Know your leather
Course for fashion schools
The course considers the main methods for processing leather and the product characteristics typical of the numerous items produced by tanning.
Training begins with a look at the various types of raw material, describing their characteristics and main areas of use, goes through the various stages of the leather-making process and concludes with a practical session in which the properties of the various different types of leather are described.
Besides the classical leather typologies (milled grain, glazed, embossed, printed leather, etc.), the fashion effects and the more creative articles are illustrated (delavé, aged, cracquelé, puffed up, scratched, lasercut, pleated leather, etc.
The closing section deals with the most decorative natural grain patterns: reptile, fish, amphibian and bird leathers, etc.
Characteristics of the most frequently used hides and skins: bovine hides, sheep skins, goat skins, etc.
Retanning, dyeing and colours, fatliquoring
FINISHING AND LOOKS:
The techniques and the effects
DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT COMMERCIAL TYPES OF LEATHER
Recognising leather types: terminology and characteristics
Finishing special effects
Decorative natural grain patterns: the exotic leathers.
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