Leather covers for an antique chair

Once we were asked if we could make new leather chair covers. Old covers were decorated by pressing the pattern onto leather but our approach was to handcarve same pattern onto new covers.
So first job was to take photos of the old pattern and redraw it so we could transfer it onto leather before carving it.

First we will wet the leather, then we’ll trace the pattern through the calque and then we can cut the lines out. For the last step we will also mould the pattern so it will become spatial.

It is possible to apply leather dye different ways – this time it was agreed that the edges of carvings will be left lighter so the pattern would be more visible.

In time just oiled vegetable tanned leather will get a bit darkr tone so the obvious contrast won´t last but it still will differ from background.

Leather covers are made out of vegetable tanned leather, dyed with oil dye, oiled and coated with varnish that gives it a bit shine and a bit waterproof.

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    Vegetable tanned leather and other materials in our workshop

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    Custom made leather goods

    Most of our crafts are custom made leather goods. This is why it is possible to offer such a wide variety of choices you may make by ordering something. There are no limitations for sizes or forms and all the hand carved images we offer for decoration, are also freely chosen by you.

    All our leather goods are hand made from start to finish. By working this way we are able to offer personalized and customized leather goods. As every individual is different, there surely is a need for individual solutions.

    To craft the leather item you have asked for, we of course need time to make it.
    We work by so called “live queue”, so “how long does it take to make it” it isn’t really the question. It is rather matter of the already booked orders and how long does it take to complete those first. Sometimes we have openings in the queue and it is better to ask for the possible time for your order if you need something by exact date.
    So as you can see, it is not possible to offer some sort of exact time here but in a very large scale you may take into account that it might be about two weeks.

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