Art and Craft of Leather : Leatherworking Tools and Techniques Explained in Detail
List Price: $29.99
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.25" long x 0.75" tall
Creating handsome leather products is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby, but its a craft that requires training and specialized tools. This attractive volume presents beginners with the information and instruction they need to get started. Following a brief illustrated history of leathercraft, the authors describe how animal hides are processed into various types and grades of leather. The heart of this book begins with an introduction to leatherworking toolsmallets, awls, bevellers, groovers, special needles, coloring and dying agents, and others. Next, the authors demonstrate techniques and the use of tools for embossing, cutting, sewing, and shaping. They conclude with detailed, More...
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