A Practical Illustrated Sourcebook of Techniques and Projects

Author: Valerie Michael

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781844034741

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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"Projects include: belt, mask, purse, briefcase, wallet, shoulder bag"--Cover.
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A Manual of Techniques

Author: Geoffrey West

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973485

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4018

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. Topics covered: 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; A range of interesting projects; Explanatory line-drawings and photographs throughout.
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With Easy-to-do Projects

Author: Ross C. Cramlet

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486452808

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 61

View: 5301

The perfect introduction to an entertaining craft, this book features eleven practical projects, complete with photographic and illustrated directions. It also tell how to acquire material, tools, and equipment; how to design and decorate your projects; and how to dye, lace, finish, and attach snap fasteners and key plates. Projects include: Belts Bookmarks Key cases Coin purses Bag tag and strap Book and memo-pad covers Monogram designs Suitable for beginners of all ages, this guide offers a great way to learn a timeless craft that's fun to do and that yields one-of-a-kind items ideal for selling or gift giving.
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Author: Clifford Pyle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473356628

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 146

View: 826

This informative book comprises a comprehensive manual of the varying methods used in leatherworking. This text was written primarily for the student in the classroom as a tool for reference and guidance, and as and independent reference point for workers as well as students, wishing to do leather work at home. A brilliant and detailed leatherworking handbook, this text is a must-have for anyone with an interest in embracing this craft as a hobby or profession. Chapters contained herein include: 'The Leather'; 'The Tools'; 'Patterns'; 'Cutting and Skiving'; 'Transferring the Design'; 'Flat Modelling and Embossing'; 'Creasing, Stamping, Stippling and Hot Point'; 'Cutting, Incising, and Carving Leather'; 'Cut-out Work, Appliqué, and Inlay'; 'Applying Gold and Silver Leaf'; and many more. We are proud to republish this antique book here with a new introduction to the topic.
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All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

Author: Elizabeth Letcavage

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174096X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

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Hundreds of step-by-step, full-color photographs illustrate exactly how to make cold-process soap. Instructions on molding soap, cutting bars, creating original recipes, packaging gifts, and more. Includes a chapter on constructing a soap mold, liner, and cutter at home.
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Traditional Craft for Modern Living

Author: Otis Ingrams

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127802

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 200

View: 2141

Learn to make stylish and beautiful items from leather, from homeware to fashion accessories, in your own living room. From a woven bench or log basket, to bags, a sunglasses case or even an apron, this cool craft book teaches you how to make 20 simple yet stylish leather projects. Master core craft skills that will allow you to produce elegant and durable pieces, such as hand-stitching, weaving, riveting and lacing. Learn all about working with this natural and sustainable material which has intrinsic value and gives unique character to each piece you create. Working with leather is a tidy, portable craft that requires little space and all of the tools and materials can be readily purchased - all you need is a small dining table! This book is the perfect introduction to working with leather.
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Everything You Need to Know About Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags

Author: Emily Blumenthal

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610597761

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6369

Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, suggested difficulty levels, and color photography. Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern.Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. From designing, to making, to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.
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A Complete How-To Manual

Author: Michael Gartner

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 9781584236610

Category:

Page: 128

View: 392

The allure of leather is once again gaining ground as small labels and brands produce functional pieces reflective of our lifestyles. A clear antithesis to disposable culture, well-crafted leather goods can and should last for decades. This book is a practical introduction to this ancient art form with 20 distinct projects to sink your awl into. From creating simple braids and key rings to belts, wallets, mobile phone cases and leather totes, one could literally outfit themselves from head to toe. Covers all the basics from gluing and polishing to using the specialized tools and sewing by hand. As the son of one of Swedens leading shoemakers, the author has a lifelong knowledge of working with leather and his knowledge and respect for the material shines through.
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Author: Elean Ho

Publisher: Design Originals

ISBN: 9781574217162

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 9556

Learn the art of creating elegant accessories from genuine leather with this inspiring guide. Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories shows you how to make classic handbags and accessories with a decidedly modern flair. Gifted fashion designer Ke Yi Lun shares 28 simple strategies for enhancing your wardrobe with fashion-forward luxuries at a fraction of what you'd pay in fine stores. Even if you've never tried leatherworking before, you'll be surprised at how much fun it is to make durable and sophisticated bags using these basic techniques. Gorgeous photographs, step-by-step diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions make it easy! Create a chic purse or shoulder bag to go with every outfit. Find fresh and fabulous ideas for satchels, hobos, messenger bags and totes. Learn to make chic and urbane accessories for every taste, including iPad holders, business card cases, coasters, key ring tabs and much more. Inside Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories you'll find: " How To Make Elegant Upscale Leather Bags " High-End Accessories Without the High-End Price Tag " Purses, Shoulder Bags, Satchels, Hobos, Messenger Bags and Totes " iPad Holders, Business Card Cases, Coasters and Key Ring Tabs " Step-by-Step Diagrams and Easy-to-Follow Instructions " Gorgeous, Inspiring Color Photographs
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Author: Valerie Schafer Franklin,Geoffrey Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465450637

