Leatherwork: A Manual of Techniques by Geoffrey West
- Geoffrey West
- The Crowood Press Ltd
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Leather is a strong and versatile material, which is highly suitable for handicrafts. Anyone can learn the techniques of leatherworking, and with some basic tools and a little patience can produce articles that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
This book offers advice on selection of tools and different types of leather; step-by-step instruction on the techniques of cutting, bevelling, burnishing, hand-stitching, carving, stamping, and thronging; tips on how to avoid common pitfalls; and a range of interesting projects.