Lately, I have been seeing this type of pattern on leather by many of my Japanese leather crafters. I just found it to be really cool looking. So, I thought that I would give it a try. One disadvantage for me was that most of these crafters had special tools to make the tooling marks. Never fear....with a couple of try-outs, I tested a couple of tool combination and with a little sweat equity I was able to make it work out.
So I put a simple pattern together and got my piece of leather ready to try this out.
Here is a close up look at the pattern drawn on the cased leather.