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Leather Craft Books
How To Lace
Features fifteen lacing methods in
step-by-step instructions to get
professional results. 14 pages.
Used by institutions as the stu dent textbook.
Contains complete ba sic beginning
The Leather Craft Handbook
book includes transferring patterns, basic
stamping, basic carving, coloring, staining, dyeing, lacing,
stitching, setting hardware and belt making. By Tony
and Kay Laier. 30 pages.
Sheridan Style Carving
Written by Wyoming leather artists
Bill Gardner, Clinton Fay and Bob
Likewise. Contains sections on how
Sheridan Style tools are used, patterns,
dyeing techniques and helpful hints.
Learn to braid buttons, belts, hatbands, quirts
Bruce Grant’s clearly written guide to the art of leather
braiding contains detailed illustrations, step-by-step
instructions and a wealth of fascinating information.
This book of belt making contains detailed photos,
illustrations, tracing and carving patterns, plus over 70
designs. 34 pages.
Learn how to carve fish, horses, birds and many
animals from the internationally recognized king of figure carving,
Al Stohlman. 28 pages.
Inverted Leather Carving
Al Stohlman’s introduction to the art of
inverted carving. Learn the fundamentals of rough-out carving. 48 pages.
How to Carve Leather
Shows and explains figure and western floral
(including a lot of animals). Over 60 patterns for billfolds,
belts and more. 48 pages.
Lucky Eight Belt Book
Over 50 belt designs from
eight top leathercrafters. 36 pages.
How to Make Holsters
The book offers full-size tracing patterns and
so you can make a holster to fit any pistol. 32 pages.
introduction to leathercraft carving,. lacing ,
dyeing, leather fabrication, cutting leather, setting snaps, using
tips and the proper use of selected hand tools. In addition, three
projects with complete patterns and instructions are included. The
projects are a key case, billfold and handbag. 160 pages.
The Leathercrafting book covers a wide variety of
subjects including the history of leather, leather definitions,
preparing your leather for stamping, proper use of the swivel knife and
how to use leather stamping/tooling stamps. It also shows you the
proper way to use leather dyes and stains, as well as lacing and
stitching techniques. An excellent book for taking a beginner from
start to finish. 58 pages.
ABC’s of Leatherwork
Learn the basics of leathercraft with this book.
to use a swivel knife, stamp, dye,finish, lace, handstitch, skive,
gouge, set snaps and more. 30 pages.
Lacing & Stitching for Leathercraft
Techniques on lacing,
hole punching and needle threading.
Alphabets for the Leather Crafter
14 different designs to personalize leather
Features 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2" and 2" size alphabets. 48 pages.
Projects & Designs
This book features some of Al Stohlman’s
and creative designs. It’s the perfect book for beginners and experts
alike. Includes 30 projects. 80 pages.
This unique manual was created especially for
and intermediates. Shows tools and techniques for tooling leather.
Learn to use swivel knives, stamping tools and more. 22 pages.
The Art of Making Leather Cases
Make small cases for knives, cameras and more.
The Art of Making Leather Cases
Make briefcases, attaché cases, boot cases and
The Art of Making Leather Cases
Make gun and guitar cases, golf bags and more.
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Encyclopedia of Saddle Making is the most complete set of instructions
on saddle making ever published.
Begun in 1988, this is the last
significant work completed by Al before his death in 1998.
Originally published in three volumes, this 708 page book shares the
insight of saddle making
that Al Stohlman spent his life perfecting. Using hand drawn
illustrations and photos throughout the book,
Al makes it possible for the novice leather craftsman to tackle the
ultimate leather project.
If you ever plan to build a saddle, this is a resource you will want to
have access to.
Learn about cross-dyeing, shading, staining and
brushing techniques. Includes dye mixing charts. Written by Al
Stohlman. 54 pages.
The Art of Hand Sewing Leather
Al Stohlman shows you timeless stitching
with valuable information on tools and materials needed to get started.
Sewing with Leather
A helpful manual for sewing leather garments and
accessories. 14 pages.
How to Buckstitch
Various buckstitching techniques for handbags,
billfolds and more. 48 pages.
Stohlman Step By Step Peter Main teaches how to carve oak
leaves, acorns, wild roses and other flowers, as well as many
styles of leaves and scrolls by Al Stohlman's methods.
Pictorial Carving Finesse
The best book available to teach you the beauty
pictorial carving. Learn to carve scenery that looks realistic,
including grass, rocks, trees, mountains, clouds, smoke, fire, water
and more. Explains perspective and color dyeing.
Written by Al Stohlman. 72 pages.
Figure Carving Finesse
Al Stohlman explains in text and carved examples
do everything from eyelashes to raindrops. Hundreds of animals are
shown with explanations on how to carve skin textures, hair and fur
types, and almost anything else you might attempt. 132 pages.
Finesse Tracing Patterns
Set of full-size tracing patterns designed to
Pictorial Carving Finesse and Figure Carving Finesse. Contains 52
pattern sheets. 8 pages.
This complete guide helps you with the proper
selection, use and care of tools. Contains usage and sharpening tips for
knives, punches, chisels, edgers and many other leathercraft tools. 98
Deerskins into Buckskins
Over 130 photos and illustrations
bring you step by step from raw skin to velvety soft buckskin and
then show you how to create beautiful garments and useful goods. This
book is rich with details and teaches brain
tanning as a natural process
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Braiding Fine Leather
This book, from the
whipmaker of the Indiana
Jones movies, is geared toward beginners but also makes a great
addition to any experienced braider’s library. Includes instructions
and photographs for seven projects that become more challenging with
each lesson. The techniques are from Australian whipmaking shops, which
are recognized for their high-quality work. 148 pages.
