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De top thatthe pees, Anign ao Sp by top procebres wil carry the sf ought dade rough tepid? prsecl tao salifcry sonpletion and that the aditionl designs presented itis book wil prove toh intersting and stimulating to the advanced enafsman PROJECTS & DESIGNS by CONTENTS - FORWARD PREPARING THE LEATHER FOR CARVING TRANSFERRING YOUR DESIGN BAG TAG & DESIGNS BOOK MARKERS COASTER DESIGNS COMB CASE COIN PURSES Gusset Coin Purse Kangaroo Coin Purse Quick Change Coin Purse Scotch Coin Purse 2-Pocket Coin Purse Tom Thumb Wander Bag Wrist Chang Purse The Key Kup — Coin & Key Holder DOG COLLAR HOBE PLAQUE JUNIOR MISS Clutch Purse KEY CASES 4-Hook Key Case Kangaroo Key Case Key Kady. Key Pak-4-Hook Key Sleeve Key Slinger “Boot Key Case Holster Key Case Single Post, Field N’ Snap, Double Post Six-Hook Key Case Spiral Line Key Case Key Identification Tags KNIFE SHEATH MONEY HOLDER NAIL CLIPPER CASE “PIC-POC” POCKET SAVER TRUCKERS WALLET WATCH BANDS, HOW TO LACE Threading the Needle The Whip Stitch The Running Stitch The Double Loop Stitch Splicing Instructions How to finish your Double Loop Stitch APPLICATION OF LEATHER FINISHES PREPARING THE LEATHER FOR CARVING Before you can work leather, you must moisten it. You can do this either with water or a commercial preparation. As you wet the leather, the fibers swell and soften, Vegetable tanned leather, properly moistened, is like modeling clay. You can mold it. ..model and shape it. Your best guide to moistening leather is through practice. Your sharp swivel knife blade will cut easily and smoothly and your stamping tools will imprint clearly and firmly into the leather ONLY when you have moistened the leather to the proper degree. When the dampened Grain side of the leather has almost returned to its original color, it is ready to carve. You can also try testing the leather by holding it against your cheek. If it's dry, it will feel warm. . if it’s damp, it will feel cool and that’s when you can begin carving the leather. With practice you will soon know instinctively when to begin carving. LEATHER How do you wet the leather? By CASING it. . which means simply rubbing a DAMP (not wet) sponge to the flesh side as evenly as possible. Then, turn the leather over and dampen the Grain side (carving surface). When it begins to return to its natural color, begin carving, If some areas begin to dry, wipe your sponge over these areas to keep them damp enough to carve. If your leather is too dry, it will be too hard for you to cut with the swivel knife. If your leather is too wet, your cuts will not remain open. If leather is properly cased, your carving cuts will remain open. CAUTION: Always use glass, porcelain or enameled containers for water... NEVER use metal containers. The slightest contact with these will produce dark stains on your dampened leather. . stains that are almost impossible to remove. Re careful to keep all filings or steel dust from grinding wheels, ete. completely away from your leather. Unnoticed by you until you have dampened your leather, such particles will mar or stain your leather. TRANSFERRING YOUR DESIGN Study the following steps carefully before transferring your design from the pattern sheet to the cased leather. ‘A Transfer Pattern is a drawing of the outlines of a design. . .indicating the lines to be cut with the swivel knife, Even when the design is an original creation, a Transfer Pattern is necessary. Decorative details or uses of the stamping tools are usually not shown on the Transfer Pattern. TRANSFER TRANSFER MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR MAKING TRACING PATTERNS. Transfer Film is recommended for making Transfer Patterns. Use the side with a