Valerie Michael—a founding member of the Association of Design Leatherworkers—has created the definitive guide to this popular and age-old craft. Oriented to the beginner, it thoroughly presents all the materials, tools, and key techniques in easy-to-follow photographs: finishing edges, paring and hand-stitching, making pockets, attaching studs and straps, and decorating surfaces. The well-chosen projects take into account developing skills, and range from belt and wallets to quilted items and bags. An invaluable reference work.
“…Instructions are concise enough to offer craft enthusiasts of differing skill levels a range of projects to undertake.”—Booklist.
“Excellent and easy-to-understand introduction to classic leatherworking.”—Library Journal.