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How To Decorate Leather Using Tooling, Marbling, Dabbing, Printing, Painting and Patchwork

Increasing the aesthetic qualities of an item to be produced is one of the powerful means through which manufacturers win greater market share for their products. The leather craftsman must know these decorative techniques so that s/he can utilise them Read more…


Reasons for Decorating and Finishing Leather Items

Decoration is the means or process through which the appearance of an artwork is enhanced or made more attractive. The decoration of articles and works in leatherwork has several benefits or importance both to producers, customers and the product itself. Read more…


The Uniqueness and Production Processes of Synthetic Leather

The synthetic or Artificial leather is a fabric or finish intended to substitute for leather. There are considerable diversities in its preparation. The commonest technique is the use of calico. These are the processes through which the fabric is transformed Read more…


Ways of Joining Pieces of Leather for Production

Pieces of leather are skillfully joined to produce leather items. The ways are varied and they are dependent on the particular leather item to be produced. Therefore, the Leatherwork designer must equip himself/herself with knowledge on how each of them Read more…


Classification of The Uses of Leather

Leather has various uses in almost all the undertakings and activities of individuals, societies and the nation as a whole. Its immense use cannot be exaggerated. However, for purposes of easy identification and study, the uses of leather have been Read more…


Kinds and Importance of Tanning in Leather

Tanning is the process of preparing or processing skins/ hides into leather using tannic acid. The raw collagen fibres of the pelt are transformed into a stable material that will not rot. The principal difference between raw hides and tanned Read more…


Enhancing The Aesthetic Outlook of Leather Items

There are various ways of heightening the aesthetic appeal of items produced with leather. Some of these include printing, carving or incision, embossing, weaving, in-laying, on-laying, thonging, stamping and scorching. These decorative processes have been discussed in this article. 1. Read more…


Tanning After-Treatment Processes

There are some treatments that are given to leather after they have been tanned. Some of these include washing, setting out, oiling, stuffing, and drying. WashingIt is also referred to as scouring. This is done to remove any surplus tan Read more…


Why Preliminary Designing Is Important in Leatherwork

Preliminary design refers to the designs that are made prior to the production of the real product in Leatherwork. They are usually in the form of sketches carried out on paper. Preliminary designing is of immense importance in the field Read more…


What Makes Natural Leather The Best Choice

Natural leather has several features that make it far more different from synthetic leather. These characteristics have to be known by leather craftsmen and students to help develop their taste and sharpen their judgment concerning ‘fake’ and real leather products. Read more…