Get Started in Leather Crafting: Step-By-Step Techniques and Tips for Crafting Success
Historic, classic, creative, and fun, leather crafting is a craft for all ages. Whether you are just a beginner looking to get started, or an experienced leather artist in need of a concise reference, Leathercrafting is your guide to an enjoyable craft that lasts a lifetime. Master leather artisans Tony and Kay Laier introduce you to the basics of leather preparation, and show you how to use stamps, punches, cutters, and other essential tools. They provide expert tips on edge finishing methods, and take you step-by-step through a traditional floral carving project. From forming, moulding, and embossing leather to creative stitching, lacing, and braiding, this book will teach you all of the skills you'll need to make beautiful belts, wallets, purses, holsters, cases, jewelry, home accessories, and more.
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About the Author
Tony Laier has over 40 years experience in the leather industry as an award-winning leather artist, designer, writer, and teacher. Currently Director of Research and Development for Silver Creek Leather Company, Tony is also the master tooler for Steel Strike Leather Products, Inc., a high-end leather furniture company in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Kay Laier is an instructional writer with more than 40 years experience in the leather arts. Kay is also a multi-media and computer artist, with a BFA from Texas Tech University.