Leatherwork: A Manual of Techniques by Geoffrey West

By Geoffrey West

Leather-based is a robust and flexible fabric, that's hugely appropriate for handicrafts. someone can study the concepts of leatherworking, and with a few uncomplicated instruments and a bit persistence can produce articles which are either aesthetically wonderful and sensible. issues coated: recommendation on collection of instruments and varieties of leather-based; step by step guideline at the ideas of slicing, bevelling, burnishing, hand-stitching, carving, stamping and thronging; the right way to steer clear of universal pitfalls; quite a number attention-grabbing initiatives; Explanatory line-drawings and pictures all through.

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Row 3: Ch 2, *V-st (see Special Stitches) in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across to last st, dc in last st, turn. Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Row 4: Ch 2, shell in ch-3 sp of each V-st across to last st, dc in last st, turn. Pattern Notes Rep rows 3 and 4 to desired length. At end of last row, do not turn. Fasten off. ● STITCH KEY Chain (ch) 6 5 Single crochet (sc) Double crochet (dc) 4 3 2 Shell V-stitch (V-st) 1 #40 Reduced Sample of Stitch Diagram Note: Reps shown in gray.

30 # Skill Level Materials Yarn: A (dark) and B (light) Pattern Notes Refer to Stitch Diagram as needed. Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Instructions Foundation ch: With A, multiple of 10 sts + 2. Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, change color to B by drawing lp through, cut A, turn. 38 101 S t i t c h e s f o r A f g h a n s Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, hdc in next hdc, dc in each of next 5 dc, hdc in next hdc, sc in next sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, hdc in next hdc, dc in each of next 5 dc, hdc in next hdc, sc in next sc, rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, change color to A by drawing lp through, cut B, turn.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. 35 # Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, *picot (see Special Stitch), sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * across, turn. Skill Level Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, working behind picots, sc in each rem sc across, turn. Materials Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, picot, *sc in each of next 2 sc, picot, rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. Yarn: 1 color Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, working behind picots, sc in each rem sc across, turn.

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