glossy, waterproof surface next to the damp leather when transferring your design. Transfer Film will ‘outlast Transfer Paper, but either is satisfactory. Never use carbon paper on leather Review the instructions for casing leather on page 3. Test your leather. Is it damp enough? Make sure your leather is “just right” for carving before transferring pattern ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Carve apd slomp design Zan lacing holes Mipe —— aserh nome card, cenkr Inohy teater Fiash lave ‘oles and slots and Wf behind cellophane Cellophane window over foce with bauble Long window Assemble strap aponing, on Vesh size stb (es shown of bf STRAP ASSEMBLY SuIDE LOOP on ° (ie SUCRE, Shag an Bf" BAG PUNCH No.4 PUNCH ceuLopuane CUT ALL LEATHER, FROM 34 02 .COWHIDE NAME CARD cur our Tuts. OPENING. BAG TAG PATTERNS BOOK MARKERS SPELL MOTE: Cat book marks From approximate 20x feather eh ceuhan wher or fwerght lear ‘eror Ce aa we moistire when preparing She (eaber @ corve abt topitibe WF re gure Fogo ond bury ces fi. enh earance. bye the cestgns. Qovred. hoohy leaher chessiag we comphle OTHER BOOK HHRKER PATTERNS NOTE, Patterns can be repeated Lor. the bolt eesigns Sechon allernalely Spoce for. personohying “CRAFTAD Nozze PAAKE VEINS WITH SWIVEL KNIFE curs Biss Bose BEVELERS USED ON ALL DESIGNS. ‘Al STOULMAN, COMB CASE ASSEMBLY LESH gines Carve ond stamp fhe design Proce parts fogether ond loce with Single or Louse Fag sttchs Npply leather ALTERNATE DESIGNS ON OPPOSITE SIDI cut Parr FROM oz. LEATHER, BURNISH EDGES P206 S724. C43! va07 MOIEH purse 1s f0 be fined Genco hang ho Hesh side Slice munching holes ond inatelleg snops Q ltd purse info shave as shown below Carye ond stamp. hy CRE eae ‘ng fotes ond rte the cep parts Begin lacing af front. ee aes eae aad, te point 8 lien purse and complele lac 9 From pornd C fo point b. B $5 % CS sia mG 0" at L 2 | ce SKE TRAC Uy PATTERN FOR DESIGN AT RIGHT. 25 SHOWW ABOME ° F900 —> es 70. om WG eva f. the KANGAROO COIN PURSE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS AND ALTERNATE DESIGNS ON OPPOSITE SIDE. 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FINISH ALTERNATE DESIGN COIN PURSE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS PROSITE SIDE, lil leather fon syap surron Cowhide 3-¥or AND SOCKET eo ceese2ec7 07770 F7T0T05D02F00000 “<—~ Wot PuncH e000000000227025 7000000000000 ° 0 20000ed00200000 000 CON|KEEPER POCKET cur From 14 or, LEATHER. POSITION OF COW KEEPER’ —S 'o ! position oF HoLEs 79 mio. A eirraen, con ne eee eee eer ere eer ee reer oe eee eee ASSEDIBLY INSTRUCTIONS Desh sides 2 POCKET coin PURSE begin faci here < os Port € aeocep Part B Grain side QD Beh, Celie, fh. gre assemble perks as shoun Hign bales. SWAP POSTS AMO STUDS lace around project wilh double loop shitch LDGE fl) BURUSH UMLACED EDCES 20000000 © e000000 NES Onen cece cs.*. Sine a” Tracing pattern on opposite side 2 POCKET COIN PURSE bo 8 00R2020000000000 it DIDRGnEM eer oreo olor eLoloLoloreno elolOl OL OLolbo. 20000 000 5000 ° ve RNS ° °° feniibicalton Cat ouf spper epening Strip forms fondle = Mo I bunch ° 20000000 Se .) * | Me went fication hole eee instructions en oppostfe Ta : fe ecra00 GA leathers from 34 oz cowhide rassel & Lippe: LL Sewing tine Jura end of handle Irim off ony under ppper stot a excess ypper lope Cement yipper fe the SED 3 Tian falcon Zipper purl sew aff around-catth wet handle end tap handle with with Sipper required ee TOM THUMB assemeiy INSTRUCTIONS i é 654g le ALTERNATE PATTERNS “WANDER BAG “ GUSSET PATTERN ee Sip _ handle ° $ s 7 ° z % MOENTIICRTION SLIT Se eg. jl ee ashenbly shuns {Gr am Fen contite | © 3 c431 B20 3 u of 7 ° ° ° ° ° e ° e ° No. 1 punch —f ° 2 ° x ° LA ae, oe ° Cement yipper fe Pesh site of gusset Zier