Shaving Machine

'Wet' shaving Calfskins, prior to dyeing.

Glass Drying

Glass drying Sheep Skivers.

Spraying Machine

A view down the 'tunnel' of our spraying machine, where Chieftain Goatskins are being finished.

Glazing Machine

Polishing (burnishing) Chieftain Goatskins with a glass cylinder.

Hot Pressing

Hot pressing Sheep Skivers.

Hand Graining

Hand graining Goatskins.

Measuring Machine

Measuring the area of finished Bookcalf.

Boarding Machine

Goatskins being 'boarded' (softened), prior to being embossed.

Clicker Press

'Clicking-out' Bookmarks with our Clicker Press.


Hand 'Slickering' (softening) Goatskins.

Drum Work

A 'Drum Roll' please

Chestnut Tan

Decanting Powdered Chestnut Tan.

'Hanging' Skins

'Hanging' Goatskins to Air Dry.

Make Works

Make Works visits J Hewit & Sons in Edinburgh. From Make Works on Vimeo.

The Big Move...

.... and a video shot and edited by Roger Barlee's son, Kenneth during the big move to Livingston in 2010.