Arts And Crafts

Arts And Crafts

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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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Ridge Needlepointers Chapter: The American Needlepoint Guild The Fiber Book, Dubenetzky, Virigina (edited by The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn, Jr. )
3 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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Practical Pottery For Craftsmen and Students, Jenkins, R. Horace
4 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
5 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. 
Price: 40.00 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
6 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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Japanese Handicrafts Tourist Library Vol. 21, Okada, Yuzuru
7 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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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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)
8 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." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Practical & Artistic Basketry, Tinsley, Laura Rollins
9 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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mexican Popular Arts, Toor, Frances
10 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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Flower Arrangement Art of Japan, Wood, Mary Cokely
11 Wood, Mary Cokely Flower Arrangement Art of Japan
Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle Company 1954 Popular Reprint Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some bumping and creasing to the corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "The increasing interest in Japanese flower arrangement is the excuse for the appearance of this book. It is meant to be just an introduction to the simplest rules of the line and design arrangement termed Japanese Floral Art as I was taught it in Japan in the late 90's before westernization had touched it." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Woodstock Craftsman's Manual A Straight Ahead Guide to: Weaving, Pottery, Macrame, Beads, Leather, etc...., Young, Jean
12 Young, Jean Woodstock Craftsman's Manual A Straight Ahead Guide to: Weaving, Pottery, Macrame, Beads, Leather, etc....
New York Praeger Publishers 1972 3rd Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright but does have some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners. "A straight-ahead guide to eleven popular revival crafts, written and illustrated by young craftsmen from Woodstock, New York." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Practical & Artistic Basketry, Tinsley, Laura Rollins
Practical & Artistic Basketry

Ridge Needlepointers Chapter: The American Needlepoint Guild The Fiber Book, Dubenetzky, Virigina (edited by The Rev. Robert E. Blackburn, Jr. )
Ridge Needlepointers Chapter: The American Needlepoint Guild The Fiber Book

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
A Book Of Patterns For Hand-weaving (From Drawings in the Pennsylvania Museum)

 
 
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