Está en la página 1de 22
b, Ja) Glove Making 6th FLOOR, CULWULLA CHAMBERS, 67 CASTLEREAGH STREET, SYDNEY. Copyright. fe ake eA UORLELUL T T —€¢ LESSON 1. LEATHERS USED FOR GLOVE MAKING. Kid, calf, pig skin, sheep and kangaroo are most suitable. Some leathers are finished on the hair or grain side of the. skin, while others, notably suede, are finished on the flesh or inside of the skin. CHAMOIS: Was originally the skin of the Swiss Mountain goat, although nowadays the chamois used for glove making is nothing more or less than ordinary sheep skin, which has been specially tanned and dressed with oil to retain the softness after washing. ~ Before thinking of cutting your pattern, carefully examine the skin to find out which way has the bigger stretch. As a general rule the skin will stretch more across than it will lengthways. Across the skin is what was round the body of the animal. Some- times, however, it may be found the stretch: is lengthways of the skin; this is always the case with nappa, and when this. is the case the pattern must be turned round the opposite way. It will be seen in this case that the thumb appears to be across the skin, while the glove is lengthwise. Note, however, that the thumb is being cut out of the leg piece and across the thumb would be round the leg of the animal. (See diagram). Always keep your leather rolled or folded with the right side in, When you begin the markings out of our gloves remember that all marks are put on the wrong side of the skin. FABRIC GLOVES: Very attractive gloves can be made of various cottons and woollen fabrics. Wool jersey is ideal. Gloves made of the same material as your frock or costume are exceedingly smart, and there is no end to the various em- broideries and trimmings of applique or tucking you could devise and thus ensure that your gloves are quite individual. Tranks of one colour with fourchettes and stitchings of a contrasting colour are very smart, or you can make the front and back of the hand in contrasting colours and use a third colour for stitching. * If material you decide to use has no give or stretch at all in it, use a pattern one or even two sizes larger than that usually worn. You may even find it necessary to widen the fourchettes. Materials vary so much in texture that it is impossible to lay down hard and fast rules. Always shrink cotton materials before making your gloves. In material with plenty of stretch, wool jersey, for example, the usual size pattern should be right. For most fabrics it is best to stitch in Heddibo or Round Blanket stitch, otherwise your material may fray, and the edges look untidy, thus ruining the appearance of your gloves. READ ‘CAREFULLY: THE PATTERN: Glove patterns consist of three pieces. TRANK or hand piece. THUMB FOURCHETTE: (Pronounced for-shet) the word is taken from the French, meaning fork. : These are really the side pieces up the fingers which join the front and back of the fingers together. When a man has the same sized hand as a woman, the same pattern may be used, the only difference being that a man’s glove will be shorter, and will be cut with less of a slant at the sides. Next select the size you require, making sure that all these pieces belong to the same sized glove.