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 3932

Part of the artisanal/DIY movement is about authenticity and quality, with a return to simplicity, real values, genuine materials, and careful craftsmanship. Leather is one of those authentic materials, and while it has always been used for handbags and gloves, it's enjoying a resurgence in the field of crafts. Simple objects elegantly made of leather are featured everywhere on maker blogs, photo-sharing sites, tutorials, and craft marketplaces. Leather is in the real world, too, in heavily curated hipster boutiques and well-edited coffee shops that sell sundries. Idiot's Guides: Leather Crafts offers 20 projects (illustrated with copious step-by-step photos), ranging from beginner to advanced, each one building on the skills that have been taught in prior projects. Unlike most existing books on leathercraft, which come with a heavy whiff of the '70s, this one has a sleek, modern aesthetic. The projects are functional, and the minimal, elegant embellishment and natural finishes will keep them timeless.
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Easy Techniques and Over 20 Great Projects

Author: Katherine Pogson

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781843404842

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

View: 7313

Offers instructions on creating fashion accessories and household products with leather, along with a list of essential tools and descriptions of techniques to use in order to mold the material.
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The Basics: Step-by-Step Techniques and Tips

Author: Tony Laier,Kay Laier

Publisher: Design Originals

ISBN: 9781497203464

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 2399

Discover leather crafting, an enjoyable craft that lasts a lifetime. Master leather artists show you all the basics of preparation, tools, stamping, tooling, carving, edge treatment, forming, moulding, embossing, coloring & finishing, stitching, lacing, braiding, and more.
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History, Technique, Projects

Author: Josephine Barbe

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764344848

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 165

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Humans are the only species known to adorn themselves with a second skin. This extra hide, leather, can be smooth, soft, and cosmetic, or robust, resistant, and protective. For thousands of years this versatile material has provided the foundation for the manufacture of clothing, jewellery, and accessories. Josephine Barbe encourages the reader to use this all-purpose material in a variety of ways. Thirty-five projects include a fancy book cover, a comfortable pair of moccasins, a handbag guaranteed to attract admiring eyes, and many more. Valuable tips for purchasing and assembling leather are also provided. Written for artisans and aspiring designers as well as history buffs, it traces the development of three major tanning methods in ancient and modern cultures, including Egyptian, Moroccan, and North American, and teaches essential skills along the way including dyeing, embossing, and stamping. All the projects can be completed with a sewing machine and a few simple tools.
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Author: Maria Teresa Llado i Riba,Eva Pascual i Miró

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764160813

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4115

Provides step-by-step instruction for leatherworking projects suitable for beginners, and also covers more advanced techniques, and includes information on tools, materials, and a glossary.
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Author: Phyllis W. Schwebke,Margaret B. Krohn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0020119305

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7036

An explicit guide to preparing, sewing, and caring for leather, suede, and fur garments.
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Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing

Author: Tim Deagan

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680453173

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 238

View: 8540

Take leather crafting into the 21st century with this complete guide that marries traditional skills to the latest CNC and 3D printing technologies. Learn how to start making your own leather creations with traditional tools, and then take them to incredible new levels with digital design techniques. Leatherworking is one of humankind's oldest skills and remains a fun and exciting way to make great-looking wearables, accessories, and cosplay items. 3D printers and even hobbyist-class CNC machines have created fantastic new opportunities for new directions in this popular hobby. The book is perfect for makers new to leatherworking, as well as experienced leatherworkers who want to understand how to integrate new digital fabrication tools into their workbench. Written by an experienced leatherworker and programmer, this is a resource that makers will turn to again and again. Highlights: First comprehensive reference on applying digital design techniques to leatherwork Provides both a reference manual and a project guide Includes traditional techniques like cutting, stamping, tooling and dyeing leather Introduces novices and experienced leatherworkers to cutting-edge digital tools Every project has been real-world tested Opens up exciting new project areas for makers This book provides valuable reference and how-to information for makers interested in leatherworking but who have no prior experience, for experienced leatherworkers who want to extend their knowledge to include new digital tools, and for 3D printing and CNC enthusiasts who want to include a new material in their repertoire. Leatherworking is a hobby that is enjoyed by a wide range of people from middle school through adulthood and can be incorporated into a variety of other kinds of projects, from clothing design and costuming to carrying cases and furniture.
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Author: Bruce Grant

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870331619

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 528

View: 4616

The Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding is the definitive work on the subject and results from the late Bruce Grants many years of interest and experience as a braider and writer on the subject. It combines most of the material published in Leather Braiding and How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear with a mass of completely new material. The books more than 350 illustrations are arranged so that the step-by-step instructions face the picture being described, making it very easy to follow. While the book is primarily for those interested in leathercraft, in nearly all cases the methods of braiding are applicable to many other materials, such as silk, cotton, plastic, catgut, or horsehair. Braidwork takes many forms, and its applications are practical as well as decorative. The combination of beauty and utility lends itself to an array of itemspersonal gear or clothing, working or show gear for a horse, decoration of plain, carved, or tooled leather work. Truly a book to be used as well as read, Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding provides all the information needed for this satisfying pastime.
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