wall torn fantte under as shown Sew all &- round rin off any ercess sypper lope Ea K” Westthicohon shit Tals Upper regured Laat Gee ossemby) WANDER BAG ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS CURIST CHANGE PURSE Smnalf rom side rapid rivets Hesh sicle 2 Assemble strap fo body of purse Poy enc eic rab pce proper sides of healers logether ‘as shown. See opposife side far completing assembly ea ‘uh leahhers Snap butt, ond sockel From I4 oz call or cowhide Snap post, tnd Sled ay eo ee ell oO $m Maes 7 pee een ate 200 20 8 8 Buckle tongue shot AUET HUES : ¢ ee oe eee SS f O Yetter i Fld "RET HES No. 0 punch GURIST == CHANGE PURSE - RSSELBLY WSTRUCTIONS- Proce rant of change purse on beck a8 As you lace arourd purse, Abter purse iz faced dampen the Front ie ¢ locing of site. Uae wih Goll all bulge out a8 dott cae lorem the gussets with Pngers, ‘woIch ar Single Loop stich 7 larger Be sure nor fo oo shown Snep Flap tn place, alow fe ay Shp any holes: belare apolying teather fish CRAF TAD No. 2690 G The KEY KUP coin 4 KEY HOLDER sues COE BEVELER WM EDGES ee BURMA, Carve ond samp design 2 WOES Parch all of Me oles SWAP STU ON WO.7 mo elt, = HER SUTTON ian. Pe ee oop sikh Aoply toatber chessng Be completed prope! Mach the fey chan? 5099990000000 ©c0000000000 CUT LEATHER FeO S¢ 02 COWHIDE oo oo 20 echeecececcce eececceeeeccee 30200000000 oie 200000000 tHe KEY KUP CARVING DESIGNS } 4 cbénmine correct size ON OPPOSITE SIDE. pssst co ect) “OL’ PAL” Le END oF { ; DEKLE TONGUE, mane a a Fe Posirion. TER HOLE BUCKLE TONGUE SLOT ie vitor (go SER ae Poce buckle and strap on bench, and tay out fave meas ture as, stonn Be sure to inclode longlt of bute in color size Mork position of centre hele CUT URATHER FROM —— ed 6-7 oz COWHIDE, t i ' a } t Blears be nie 24h tote 24 i i : i—t ° oO ° ° a ° ° | cur ofr WELDED conceal cur OFF END ‘oer ove Y END Pos t — AS MEASURED AKOUND DOG NECK — THIS 1S THE BUCKLE LENGTH @ND MUST BE INCLUDED IN THe Dos coutaR SIZE No. 3 Eboe BEVELER BURNISH EDGES WITH CIRCLE EDGE SLICKER, mois TEN, Fou Carve and stomp pattern. tiish edges 9s shown oboe Qye background of design, if desired Mpply leather bn ish (o the project BUCKLE ASSEMBLY *cHoctaw INDIAN WORD MEANING = 1 “FRIEND” SPACE FOR CAMP NAMES. OR PERSONALIZING cuT PLAQUES FROM 6-8 oz CowHIDE CRAFTOOL, ADUUSTABLE CREASEF KC 0SE FOR DECORATIVE WORK AND VARYING BORDER LINES Held colour and sportle fo your Hobe plagies wilt spr or cove ayes My: blue-Worer: blue green P207 Fs ALTERNATE PATTERN x Ny fb 3 = SS 1 Sw Peay x’ RA ~ JUNIOR MISS" CUTTING PATTERNS aNd ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN INTERIOR. FARTS ‘yoSITION OF BAR SNAP POSITION OF BAR SNAP EYELET PART “A” POCKET FLAP — URKE TWO — CUT FRom 1% oz. LEATHER, PART “B" WING INSERT COVER. = MAKE ONE — CUT FROM 1% 0. LEATHER, SEWIe LINE BAG. ENING No.3 PUNCH... HOLES FOR WING INSERT BINDER, 1 GU bog ning Fondnon” Leather Cul lo same sip as Back position of , ihly pocket-part 2 - (500 pattern) and vew pat E fo bag tning at bottom edge only. 2) sv Jew spper in port'D see patterns For sewing lines. [5] Ace port t in position, on part D; and sew the “IY ‘sidle only, as shown Cement edges of expansion pocket fo part Di- RT Bree EE Ges TE aed Bite a Sew part Band part 8 ts. part Dat edges sdicoled vee pee fr, aren lena fe eee sstoll olf ‘rob parks belire assembly ceMenr ‘ Bey ON Sew . Boce assenbled nl om 520) ipa ee, Meister Pet Ines of port Card Fale os shown og oe, ore soweD Say, WO oe eee alco fring Pe eee eae Aare Ge Toner tes tee Taready tesscille Bar ved body of bag " CUTTING PATTERNS ~ CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “ JUNIOR MISS 3 —( FOR MAKING AND ASSEMBLING YOUR OWN INTERIOR PARTS ! 