Craftaids are transparent acrylic sheets with raised designs and patterns that can be pressed into dampened leather to leave a lightweight emboss. Many people use this emboss to act as a pattern for their carving and tooling, and they can also be used to give a light subtle emboss.

Craftaids are also ideal for use with young people to give them an outline that can be coloured in.

To use, lay the acrylic sheet with the ridges face down onto dampened leather and using a stylus or modelling spoon rub over the areas and press down to leave the impression in the leather.

The sheets can be used time after time. Each one has a cover with illustrations to show how the designs can be tooled and the stamps used are indicated with arrows.

If you would like to learn or improve your carving skills we also run workshops teaching this wonderful craft.