Leather Upholstery • Leather Hides
Leather Upholstery Instruction
A collection of upholstering hints and tips arranged alphabetically for ease of reference, also a fascinating glimpse into the history and development of upholstery.
Includes information on:
- Caning and webbing
- Stuffing materials & techniques
- Health & safety
- Glossary of upholstery terms
- Piping, buttons, tufts & nails
- Fabric & linings
- Leather hides, feathers & hair
- Gussets & gathers
All Hides Are Unique.
"A new hide is a very irregular shape
and no two skins are ever the same."
Upholstery A Complete Course, David James
An encyclopedic survery of the technique and materials of upholstery. Everything from traditional handwork to the latest industrial techniques is described, giving a complete overview of the upholstery trade and its remarkably varied work.
Included is an extensive chapter on leather upholstery. It covers everything from leather preparation and the properties of leather to leather selection and sewing leather.