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.
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