Leatherworking Handbook :
A Practical Illustrated Sourcebook of
Techniques and Projects
easy-to-follow information on tools, materials, stitching, decoration and
essential skills and techniques of
leatherworking. Instructions for
practical projects ranging from belts to shoulder bags are given with
of the Boot
What is it with
that makes millions of people all over the
world feel at home in a pair? With enduring allure, the boot is one of the
great enigmas of modern society. Now, more than a hundred and fifty years
after cowboys roped the ranges and galloped through the tall grass and
sagebrush, we're simply enamored with what they wore on their feet.
Plain brown and black boots are still the mainstay of
cowboy boot making, but the eye-poppin', snake-stompin', spine-chillin'
designs created by individual artists are the ones that capture our hearts
Since the publications of The Cowboy Boot Book in 1992,
the number of bootmakers across the country has nearly doubled, waiting
lists have compounded, and the art of the boot has risen to mind-blowing
proportions. The men and women who create our fancy footwear are both
fascinating and funny. Their tales and artworks exhibited here are testament
to the high-minded dedication of a down-to-earth contingent of craftspeople.
Tyler Beard and Jim Arndt have created an incredible
gathering that will leave your toes twitchin' and your dogs barkin' for a
new pair of boots.
of Rawhide and Leather Braiding.
Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs
to Make Cowboy Horse Gear
Rawhide Horse Tack
Leather Crafts: 30 Projects to Stamp, Stencil, Weave & Tool
Ignite your imagination with these innovative and
stylish approaches to a classic art. From handsome home accessories to
luxurious garments, these leather, suede, and rawhide
projects go beyond the
simple belt. Whether you use traditional techniques such as tooling and
branding or try new trends in stamping and stenciling, you'll find this
melding of old and new irresistible. Here are all the basics on the
different leathers and their characteristics; the required tools; cutting
and punching holes or slits; assembly; and dying, staining, and painting the
material. But, you'll long to get to the unique and splendid projects--the
table runner with contrasting leathers and shapes, softened by delicate
painted flowers and adorned with fringe and carved bone beads; the shade for
a sconce or chandelier that sheds soft light through fabric designs; a
sophisticated gold-embellished desk set; a tooled frame with a richly
patterned surface; and many, many more.
into Buckskins :
How to Tan With Natural Materials A
Field Guide for Hunters and Gatherers
Over 165 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. You will also learn how to make rawhide and hide glue, tan in
a wilderness setting and the best way to skin. History, humor and science
make Deerskins into Buckskins not only practical, but fun!
Designed to be easily understood by the beginner yet
rich with details for the experienced, this book teaches tanning as a
natural process. No chemicals are needed! All the tools and materials are
waiting around your home and land. While the tools are simple, having a
great method is the key. This book has that method (see the following
Buckskin is durable, soft, washable and warm. A
hand-made garment for people all over the world for millennia, it breathes
and stretches with your body, cuts the wind and won't tear on briars. It is
excellent to wear hiking, hunting or around the house. Plus you don't need
to hunt. Deerskins that would otherwise go to waste are available every fall
from neighbors, locals and butcher shops.
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Sewing Books and more.
Sewing Hats Handbags
Sewing Curtains Shades Draperies
Teddy Bears Stuffed Animals
Sewing Doll Clothes
Sewing Bedspreads / Slip Covers / Linings
Shirtmaking / Tops / Blouses /T Shirts
Sewing Homebased Business
Bridal Gowns / Veils Wedding Gown
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