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Fundamentals of Leathercraft

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published in 1939!


If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the Buy-It-Now option, YOU WIN! There's no chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!


Up for bid, is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our PRECIOUSLY RARE ORIGINAL ''Fundamentals of Leathercraft!'' This SCARCE leather work instructional information was put to paper by experienced leather work artists from the late Depression Era! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!

*** Producing the best CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications for you since 1999! ***


This HISTORIC item contains illustrations, photos, instructions, diagrams, designs and fundamentals for creating a variety of leather work art items. These instructions are characteristic of the arts and crafts done by our ancestors! During its heyday leatherwork was not just purses or wallets. Book covers, chairs, boxes, wall decorations, belts, bookmarks and much more were created to beautify one's home, to given as gifts and to sell for an bit of added income. See contents below.

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful original item revealing our heritage from early America and European!What a historically educational and delightful leatherwork instructional piece this is!


An excerpt:

''The art of making useful articles from leather is truly fascinating, and may easily establish itself as a permanent interest with many persons. It offers unlimited possibilities in the field of design and in artistic self-expression.

It has been found by those who do the work to be exceedingly practical. A moment's thought will recall the fact that every man, woman, and child has need for and used articles of leather in the common activities of daily life. What person does not use a belt, a pocketbook, key case, handbag, or some other common article made of leather ''




Story of Leather

Obtaining Material

Tools and Equipment

Cutting Board


Small Square

Sharp-pointed Knife

Fast-Cutting Whetstone

Leather Strop

Container for Water




Edge Creaser


Proper way of holding the modeling tool

Transferring the design from paper pattern to leather



Using the deerfoot in flat modeling

Position of tool as held from the underside


Stipple or Background Tool

Stamping Tools

Holding the stamp correctly

Stamp designs and holder

Designs developed by use of stamps

Stamping Anvil



Obtaining a Design

Selecting a Good Design

Making a Design

Preparing the Leather for Modeling

Moistening the Leather

Attaching paper pattern to leather

Transferring the Design to the Leather

Methods of Decorating Leather

Flat Modeling


Methods of Assembling



Applying the Cement

Placing the Lining


Kinds of Dye

Preparing the Surface

Applying Dye


Spacing Wheel

Using the Spacing Wheel


Using the divider


Using the awl


Enlarging the awl holes with the fid

Revolving Punch

Punching holes with the revolving punch

Drive Punch

Making a hole with the drive punch

Method of Lacing

Over-and-over lacing

Buttonhole lacing

Florentine lacing

Making Even Stitches

How to Prepare the End of the Lace

Splicing the Lace

Lacing Stitches

Over-and-over Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch

Florentine Lace Stitch

How to Estimate the Amount of Lace Needed

Over-and-over Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch

Florentine Lace Stitch

Rubbing the lace with the mallet


Cleaning and polishing the leather


Smoothing the Lace


Attaching Snap Fasteners

Attaching Key Plates

How to attach key plate


''A list of the materials needed has been given with each of the projects.''

I. Bookmarks

II. Car-Key Case

III. Double Key Holder

IV. Triangular Coin Purse

V. Coin Purse

VI. Wristband Coin Purse

VII. Bag Tag and Strap

VIII. Comb Case

IX. Memorandum-Pad Cover

X. Belt

XI. Book Cover

Monogram Designs

What a historically education and delightful art instructional piece this is!

People of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage tools, threads, beads, dyes, plus new leathers, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools, leather and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.


What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!

Curious about the quality of this item Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...


Check ouT Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!


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Copyright Restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures needlework, design and/or other CD or hardcopy products produced by said seller are copyrighted and owned by us (as is all listing text and photos). Any descriptive text and trademarks provided by the seller in this listing's title, subtitle and description are the sole property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. All rights reserved. You are permitted to use our product's information for items you make for yourself, as gifts or for fully complete items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Neither the DPT Product content or hardcopy designs or images, or any part thereof, may be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually or as a package or kit) without Dakota Prairie Treasures' prior written consent. Any and all violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Returns allowed due to manufacturing defects only.

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