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    Leather wrapped frames

    Here is a preview of a leather wrapped frame I am working on:

    Attachment 1403

    This is all done in house in less than 10 days.

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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    Did you get any step by step photos. Would make a good tutorial. Nice stitching. Must have a seamstress/tailor on staff.

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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    That's very good, Mo. Could your source for leather-working also cover an oddly-shaped frame, such as this one? Or a football? Or a round frame, made to look like a basketball, volleyball, soccer ball, etc.?


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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Miller, MCPF, GCF View Post
    That's very good, Mo. Could your source for leather-working also cover an oddly-shaped frame, such as this one? Or a football? Or a round frame, made to look like a basketball, volleyball, soccer ball, etc.?


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    I don't see why not. What do you have in mind?

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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Fay, CPF View Post
    Did you get any step by step photos. Would make a good tutorial. Nice stitching. Must have a seamstress/tailor on staff.
    No, sorry, I did not have time. Here are pictures of the mirror coming in and all. This has to be delivered tomorrow morning.

    Attachment 1406

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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    That frame in your pictures is beautifully done and I'm sure your customer will be very pleased, Mo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Elyas View Post
    I don't see why not. What do you have in mind?
    Something simple. The photo shows the frame ready for finishing, and I guess a thin, flexible leather (or other material) would work best. The covering probably could be most easily glued to the back.

    Creative suggestions for finishing these frames, which could be almost any size, would be welcome.
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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    Jim, A friend of mine makes commercial furniture and uses vacuum bags to deform leather to various contours. The leather is humidified and placed in the vinyl bag with the form, in your case the frame, and a vacuum is drawn. When the humidity is back to normal the leather and form are glued together with contact cement (Barge brand).

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    Re: Leather wrapped frames

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Fay, CPF View Post
    Jim, A friend of mine makes commercial furniture and uses vacuum bags to deform leather to various contours. The leather is humidified and placed in the vinyl bag with the form, in your case the frame, and a vacuum is drawn. When the humidity is back to normal the leather and form are glued together with contact cement (Barge brand).
    That sounds very interesting, Wally. Can you give me his contact information?

    Mo, I apologize for hijacking your thread. That leather-covered frame still is a beautiful thing!
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