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.
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.
- 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
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