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Learning To Weave

Author : Deborah Chandler
ISBN : 159668139X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Originally published in 1995, more than 40,000 weavers have used this unparalleled study guide to learn from scratch or to hone their skills. Written with a mentoring voice, each lesson includes friendly, straightforward advice and is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. Crafters need only to approach this subject with a willingness to learn such basics as three methods for step-by-step warping, basic weaving techniques, project planning, reading and designing drafts, the basics of all the most common weave structures, and many more handy hints. Beginners will find this guidebook an invaluable teacher, while more seasoned weavers will find food for thought in the chapters on weave structures and drafting.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn To Weave With Anne Field

Author : Anne Field
ISBN : 1570766185
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 76.83 MB
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Taking a project-based approach and with a well-founded understanding of the complexities of her craft, Anne deftly guides learners through the essential weaving techniques. Basic information on types of looms and what each is best suited for, how to thread or warp the loom and getting underway is followed by step-by-step instructions for 11 projects, including practical table runners, mats and cushion covers, wearable wraps, scarves, and a reversible jacket, through to a decorative wall hanging.
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Learning In Places

Author : Zvi Bekerman
ISBN : 0820467863
Genre : Education
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"Learning in Places" is a concerted effort undertaken by an outstanding group of international researchers to create a resource book that can introduce academic, professional and lay readers to the field of informal learning/education and its potential to transform present educational thinking. The book presents a wealth of ideas from a wide variety of disciplinary fields and methodological approaches covering multiple learning landscapes - in museums, workplaces, classrooms, places of recreation - in a variety of political, social and cultural contexts around the world. "Learning in Places" presents the most recent theoretical advances in the field; analyzing the social, cultural, political, historical and economical contexts within which informal learning develops and must be critiqued. It also looks into the epistemology that nourishes its development and into the practices that characterize its implementation; and finally reflects on the variety of educational contexts in which it is practiced.
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Made In Mexico

Author : W. Warner Wood
ISBN : 9780253351548
Genre : Art
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The story behind the international trade in Oaxacan textiles
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Making Knowledge

Author : Trevor H. J. Marchand
ISBN : 9781444391480
Genre : Social Science
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Making Knowledge presents the work of leading anthropologists who promote pioneering approaches to understanding the nature and social constitution of human knowledge. The book offers a progressive interdisciplinary approach to the subject and covers a rich and diverse ethnography. Presents cutting-edge research and theory in anthropology Includes many beautiful illustrations throughout The contributions cover a rich and diverse ethnography Offers a progressive interdisciplinary approach to the eternal questions concerning ‘human knowledge’ Contributions by leading scholars in the field who explore a wide range of disciplines through an anthropological perspective
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Ethics In Ethnography

Author : Margaret D. LeCompte
ISBN : 9780759122109
Genre : Social Science
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This is Book 6 of 7 in the Ethnographer's Toolkit, Second Edition. Ethics in Ethnography explores the burgeoning field of research ethics and addresses how both formal and informal ethical considerations underpin good ethnographic research. Coming from the position that no particular research design is more or less prone to generate ethical issues, LeCompte and Schensul open this volume with a short history of formal oversight for human research and address the formal ethical responsibilities incumbent upon researchers. Next, they consider how informal or “everyday” ethics affect researchers’ daily interactions in the field. In recognition of the shift toward team-based field research, the authors pay special attention to ethics related to collaborative research. The book concludes with an examination of new challenges and issues ranging from new field realities to the ethics of interpreting research results. As with all books in the series, this title features case studies, checklists, key points to remember, and additional resources to consult; the result is a uniquely detailed and eminently useful introduction to the ethical conduct of ethnography. Other books in the set: Book 1: Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research: An Introduction, Second Edition by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul 9780759118690 Book 2: Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach by Stephen L. Schensul, Jean J. Schensul, and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122017 Book 3: Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122031 Book 4: Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach edited by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122055 Book 5: Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Data: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul 9780759122079 Book 7: Ethnography in Action: A Mixed Methods Approach by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122116
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Weaving Rag Rugs

Author : Tom Knisely
ISBN : 9780811758673
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Every weaver weaves a rag rug--or two, or three. In this long-awaited book, well-known weaver and teacher Tom Knisely shares his knowledge and expertise in this collection of favorite rag rug patterns.
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Next Steps In Weaving

