Wow it's been another busy month in our cosy London studio. Whenever I am working with various leathercrafting tools, I am always reminded of the quality of the product I should achieve and pursue. This, in fact, starts from my small range of good tools, such as this heating tool brought from Paris.
I initially found this tool from a social media post when I was desperately searching for the best solution to treat leather edges. (I was a super beginner in the leathercraft!) There are various ways to finish leather edges but I prefer this way. Depending on the type of leathers, I can use different techniques, e.g., vegetable tanned leathers vs. chrome tanned leathers. And I have to say, this requires some effort and patient to finish the leather edges even using with this french crafting tool.
The temperature is the key in creasing leather edges. The end result is entirely dependent on how we control the temperature and how much pressure we put on leathers.
The good thing about this kind of professional tools is the simplicity I can achieve. It's a good reminder for me. This small machine leaves my leathers as I want without damaging or burning. If you are interested in how I use this tool, join my classes and try it for yourself!
I've been working on a couple of projects recently. And here is a short clip on how I usually crease leather edges - smooth leather edges for better texture of bags and wallets.