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Leatherwork Books - Ron Edwards
 

Plaiting, Whipmaking, and Leatherwork Books.

If you want to learn to plait, or knot, make whips, saddles, dog leads or fancy belts, these books , will give you detailed instructions on how to do it, with lots of images of each step in the , process to make learning easy.

Ron is well known in Australian leatherworking and whipmaking circles and his images are drawn as the project progresses for complete clarity.

Ron was an artist who drew all the images in his books as he went along, so these books have a unique feel to them.

Capturing the Australian bush and the people who live there was a passion of Rons, and his detailed images of early life in this, sometimes harsh environment, allow us to feel what it was like living in isolation on stations.

He has also written books on the tools and toys of the pioneers of Australia, and because of that we can still make do with wire and leather when it's needed and you are a long way from a shop.

 

#1 Beginning Leatherwork

 

#1 Beginning Leatherwork

A book for the complete beginner. It tells how to buy leather, basic tools needed, how to apply designs, colour work, and simple lacing techniques.

A few easy projects complete with full directions, plus a 20 page section of traceable designs.

The first book of its type published in Australia. 64 pages, 180 drawings.

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Contents: Introduction, buying leather etc, Whip stitch, Comb case, Key Ring Tag, Key Ring on Belt Loop, Stockman's Belt, Wallet Wrist Band, Simple Whip, Thongs, Padded Thongs, Double Pocket Wallet, Double Cordover, Cooler Cover, Key Case, Koala Purse.

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#3 Leather Lacing Manual

 

 

 

 

 

#3 leather lacing

Step-by-step instructions on all popular lacing techniques such as, Whip Stitch, Wide Whip, Mummy Wrapping, Back Whip, Cross Stitch, Round Braid, Single Cordover, Double and Triple Cordovers, Lazy S, Dot Stitch, Baggin's Stitch.

 

20 pages, 127 drawings.

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Contents: Three Plait, Five Plait, Dog Collar, Collar for a Small Dog, Three Plait, Another Method, Seven Plait, Multiple Strand Plaits, Home made Gang Cutter, Gulf Knot, Trinity Knot,

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# 15 Plaiting Names in Whips

Tells how to plait names in whips in the traditional method.

Also explains how to do chain braid, saw tooth braid, 8 strand centre-weave, Lee's plait, repairing a broken whip, repairing a broken whip keeper and a tying hitich for a whip.

28 pages and 157 drawings.

 

 

Contents: Chain Braid, Sawtooth Braid, 8 Strand Centre Weave, Lee's Plait, Plaiting Names, Repairing a Broken Whip, Repairing a Broken Whip Keeper, Tying Hitch for a Whip,

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#17 Crocodile Ridge Belts

 

Contains a number of methods of plaiting crocodile ridges in kangaroo hide belts.

It begins with 8 strand belts with a single centre ridge and then goes on to 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 18 plaits.

14 strand double row, 6 strand triple row and 24 strand triple row are also explained.

28 pages, 150 drawings.

 

 

 

 

Contents: 8 Strand, Knobby Croc Ridge, 10 Strand Knobby Croc Ridge, 10 Strand Herringbone Croc Ridge, 11 Strand Croc Ridge, 12 Strand Croc Ridge, Adding extra Strands, 13 Strand Croc Ridge, 14 Strand Croc Ridge, 15 Strand Croc Ridge, 16 Strand Croc Ridge, 18 Strand Croc Ridge, Multiple Row Ridges, 14 Strand Double Row, 16 Strand Triple Row, 24 Strand Triple Row Croc Ridge, Finishing off the Belt,

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#18 Bridles Plaited and Plain

 

 

All measurements are given for th different styles of bridles included in this book, not only plain leather ones, but the plaited type too.

 

Also included is a simple rope bridle for emergencies and all the knots and ends that are needed for the plaited bridles.

 

Contents: Measurements, Tools, How-to, Flat plait of 8 strands for brow band, Throat Latch, Cheek straps, Keepers, Exhibition Plaited Bridle, Reins, Changing flat to round reins, 8 strand button end, Two colour pineapple knot, Bridle without rings or buckles, Extended Head Bridle, Barcoo Bridle, Rope Bridle, Fiador Knot (partial).

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