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Carina Sohl

Carina Sohl Leather embosser
Contact
Swedish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+46 730979157
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Preserving nature's beauty in leather

  • • Carina hand-embosses leather using real plants and flowers
  • • For her very first patterns she used raspberry plants and black leather
  • • Her daughters help her gather flowers from the fields around the studio

Carina Sohl works as a leather artist in the Swedish countryside. After graduating from her art and craft studies, she developed an innovative technique of embossing patterns on leather. Her daughters work alongside her in the creation of these patterns, which are one-of-a-kind, just like every pressed flower they use. Together they source flowers in the surrounding countryside and, back in the studio, sort, classify and organise the flowers and plants they have gathered. “What I do cannot be compared with traditional embossed leather, because creating patterns with natural flowers requires a completely new and innovative kind of artistic craft process,” Carina says.

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Leather Wall Panels

Hand-embossed pattern created by using hand-picked, pressed Hop-plants from the garden. The relief pattern responds elegantly with light from the ceiling. Custom-made compositions can feature full-surface patterns, multiple motifs or single motifs.

Length 160 cm
Width 90 cm

Carina Sohl Leather embosser
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Leather Wall Panels

Custom-made leather patterns created for the walls on a private yacht. Pattern created by using hand-picked, pressed Virginia Creeper plants from the garden. Compositions can feature full-surface patterns, multiple motifs or single motifs. Custom order depending on the leather hide sizes.

Length 90 cm
Width 90 cm

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Rose-Patterned Leather

Beautiful Roses, hand-picked from the garden, is pressed into the leather to form an exact, detailed relief pattern. The fragile rose breaks but its natural beauty is preserved in the soft leather, like a fingerprint of nature. Custom order depending on the leather hides sizes.

Length 35 cm
Width 30 cm

Carina Sohl Leather embosser
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Leather Wall Panels

The organic Hop-plants are gathered and pressed on to the leather by hand. Commissions range from small single panels to the imposing larger works covering entire walls. This design layout have 6 individual leather wall panels in size 120x120cm, 3 with patterns and 3 without. Custom order depending on the leather hide sizes.

Length 120 cm
Width 120 cm

Carina Sohl Leather embosser
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Leather Wall Panels Samples

Two different leather pattern samples by using organic, wild Fern plants and Hopplants.The plants are gathered and pressed on to the leather by hand. Carina sources wildflowers and plants in the countryside surrounding her studio. Her eco-friendly craft processes are experimental and time intensive. Custom order depending on the leather hide sizes.

Length 90 cm
Width 90 cm

Carina Sohl Leather embosser
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Leaf-patterned leather

Hand-picked leaves of various colours are pressed into white lambskin to form exact and detailed imprints. When you run your fingertips over the leather, you can feel the edges and ridges of the leaf pattern.

Length 70 cm
Width 50 cm

Carina Sohl Leather embosser
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Hop-patterned leather

Detail from a custom-made leather wall panel created for a private yacht. Bespoke compositions can feature full-surface patterns, multiple motifs or single motifs.

Length 150 cm
Width 90 cm

Carina Sohl Leather embosser

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