Synopses & Reviews
Leatherwork is a centuries-old craft which is as absorbing and enjoyable today as ever. This book introduces the basic tools and techniques needed before explaining more advanced ideas for designing and decorating leathersuch as curving, stamping, and coloringas well as the care and repair of leather. With an easy-to-follow text, step-by-step photographs, and explanatory line drawings, this practical book describes how to use those techniques to make handmade items with a professional finish.
About the Author
Chris Taylor is a member of the Society of Master Saddlers, and has been appointed a qualified master saddler. Recognized for his reconstruction of Roman leatherwork, he has received commissions from around the world, and traveled to China to study and reconstruct a 2,400 year old saddle discovered at the Subeixi Cemetery in the Turpan Basin.