Complete Leatherwork published by Collins and Brown is a practical ‘how to‘ book for leather techniques with a decidedly contemporary twist.
Author, designer and leather expert Katherine Pogson has devised a series of over 20 projects for the beginner through to the advanced crafter, from simple stitching to decorative stamping and moulding, each designed to elaborate on a particular leatherworking technique. Patterns are provided for a wide range of leather accessories, including sandals, slippers and belts, boxes, purses, cuffs and brooches, as well as six different handbag designs.
Whether you want to learn how to make a handbag out of leather, master the art of saddle-stitching by hand, or discover how best to sew soft fashion leather on your own home sewing machine, this book is stuffed with handy hints and helpful techniques, and boasts a very useful list of tools and supplier to boot.
Reviews for Complete Leatherwork
“I love the book! The projects are attractive, and the descriptions and photos are very well done.”
“This book has everything I needed to know and so much more!, I LOVE THIS BOOK! The projects are truly inspirational and I can’t wait to get started. Did I mention I LOVE THIS BOOK!”
B. M, Toronto, Canada.
“I have found your very clear book ‘Complete Leatherwork’ most useful. It has very clear photography…the list of resources in the back is very useful too. I bought other books, but this one was tops and would have been enough! I can definitely recommend this book to anyone setting out on a leather project!”
H.K, Cartographer by Royal appointment, Devon, UK.
“Good book, good pictures, made me want to go out and buy a big ole piece of leather and make some bags!”
J. T, Portland, OR USA.
“Great projects! I bought this book after doing a weekend introduction to leather work. It’s got some great projects, with all of the patterns to photocopy and enlarge… I’ve already started adapting some of them in my head to do in the future.”