Leatherwork: A Manual of Techniques

Leatherwork: A Manual of Techniques


By (author) Geoffrey West


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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 12mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 1861267428
  • ISBN 13: 9781861267429
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 120 b&w photos, line drawings
  • Sales rank: 75,261

Product description

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.

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Author information

Geoffrey West studied Art and Design at Brixton School of Building. He is a craftsman of many years' experience and was a craft teacher at Morley College specializing in leatherwork. Resident - Croydon, Surrey