It has recently come to my attention that the handpieces for the In-Line Swivel Knife Sharpening System have not been pictured in the online catalog here at my store. This has been an oversight that involved the simple un-ticking of a box in my settings.
The handpieces have been out of stock for longer than I had anticipated. I have a batch here that just require some finishing and I hope to have them back in stock by June this year, 2020.
I apologise for any confusion and inconvenience that this has caused.
Well at long last I have this in print and available here at Red Ox Brand Tools. I’m pretty excited about this new book. It comes with several patterns to use with the techniques and concepts that are covered in depth throughout the book. It contains 220 illustrations, and presents a unique insight into the art of ornamental tooling in leather.
Please check it out here. https://redoxbrand.sagecreeksaddles.com/product/6467/
The Pendleton Leather Show is right around the corner. I’m excited about the classes I have on offer this year. I’ve tweaked a few things and I think the classes will be fresh and better than ever.
We will be hand stitching with European style pricking irons and expanding our hand stitching to include box stitching. As always, my extensive handouts will be included with each workshop.
Visit Pendleton Leather Show to sign up for classes
You can see full descriptions of the classes here on the new Class Information and Tool List page. This page includes two illustrated tool lists for a solid start to your tool kits, including a source for the tools discussed in my new book.
I’ll also have the new book Harmony and Life in Leather available at the show.
Filling In a Boot Top Layout
A few days ago my good friend requested some assistance with a layout for a pair of boots he is making. I made this little slideshow to illustrate how a layout can be filled by placing the main structures along the flow (or skeletal) lines, and then filling with the simple leaves descending from the flowers flowing back to the origin.
If you open this slideshow and advance frame by frame you will see it as a time lapse animation.
Follow the Flow
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I prepared a preview of several pages from within my book “Drawing Floral Patterns for Leather Tooling.” Please leave a comment, or email if you have questions. The book can be purchased at my store on this site. Be sure to register so you can be notified of future posts. Thanks for checking in, and please enjoy!