Dining chairs – replaced fabric with leather, replaced foam. Carved and tooled dragon images into the vegetable tanned leather inserts. Then used Mexican braid to lace them into the backs.

This video is showing the usage of a swivel knife for carving of a dragon’s image on the vegetable tanned leather.

Leather carving and tooling starts with an image transfer. This is a pretty boring task, so I accelerated it to run faster (on the video). There are only few points that you need to follow to get it done properly: 1) choose an image with a lot of details – scars, irregularities, wrinkles – more
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This video shows how to create a Mexican basket applique (it also called the Round braid). Annotations explain the workflow and details. Due to Youtube’s limitations, annotations are invisible on mobile devices, but you can read them below. – There are 2 parallel lines marked with a wing divider. – The inner circle holes are
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This video shows the process of stamping and tooling an image of a dragon on a piece of the vegetable tanned leather. Stamps – B203 and F896 were used to bevel and then flatten the background to make the design stand out. Most of the work was done with 8039-01 stylus and another one made
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