Classic Crafts. A Practical Compendium Of Traditional Skills

Margetts Martina

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 1990
Edition: Reprint

Description: 223 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Increased dissatisfaction with mass-produced goods has led to a huge revival of interest in traditional crafts. This is the first book to survey the work of some of today’s finest craftsmen and women and to show how you too can be part of this growing movement. A stunning book, with superb original photographs, detailed illustrations, and clear instructions, Classic Crafts Increased dissatisfaction with mass-produced goods has led to a huge revival of interest in traditional crafts. This is the first book to survey the work of some of today’s finest craftsmen and women and to show how you too can be part of this growing movement. A stunning book, with superb original photographs, detailed illustrations, and clear instructions, Classic Crafts shows the very best of crafts being practiced today and explains how they can be achieved by artisan and amateur alike.The crafts included cover the whole range of country and traditional skills as well as their modern interpretations. There are weaving, pottery, printing, carving, basketry, and many more, with thirty-five crafts included. Photographs throughout show both the skills and the magnificent objects they produce. In addition, projects devised especially for this book are described fully and illustrated so that they can be made easily in your own home.You can block-print a scarf, carve decoys, stencil tiles, create sheets of marbled paper, knit a stylish jacket with naturally dyed wools, make a toy wooden rocker, dry an arrangement of flowers to bring the countryside to any room, and make delicious traditional foods, including goat’s cheese with herbs, fresh cream fondants, and a harvest loaf. There are stunning projects for wood carving, candlemaking, jewelry, smocking, tassels, rag rugs, and toys—all in all, a wonderful array of gifts and treasures to make for yourself, your family, and friends.Jacqui Hurst sensitively portrays the craftsmen and women in their workshops through her magnificent photographs. The text that accompanies each craft is written by an expert in that particular field and is based upon interviews with the crafts-makers themselves.Classic Crafts is not only a sumptuous visual celebration of age-old traditions but also a handbook of practical skills and original designs. It allows everyone to experience the lasting enjoyment with his or her own hands. (less)

ISBN: 9780671687397

(189541)


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