Leather Training - 2 short courses available
Course 1: Leather – An Introduction
- Leather - An Introduction
This ‘Leather - An Introduction’ short course is for general interest and is an ideal starting point for people who are new to the sector and need a better understanding of leather. It describes the versatility of this unique material, its natural origins, how it is made, and why its properties are so comprehensive. It enables comparisons with plastics, laminates and conglomerates of binders/natural materials - as long as their origins, composition and environmental profiles are similarly detailed.
Course 2: Making Leather – An Overview of Leather Manufacture
This Making Leather course is for anyone who wishes to become a Leather Technician or anyone who would benefit from a solid understanding of the leathermaking processes. It provides an overview of procedures used and their purposes for making a wide range of leathers.
Designed for self-study so that the learner can dictate their own pace, it presents clear and precise information in 10 illustrated parts. This is a technically focused study created by the author, Richard Daniels, based on years of his practical, hands-on experience and industry knowledge. It concerns raw material properties, leather making procedures and outcomes, and production of major leather types from:
- Bovine hides
- Hair sheep and goat skins
- Wool-bearing sheep skins
It is hope that the learner enjoys this course and feedback is welcomed.
- Part 1 | Introduction and raw materials
- Part 2 | The removal of unwanted materials and extension of the structure
- Part 3 | The removal of unwanted materials and extension of the structure
- Part 4 | The removal of water and reconfiguration to a flat form
- Part 5 | Application of the finish
- Part 6 | Different types of bovine leather
- Part 7 | Small skins: hair sheep and goat grain leathers
- Part 8 | Small skins: wool bearing sheep double face (two face), shearlings and rugs
- Part 9 | Discussion
- Part 10 | Annex