Stylish, easy to use and desirable. Learn traditional leather crafts with 20 contemporary projects, from stylish accessories to basic home furnishings. Each piece focuses on a different technique and comes with instructions on how to make the design your own.
Hypothetically, you are taking an exam next week, who would be the go-to person for help and guidance? Option 1: A Subject Matter Expert (SME) who has studied/taught the subject for years and often explains it assuming the basics are covered or viewed from their frame of reference. Or option 2: Someone who is also starting from scratch like you and just passed the exam last week. He/she knows the exact process, challenges, concerns and obstacles you may face and can think about it from your perspective. If your option is 2, then you've come to the right place.
I am a technical consultant by profession and started my leather craft journey in 2014. I started with multiple YouTube videos, courses, and Facebook groups, and finally completed my first project four months later. I was confused and lost in the vast amount of information available online. I'm a firm believer that you need accurate, necessary, and concise information to start, and pardon me: finish your first project! So I set out to write this book to provide a minimalist approach to the information needed to start your first leather project. It covers: - The history of leather - The basics tools and their usage - Making patterns - Cutting patterns - Gluing - Beveling, embossing, stamping - Stitching basics - Shading and finishing - Tips, tricks for beginners - Leather crafting, body pain and ergonomics * (New chapter!) - Appendix: List of free patterns, tips and techniques available online resources. I remember the initial doubts and the tips that helped me. This book is one lap (0-3 years old) leather crafting journey for first-time ergonomists who want an overall understanding of the process, and tools, and need help with their initial projects. I have included photos of realistic projects for beginners at the beginning explaining the process and standard operating procedures. What are you waiting for? Get the updated version of this book with 22 chapters and start your leather crafting journey today!!! This book is written for those who are in the first lap of their leather crafting journey (0-3 years old) and want to have an overall understanding of the process, and the tools and need help in their initial projects. I have included photos of realistic projects for beginners to start with to explain the process and standard operating procedures. So, what are you waiting for? Get the updated version of this book, with 22 chapters, and start your leather crafting journey today!!! This book is written for those who are in the first lap of their leather crafting journey (0-3 years old) and want to have an overall understanding of the process, the tools and need help in their initial projects. I have included photos of realistic projects for beginners to start with to explain the process and standard operating procedures. So, what are you waiting for? Get the updated version of this book, with 22 chapters, and start your leather crafting journey today!!!
Are you looking for a hobby that can become a favorite weekend pastime for young, old and teenagers? Well, you can find 3 of them in one book: Leather Crafting, Wood Burning, Chipping We all need some hobbies to relax, unwind and cut off from the daily chores and excesses of technology (digital detox). In addition, whether you are young, old or a teenager, at all ages these activities are needed for different reasons. For seniors, it's about being active and busy, and for young people, it's about spending some time not thinking about work.
For kids, it's about developing the work ethic of focusing on one activity in an age of millions of distractions and longer screen time! This book will provide you with concise and valuable information about these three crafts that will enable you to start and finish your first project. About the Author, I am a technical consultant by profession and began my journey into leather crafting and wood crafting in 2014. I started browsing multiple YouTube videos, courses, Facebook groups and finally finished my first project four months later. I was confused and lost in the vast amount of information available online. I am a firm believer that you need accurate, necessary, and concise information to start, and pardon me: finish your first project! Therefore, I set out to write this book to provide a concise way to get the information you need to start your first leather project. It includes Leather Craft Leather Basics Tools and their use Making Patterns Cutting Patterns Gluing Beveling, Embossing, Stamping Stitching Basic Coloring and Finishing Techniques, Beginner Techniques Appendix: List of online resources available for free patterns, tips and techniques Introduction to the art of wood burning/branding: History and step-by-step tools involved: All information about the tools needed: Detailed instructions on using Wood Burner The Wood Burner, including different techniques for designing, tracing and coloring: I must say that the coloring part can only be achieved with practice! Instructions for shading, polishing and finishing safety: this will be your perfect enabler and guide. Why? Because I believe in the saying, "The best person to guide you is the one who is a few steps ahead of you." So, what are you waiting for? Get this updated book and start your journey now!
A big part of the craft/DIY movement is about authenticity and quality, a return to simplicity, real value, real materials and careful craftsmanship. Leather is one of those real materials, and while it has been used to make handbags and gloves, it is also being reinvigorated in the craft world. Makers' blogs, photo-sharing sites, tutorials and craft markets are full of simple objects made with the elegance of leather. Leather also exists in the real world, in carefully curated chic boutiques and elaborate cafes selling miscellaneous items.
Idiot's Guides®: Leather Crafts offers 20 projects (with plenty of step-by-step photos), from beginner to advanced, each building on the skills taught in previous projects. Unlike most existing leather craft books with a heavy dose of the 70s, this book has a sleek, modern aesthetic. The projects are fully functional, and their simple, elegant embellishments and natural finishes will make them timeless.
This antique book includes a very detailed manual on leather crafting. This delightful guide is perfect for aspiring leather workers, providing a wealth of timeless information and step-by-step instructions related to designing and making attractive leather goods. Easy to understand and informative, "The Hobbycraft Series - Leathercraft" is a must-have for the hobbyist and contains valuable information for the experienced leatherworker.
Because of its timeless educational value, the text has been selected for modern reprinting and is proudly reprinted here with a new introduction to the subject.
This fascinating book contains practical instructions and tips for beginners in leatherworking, promising to introduce those who are not yet aware of the possibilities of leatherworking to a delightful craft that is not difficult to practice.
Looking for a book that will take you on the adventure of making lovely leather crafts? If so, read on at ...... For those unfamiliar with the craft, leatherwork involves cutting, shaping, lacquering, dyeing, finishing and waxing leather into beautiful works of art. As such, all of these procedures usually result in the creation of very ornate items such as leather handbags, leather clutches, and even leather wallets to name a few.
This art is very beginner friendly and believes me, you can learn all the techniques it requires and become a professional in this art by simply learning and being patient. Besides learning this craft, you can also use it as a means to earn money. That is why this book, Leather Workbook for Beginners, was written to provide you with the stimulation and guidance you need to make lovely leather crafts. Flipping through the pages to study this book, you will; become more familiar with what leather crafting is, its historical timeline and how it works. Be exposed to the tips, tricks and techniques (such as coloring, waxing, finishing, stamping, carving, sewing and gluing) used in leather crafting, setting you on the path to becoming an expert in the field. Learn about the tools and materials you need to get started.
Making beautiful leather products is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby, but it is a craft that requires training and specialized tools. This fascinating book provides beginners with the information and guidance they need to get started. After a brief history of the leather craft, the author describes how animal skins are processed into various types and grades of leather. The core of the book begins with an introduction to leatherworking tools - mallets, awls, bevelers, groovers, special needles, stains and dyes, and more.
Next, the authors show techniques and tools for embossing, cutting, sewing, and shaping. Finally, they provide detailed photo instructions for eight different projects, including making beautiful leather baskets, elegant dinner plates, unique clock faces, stylish picture frames, beautiful scrapbook covers, and many more beautiful items. Hundreds of inspiring color photos and a helpful glossary.
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