The Poppy Decoration

The treatment should be similar to that recommended for repousse. The finished leather work should be mounted on a wooden frame, and this will permit of a fair amount of relief. A fairly stout piece of hide will be needed, which, when fully raised and worked, may be stained .1- desired.

The Pierced Metal Decoration (Page 292

There is no reason why the leather worker should not work up this design directly on the leather, either simply tooled or slightly raised. A good effect could be produced with little trouble. A.C.H.

The Umbrella Strap may either be cut, pressed only, or raised, but I recommend the flat treatment, as the strap is to be bent round the umbrellas. Sew on a small buckle where indicated and punch some holes along the narrow strip, and the thing is made. E. S.