International Guild of Knot Tyers

Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding by Bruce Grant

Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding by Bruce Grant

Cornell Maritime Press Inc. 2011 ISBN 9780870331619

This masterpiece by the late Bruce Grant contains all the braiding material from his two earlier books Leather Braiding and How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear (see Issue 3); and it is expanded with more than 200 pages of new material. There are more than 350 illustrations and photographs - real archive stuff. Although written for leather-workers, knot-tyers can extend their repertoire considerably by following his guidance step-by-step. The book contains perhaps the most detailed treatment of Turks Heads outside Ashley enhanced by Larry Spinelli’s painstakingly drawn staged diagrams.