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Leather Craft & Weaving
The Staff of Rea
0878914390
July 2003
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Making Leather Handbags and Other Stylish Accessories
Ellen Goldstein-Lynch, et al
1592530761
October 1, 2004
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Book Description
For anyone who feels she can never have too many handbags, this book is for you. Crafters, sewers, and lovers of handbags and leather goods are invited to take a one-on-one course in handbag and accessory construction and design with this new Rockport title. Written by three accomplished professors from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, this book takes a fun approach to fashionable designs that are not only beautiful but also simple to create. Learn to construct fabulous handbags as well as other related accessories including cell phone cases, eyeglass cases, a belt and belt bag, wallets, an agenda book cover, and a cosmetic case. All projects are made from garment weight leathers and can be created on a typical home sewing machine. Numerous photos, step-by-step illustrations, and, best of...


Leather Crafting in an Afternoon
Mickey Baskett
1402703376
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Craft luxurious and durable leather jewelry, journals, purses, and other accessories in just 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. You’ll be surprised how soon you can try your hand at the 50 lovely projects. The Rawhide Laced Lampshade has leather feathers as ornamentation; if you’d like, 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, eye-catching Flower Barrette, Prehistoric Horse Pin, Wine Bottle Gift Bag, Footstool with Style,...


Home Tanning and Leathercraft Simplified
Kathy Kellogg
0913589047
April 1984
Paperback
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Library Journal
"An exceptionally thorough and readable do-it-yourself book."


The Leatherworking Handbook: A Practical Illustrated Sourcebook Of Techniques And Projects
Valerie Michael
0304345113
June 30, 1995
Paperback
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From Booklist
Michael's guide covers basic leatherworking techniques, describes the scientific makeup of an animal skin, explains the tanning process, and depicts an efficient workshop setup. In addition, Michael specifies tools and equipment and lists the materials necessary to sew, dye, glue, and finish each project. Line drawings combined with photographs effectively illustrate methods used to create a variety of boxes, belts, purses, wallets, briefcases, and molded decorative masks. And Michael's step-by-step instructions are concise enough to offer craft enthusiasts of differing skill levels a range of projects to undertake. Color plates depict finished pieces, and sources of supplies are noted. Alice Joyce

Book Description
“Specifies tools and equipment and lists the...


Leather Braiding
B. Grant
087033039X
April 1980
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Making Leather Purses & Totes
Lisa Galvin
1402714750
June 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
From casual totes to stylish clutches, this compilation offers an irresistible assortment of chic leather projects. The simplicity of the techniques adds to its appeal; a novice can easily make each bag, using basic sewing, braiding, and tooling skills. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, as well images of the finished items, provide guidance and inspiration on working with this supple and durable material. Discover a variety of ways to tool, brand, punch, cut, stitch, glue, and embellish leather, and see how to add hardware, such as clasps and latches. Anyone would feel proud to show off the fringed Cell Phone Bag, Suede Hip Purse, Alligator Grain Cowhide Handbag, and Travel Tote with Stamp-and-Tooled Personalized Accent. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.


Leatherwork
Mary Maguire
1844760502
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An authoritative and informative introduction covers the basic techniques, the essential materials and all the equipment you will need.


Gorgeous Leather Crafts
Kari Lee
1579904548
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Today's leather workers can draw on decorative processes such as photo transfer that were not available in the past. Hardware, rubber stamps, and dyes suitable for leather are now widely available in craft shops. These step-by-step projects for home accessories and wearable art by professional designer Lee use many new techniques in addition to traditional tooling and lacing. The designs are up-to-date and stylish and are certain to please modern leather workers. A good selection for public libraries. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Winner of the 12th Annual Crafts and Craftrends Award of Excellence for 2002. “Designs are up-to-date and stylish and are...


Leathercraft Tools
Al Stohlman
1892214903
September 1, 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
This complete guide helps you with the proper selection, use and care of tools. Contains usage and sharpening tips for knives, punches, chisels, edgers and many other leathercraft tools.


Leather Tooling and Carving
Chris H. Groneman
0486230619
June 1, 1974
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Book Description
Concise, extremely clear introduction to the art of leathercraft. Learn to make fine leather handbags, belts, watchbands, billfolds and more. Complete description of tools and techniques, profusely illustrated with photographs and diagrams. An enjoyable craft that anyone can learn. 148 photographs and diagrams.


Needle-Made Laces and Net Embroideries
Doris Campbell Preston
0486247082
Sept 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Classic guide gives complete instructions, stitch diagrams for beautiful designs of single-thread and needle style of lace-making. Reticella Work, Carrickmacross Lace, Princess Lace, Irish crochet, tatting, tambour Limerick, filet lace and more. 77 black-and-white illustrations.


Braiding Rawhide Horse Tack
Robert L. Woolery
087033333X
July 1985
Paperback
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Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding.
Bruce Grant
0870331612
June 1972
Hardcover
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Leatherwork
Mary Maguire
0754806251
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Leatherwork: A Manual Of Techniques
Geoffrey West
1861267428
April 30, 2005
Paperback
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Whips and Whipmaking
David W. Morgan
087033557X
March 2004
Paperback
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Saddles
Russel H. Beatie
080611584X
May 1981
Hardcover
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How to Make Whips
Ron Edwards
0870335138
January 1999
Hardcover
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The Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs
James E. Churchill
0811717194
Nov 1983
Hardcover
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Deerskins into Buckskins
Matt Richards
0965867242
April 2004
Paperback
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Carla Emery, author, The Encyclopedia of Country Living
By far the best book on the subject.

American Survival Guide, January 1998
Matt Richards brings tanning to a level of simplicity that is accessible to anyone. Experimentation combined with years of tanning for a living and a thorough study of leather chemistry, has resulted in a simple method that produces excellent results.

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