Decorated leather goes back thousands of years. The earliest humans painted pictures on leather with colors made from berries or dirt of different colors. They discovered that designs which were scratched or beaten upon wet hides became permanent when allowed to dry.
The modern art of leather stamping and carving was a secret craft for centuries, but with today's stamps, anyone can learn to make beautiful hand-tooled leather goods. The patterns shown in this book are all made with very few stamps, a swivel knife and a modeling tool. A beginner can start with only a few tools, a piece of leather, and this book (of course) and have a very successful project. We know you'll enjoy tooling around!
Just Tooling Around by Ben Moody
30 Pages (detailed photos and instructions)