The Art and Craft of Leather: Leatherworking Tools and Techniques Explained in Detail by Maria Teresa Llado i Riba and Eva Pascual i Miro.
Creating handsome leather products is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby, but it's a craft that requires training and specialized tools. The Art and Craft of Leather presents beginners with the information and instruction they need to get started. Following a brief illustrated history of leathercraft, authors Maria Teresa Llado i Riba and Eva Pascual i Miro describe how animal hides are processed into various types and grades of leather.
The heart of this book begins with an introduction to leatherworking tools - mallets, 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, photo-illustrated instructions for eight different leatherworking projects, which include construction of a beautiful leather basket, an elegant serving tray, a unique clock face, a stylish picture frame, a handsome set of scrapbook covers, and several more beautiful items. Hundreds of instructive color photos and a useful glossary make this an indispensable guide for leather craft enthusiasts.
30.5cm x 23cm