4 CUT FROM 3¥2 oz. LEATHER, PART “E“urniry pocket SEWING LINE i eee eee sy Position oF, SNAP BAR EYELET ace PART "Cc" EXPANSION I COIN POCKET —MAKE OWE cur FROM i7%2 OZ. LEATHER | SEWING LINE Ce ' PPER, 794" 21 LEATHER cur FROM 1172 oz PART “D" zipper pockeT ¥ — PART gex SEWING LINE Posrrion oF LEFT Sipe oF EXPANSION Coit POCKET — PART "co" NON OF POCKET FLAP — PART “A” 0 AHOOK Kev case NUIE: for thoce mishing fo carve thee fecls-< Use ore oF he cesigns presen! LUA TG en anion cme tag desired, Cut trom skwer or/72 02. lealher Gment lo corved bock before assembly Sn sfall hey plote with eyelets of raped rivels 9 0000000000000009000 Saal ” Snap Shad 1 Me.4Panch —\\ baton Ss iS yeh ° KEY PLATE TAB Gf from V12.02 leather | Fosrtton of fey plate KEY CASE es002e ceo oe00000 Gl from #4 07 leaher Seo0e00000099000000 4 HOOK KEY CASE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS lace through comer Aoles twice a aligh nolches = Sorting end of lace 1s secured burying belucen feathers inside af — ihhen usta the whyp, Sich fey case Palleach Sch light as you go grain side Loce around pryject lace thraugh last tole, coming When using whip or sghe loop out between leathers Rh He clays Login of be ene of face unter separa) eee Thekess, of feathers 50 loci SWehes of hey fa. eee De tan end belween aber.” ght cut forces, and. and holes af lop and bottom Clea ALTERNATE DESIGN KNIFE curs Jiaagaroo Key cast screed 6 HOOK KEY PLATE OPPOSITE SDE WITH "KANGAROO ”” ! P POCKET ° POCKET FLAP ‘eur FROM Wa of, LEATHER, PREPARE KEY CASE BACK AS FOLLOWS: CARVE AND stamP 2 THE DESIGN NO. £ PUNCH % cenree*norcn” Link CBATHER 90300009 0000000 POSITION OF 4 alte “NOTCH” TO INDICATE BOTTOM OF POCKET CEMENT LINING TO © Flesi Swe OF Back POCKET te ‘TRIM OFF EXCESS, CUT FROM 1% oz. LEATHER, S @ PUNCH ALL HOLES. ° INCLUDING LACING holes. _—> Ow supsup © NOTE: = @ INSTALL SNAPS POEion oF Swap 1s cLoseR 5 Ho tor or Pockey Haw THE @ INSTALL Key PLATE. Borrom ° ° ° Ss ‘O1 opposiTe SIDE CENTRE ~NeTeH KEY CASE cut FROM. 3-4 of LEATHER, “Hangaroo” KEY CASE — Asse structions — LACE THEOVOH Gram Sipe FLESH SIDE LINING “NOTCHES! IDiaok by Caden hie oe ® Place Pocket tn positon ond ® Begin lacing of boom of pock “ite sie oh page ign conke nohes hats cenentarand etyes Be SURE fo et Lace wilh Singh or Double loop ‘end cement Solem edge implore (have ‘pocket nea! fof Wiich-- completely around Apply Micceea, eel G7 Steps milla Hi proper ee, TRACING PATTERN, FoR Wis DESIGN ON opposire ALTERNATE DESIGN KEY KADDY SiX- HOOK i. WD ROSE ih eee KEY PAK Bean LRONG Were Laing, LEATHER, He Bien gerne be Ined ad lcd, dh ested 08 (lous, free cod sane dog ae Te phle-lace USE No 2 EDceR On ALL EDGES. AND BURNISH PtIneH REY Pues ‘SNAP BUTTON BND sooner’ AND STUD No.3 Ponen 47 Hook KEY PAK KEY SLEEVE } ALTERNATE DESIGNS, ‘ON, , opposite SIDE. e@@@ P25 aio” Z) ¥; ee ore dey vg altel Be es OP off excessive sppper Tope EDGE PND BURNISH aut ebces FLESH SIDES | f Roce THER por spper so oy rng Is extended and tol oo be laced nko project Lace with Single or Double loop shileh. Aoply leather finish KEY Post HOLES F oY Sot eee . or. CAL ota ER TE | excowne , nar. EOYON : ( vaor~4 © CARVE - STAMP © DYE AS DESIRED O appr FINISH O ASSEMBLE O0T“ KEY CASE Seuiare curcuing carve-sramp MH Twr Kote curs S DYE AS DESIRED APPLY FINISH ASSEMBLE CUT LEATHER FROM 3oz. CALE OR COWHIDE. ALTERNATE DESIGN PHOTO PATTERN ON OPPOSITE SIDE “HOLSTER” KEY CASE. O CARvE-STAMP Ye" BAG PUNCH DYE AS DESIRED CUT LEATHER i wow gor eur | SELEZer ‘© apply FINISH } oR cowHiDEL © ASSEMBLE Snap BUTTON y x; > & om ed SIMULATE STITCHING WITH KNIFE CUTS. 51 SNOISSa ASW Aa» aLUNYaL IW 1» L008 Snoisad ssv> Asw SLUNASLIY 2 UIONTS ABH) " SINGLE POST KEY CASE No.3 PUNCH @ caRve-stamp @ DvE AS DESIRED @ APPLY FINISH @ AssemBLe SEE OPPOSITE