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Origami Japanese Paper Folding, Asahi Origami Club
1 Asahi Origami Club Origami Japanese Paper Folding
Tokyo, Japan Japan Publications Trading Company 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
Color Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is a small circular spot of color loss where a price tag was removed. The text pages are clean and bright. Each page includes directions with illustrations and a pasted on sample. The paper at the rear of the book is missing. "We feel that, at this time, it is hardly necessary to give an explanation concerning Origami. A word, however, will be in order. Its history, though we cannot say with any degree of accuracy, goes back to antiquity, and it is not an exaggeration to say that this art-form, which relies on the beauty of simplicity, surpasses other similar art-forms anywhere." (Text is in English). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Handweaver's Pattern Book Revised Edition, Davison, Marguerite Porter
2 Davison, Marguerite Porter A Handweaver's Pattern Book Revised Edition
Swarthmore, PA Marquerite Porter Davison 1958 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Charles C. Denzler, E. Fletcher Brown 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in cmostly ean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and bumping. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some inky smell to the text pages from the illustrations. Laid in are two pages of "Drafts and Designes for Harness Weaves, including swatches. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing edge tears and a sizeable chip missing from the top front panel edge. "While the number of patterns is extensive, it is not exhaustive. It will serve to stimulate the inventive weaver, but gives a larger amuont of material from which the average weaver may draw information than has ever before been presented." "A Handweaver's Pattern Book is devoted soley to four-harness patterns which may be made by threading the warp through the heddles and developing them through treadle manipulation and tie-up of the harnesses. The pattern selection gives a wide variety of material for all types of weaving, whether professional or amateur." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Irish Crochet Lace D.M.C. Library, De Dillmont, Th. (editor) (Therese)
3 De Dillmont, Th. (editor) (Therese) Irish Crochet Lace D.M.C. Library
Alsace Mulhouse / D. M. C. Library 1920 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized (oblong) paperback book. The book is lacking the front cover and the spine has been taped along the spine. The book is in Good+ condition thus -- otherwise, the book is in very clean, bright condition. This oblong copy includes patterns for the "execution of work reproduced on the 7 plates without text" The patterns are on cloth and the first pattern is missing. The text pages are clean and bright. This edition is scarce in any condition. "Irish crochet lace is an invention of rather recent date, first produced in Ireland about the middle of last century in imitation of old Venetian point. It was first used like Venetian point for trimming articles of dress and household linen." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ridge Needlepointers Chapter: The American Needlepoint Guild The Fiber Book, Dubenetzky, Virigina (edited by The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn, Jr. )
4 Dubenetzky, Virigina (edited by The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn, Jr. ) Ridge Needlepointers Chapter: The American Needlepoint Guild The Fiber Book
Hobart, IN Virginia Dubenetzky / Self Published 1983 2nd Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine - the book also has punch holes for putting in a three ring binder. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The cardstock covers have some toning / foxing to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. Half of the pages (from page 55-96) have been bound upsidedown. This copy has been signed in ink, with an inscription, on the title page, by the author. " The Ridge Needlepointers Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild wanted a Fiber Book which would answer the question - What is this fiber, and how do I use it in Needlepoint? Nothing on the market met our needs, and after a conference with Father Bob and Doris Sheffer it was proposed to the membership that we make a Fiber Book of our own. It was decided that each fiber would have a page explaining what the fiber was, how it was packaged and what colors were available. In addition, we wanted to know if the color matched that of another product, what size mesh was most appropriate, the number of plys needed, needle size, stitchery tips and any other general information which would make stitching more effective." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Sts (stumpwork Technique Suggestion), Fishman, Sylvia C.
