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Leather Crafting

Leather Crafting or simply Leathercraft is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping techniques, coloring techniques or both. The various processes undertaken to make a leather craft are,

Leather dyeing usually involves the use of spirit or alcohol based dyes where alcohol quickly gets absorbed into moistened leather, carrying the pigment deep into the surface. Leather painting differs from leather dyeing in that paint remains only on the surface while dyes are absorbed into the leather. Due to this difference, leather painting techniques are generally not used on items that can or must bend nor on items that receive friction, such as belts and wallets because under these conditions, the paint is likely to crack and flake off.

Leather cutting entails using of different kind of cutting tools to cut the leather piece in desired shape and size. Other than conventional tools now pre-fabricated tools to cut various shapes are also available.

Leather Stitching is the process of stitching various pieces of leather cut in specific sizes to give it a final shape of utility item.

Leather Carving entails using metal implements to compress moistened leather in such a way as to give a three dimensional appearance to a two dimensional surface. The surface of the leather is not intended to be cut through, as would be done in filigree.

Leather Stamping involves the use of shaped implements (stamps) to create an imprint onto a leather surface, often by striking the stamps with amallet.

Leather Crafting

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