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Leather Work: A Practical Manual for Learners

Originally published in the 1890s, this manual of Leather Work gives explicit instructions and a large number of designs, all of which have been drawn expressly for the work. It is a pioneer work on the moulding and decoration of leather, inspired by historic examples.

Book Excerpt:

Leather Work is one of the most fascinating of the minor or decorative arts; many persons who have practised them all give it the preference; some consider it is easier than metal-embossing and wood-carving, and really more remunerative. A careful perusal of this work cannot fail to convince the reader that any person of ordinary intelligence who can draw a little, or even enlarge or reduce patterns mechanically, can master it sufficiently well to turn the results to profitable account.

Contents Covered:

Introduction: Tools and Materials
Lesson 1: Outlining with Tracer or Wheel, and Indenting or Grounding
Lesson 2: Art Leather Work -- Outlining Relief by Undercutting and Stuffing
Lesson 3: Working up in Relief or Moulding with Tools
Lesson 4: Moulding, Stamping and Working in Cuir-Bouilli or Soft Leather
Lesson 5: Modelling in Cardboard or Fret-Sawed Moulds -- Working Parchment, Etc.
Lesson 6: Scorching and Pressing Patterns -- Outlining by Scorching -- Colouring and Painting -- Ivory Work -- Gilding -- Bronze Powdering
Lesson 7: Mosaic or Appliqué Work -- Cut Appliqué Painted
Lesson 8: Flower, Leaf and Fruit Leather Work
Lesson 9: Imitation of Natural Objects "In the Round" in Leather
Of Design and Patterns for Leather Work
Objects Made of Leather

Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 109
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 26.9 MB
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