Thursday 18 July, 2024

Leather Braiding

Leather’s flexibility has allowed it to be braided for various reasons from decorative purposes for belts and bracelets or to simply add strength as a leather handle.

One of the first considerations we need to make when braiding leather is the starting leather strips. For example, you could have a simple raw edge, fold to centre (which gives a very neat braid) or stitched for added style. It’s also important to know how the braid will be used or applied to the final product so we can ensure the ends are suitable.

There are many types of braids and leather certainly lends itself to many of them from a simple three strand braid to more complicated round braids.