Undyed Sheepskin Skiver For Bookbinders
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Undyed Sheepskin Skiver

This is the leather 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.

 

sheepskin leather

This particular leather 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 leather.

 

 

sheepskin leather

 

sheepskin skiver

It is soft and easy to handle. It requires the minimum of paring and is full of natural oils.

It also has the best "feel" of any leather.

It takes a water based stain very easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The skins 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 leather is suitable for restoration projects of this kind, it would be historically accurate to use it.

 

Price £11.47 per sq ft  Average skin size 10 - 12 sq ft

 

NOTE: The prices above are the price per square foot of this material, but is sold by the full skin. the final price, including shipping will be calculated at a later time depending on the size of each individual skin available. Please contact me below.

We accept payment via UK cheque,bank transfer or PayPal for this leather.

 

Examples of the 0.3mm & 0.9mm sheepskin, dyed with a water based stain and used in bookbinding and box-making.

 

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