Fundamentals of Leathercraft
Spiral Bound Book Republication™
Originally Published in 1939!
Up for bid, is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our PRECIOUSLY RARE ORIGINAL "Fundamentals of Leathercraft!" This SCARCE leather work instructional information was put to paper by experienced leather work artists from the late Depression Era! (Original is NOT for sale)
Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!
This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!
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This HISTORIC item contains illustrations, photos, instructions, diagrams, designs and fundamentals for creating a variety of leather work art items. These instructions are characteristic of the arts and crafts done by our ancestors! During its heyday leatherwork was not just purses or wallets. Book covers, chairs, boxes, wall decorations, belts, bookmarks and much more were created to beautify one's home, to given as gifts and to sell for an bit of added income. See contents below.
This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful original item revealing our heritage from early America and European!What a historically educational and delightful leatherwork instructional piece this is!
"The art of making useful articles from leather is truly fascinating, and may easily establish itself as a permanent interest with many persons. It offers unlimited possibilities in the field of design and in artistic self-expression.
It has been found by those who do the work to be exceedingly practical. A moment's thought will recall the fact that every man, woman, and child has need for and used articles of leather in the common activities of daily life. What person does not use a belt, a pocketbook, key case, handbag, or some other common article made of leather?"
Story of Leather
Tools and Equipment
Container for Water
Proper way of holding the modeling tool
Transferring the design from paper pattern to leather
Using the deerfoot in flat modeling
Position of tool as held from the underside
Stipple or Background Tool
Holding the stamp correctly
Stamp designs and holder
Designs developed by use of stamps
Obtaining a Design
Selecting a Good Design
Making a Design
Preparing the Leather for Modeling
Moistening the Leather
Attaching paper pattern to leather
Transferring the Design to the Leather
Methods of Decorating Leather
Methods of Assembling
Applying the Cement
Placing the Lining
Kinds of Dye
Preparing the Surface
Using the Spacing Wheel
Using the divider
Using the awl
Enlarging the awl holes with the fid
Punching holes with the revolving punch
Making a hole with the drive punch
Method of Lacing
Making Even Stitches
How to Prepare the End of the Lace
Splicing the Lace
Florentine Lace Stitch
How to Estimate the Amount of Lace Needed
Florentine Lace Stitch
Rubbing the lace with the mallet
Cleaning and polishing the leather
Smoothing the Lace
Attaching Snap Fasteners
Attaching Key Plates
How to attach key plate
"A list of the materials needed has been given with each of the projects."
II. Car-Key Case
III. Double Key Holder
IV. Triangular Coin Purse
V. Coin Purse
VI. Wristband Coin Purse
VII. Bag Tag and Strap
VIII. Comb Case
IX. Memorandum-Pad Cover
XI. Book Cover
What a historically education and delightful art instructional piece this is!
People of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.
The antique and vintage tools, threads, beads, dyes, plus new leathers, etc., can be found online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools, leather and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store.
The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandparents did!
You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.
You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...
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