Tag: leather

How To Differentiate Between Natural and Synthetic Leathers

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Natural and synthetic leather share strong similarities in many respects. Therefore, it is important that we know their unique characteristics to make it easier to distinguish amongst them. Also, the prices of high-quality synthetic leather items are somewhat…

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Ways of Joining Pieces of Leather for Production

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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…

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Tanning After-Treatment Processes

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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…

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Importance of Paper Designing in Leatherwork

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Designing is an important step that ensures the success of any article.The truth is that the leather material for the production of items are costly and as such, a leather craftsman cannot just experiment with it, thus, paper…

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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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