This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to decorating leather, with information on staining, painting, modelling, tools and equipment, and many other related aspects. Written in simple plain language and full of handy tips, this book is ideal for the beginner, and is not to be missed by collectors of classic leatherworking literature. Contents include: “The Charm of Artistic Leatherwork”, “Drawing the Design”, “Tracing”, “Incising”, “Opening”, “Modelling”, “Punching Backgrounds”, “Embossing”, “Colouring”, “Painting Leather with Oil Colour”, “Painting Leather With Water Colours”, “Gilding”, etc. Many vintage books like this are becoming increasingly hard-to-come-by and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on leatherworking.