Vol.III A simple step by step
technique of gilding on leather.
I bit my teeth on the
traditional English method of gilding on leather, I was
taught by a distinguished master of the art of Gilding,
taken what he taught me, and added what I have learnt during
20 years as a professional bookbinder and come up with a
simplified method of gilding onto leather which is
aimed at those who are setting out to try
gilding onto leather for the first time.
I have created a tutorial which takes you
through the process, step by step, each element is fully
illustrated with photographs. Contacts are given for
suppliers of materials. Here are a few pictures taken
from the tutorial.
Everything is included in this tutorial,
from how to make your own gilding cushion, to how to tell
the correct temperature of your tools for
Also included is a trouble shooting guide
so if you do encounter problems you will have on hand a
means of diagnosing the problem and putting it
Please do look at the Gilding Equipment for sale pages,
there you will find everything you need in the way of
Again, if you need any back up you only
have to email me and I shall give
you further advice.
you wish to download the manual please just click here.
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