- Skin Deep
- About Us
Paul S. Smith: In the Gothic Mould: one man's papier maché....
Robert Hamer: Jigs & Theses: double-fanned adhesive binding
Chris Calver: Anthony Gardner OBE: a report from our private detective
Stuart Brockman: Collaboration: the binding of the Highgrove Florilegium
Kathy Abbott: Binder's Choice: bindings by Tomorrow's Past
Nick Cowlishaw: The Cambridge Panel: don't throw that old toothbrush away!
Alan Fitch: Hebridean Colours: an interview with Corinna Krause
Gene Riley: Squaring the Circle: emergency conservation in the field
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We have been in production at our new factory in Livingston for over 6 weeks now...........
..........so here are some pictures
Scandinavian Goatskins ready for processing.
Indian calfskins (foreground) and Indian Goatskins (Background) ready for processing.
Sorting for skin quality prior to processing.
Dyed Goatskins, are removed from the drum and are being 'horsed' up ready to be dried.
Most of our calfskins and a proportion of our Goatskins are dried on large sheets of glass.
Goatskins drying in the oven.
The glass windows have to be washed clean after each rotation.
The Shaving Area
Chieftain Goatskins are shaved to the correct substance.
Chieftain Goatskin are surface coloured to bring the colour up to correct specification.
After being sprayed-in....
....the skins are hung to dry.
For those of you who have followed the story of Mostardini,
you can see that he survived the move it in one piece!
Finished Chieftain Goat
Our pin-wheel measuring machine
The leather warehouse......
...... and the non-leather warehouse