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.
This particular leather is full of natural oils. I believe it to be the best leather of it's kind in the
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.
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 £22.47 per sq ft Average skin size 10 - 12 sq
Very Special Limited Time Offer!!
Michael Chrismans famous DVD tutorial "The Re-Backing & Restoration of an Early 18th
Century Binding free when you purchase 2 skins of either the
0.3mm or 0.9mm valued at over £60.00!
Assessing the book.
Lifting the spine.
Cleaning the spine.
Anchoring the original headband.
Preparing and cleaning the text block.
Guarding the shoulders.
Ageing the headband.
Preparing the boardsfor re-backing.
Making the incision.
Attaching the compensating strip.rning
Selection and preparation of the leather.
Aliging the boards and glueing up.
Applying the new leather to the spine.
Working the original leather into the re-back.
Turning in the leather.
Shaping the headcap.
Laying on the original spine.
Repairing the original leather covering.
Inner hinge repair.
Re-using the original paste down papers.
Ageing the outer hinges.
Clearly laid out this DVD tutorial will make a valuable addittion. This very special offer comes to you only
from the Eden Workshops.
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
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