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Wallpaper Its History Design and Use, Ackerman, Phyllis
1 Ackerman, Phyllis Wallpaper Its History Design and Use
New York Tudor Publishing Company 1938 New Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and light fraying. There are several small tears to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper (Margaret Y. Donnell). The rear inner hinge is cracked. "Wallpaper, using the printmaking technique of woodcut, gained popularity in Renaissance Europe amongst the emerging gentry. The social elite continued to hang large tapestries on the walls of their homes, as they had in the Middle Ages. These tapestries added color to the room as well as providing an insulating layer between the stone walls and the room, thus retaining heat in the room. However, tapestries were extremely expensive and so only the very rich could afford them. Less well-off members of the elite, unable to buy tapestries due either to prices or wars preventing international trade, turned to wallpaper to brighten up their rooms. Early wallpaper featured scenes similar to those depicted on tapestries, and large sheets of the paper were sometimes hung loose on the walls, in the style of tapestries, and sometimes pasted as today. Prints were very often pasted to walls, instead of being framed and hung, and the largest sizes of prints, which came in several sheets, were probably mainly intended to be pasted to walls." 
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Cross-stitch, Alexander, Vera C.
2 Alexander, Vera C. Cross-stitch
London, England SIR Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized book with cardboard covers and a linen spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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A Rendezvous with the Book, Armitage, Merle
3 Armitage, Merle A Rendezvous with the Book
Brooklyn, NY George McKibbin & Son 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is some ground-in dirt to the covers, especially the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. This is Monograph No. 3 of the McKibbin Monograph Series. "Merle Armitage, one of America's leading advocates of modern culture, collected with the same zest he demonstrated in other aspects of his remarkable life. An avant-garde book designer, he also was the local administrator of various federal art projects and one of the country's most successful theater impresarios. Settling in Los Angeles in 1921, Armitage founded the Los Angeles Grand Opera Association and later managed the Philharmonic Auditorium, bringing Martha Graham and Leopold Stokowski here and staging the first L. A. Performance of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess." 
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Origami Japanese Paper Folding, Asahi Origami Club
4 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). 
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Bookbinding, and the Care of Books The Artistic Crafts Series of Technical Handbooks, Cockerell, Douglass  (series edited by W. R. Lethaby)
5 Cockerell, Douglass (series edited by W. R. Lethaby) Bookbinding, and the Care of Books The Artistic Crafts Series of Technical Handbooks
New York D. Appleton and Company 1903 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The bottom corners have some light paper loss as well. There are several small spots of discoloration to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Before the computer age, the bookbinding trade involved two divisions. First, there was Stationery binding (known as vellum binding in the trade) which deals with making new books to be written into and intended for handwritten entries such as accounting ledgers, business journals, blank books, and guest log books, along with other general office stationery such as note books, manifold books, day books, diaries, portfolios, etc. Second was Letterpress binding which deals with making new books intended to be read from and includes library binding, fine binding, edition binding, and publisher's bindings. A result of the new bindings is a third division dealing with the repair, restoration, and conservation of old used bindings." 
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Pottery For Artist Craftsmen & Teachers, Cox, George J.
6 Cox, George J. Pottery For Artist Craftsmen & Teachers
New York MacMillan Company 1933 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by George J. Cox 
B&W Illustrations; Tis book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have some ground-in dirt and some spots of fading / discoloration to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block have ground-in dirt. The dust jacket has several small edge tears and ground-in dirt. 
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A Handweaver's Pattern Book Revised Edition, Davison, Marguerite Porter
7 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." 
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Irish Crochet Lace D.M.C. Library, De Dillmont, Th. (editor) (Therese)
8 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." 
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A Manual On Pottery Craft, Divine, J. A. F. and G. Blanchford
9 Divine, J. A. F. and G. Blanchford A Manual On Pottery Craft
Peoria, IL Manual Arts Press 1947 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W 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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have some light generalized toning. The bottom edge of the text block has a strip of ground-in dirt. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of smallish chips missing. 
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Ridge Needlepointers Chapter: The American Needlepoint Guild The Fiber Book, Dubenetzky, Virigina (edited by The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn, Jr. )
10 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 
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Sts (stumpwork Technique Suggestion), Fishman, Sylvia C.
11 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 
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Craft Patterns  (Vol. 5 No. 10. 1944 Fall-Winter 1945), Hall, A. Neely
12 Hall, A. Neely Craft Patterns (Vol. 5 No. 10. 1944 Fall-Winter 1945)
Elmhurst, IL A. Neely Hall Productions 1945 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format booklet with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. This is a catalogue of a group of arts and crafts projects that could be ordered for woodworking, crafts, sports equipment, and more. "Eventually Hall's writings expanded into a business. He and his brother, illustrator Norman P. Hall, founded Craft Patterns, designing and producing patterns in their home studio. The company grew until they built a store on the northeast corner of North Avenue and Route 83 in 1948. Although A. Neely Hall died in 1959, the business, run by other members of the family, continued in Elmhurst until 1986." 
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Craft Patterns (no. 1030)  Hardware Cabinet, Hall, A. Neely
13 Hall, A. Neely Craft Patterns (no. 1030) Hardware Cabinet
Elmhurst, IL A Neely Hall Productions 1920 Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is one sheet, folded four time to make a booklet. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet is mostly clean and bright, with some beginning generalized toning. This booklet contains the pattern for a woodworking project to make a hardware cabinet. "Albert Neely Hall was born in Chicago in 1883, graduated from Lewis Institute in 1901 and Chicago School of Architecture in 1902. He and his wife, Bertha Cassidy Hall, moved to their home at 177 E. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst in 1916. Hall was an accomplished craftsman. He wrote a syndicated column that ran in newspapers across the country. He also contributed to magazines. In the December 1911 issue of Delineator he wrote an article titled "Christmas Gifts You Can Make in Your Workshop," suggesting a key-board, a necktie-rack, a spool rack, and a sleeve board. As Hall wrote, "useful, home-made Christmas gifts, bound to last for a year at least, and the cost of all combined will not exceed a dollar at the most." Hall also authored sixteen books including The Boy Craftsman, Home Handicraft for Girls, and Homemade Games and Games Equipment. He had a workshop in his house where he developed lans, pictures and drawings of handicraft projects described in his writings. " 
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Innovative Spinning Penguin Quill, Hight, Dee
14 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 
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Practical Pottery For Craftsmen and Students, Jenkins, R. Horace
15 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 
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Juki Knitting Text Book, Juki Sewing Machines
16 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. " 
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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
17 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.
18 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." 
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Batiks And How To Make Them, Mijer, Pieter
19 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
20 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. 
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