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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, Mr.John Mitchell.

I have 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.

preparing to gild onto leathergilding onto leather

gilding on leather

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 gilding.

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 right.

Please do look at the Gilding Equipment for sale pages, there you will find everything you need in the way of equipment.

Again, if you need any back up you only have to email me and I shall give you further advice.

 

 

If you wish to download the manual please just click here.

 

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