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Advice on leather care, leather cleaning and more brought to you by BLC, the leather experts...
The definitive online resource for all things leather. Our aim is to provide advice to consumers on all aspects of buying and caring for leather. The site also explains how leather is made and what to do if you have a problem with a leather product....
http://www.all-about-leather.co.uk

Aniline leather - What is it?...
A type of leather dyed exclusively with soluble dyes without covering the surface with a topcoat paint or insoluble pigments. The resulting product retains the hide's natural surface with the 'grain', i.e. visible pores, scars etc. of the complete original animal's skin structure....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aniline_leather

Artificial leather, Faux leather, Imitation leather, Leatherette, Pleather, Synthetic leather, Naugahyde...
A fabric or finish intended to substitute for leather in fields such as upholstery, clothing, and fabrics, books and other uses where a leather-like finish is required but the actual material is cost-prohibitive, unsuitable or unusable for ethical reasons....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_leather

BNF - Le livre de chasse de Gaston Phebus...
On-line demonstration of the preparation of vellum from the BNF, Paris. Text in French, but mostly visual....
http://classes.bnf.fr/phebus/explo/index3b.htm

Bonded leather - What is it?...
Bonded leather or reconstituted leather is a term used for partially synthetic leather. It is a synthetic material made of varying types of plastic (generally polyurethane or vinyl) that may be spread over ground-up leather and other substances, mechanically processed to give the appearance of leather, but at reduced cost....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonded_Leather

Calfskin - What is it?...
A leather or membrane produced from the hide of a calf. Calfskin is particularly valuable because of its softness, and non fine grain. It is commonly used for high-quality shoes, wallets and similar products, as well as traditional leather bookbindings....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calfskin

Composition leather - What is it?...
Made from recycled leather off-cuts, trimmings and shavings that would normally be sent by the leather industry to landfill. The type of leather specifically used in the manufacture of composition leather is called ‘wet blue’. This raw material, which is duck-egg blue in colour, comes straight from tanning....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_leather

Goatskin (material) - Morocco leather...
Goatskin refers to the skin of a goat, which by long term usage, is denoted by the term Morocco leather. It has been a major material for leather bookbindings for centuries, and the oldest European binding, that of the St Cuthbert Gospel in the British Library is in red goatskin....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goatskin_%28material%29

Leather - What is it?...
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather

Leather 101 | Saddleback Leather Co....
After reading this short page, you'll know why some bags are so expensive and some aren't. You'll know why some leather cracks and tears quickly and some doesn't. And you'll also know what to look for and what to look out for....
http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Leather-101

Leather crafting - What is it?...
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. Dyeing; Painting; Carving; Stamping; Molding Shaping...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather_crafting

Leather production processes - ...
The leather manufacturing process is divided into three fundamental sub-processes: preparatory stages, tanning, and crusting. All true leathers will undergo these sub-processes. Drum tanning is the best....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather#Production_processes

Leather tanning processes transform hides and skins into leather...
Vegetable-tanned leather, Chrome-tanned leather, Aldehyde-tanned leather, Formaldehyde tanning, Brain tanned, Chamois leather, Rose tanned leather, Synthetic-tanned leather, Alum-tawed leather, Rawhide...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather#Forms

Leather types - cattle, goat, sheep, pigskins, more...
Leathers are made from the skins of many animals but mainly cattle, goat, sheep and pigskins. Although there is a great variety of leather types, a leather can usually be put into one of three categories :- Aniline Semi-aniline Pigmented (protected)...
http://www.all-about-leather.co.uk/what-is-leather/leather-types.htm

Leather Types - Full-grain leather, Top-grain leather, Split leather, Bonded Leather...
Full-grain -best; Top-grain -second best; Corrected-grain; Split; Buckskin; Patent leather; Vachetta leather; Slink; Nubuck; Belting leather; Napa leather; Reconstituted leather; Bonded leather; Bycast leather...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather#Types

Leather Types and Terminology | eBay...
In selecting leather for any project or purchasing ready made products, it is very important to understand the various types of leather available on the market and their processes. This guide will attempt to define, in general terms, the many different types of leather and thier process...
http://www.ebay.com/gds/Leather-Types-and-Terminology/10000000003019969/g.html

Parchment - What is it?...
A thin material made from hide; often calfskin, sheepskin or goatskin, and often split. Its most common use was as a material for writing on, for documents, notes, or the pages of a book, codex or manuscript. It is distinct from leather in that parchment is limed but not tanned; therefore, it is very reactive to changes in relative humidity and is not waterproof. ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parchment

Pergamena - Handmade parchment and fine leather for generations…...
Producing parchment for calligraphy, bookbinding, and interior design, as well as leather for bookbinding, bags, and handmade accessories, Pergamena continues to be the North American leader in fine quality parchments, leathers, and their applications....
http://www.pergamena.net

Sheepskin - What is it?...
Sheepskin is the hide of a sheep, sometimes also called lambskin. Unlike common leather, sheepskin is tanned with the fleece intact, as in a pelt....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheepskin

Tanning - What is it?...
The process of treating skins of animals to produce leather, which is more durable and less susceptible to decomposition. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound from which the tanning process draws its name (tannin is in turn named for an old German word for oak or fir trees, which supplied it). Coloring may occur during tanning. A tannery is the term for a place where the skins are processed....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning

Where does leather come from? How is leather made?...
British standards definitions of leather. The Story of leather, Early Leather Production, The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, History Links, TIMELINE...
http://www.all-about-leather.co.uk/what-is-leather/where-does-leather-come-from.htm


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