This official news post is from before the launch of Old School RuneScape and is copied verbatim from the RuneScape website. It is copyrighted by Jagex. It was added on 23 June2001.
Paul has extended the crafting skill so you can now also use it make items out of leather. Take a cow hide to the tannery to get some leather. You can then use the leather with some thread to make gloves, boots and leather armour.