Leatherworking is the art of using tools to fashion leather into different shaped objects such as bookmarks, wallets and decorative wall art. Anyone can learn the skills necessary to create beautiful leather goods, but in order to achieve the right effects itâs necessary to have the right tools. Leatherworking tools can be used to carve, scrape, pierce and shape the leather as necessary to make an item. and can include a plough gauge which is used to cut straps, a skiving knife for trimming leather to make it thinner, and an overstitch wheel for puncturing stitching holes.
Leatherworking is an ancient craft that has been practiced for thousands of years and it is a technique that is still used by many today to create amazing items which can be kept or given away as gifts. All you need to get started is some soft leather and a few basic tools. You can also choose to teach yourself or attend a course to help you learn the basic skills needed to make a wide variety of leather items. Once youâve also acquired your own leatherworking tools, you can develop your skills and build on your collection each time you add a new technique to your leatherworking repertoire.