The Leatherworking Handbook was written as a practical guide for those wishing to make hand stitched leathergoods. It is based upon experience and knowledge developed and learnt over many years as a designer/maker. It was first published in 1993 and it has been continuously in print ever since which makes 25 years.
In 2005 the German edition was published followed by the Spanish edition. Approximately 130,000 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 the many requests from people from all over the world who needed help to realise their ambition of becoming designers and makers of hand stitched leather goods. Many of these have gone on to set up studios/workshops making leathergoods, having developed their their own style and ranges.