Shows how to carve animals, birds, flowers and
Step-by-step illustrations for using contour bevelers, modeling tools
and other figure and pictorial carving tools. Written by Al Stohlman.
Al Stohlman’s Top 20
Includes 20 great patterns for billfolds and
patterns for personalizing projects. 36 pages.
17 wallet designs. Includes tracing and
patterns. 36 pages.
Braiding and Lacing for Fun
An easy-to-follow instruction book on braiding
lacing. Includes over 40 projects. 28 pages.
Learn to Draw Celtic Designs
Containing more than 150 original, ready- to-use
patterns, this informative book will show you how to draw and decorate
in the authentic Celtic style with expert tips and techniques. Learn to
twists, knots, braids, corners, animals and finials. 96 pages.
Sewing Leather Accessories
How to make custom belts, gloves and clutches.
Handmade Leather Bags &
Written by Elean "Birdy Teacher" Ho. Patterns and
instructions to create classic bags and accessories with a modern
flair. 112 pages.
Leather & Bead Jewelry To Make
Written by Cat Horn. Clear step-by-step
for 30 cool bracelets, pendants and more. 128 pages.
How To Work With Leather
Over 20 classic and contemporary leatherwork
for both the beginner and advanced leatherworker. Each technique is
carefully explained with step-by-step instructions to get you started.
Includes everything you need to bring handcrafted leather to your
wardrobe and home. 160 pages.
Anyone Can Do Leatherwork
Basic to more complex leather projects. South
leather designer Geert Schuiling walks readers through the essentials
with photos and explanations of necessary tools, types and cuts of
leathers and the beginning techniques of leathercrafting. Forty-four
patterns are included so readers can create their own templates for
projects ranging from simple coasters and trays to wallets and purses.
Tattoo Art Coloring Book
Contains 90 beautifully executed tattoo-inspired
designs. From traditional subjects, such as skulls and flowers, to
Japanese imagery such as koi and dragons. The designs are the perfect
inspiration for your next leather carving project. 96 pages.
The Art of Leather Burning
Learn how to use a leather burning tool with
confidence. Legendary wood and leathercrafter Lora Susan Irish focuses
solely on leather pyrography techniques and projects. Inside you will
find step-by-step directions with full-color photographs to help you
learn this beautiful craft. 122 pages.
Make the most of one of today’s hottest jewelry
with this book. Inside you will find 33 beautiful beaded, knotted and
braided accessories that would be at home on the shelves of the most
stylish designer boutiques. 112 pages.
Learn the secrets behind bold designs with a
edge. LeatherCrafted teaches you how to cut, punch, sew and rivet
leather into one-of-a-kind accessories. Start small with a simple
keychain, then build up to a belt, wallet, phone case, messenger bag
Learn how to recreate authentic Indian handcrafts
as moccasins, lacings, purse nets, wigwams, snakeskin belts and so much
more with this amazing book. 138 pages.
Leathercraft Basic Small Articles
This Japanese-language how-to book includes
step-by-step photos so that readers from every country can follow the
instructions – even if they can’t read Japanese.
The book includes removable templates for all 11 projects, including
keychains, wallets, gift boxes and purses.
The Art and Craft of Leather
Leathercrafters of all
will value the author’s presentation of history, techniques and
This well-illustrated book explains the role leathercraft has played
through history and discusses various tanning methods. Nontraditional
ideas fill this book with eight different projects.
to make classic rucksacks, clutches, drawstring bags, totes, bucket
bags, wallets, tablet sleeves, smartphone cases, backpacks, tassels,
luggage tags, weekenders and crossbody bags with this colorful hardback
book. Has pages for needed tools, techniques for using patterns, caring
for leather, troubleshooting problems and full-color, step-by-step
full-size patterns. 125 pages.
Creative Leather Jewelry By Christina Anton.
small pieces of leather into colorful geometric earrings, necklaces and
bracelets. Simple instructions are illustrated to make them easy to
follow. Author explains all tools, leather, materials and techniques
needed to complete 21 projects. 119 pages.
|Making Leather Knife Sheaths
By David Hölter
Protect your beautiful hand-forged knives or keep your favorite piece
of cutlery close for daily use with a leather sheath.
From basic leatherworking techniques to the professional-level tips you
need to make your project its best, these how-to books will walk you
through the steps to produce your own fixed-blade knife sheath.
Each step, from the first sketch to the final leather treatment, is
explained comprehensibly through words and high-quality images.
Sheaths Volume 1
Choose from four different designs, each
detail, including a sheath with folded belt loop, a scabbard with
leather lining and riveted belt loop, a sheath with safety strap and
attached belt loop and a scabbard with belt clip.
Sheaths Volume 2
This book will walk you through the steps to
two top-quality welted sheath designs: a welted sheath with attached
belt loop and one with belt clip and protective strap. This book also
serves as a manual for developing other sheaths of your own design.
Sheaths Volume 3
This book shows how a welted leather sheath for a
blade is designed and constructed. This volume teaches a welted sheath
design with both a separate Mexican loop and a snap fastener.
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