Leatherworking allows players to work various leathers and pelts into leather armors as well as patches integral to the creation of higher-level, metallic armors and enhanced weapons. Leatherworkers are responsible for creating leather items for leather wearing classes: Druid, Hunter, Shaman, and Rogue. At high levels leatherworkers can create specialized gear useful to high level players.
Leatherworkers do not require any special equipment to create their items such as blacksmiths require anvils. Leatherworkers can create wherever they want as long as they have the proper required ingredients.
Leatherworkers should already be a skinner since they will need hides and leather to create items. It is possible to be a leatherworker without being a skinner if they buy or are given the required ingredients by other players, but is not recommended.