Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide.
- Carving/Tooling – By means of carving tools (metal stamps cast into certain shapes), lines, grooves and patterns, such as monograms or coats of arms, are pressed, stamped and punched into the leather.
- Painting – Period and acrylic-based paints created specifically for work on leather to create decorative images on Leather, faux leather and vinyl.
- Braiding – Braided leather is soft and pliable and can be cut into different numbers of strands easily using the same techniques of fibre braiding.
- Decorative Appliqué – Decorative Appliqué is a treatment of leather applied by pasting, sewing or riveting upon another medium.