5 Fishman, Sylvia C. Sts (stumpwork Technique Suggestion)
Bogota, N. J. Sylvia C. Fishman 1985 1st Edition; 1st Printing Spiral bound Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized spiral bound paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have several spots of discoloration (especially the rear cover). The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the title page. "Stumpwork is a style of embroidery where the stitched figures are raised from the surface of the work to form a 3-dimensional effect. Stitches can be worked around pieces of wire to create individual forms such as leaves, insect wings or flower petals. This form is then applied to the main body of work by piercing the background fabric with the wires and securing tightly. Other shapes can be created using padding under the stitches, usually in the form of felt layers sewn one upon the other in increasingly smaller sizes. The felt is then covered with a layer of embroidery stitches." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Innovative Spinning Penguin Quill, Hight, Dee
6 Hight, Dee Innovative Spinning Penguin Quill
Boulder, CO Penquin Quill 1973 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription on the inside front cover of the book. "Penguin Quill Spindle Spinning Wheel The Penguin Quill spinning wheel is a single treadle spindle wheel. The whorl sits on the wheel which makes it spin. It quill looks like a drop spindle turned sideways. The diameter of the wheel is 15", spindle height approximately 24" and overall height 27." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Practical Pottery For Craftsmen and Students, Jenkins, R. Horace
7 Jenkins, R. Horace Practical Pottery For Craftsmen and Students
Milwaukee, WI The Bruce Publising Company 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (Myra Hughes) adhered to the front pastedown. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription, by the author, on the front endpaper. Laid-in is a newspaper article and photo of Humboldt State College professor of industrial arts, and author of this book, R. Horace Jenkins. There is a slightly inky smell to the book. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and small chips missing to the spine ends and corners. The rear cover has several spots of ground-in dirt and foxing. "Homecraftsmen are re-discovering pottery - and learning that this time-honored craft makes a hobby of absorbing interest and artistic self-expression." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Juki Knitting Text Book, Juki Sewing Machines
8 Juki Sewing Machines Juki Knitting Text Book
Japan Juki Sewing Machines 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W and Color Illustrations; C1960's. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book is written entirely in JAPANESE. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The book contains patterns and tips for making knit garments using the Juki Sewing / Knitting machine. "uki was a Japanese brand of knitting machines available in the 1960s. They were at one time marketed in the UK under the 'Singer' badge, but in the US under the 'Juki' badge. They are no longer in production and becoming increasing scarce. " 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Book Of Patterns For Hand-weaving  (From Drawings in the Pennsylvania Museum), Landes, John (with Threading Drafts and Notes by Mary Meigs Atwater) 1
9 Landes, John (with Threading Drafts and Notes by Mary Meigs Atwater) 1 A Book Of Patterns For Hand-weaving (From Drawings in the Pennsylvania Museum)
Hollywood, CA Southern California Handweaver's Guild, Inc. 1977 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Page 25 has been inserted upside-down and with the wrong title - It should be listed as Part II (of IV) , but shows Part IV. - checking the pages, all the text pages are correct and there is no duplication of patterns. " One of the most interesting documents in the all too meagre archives of American hand weaving is a book of drawings by one John Landes, who appears to have been a professional weaver of the Revolutionary period." This remarkable old pattern book is one of the treasures of the Frishmuth Collection in the Pennsylvania Museum, where many of the weaving fraternity have had the privilege of examining it. And it is through the generous permission of the museum that the present publication is made possible." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Indian Silverwork of the Southwest, Illustrated - Volume One, Mera, Harry P.
10 Mera, Harry P. Indian Silverwork of the Southwest, Illustrated - Volume One
Globe, AZ Dale Stuart King, Publisher 1960 2nd Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The object of this publication is to demonstrate through the medium of pictorial representations, the progress of evolution and various developments in Southwestern Indian silverwork from the early simple forms up to some of the later and more complex styles." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Batiks And How To Make Them, Mijer, Pieter
11 Mijer, Pieter Batiks And How To Make Them
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1928 8th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and wear. There are several spots of discoloration to the front cover and spine. The text pages are clean and bright. "Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, also spelled tjanting) , or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap (also spelled tjap). The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired. A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Nigeria; the batik of Indonesia, however, is the best-known." 
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Tapestry Weaving, Motte Looms
12 Motte Looms Tapestry Weaving
Santa Cruz, CA Motte Looms N.D. 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with self covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This is a promotional pamphlet from Motte Looms in Santa Cruz, California and dates to approximately 1980's. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Japanese Handicrafts Tourist Library Vol. 21, Okada, Yuzuru
13 Okada, Yuzuru Japanese Handicrafts Tourist Library Vol. 21
Tokyo, Japan Japan Travel Bureau 1959 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some toning and the front endpaper has a couple of small marks as well. The dust jacket has rubbing and some light bumping and beginning edge wear. "His descriptions of the six most artistic kinds of handicrafts 0 ceramics, glassware and cloisonne, metalware, wood and bamboo ware, lacquer ware, and fabrics - are reliable and concise, and he places a great deal of emphasis on their outstanding features." 
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Practical Canvas Embroidery A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources, Pesel, Louisa F. (preface by A. J. B. Wace)
14 Pesel, Louisa F. (preface by A. J. B. Wace) Practical Canvas Embroidery A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources
London, England B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is an Ex School library copy. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition overall, and was issued without a dust jacket. There are inked or ink stamped library marks on the front cover, front endpaper title page, dedication page and rear pastedown page. The text pages are clean and bright. "The creation of a successful and artistic piece of embroidery demands the harmonious combination of several factors. Though each of them may in itself be of high quality, it may well happen that the embroidery will not be satisfactory because the various factors have not been well combined." "Canvas work is a type of embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a canvas or other foundation fabric. Canvas work is a form of counted-thread embroidery. Common types of canvas work include needlepoint, petit point, and bargello. Early canvas work or needlepoint used tent, continental or basketweave stitches, with each stitch covering one canvas intersection. Bargello, first developed in Europe, uses colors and stitches across multiple canvas intersections to create motion and patterns. Modern methods have incorporated crewel and other embroidery stitches to add depth and differences not only by shading but by texture." 
