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

Technical craftsmanship of leather and hide

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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.

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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Medieval Almoner in Hide

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The almoner in the Medieval was a bag which was used by the poor to collect charity, but at the same time it was also used in church to collect from the faithful their contribution to the church, during the mass. Seen the particularity of making this object in hide, we wanted to involve some craftsmen members of our lavorazione Artigianale pelle e cuoio facebook, specialized in working with hide and hobbyists.

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Preserve and work the leather: The tanning process

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The leather that arrives in the tanners, besides having the characteristics of animal, it’s at its natural stage, and therefore, passing of the days of putrefaction.To be able to be worked and preserved raw leather it must necessarily be “tanned” with chemical and mechanical processes on the one hand and with the aid  of animal or vegetable origin substances on the other.The treatment of the leather is a procedure very ancient, which dates back to prehistoric times when leathers were used for shelter from weather elements.Still the tanning business is carried out in the traditional way, even though large industries and tanneries use large machines and more specific chemicals.


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