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These skins originate mainly in Scandinavia. They are aniline dyed and
finished, which enhances the natural smoothness and beauty associated
with this quality of leather. The average size per skin is between 0.74
- 0.93 square meter (8 - 10 square foot), although both larger and smaller
skins are occasionally available. They are supplied 0.6mm in thickness.
These skins will yield a cut approximately 65 x 75cm. Bookcalf is available
in 14 standard colours and a natural undyed "Fair" calf (see
below). Available in grades I, II and III. The surface is very absorbent
and all of the shades lend themselves well to additional dying by the
user. Hewits Bookcalf colors
Hewit Repair Calf
This leather is produced in exactly the same way as the Bookcalf above.
The size and thickness is also the same. The Repair Calf range is available
in a special selection of 8 shades of Brown, allowing the bookbinder
to find very close shade matches for book restoration and conservation
projects. This leather is available in grades II, III and IV. The surface
is very absorbent and all of the shades lend themselves well to additional
dying if necessary by the user. Hewits Repair Calf colors
This leather is identical to the Bookcalf in all respects except that
it is undyed. A sample can be seen in the Bookcalf shade link above.
Hewit Undyed, Ungrained Goat Skins for Restoration on Sheep
This undyed and ungraind goat skin is ideal for restoration of sheep
skin bindings. It can be easily dyed to match the original leather and
has a grain pattern that is almost indistinguishable from sheep skin
without sacrificing strength.