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Colouring procedures of hide

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Certainly the oldest profession in the world is the craftsman!

Today our master will show us step by step the colouring procedures of hide and some useful tricks for an excellent result.

Enjoy the video and good luck ;)


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Decorate the Hide: The Carving

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It's a decoration technique of hide consisting of engraving decorative motifs by an adjustable revolving knife,
a kit of graver to create the desired shapes through particular hammers.
On our You Tube channel you can watch come realizzare il tuo “bassorilievo” in cuoio. (How to create your relief in Hide).
Following we suggest you some drawings that you could enjoy ;)

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Russian hide

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Russian hide.
The Russian hide, originating in Russia from a Russian districts known as KAZAN and ASTRAKAN, it was tanned with a secret mix of tannins,  which it can be recognised by the birch wood, that releases its particular oil, that gave the product a unique and characteristic odour. Its production, with  great sorrow, from all the European Nobilities,  broke up forever, during the Russian revolution in 1917.

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The paper model - The importance of planning

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Thanks to Alessandro Vattimo that in this article illustrates his technique to make a paper model of our handmade article .
Because we have to design, before creating!

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How to make a clock in hide

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Want a clock in hide?
Would you like to make a unique gift?
Today we will help you make your handcrafted clock.

Customize the way of looking at the time, follow the processing steps and say hello to your clock in hide.

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How to make a case in hide

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In this photo sequence, our friend Stefano Trentini will show us, step by step, how to create your beautiful case in hide.
Have fun creating!!!

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Tutorial: how to create a leater/hide camera case

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Colourful, resistant, unique and original like your photos!
Find out how to make your leather/hide camera case!

Consult the video on our you tube channel. GOOD VISION!



  • Recommended books

    Some books, and magazines dedicated to leather and hide and their craftsmanship.



  • Technical craftsmanship of leather and hide
    Maccina per cucire il cuoio

    What are the techniques craftsmen use?
    In this section, an explanation on the methods that the masters in this field adapt when working with leather and hide.

  • Materials and tools


  • How to create objects with leather and hide

    A description on how cutting and sewing, our experts have produced some of their most interesting creations.

  • Tips and ideas for the manufacturing of leather and hide

    Different suggestions and useful information, to understand better this sector, and its various fields and why not, try to create your own leather object

  • Leather and hide: curiosity and its weirdness

    This section is dedicated to news regarding curious and the extravagant world of leather and hide, for example the most strangest and bizarre techniques. The most unusual and extravagant work.

  • Our museum
    Museo della pelle

    An online gallery with the most interesting, particular, extravagant and unique creations realized in the world, by craftsmen, artists or people who just do it for hobby, for profession or passion dedicate their time to working with this material.

  • Events and manifestations

    A calendar with dates of the best manifestations, events, courses, fairs and other initiatives, related to the leather world, and  leather promotions in Italy and Abroad.