SIDE evap abvion FOLD ‘nN’ SNAP KEY CASE @ caRve- Stamp @ DYE AS DESIRED @ APPLY FINISH @ ASSEMBLE SEE OPPOSITE SDE Ow No.3 PUNCH yO DOUBLE POST KEY CASE SNAP STUD. Q @ carve- stamp @ ve ns DesiReD @ APPLY FINISH e ASSEMBLE SEE OPPOSITE SIDE SINGLE POST KEY CASE CUT LEATHER FROM 3 or. CALF OR COWHIDE. FOLD 'N’ SNAP KEY CASE SIDE. CUT LEATHER FROM 3 oz. CALE ‘OR COWNIDE POUBLE POST S63) V463 AlO4 C425 KEY CASE. S632 CRAFTAID No. 2690 _— 6 HOOK KEY CASE ATTACH Key Puare “6. GRAIN SIDE. MOE UT hang is desired coment ‘ning to Mesh side af fey (ase offer carviag design Lastal soaps ond assemble as shown af left Boston hey Pole holder as shown above begin lacing in centve of Pie Holle. bury end of loce between bathers OF using Sch), facing aver end lo secure. gee uh Mthp Sh ar Sng loop Loce trough corner holes twice 1 Postion oF KEY _ fem Puate Hovde eb 00 0200000/000000000 cle 02 000000 POSITION OF KEY PLATE KEY PLATE HOLDER, CUT FROM 1% oe. LEATHER, No. 1 PUNCH TWO...6-HOOK KEY PLATES Spiral, je | KEY CASE when cultiig your own Prope, M13 tth- BE ae oe ees Se punching ‘acing holes in all party. be sure cut notch as indicated on patterns. We. 2070 . ee a Be ee Ee ee A > ee ee oO N @ ese 0 eee ede es SWAP BUTTONS Spiral Lire KEY CASE Comnent Inning fo Hesh side oF ‘art B Lining should cover only in Side row of holes a3 shown above Reipinh fo have holes in hig \ _fold edge of part A over | part B=: Lace Through correspond | lag hold next fo vafch Run lace | conn trough next hale ip the pr- | sre row of hgles. Contaue lac | Vag Hrough holes as shown by | Smalf arrow above eyelets or rivets PART wpe | cut from | 58 Va o2-leother ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Kesh side up Gran side yp eo OS nolehes Myr holes carehylly, cement edges of part tin ploce Kliga nalehes parts hand 8 and begin facing by bringing fece up Stra ER Oe Ein RS VAD Roy oe belween ports Rand 8 8 ouside vem { Continue facing lo begin tush tg ICOM COP GEE One down pelwecn pats ‘Hand B Cul off excess lace Lace through hole Inice af black arrow lold steps A-B-C (above) fo complelete lacing around the corner: Nel Lunch Hoy nash align ~ hoes th part a — ° ° AEY CASE Oe ° ° 25 & 0 Pesificn of X %o Key plates Big ie : $ S[ Lowa Qozd sees CRAFTAID ALPHABET No. 2690 eveteT EDGER ON BOTH SIDES OF TAGS TAGS COWHIDE, KEY IDENTIFICATION @ STAMP DESIGN @ DYE AS DESIRED © BURNISH EDGES @ APPLY FINISH @ INSTALL EYELET @ ATTACH CHAIN ADPITIONAL DESIGNS FOR KEY IDENTIFICATION TAGS KNIFE SHEATH POSITION OF STRAP SLoTs can BE ENLARGED Slot FoR FOR WIDER. waist BELTS. BELT 3 BS) - STRAP HANDLE ‘| eet CUT FROM 402 oe PARTS FROM LEATHER a | Goz. 70 Bex 4 COWHIDE O<. | Ya PATTERN REVERSE PATTERN TO COMPLETE. DESIGN, FOR OPPOSITE SIDE Designs for WATCHBANDS aa AFTER STAMPING THE ‘DESIGN, EDGE-BEVEL TOP. AND BOTTOM EDGE OF BOTH SIDES... FOR MORE. PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE. — \ ® CIRCLE EDGE SLICKER uM Plece oF FELT MOISTEN EDGES : AND BURNISH BY _ RUBBING Wind A Z cLomes, cLom oR EDGE PIN SLICKER, fre TIP: EDGES can BE NEATLY DYED BY DIPPING FELT IN DYE AND PULL- ING ALONG: THE EDGES APPLY YOUR FAVOURITE LEATHER FINISH tt tt tt tt “puoro | [TRACING PATTERN cur MORE _WATCHBAND PATTERNS ON THE REVERSE SIDE. STITCHING WATCHBAND tracinG PATTERNS meTAL LOOP LENGTHEN OR SHORTEN DESIGN To SIZE OF WATCHBAND USE DIVIDERS To MARK BORDER LINES. EVENLY BEVELERS/USED/ON ALL DESIGNS Es 498 F Pass 1BSs= HOW TOLACE Lacing puts the finishing touch to handmade leather articles. How good the finished product looks depends very much on the lacing. ‘Thus, how you lace, your technique and the finished Took, has a great deal of importance in the appearance of the finished product. With the following instructions and