Learning to Basket Stamp leather is relatively straightforward and one of the first decorative skills we learn in leatherwork. This tool and the design that it creates has been around for well over a century and works great to cover a project quickly and easily.
One of the more challenging tasks that come up in some projects is Basket Stamping around a brand, figure or object that is in the middle of a piece. Many times this can lead to a pattern that becomes off course and just doesn’t seem to work. This can lead to a project, or at least a piece of it, having to be remade to correct the mistake in the pattern.
I have created this Quick Tip video to show you how I work around this issue. This video will show you my technique for insuring that my basket stamp, or any other geometric pattern, will maintain its course around an object and be correct.
If you have had trouble with this in the past, then check out this video and see if this little tip can help you on future projects.
Here is a video we did in the past on “Basket Stamping a Leather Belt Quickly” if you want to see a little more on basket stamping leather.
Basket Stamp design has been, and will continue to be, one of the most attractive and popular geometric designs when it comes to leatherwork. No matter if it is on a belt, wallet, holster, or even a saddle, this conservative pattern seems to appeal to the majority of consumers. Learning to run one of these stamps can have a positive impact on the products that you design.