Book Reviews taken from Amazon.co.uk

These book reviews are taken from amazon.co.uk, you can go to the website to see the full set of reviews.

 

‘Really excellent how-to book’
I’d like all how-to books to be made this way. It just tells you everything you need to know in a clear manner, and moves you on the way of leatherworking through projects of increasing difficulty. If you wanna know about leathercrafting, you can’t use your money better.
Reviewer: stefano@sbcweb.com (Roma, Italy)

‘All you need to know’
It is often difficult when you approach a subject with little or no knowledge as to the best place to start. This was the same with me and leatherworking.

However, this book has proved to be invaluable to me. It is clear, concise and easy to follow, taking you from the basics to advanced with confidence. There are no corners cut and the manner is authoritative without being intimidating.

A thoroughly good manual and an essential for anyone taking up this fascinating craft.
Reviewer: marcwhiffen , London UK

‘LOVE IT – GREAT FIND’
This book was recommended to me to buy when I took an interest in leatherworking, and it was out of stock at the time from a different seller and I was told to come to amazon for it and lo and behold amazon had it. So bought it quick smart and I must say that I love the content as it has clear directions on how to use leather and mould it into the shape that you want – which was what was crucial to my being able to work with leather. The explanation on the type of leather to use and which is the best and worse kind is also a bonus. Valerie wrote a great and valuable guide to this craft. 
By Edith N’zoghe (uk)

‘It is often difficult when you approach a subject with little or no knowledge as to the best place to start. This was the same with me and leatherworking.  However, this book has proved to be invaluable to me. It is clear, concise and easy to follow, taking you from the basics to advanced with confidence. There are no corners cut and the manner is authoritative without being intimidating. A thoroughly good manual and an essential for anyone taking up this fascinating craft.’

‘Ideal for the beginner, informative yet accessible.’
Reviewer: Paul New, Wiltshire.UK

‘From fumbling blindly and trying to learn the basics of what seems to be a dying skill I was delighted to discover Valerie Michael’s book. It is well written and illustrated clearly, the background information is useful without being baffling to the novice, and the projects are easy enough for developing essential skills but challenging enough to maintain interest. I feel I am no longer fumbling blindly, and know how to direct my practice of this enjoyable craft. Well done Valerie!,

‘A different perspective than US Western’
Reviewer: Liana Winsauer, USA

‘This book is a welcome addition to my leatherworking library. Particularly since the styles are similar to my own tastes – very plain, but elegant. Very different from the typical US type of leatherworking with lots of tooling, buckstitching, etc. Not that I don’t appreciate that style also – I have a huge stack of Ann & Al Stohlman’s books that I regularly re-read – but it is nice to see something *different*. The techniques, also, are a bit different in some cases, which I also appreciate. As the author is British, some of the terms and tools may seem unfamiliar at first. However, there are either the “American-English” equivalents listed, or it’s clear what is meant from skimming the text. A definite addition to any leatherworkers ‘library.’