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  1. Describe, name, or explain the following:
    1. Sources or leather
    2. Curing and tanning of leather
    3. Kinds of dyeing, staining and polishing, and cleaning material used in leatherwork.

  2. Do the following:
    1. Identify at least five (5) different types of leather.
    2. Explain how to select and buy leather.
    3. Tell what kind of leather is best for each type of leatherwork such as: tooled and stamped or embossed articles like moccasins, wallet, shoes, bags, novelties, etc.

  3. Tell the proper use and care of leatherwork tools and equipment.

  4. Design patterns for at least three (3) different articles: wallet, leather case, shoes, belt, etc.

  5. Demonstrate at least three (3) types of lacing, and at least three (3) methods of braiding.

  6. Make at least three (3) pieces of hand-carved and laced articles: leather cases, purses, billfold, portfolios, handbags, belts, etc.


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