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Our extensive range of over 200 materials and leatherworking products are organised into three categories for your convenience, with each item having its own product page. Please follow the links below for more information. If you’re unsure what you require or need help selecting the best product, please get in touch with one of our leather specialists. We’ll be happy to provide our professional recommendation for your project.

[Bookbinding leathers…]

[Pipe organ & musical leathers…]

[Genuine oil-tanned chamois leathers]

Bookbinding Leathers, Bindery Equipment & Materials
Bookbinding Leathers, Bindery Equipment & Materials

Bookbinding Materials, Leathers, ‘Bindery Equipment’, and Materials

  View Full Price List Russell Fine Leathers provide premium leathers to independent bookbinders, craft publishers, notebook manufacturers, and book restoration businesses around the world. Our selection of bookbinding materials and equipment offers a bespoke, high quality solution for every requirement. With over six decades in the leatherworking business, this catalogue caters for every aspect of traditional bookbinding. Included are leathers, fine threads, unique glues, and hand-crafted tools – all fabricated using traditional methods. We also offer an extensive selection of finishing materials, including the highest quality gold leaf. The quality of bookbinding materials makes a significant difference to the experience, durability, and appearance of the finished product. Every leather has a unique character and grain, providing the precise tactile and conservation qualities required for manuscripts, folios and books. The correct blending of papers, glues, and leathers affect not only the aesthetic, but also the Ph qualities of the manuscript or album, significantly improving the overall quality.  Find out more Further details of our individual products can be found in the pages below. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or need help finding what you’re looking for. We’re a friendly team with a passion for leatherwork and deep knowledge of traditional and commercial bookbinding, so give us a call today on 01379 388 899 (Suffolk workshop), or 07785 465 882 (Herts workshop), or email office@russels.com 12 sub-categories
Pipe Organ & Musical Leathers, Materials & Equipment
Pipe Organ & Musical Leathers, Materials & Equipment

Pipe Organ and Musical Leather, Materials, and Equipment

  View Full Price List Our Russell Fine Leathers extensive selection of pipe organ and musical leather, materials, and equipment has been selected from decades of research and experience. Our leathers respond to the conservation and restoration requirements of all types of church organ, and have been hand-sourced to ensure authentic and long-lasting results. These materials are accompanied by a comprehensive range of tools to enable the optimum installation and maintenance of these bespoke leathers. Find out more Please browse our product pages for details on individual products. To find out more, or for assistance selecting the best solution for your organ, please call our knowledgeable team today. 10 sub-categories
Genuine Chamois Leathers
Genuine Chamois Leathers

Genuine Oil Tanned Chamois Leathers

  View Full Price List At Russell Fine Leathers, we provide high-performance Chamois leather– sustainably sourced and fabricated using traditional craft techniques. Genuine chamois leather is a rarity. High quality examples are even rarer. True chamois is made from hand-selected sheepskin, which must have a distinct fibre in order to enable the correct absorption of the oil. The oil itself is sourced from natural marine products, the tanning of which works in harmony with the loose weave to create a uniquely soft, durable, and absorbent finish. Genuine chamois is praised for its gentle, soaping properties. Crucially, genuine examples are entirely chemical free, ensuring that no leather is damaged or otherwise compromised. Our selection of genuine oil tanned leathers has been compiled from extensive research and experience. Authentically sourced and meticulously checked, it guarantees the highest quality. Next steps To find out more, please browse the product pages below. Our friendly team of leatherworking experts are happy to advise you on the best chamois product for your purpose, so please give us a call today on 01379 388 899 (Suffolk workshop) or 07785 465 882 (Hertfordshire workshop). 0 sub-categories