illustrations, plus a little practice, you will soon be doing a professional job of lacing. Always lace with front or outside of project facing lacer. THREADING THE NEEDLE oa Flesh side of lace g_—~CT Flesh side of taco Point the sived Cs ata Skive off one @ fend of lace Spring the threading wth a sharp end of the needte open, ienite Intert pointed ond ot smooth side up as shown, Close needle on lace and tap lightly with a mallet so that prongs pierce lace and lock in place. To remove lace, spring needle open as shown in Step 3. NOTE: You should load 2 yds. of lacing in lacing needle at a time. Working with longer pieces of lacing will be difficult and can cause the lacing to wear and become frayed as itis pulled through the lacing holes. Always lace with front or outside of project facing lacer. THE WHIP STITCH Make your lacing holes if the pro- ject is not pre-punched. Space the holes as shown above about 1/8” Begin lacing starting in between Thread the needle and then pierce from the edge and approximately the two layers of leather. Leave the opposite end of the lace with 3/16" apart. Be sure they are about %"" at the end where you a sharp knife leaving a slit of 1/8". spaced equally. slit the lace. Bs 1% Push needle through the second hole, then thread it through the slit in the end of the lace and ‘through the opposite hole, as shown. Spread the 2 leather layers and lace through the last hole, up between the leathers and through the Ist loose loop, as shown. a IE RUNNING STITCH nie ae Begin lacing just as you did for the Whip stitch Pull the beginning stitch up tight and continue lacing, pulling the stitches tight as you go. Pull stitch up tight. Continue lacing, tightening the lace as you go. Pull the first loop tight, over end of lace, as shown. Lace around the project leaving 2 loose loop in the 2nd hole from the beginning stitch. There will be one unlaced hole between your very first and your last stitch, as shown: Pull end of lace tight to take slack ‘out of last loop. Cut off the end of the lace with a sharp knife and tap all lacing flat with smooth: faced mallet. Push needle through the next hole from the back, through the slit ‘and out through the opposite hole in front, as shown, Gries ee eee Lace to the last hole and leave a Ioose loop in the second t0 the last hole. Pull stitch up tight to lock the lace. Continue lacing the rest of the project. one c= Sega? Push needie through last_hole. Spread leathers, push needle through next to last hole bringing needle up between leathers, Pull the loose loop tight and con: tinue pulling all the slack out of the lace cut ort Pall all stitching up tight and pull ‘end of lace tight. Cut off the end Of the lace close to the leather and tap all facing flat with smooth mallet. THE DOUBLE LOOP STITCH Beginning with the flesh side up pull the needle and lace through the Ist hole. Leave about %" of the lecing end and go on to lace the next hole. @ Pull the stitch under the bight snug but not tight. Lace through the next hole @ When lacing a corner, stitch it three times instead of just two. Be sure to go through bight on corner stitches. ® BIGHT ros Pull the stitch tight; lacing over the end you left free. This forms a cross or “bight” Follow the same procedure as in Steps 1 and 2 making a cross or bight. Once again go under the bight and pull the stitch snug =o Lace until only 5" or 6" of lacing romaifis. You will now have to splice with a new length of lace. (See splicing instructions) sith finger Push the needle under the cross or bight. Hold the end of the lace down on the opposite side. © Lace through the next hole. The fend of the lace can now be re- leased as itis now locked in place. 