Makin’ Leather: A Manual of Primitive and Modern Leather Skills

Makin’ Leather is the bible of leather-working. It describes how to buy or make leather; tells you what kind, size, and weight of leather to use for the type of item you want to create; and how to cut, punch, stitch, and use primitive methods with handmade tools. It is filled with patterns, photos, detailed drawings, and simple, concise instructions that even the novice will find easy to follow. This valuable guide describes in detail how to make your own leather articles. If you want to tan your own leather,  this book can tell you how, both in conventional modern methods and in early American primitive ways. It even includes directions for making tanning tools. If you have ever considered doing leather-work, Makin' Leather is a must! No leather hobbyist should be without it!

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    by Larry J. Wells

    Makin’ Leather is the bible of leather-working. It describes how to buy or make leather; tells you what kind, size, and weight of leather to use for the type of item you want to create; and how to cut, punch, stitch, and use primitive methods with handmade tools. It is filled with patterns, photos, detailed drawings, and simple, concise instructions that even the novice will find easy to follow. This valuable guide describes in detail how to make your own leather articles. If you want to tan your own leather,  this book can tell you how, both in conventional modern methods and in early American primitive ways. It even includes directions for making tanning tools. If you have ever considered doing leatherwork, Makin Leather is a must! No leather hobbyist should be without it!

    Chapters include:

    1. Leather Basics
    2. Making Leather
    3. Making Rawhide
    4. Leather Working
    5. Leather Makings

    6” x 9” paperback

    124 pages