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UNDYED SHEEPSKIN

This is the undyed sheepskin I have been praising for many years. It is a great leather for making case bindings and for use in book restoration. The thinner leather is also excellent for box making & titling labels.

undyed sheepskin

This particular undyed sheepskin is full of natural oils. I believe it to be the best leather of it's kind in the world.

 

This fully vegetable tanned leather is available in 0.3 & 0.9mm in thickness. For case binding I recommend using a 0.9mm leather.

 

The books below were covered using this sheepskin.

 

undyed sheepskin

 

undyed sheepskin

These undyed sheepskins are available in two weights, 0.9mm & 0.3mm, skivers used to be available in a range of light weights, but now it is rare to find a really thin skiver, perfect for box making, labels, miniature books.

 

Also sheepskin skiver has been used a great deal in the past, as a covering material for decorative boxes, backgammon boards and in ceremonial dress. This undyed sheepskin is suitable for restoration projects of this kind, it would be historically accurate to use it.

Examples of undyed sheepskin

 

Leather dyes in many colours, water based, perfect for this sheepskin, to achieve a nice antique brown, mix 1 part red to 2 parts brown. £15.40 per 50g inc VAT excl

 

Reduced in Price from £15.47 to £12.47 per sq ft 

 

9 mm Average skin size 10 - 12 sq ft

0.3mm Average skin size 7 - 8 sq ft

 

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