1 SPLICING INSTRUCTIONS © fj @ fe © = © e060 Soe 2: Lace with the old lacing up to the Insert newly threaded needle new lace. Push *he needle up down between leathers, 3-4 holes i fetween. the leathors again from lacing, pull out back side. and continue lacing your project through the Ist hole after the new Leave "of end weit the ld lace tace © mee Now begin lacing the rest of your Tuck the end of the old lacing Pull the old lace up tight, cut off project with the new length of between the leathers and lace over the end at an angle, allowing lace, Push needle under the bight it with the new lace so that it is about %" 10 remain 1s before for a double loop stitch. caught and won't show. Continue lacing and lace over tends, as instructed, to lock them in place HOW TOFINISH OUT YOUR DOUBLE LOOP STITCH @ o Use modeling stylus to pull endef From back side, pull end of lace From front side, pull end of lace lace free of stitches. ‘cut of hole. ‘out of the loop. Push stylus down between leathers and hook it over the end of the lace. @ Pull stitch tight and lace up through loop from the back side. All holes on the back side should be filled. Pull needle through. Push laced edges together to adjust starting loops for easier completion, Push needle through the last hole as shown. Bring it up between the leathers and out between the lacing, Pull end of lace out of hole and UP between leathers. Two empty holes should appear on front side, cone on the back Cut off the end of the lace you have pulled out and tuek the end Of the lace between the leathers. Lace through the next hole. Lace under the bight+. donot pull this stitch tight, Pull any slack out of the first loop and adjust lacing with fingers to make all your stitches appear equal @O we a Carefully cut off the end of this lacing. Tap lacing flat with a mallet or roll flat with @ wooden dowel Carefully cross over as shown. and push needle down through the loop. ®@ Pull the end of the lacing down tight. Make sure al stitches appear even and equally spaced. 3 30 APPLICATION OF LEATHER FINISHES Leather finishes are applied to protect the leather and preserve the qualities and appearance of genuine leather. Before applying the finisher there are several points which you should know. All tooling of the design must be completed before finisher is applied. Be sure that the surface area is clean and free of any dirt, dust or other matter. Remove all loose wool from sheepwool applicator so that it does not get into finish. Leather finishes must be applied prior to assembly. It is difficult to get a smooth even coat over a curved structural surface. pepe METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR PLAIN, NATURAL CARVED SURFACES: Care should be taken in applying finishes to leather to be sure that only a very light coating is applied. For best results pour some finish into a small glass or ceramic container, like a bowl, dish, etc. Soften the sheepwool applicator by rubbing into it a small amount of leather finisher. Dip applicator lightly in the finish and rub briskly on unprinted waste paper. Apply finisher to leather surface with a smooth circular motion. Be sure to cover the entire surface. A very light coat of finish is best. Apply it smoothly and evenly. Do not try to go back over the finished surface after the first coat is applied Move applicator in Pour Leather Finish into | _- a glass or caramic bow! eo fi For best results and to be — Remove all loose wool from Always apply finish by mov: sure you apply only a thin the sheepwool applicator. ing applicator in a circular costing of finish, use a glass Rub a small amount of finish motion. Don’t go back over (or ceramic container for the on the applicator to make it any part of the project after finish. easier to work with. finish is applied.