Author(s): Otis Ingrams; Simon Brown (Photographer)
Leather is beautiful and incredibly satisfying to work with. As a natural and sustainable material, it has intrinsic value and each piece has unique character. Leather Works shows you how to make 20 stylish items from leather, from objects for the home, such as a woven bench or log basket, to lifestyle accessories such as bags, a sunglasses case or an apron. Alongside the project, you can master core craft skills that will allow you to produce elegant and durable pieces, such as hand-stitching, weaving, riveting and lacing. Working with leather is a tidy, portable craft that requires little space - all of the tools and materials can be readily purchased and all you need is a small dining table. A contemporary design ethos allied to traditional techniques brings this craft firmly into the 21st century. Book jacket.
Otis Ingrams is the founder of OTZI, a leather design studio in East London. OTZI was born out of Otis's desire to design timeless, functional and durable leather items that people engage with on a daily basis. Working to individual briefs, OTZI promotes close working relationships with designers, interior designers, artists, makers and brands to create unique and functional pieces.