Dressing the skin and fur is a complex, time-consuming process, requiring compliance with the temperature regime, the concentration standards of the solutions, the duration of their exposure, sustained attention, experience with chemicals. Deviation from technological standards of dressing leads to spoilage of fur raw materials.
In order to learn how to make skins and get enough experience in this, it is better to start by taking raw materials that are obviously defective, and try to prepare solutions yourself, choose convenient dishes, and organize a workplace. Only after a positive result is obtained on the defective raw materials, can we start producing high-quality skins.
By dressing is meant the complex treatment of hides by mechanical and chemical influence in order to change the properties of the skins, making them suitable for use and long-term storage of hides and fur products.
Two methods of dressing are most effective:
Fermentation (bread or Russian way).
Pickling Organic Acids.
All other operations performed on skins relate to the processing of hides. But the whole process of working with skins is collectively called leather and fur dressing. It should be distinguished, the dressing after fresh-dried, dry-salted and wet-salted canning from the dressing after picelic (acidic) preservation.
Contents of the book Dressing leather and fur at home.
1. Introduction to Skinning.
1.1 Basic concepts.
1.3 Primary skinning.
1.5 Dressing and drying skins.
2. Dressing bellows.
2.1 Types of fur raw materials.
2.2 Skinning and dressing.
2.3 Processing rabbit skins.
2.4 Processing nutria skins.
2.5 Processing the skins of fox and silver-black fox.
2.6 Processing the skins of kids and lambs.
3. Dyeing furs.
3.1 Tinting fur.
3.2 Dyeing the fur.
3.3 Imitation coloring of skins.
3.4 Fur storage and cleaning.
4. Dressing sheepskin.
4.1 Processing and coloring of sheepskin coat.
4.2 Processing and dyeing of fur sheepskin.
4.3 Use of natural tanning agents.
5. Leather dressing.
5.1 Leather tanning.
5.2 Finishing leather.
5.4 Dressing morocco.
5.5 Cooking suede.
5.6 Skin black.
6. Cutting and sewing fur products.
6.2 Basic techniques for sewing fur products.
6.4 Production of collars.
6.5 Men’s hats.
6.6 Women’s hats.
6.7 Mittens and gloves.
6.8 Overflows and stoles.
6.9 Sewing a fur coat (short coat).
6.9.1 Designing the basics of men’s coats.
6.9.2 Designing the basics of women’s coats.
6.9.3 Modeling patterns and cutting.
6.9.4 Preparation of fitting and tailoring.
6.10 Repair, alteration of fur products and their care.
6.10.1 Modification of fur products.
6.10.2 Refreshing the hairline of fur products.
6.10.3 Storage, wearing and care of fur products.
7. Decorative leather goods.
7.1 Leather tools.
7.2 Skin treatments.
7.3 Useful leather items.
7.3.3 Cosmetic bags.
7.3.4 Key cases.
7.3.7 Caps and hats.