The Art of Leather Inlay and Overlay: A Guide to the Techniques for Top Results


SKU: 978-0-7643-5121-1

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More than 470 color photos bring in-depth detail to this comprehensive look at the almost forgotten decorative art of leather inlay and overlay. Leather is an often-overlooked textile, with very little documentation on its tools and techniques, and this guide fills a crucial gap for the aspiring leather worker. These skills have historically been passed along orally, and the book begins with a brief introduction of the cowboy boot, since this is the discipline that’s become a repository for the art of leather inlay and overlay. Learn what these decorative methods can bring to your work with details on the tools and machinery needed, and clear explanations of the techniques. Also covered are the history of leather inlay and overlay, choosing the best leather, how to pattern and create leather art, and basic sewing machine maintenance. The book finishes with an illustrated, step-by-step guide to three leather projects.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | Over 470 color photos & diagrams | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351211 | Binding: hard cover

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