Author : Pattie Graver
ISBN : 1620336278
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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There is a lot to learn about weaving! In this beautiful book by Pattie Graver, former Managing Editor of Handwoven magazine, you'll be explore a variety of weave structures and concepts in depth and detail including twill, colour-and-weave, overshot, summer and winter, lace, and doubleweave.Next Steps in Weaving is an organized compendium of information and troubleshooting advice on several common weave structures, based on the author's own frustrations while learning to weave. Given what seemed to be solid instruction, Pattie nevertheless often ran into problems: the fabric looked significantly different, had the wrong texture or drape, biased or took in too much, or rendered a beautiful pattern nearly invisible. Based on twenty years of hands-on experience, classes, self-teaching, information from publications, and skills learned from other weavers, Next Steps in Weaving both saves the reader endless time spent researching what went wrong and how to fix, and also helps new weavers discover their own weaving identity or focus.There is a lot to learn in weaving and while new weavers grasp the basics, they also often find it difficult to decide the next step in order to grow their new skills. By introducing new weavers to various structures and concepts via a hands-on experience, Next Steps in Weaving gives them what they need to design and execute future projects well, while helping them avoid or fix common mistakes. And it will hopefully whet their appetite to dive deeper into one or more of the topics covered. The topics include several popular weaves: twill, colour-and-weave, overshot, summer and winter, lace, and doubleweave.For each structure, Pattie presents a thorough explanation of the weaving process, a project or a sampler, and includes variations where appropriate. For example, one might weave a twill scarf with a solid colour warp and weft. To take this to the next step, she shows how to use a shaded or striped warp, how to introduce multiple weft colours, how to vary the treadling, or how to use a different yarn (e.g. wool versus cotton). Throughout, she addresses common problems that new (and experienced) weavers encounter in each technique, or offers tips on easier weaving or creating better fabric. The overall concept is not just how to weave, but how to weave well, focusing on the details and tricks that emphasize craftsmanship and superior execution.Next Steps in Weaving is different from other recent books because it deals with multiple topics and is written for experienced beginners. Although it includes projects and drafts, the book focuses on understanding structures and all the factors that affect them (the loom, the weaver, the yarns, etc.). Newer weavers and those making a transition from the rigid heddle loom will find it to be a valuable resource. Most of the information will be appropriate for 4-shaft weavers. However, 8-shafts will be addressed and everything in the book will be possible on those looms.|There is a lot to learn about weaving! As a new weaver, you might wonder what the next steps are to grow your skills. Next Steps in Weaving has the answers you're looking for. In this beautiful book by Pattie Graver, former Managing Editor of Handwoven magazine, you'll be explore a variety of weave structures and concepts in depth and detail including twill, colour-and-weave, overshot, summer and winter, lace, and doubleweave. This is not just a book of weaving patterns. Each topic is explained and supplemented with instructions for weaving a sampler and a project in order to solidify the concepts and enable you to design your own projects. In addition, the book offers troubleshooting tips in order to expand your weaving expertise. Whether you're new to weaving, have the basics down, or are looking to improve your foundation skills, this book will be an asset to your weaving library. So what are you waiting for? Take the Next Steps in Weaving!
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Playing On The Mother Ground

Author : David F. Lancy
ISBN : 1572302151
Genre : Psychology
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Theorists of child development, for the most part, have taken white, middle class, Euro-American children as the norm. These "typical" children, however, are exposed to two major enculturating influences that are by no means common across cultures: formal schooling and parents who consciously attempt to serve as teachers at home. Providing an important contribution toward a more universal understanding of child development, this book concentrates on children of the Kpelle-speaking people of West Africa, who grow up neither spending thousands of hours in quiet study nor receiving a heavy dose of parent tutelage. Acknowledging the centrality of play in children's lives, the Kpelle expect their children to play "on the mother ground," or open spaces adjacent to the areas where adults are likely to be working. Here, children observe the work that adults do as they engage in voluntary activities or "routines" that serve a clear enculturating function. With photographs and vivid first-hand description, the author demonstrates the impact of games, folklore, and other routines on early development among the Kpelle and in other non-Western cultures. He persuasively argues that such enduring routines for raising children as those observed in the Kpelle village are universal and not limited to rural societies, though they take a variety of forms depending on the society. Ethnographically rich and theoretically sophisticated, the book provides a sound empirical foundation for a practice-based theory of child development.
Category: Psychology

Intelligence And Technology

Author : Robert J Sternberg
ISBN : 9781136778056
Genre : Education
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In this volume, Robert J. Sternberg and David D. Preiss bring together different perspectives on understanding the impact of various technologies on human abilities, competencies, and expertise. The inclusive range of historical, comparative, sociocultural, cognitive, educational, industrial/organizational, and human factors approaches will stimulate international multi-disciplinary discussion. Major questions that are addressed include: *What is the impact of different technologies on human abilities? *How does technology enhance or limit human intellectual functioning? *What is the cognitive impact of complex technologies? *What is the cognitive impact of the transfer of technologies? *How can we design technologies that foster intellectual growth? *How does technology mediate the impact of cultural variables on human intellectual functioning? Part I addresses the history of cognitive technologies and how they have evolved with culture, but at the same time helped culture evolve. Part II focuses on how educational technologies affect the ways in which students and others think. The topic of Part III is technology in the world of work. Part IV deals with the interface between intelligence and technology. The diversity and richness of technology relates to different forms of abilities, competencies, and expertise. In consequence, many psychologists, educators, and others are interested in exploring the ways in which technology and human abilities interact, but lack a handy source of information to satisfy their interest. This book provides researchers and students in these areas with relevant perspectives and information.
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