This method of bookbinding decoration was displaced by goldtooling in the 15th century.
During the next centuries goldtooling was brought more and more to perfection, cut leatherwork on the contrary fall into disuse.
The technique revived on the end of the 19th century but only till after WWI.
Cut leatherwork has been and still is the favourite decoration method in the saddle making.
We present the participants of our “Engramdays Cut Leatherwork” the basic techniques, details as “raising leather”, how to dey the leather, construction of the boards, paring the leather.
We work on samples of thick cowleather and pared cowleather.
With this leather we cover one of the constructed boards.
Tips and tricks to use this technique in contemporary bookbindings.
Location Begijnhof Diest, where we start at 9 AM and work till 5 PM.
€210 Leather, deys, use of specific tools and lunch included.
Maximum participants 8.