MATERIALS


Elenbaas Atelier works with leather suppliers from the province of North Brabant, in the south of The Netherlands. These suppliers exclusively trade in batches of over produced leather remains from large-scale manufacturers. The leather itself is originally from Italian tanneries.

Leather and reinforcement
We work with cow, calf and lambskin leather with a natural grain. The leather species are carefully selected by terms of quality, flexibility and colour. For the construction of leather objects we use reinforcement. It is always hidden between different layers of leather and provides for solidity and volume.  




Hardware and supplies
The hardware comes from suppliers who are experts in high quality brass hardware.

Threads, glue and edge paint are used for every leather object.




MAKING OF

Cutting  
The leather cutting process starts with customized molds. These molds make it easy to cut leather very precisely.










Sewing  
We work with an industrial leather sewing machine. In addition, a lot of sewing and finishing is done by hand to prevent, for example, the ends from breaking over time.





Finish  
The finishing of the leather edges is done entirely by hand. The use of edge paint requires patience, preciseness, several layers of paint and thorough sanding in between layers. All for a beautiful result.







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