Leather is a formable material and, for certain applications, it can therefore be deformed. Whether for embossing to achieve a surface change, or to obtain round shapes for hats or balls or as art work. Leather is also pre-formed for shoes or saddles to meet the requirements for use.
For the forming of leather, tools or moulds are required. But the processing temperature, the moisture of the leather during this processing, the pressure with which the leather is pressed into the mould and time also play key roles in how strongly and permanently the leather is deformed.
Deformation of the leather surface by embossing.
Beautiful leather handbags made of deformed leather.
This leather has been so strongly deformed by an unknown technique that an unusually beautiful surface was created.
Deformation of leather as art. The leather is hardened with a stiffening liquid over moulds and then dried.
Very strong three-dimensionality in a furniture leather.
Special feature of this leather suitcase: The leather was seamlessly deformed into a suitcase (Sams & Son).
videos about the deformation of leather
The shaping of a leather mask.
More information on how to provide leather with designs
- Perforated leather
- Hole punching
- Embossed leather
- Carving leather
- Laser engraving - Laser cutting leather
- Leather imprint
- Leather seams
- Painting on leather
- Braided leather
- Leather tattoo
- Glued leather strips
- Leather etching & engraving
- Burning designs on leather