Cordovan leather vs Shell Cordovan

Cordovan leather vs Shell Cordovan

A lot has been said about ‘cordovan’, and a lot of it is true, but a lot of it is false as well.First of all, 'Cordovan' leather does not necessarily indicate that it is leather from a horse. Inst…
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Article: Museum Calf Leather

Article: Museum Calf Leather

A hand applied finish, done with sponges before the aniline finish had the chance to dry, is what gives Museum calf its unique, mottled appearance. Since the 1930’s, Conceria Ilcea is the main prod…
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The Gentle Craft: Clicking

The Gentle Craft: Clicking

Clicking, whether it is done by hand or by machine, is the name given to the step of cutting out the leather. The clicker uses a sharp, personal knife or metal cutting die to ‘click’ the leather…
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The History of the Jacquard Loom

The History of the Jacquard Loom

The Jacquard loom revolutionized the way weaving was done, by finding a way to use punch cards to automatically lower and raise individual warp yarns. If this sounds like a lot of mumbo jum…
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