You might have noticed that lately, I’ve said a lot about different textures. How to add some leather to your interior, or to combine steel, wood and stones in an industrial home. But why is it so important to use different textures? Let’s discuss that today…
An extra dimension
Texture adds an extra dimension to your product or design. Not only do you see it with your eyes but you can also feel it. Feel the differences of fabric, leather or bag hardware. It’s like the extra touch of feeling the sand on your feet when you take a stroll on the beach. The leaves have fallen onto the ground in bright colours, you can see them, but especially as a child, you wanted to pick them up and throw them in the air. It’s that extra dimension to your memory.
Decided by touch
The dictionary describes texture as “the quality of something that can be decided by touch; the degree to which something is rough or smooth, or soft or hard”. As you can imagine in leathercraft your senses are your biggest skill. You can smell if the leather is real or plastic. You can see if the colour is right. But with your hands, you can easily decide whether you like the structure of the leather by touch. You can check with your hands if the hide you just bought contains cracks or scars the eyes can not see. Use all your senses whenever you can.
You make the difference
You can distinguish your products from others when you think about these textures, the tactile quality of the surface of an object. Try to play with them, gain the interest of your buyers. It’s almost you want to tell them something you can’t see but only feel. Especially in the autumn or in the winter you can add some fluffy textures here and there, or follow the trends with a big mix and match of textures, as I described in this post. So whenever you sit back behind you drawing-table on a rainy day, just take a moment to think about what you feel right at that moment. The warmth of your cup of tea, the grain of the wood and the feeling of different pieces of leather you have laying in front of you.
Incorporate all those extra dimensions, the different structures and textures and create the best design you’ve ever made. Make sure your customer will experience all those extra memories all over again!