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An Enquiry into Industrial Art in England, Pevsner, Nikolaus
15 Pevsner, Nikolaus An Enquiry into Industrial Art in England
Cambridge, England Macmillan Company / The University of Cambridge, England 1937 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a noticeable backwards slant to the spine of the book. The covers have some edge wear, bumping and noticeable fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "The aim of this book is to give a survey of the conditions and artistic value of design in English industries. to discover the conditions I had to go round and interview manufacturers, managers of department stores and shoips, principals and teachers of art schools, commercial designers, artists and architects, and to collect information from them." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Russian Peasant Design Motifs For Neddleworkers And Craftsmen, Stasov, V.
16 Stasov, V. Russian Peasant Design Motifs For Neddleworkers And Craftsmen
New York Dover Publications, Inc. N.D. Trade Edition Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Rake Knitting Patterns, Thompson, Bertha
17 Thompson, Bertha Rake Knitting Patterns
Milwaukee, WI The Bruce Publising Company 1923 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Ex-Library 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. Ex Library copy, removed from the Compton Sanitarium. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have rubbing, bumping and small spots of fraying. There is some bleeding to the red lettering of the title on the front page. The text pages are clean and bright. The only library markings are several inkstamp marks on each endpaper from the Compton Sanitarium, one green ink mark on the front endpaper, and and inkstamp on two text pages. This book was written by Bertha Thompson, who became the Summer School Principle for a while at Byrdcliffe Art Colony. "Byrdcliffe began life in 1903 as an idealized “brotherhood of artists, ” occupying former farmland on a broad Catskill hilltop. The primary sponsor was an anxious, idle, and philandering Englishman named Ralph Whitehead. His family had gotten rich by making felt during the Industrial Revolution, but Whitehead revolted against the ugliness of the machine age; like many young people, he became a follower of John Ruskin and other idealists who believed that handcrafted weavings, furniture, houses, etc. Offered a path to salvation. Today we call this the Arts and Crafts movement, and go to museums to look at furniture and other objects of the period. This includes furniture made at Byrdcliffe. Whitehead was also controlling, and enough artists got fed up with his ways that the fledgling community soon fell apart. Even so, Whitehead and his wife, Jane Byrd McCall, kept the place open to artists on a seasonal basis for many decades; so did their youngest son, Peter. Upon his death in 1975, Peter bequeathed the property to its current owner, the nonprofit Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild of Craftsmen. And it is the Guild which today operates the main building, the Villetta Inn, as an arts colony during the summer, and which also rents Quartette and a handful of other cabins and houses to artists and writers." Rake Knitting is better known today as Frame Knitting. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Practical & Artistic Basketry, Tinsley, Laura Rollins
18 Tinsley, Laura Rollins Practical & Artistic Basketry
New York A. S. Barnes Company 1904 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is one small ink mark to the bottom rear book cover. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean bright condition. There is a bit of spotting to the top edge the first several text pages that might be from a paperclip. "Ornamental learing is a thing of the past and industrial and practical development is taking its place. It is not the purpose of the author to discuss the advisability of giving to every child an opportunity to unfold the mental, moral, and physical faculties simultaneously, thus giving an ideal and symmetrical education, but to suggest some of the ways by which these desired results may be attained." 
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Mexican Popular Arts, Toor, Frances
19 Toor, Frances Mexican Popular Arts
Mexico Frances Toor Studios 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by L. Allice Wilson 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light foxing to the spine joints and some light rubing to the corners and edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "At the present time the beauty of the Mexican popular arts is in danger, due to the tremendously increased demand for them. Strangely enough the craftsmen are not greatly benefited; the yare not receiving sufficient bread in return for the beauty they produce." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Vogue's New Book For Better Sewing, Vogue, Prepared by Vogue Pattern Service
20 Vogue, Prepared by Vogue Pattern Service Vogue's New Book For Better Sewing
New York Simon & Schuster 1952 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and beginning nicking. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning. The dust jacket has edge wear, chipping, nicking and several large edge tears. "Vogue patterns started in 1899 as a weekly feature of Vogue magazine. The patterns could be purchased by mail at the cost of 50 cents. It was only available in size 36. The first pattern were hand cut on Rosa Payne's dining room table... Talk about a cottage industry. In 1909 Conte Nast bought Vogue and Mr. Nast increased the rage of the styles and sizes. In 1914 Conte Nast formed the Vogue Pattern Company and in 1916 patterns were sold in department stores for the first time. Through the years branches were opened in Canada (1926) , London (1933) and Australia (1939). 1931 brought the Couturier Line and introduced new large format envelopes. In 1949 Vogue added the Paris Original Patterns from French Couturiers and was the only company authorized to duplicate these fantastic designs. In 1956 Vogue Incorporated the International Designer Pattern into their Couturier line and in 1953 announced millinery designs from Mr. John and later added hats from Patou, John Fredricks and Sally Victor . In 1961 Butterick pattern licensed the name and began to produce patterns under the Vogue name. Vogue patterns were copyright dated on the envelopes from 1950 to 1958." 
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Practical Canvas Embroidery A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources, Pesel, Louisa F. (preface by A. J. B. Wace)
Practical Canvas Embroidery A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources

Tapestry Weaving, Motte Looms
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