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Gorgeous leather crafts : 30 projects to stamp, stencil, weave & tool
Lee, Kari.
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New York : Lark Books, 2002.
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144 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Includes index.
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TT290 .L39 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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. A Selection of Crafters Choice Book Club .

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Today's leather workers can draw on decorative processes such as photo transfer that were not available in the past. Hardware, rubber stamps, and dyes suitable for leather are now widely available in craft shops. These step-by-step projects for home accessories and wearable art by professional designer Lee use many new techniques in addition to traditional tooling and lacing. The designs are up-to-date and stylish and are certain to please modern leather workers. A good selection for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.