyed leath­er

Here is a quick look at the dif­fer­ence apply­ing some tal­low to dyed leath­er can make. This is a pair of early 16th cen­tury style low shoes I’ve been work­ing on, they’re my first ever right-side-out las­ted and wel­ted shoes so don’t look at them too closely. Neither shoe has fasten­ings yet. …

Ren­der­ing Tal­low

He bequeythed to his dow­tyr Bell Hys talow, his gres, now euery­dell With pyr­dowy. Tal­low is rendered beef or mut­ton fat and makes a fairly good leath­er dress­ing. It is ref­er­enced in the Lystyne Lordys Vera­ment, from which the verse above is taken. It is also used for mak­ing candles and …

Mak­ing Code

And undir the arme the armynge poyntis muste be made of fyne twyne suche as men make stryn­gis for cross­bowes and they muste be trussid small and poyn­t­id as poyntis. Also they muste be wex­id with cordewen­er­is coode. And than they woll neythir rec­che nor breke.” “How a man schall be …

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