Craft luxurious and durable leather jewelry, journals, purses, and other accessories in a single afternoon! With simple language and numerous illustrations, this captivating introduction to the art of leathermaking covers all the tools and techniques for cutting, hole-punching, setting, sewing, woodburning, stamping, coloring, gluing, and finishing.
Even beginners can give the lovely projects a try almost immediately. The Rawhide Laced Lampshade has leather feathers as ornamentation; add designs to the shade with acrylics, dyes, colored pencils, chalk, or charcoal. An attractive Leather and Hobnail Frame features rows of decorative brass upholstery tacks. Or make a tooled Rose Trivet, Wine Bottle Gift Bag, and more.Shape, cut, dye, stamp, paint, or carve leather and make everything from a lampshade and a footstool to jewelry and purses. Learn tooling, for example, by completing two very lovely projects-a trivet and a bookmark-using a basic set of seven tools. If you decide that you love this technique, you'll find there are hundreds of tools available and subtleties of the craft that you can explore further. These designs are the perfect introduction to working with leather. Book jacket.
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