By: Tony & Kay Laier
From rugged to refined, the timeless beauty of handcrafted leather has endured through the ages. Whether you are just a beginner looking to get started, or an experienced artisan in need of a concise reference, Get Started in Leather Crafting is your guide to an enjoyable craft that lasts a lifetime. Master artisans Tony and Kay Laier introduce you to the basics of the craft: through pattern and leather preparation, how to use leather-working tools, including punches, cutters, and other essential tools, through coloring, applying finishes, and final assembly. They provide expert tips and step-by-step instructions on tooling techniques for carving with a swivel knife and the use of stamping tools. With tips on forming, molding, and embossing, to stitching, lacing, and braiding, this book will teach you many of the skills you will need to start leather crafting with confidence.