The Internet is an amazing resource to look up nearly everything that you want to do. There are a ton of tutorials and videos on leather carving. I spent a little bit of time watching some Youtube videos and reading up on leather carving about some of the basics, basic tools, etc., that I would need.
The Tandy leather store was having a September sale, so I picked up a few things that I didn't have just so I could play with leather carving:
- A basic stamp set
- a couple of Craftaid Templates that would act as my design (so I could concentrate on just the carving portion)
- scraps of veg-tanned leather for practice.
Here are a couple of the resources I looked at on the web. There are a lot, so I suggest doing a Google search on leather carving.
- Tandy's instructional YouTube videos on Stamping & Carving: