The Leatherworking Handbook was written as a practical guide for those wishing to make hand stitched leathergoods. It is based upon my own experience and knowledge as a designer/maker, and is the book I wish was available to me when I first started. It was first published in 1993 and it has been continuously in print ever since. As 2013 will be the 20th anniversary of its publication we are planning an event at Walsall Leather Museum in September.
In 2005 the German edition was published followed by the Spanish edition. Approximately 100,000 English language copies have been sold to date which makes The Leatherworking Handbook an international best seller in the world of leather textbooks.
I started running leatherwork courses as a result of the success of the book and in response to requests to give classes.
Perhaps one day there will be a sequel…….
You can now buy The Leatherworking Handbook from MacGregor & Michael.
All copies are hand signed by the author Valerie Michael and posted directly to you.