Leatherworking Tools and Techniques Explained in Detail
Maria Teresa Lladó i Riba and Eva Pascual i Miró - All books by this author
Creating handsome leather products is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby, but it’s a craft that requires training and specialized tools. This attractive volume presents beginners with the information and instruction they need to get started. Following a brief illustrated history of leathercraft, the authors describe how animal hides are processed into various types and grades of leather. The heart of this book begins with an introduction to leatherworking tools—the mallets, awls, bevelers, groovers, special needles, coloring and dying agents, and other equipment beginning leatherworkers need to assemble. Next, the authors demonstrate techniques and the use of tools for embossing, cutting, sewing, and shaping. They conclude with detailed, photo-illustrated instructions for eight different projects, including—
About The Authors:
Maria Teresa Lladó i Riba has created artworks in a variety of media, but prefers leather crafts over all others. Her work can be seen in public and private collections in her native Spain, as well as in Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Argentina, and the United States.
Eva Pascual i Miró studied Art History at the University of Barcelona and currently works as an expert in documenting furniture collections and decorative art for a number of museums. She has written widely on various art media.
Hardcover / 160 Pages / 9 x 12 / 2008