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ABM | Manufacture of Leather

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum

The second of two lectures as part of the 49th Annual members Exhibition for the Hand Bookbinders of California, The American Bookbinders Museum is pleased to present The Manufacture of Leather, led by David Lanning, of J. Hewit and Sons, UK.

David will present a virtual tour of the J Hewit & Sons Tannery and the Leather Manufacturing process. David has been at leather manufacturers and bookbinding suppliers J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. since 1987. He came to Hewits by way of an agricultural and farming background with an expertise in growing bananas and avocados. But that as they say, is another story… He started at Hewits in the position of London Sales Manager and was appointed a Director of the company with overall responsibility for Sales and Marketing in 1991. As a Director at Hewits, David is passionate about all things bookbinding, encompassing conservation, restoration, craft and trade and although he has never wielded a bone folder or paring knife in anger, he considers himself quite a competent armchair bookbinder! He is a Past-President of the Society of Bookbinders and The Institute of Bookbinding and Allied Trades.