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Why Preliminary Designing Is Important in Leatherwork

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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…

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Reasons for Decorating and Finishing Leather Items

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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…

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

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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…

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Finishing Techniques in Leatherwork

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Finishing is concerned with the improvement of the hand and appearance of a product so as to enhance its general outlook and maximize its marketability potentials. It is essential that Leatherwork articles are finished in any of the…

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Kinds and Importance of Tanning in Leather

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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…

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What Makes Natural Leather The Best Choice

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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…

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Enhancing The Aesthetic Outlook of Leather Items

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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…

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The Uniqueness and Production Processes of Synthetic Leather

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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…

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How To Care and Clean Leather and Its Products

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Leather has to be cared for to prolong their use. They must be cleaned regularly to free them of substances that can slow down their performance when used for the production of articles. Every type of leather has…

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