STICKMAKING HANDBOOK

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Stickmaking Handbook

Author : Andrew Jones
ISBN : 186108126X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 59.20 MB
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“Based on the authors’ classic Stick Making: A Complete Course, this concise introduction is made for the beginner. From cutting and seasoning sticks to decorating and dyeing, every aspect of this traditional craft is covered. Learn safe heating practices on a thumbstick; try out coloring techniques; and use alternative materials like ram’s horn along with wood. A color gallery shows off sticks, crooks, and canes.”—Chip Chats.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Shillelagh

Author : John W. Hurley
ISBN : 9781430325703
Genre : History
File Size : 22.48 MB
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For centuries the Irish have been associated with a stick weapon called the Shillelagh. And for generations of Irishmen, the Shillelagh was a badge of honor - a symbol of their courage, their martial prowess and their willingness to fight for their rights and their honor. In modern popular culture, the Shillelagh has acquired a less appealing image, one that attempts to declaw the Irish through negative racial stereotypes of the Victorian era, which depict the Irish as harmless club-weilding Leprecauns or drunken, half-witted brawlers. John Hurley's illuminating study forever alters our view of this much maligned and misunderstood cultural icon by revealing the true martial arts culture of the Irish people, its history, evolution and decline and the resulting effects on the Shillelagh - the most powerful and controversial of Irish icons.
Category: History

Oil Paintings From The Landscape

Author : Rachel Shirley
ISBN : 186108367X
Genre : Art
File Size : 31.17 MB
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Now withe large images for tablets. Generously illustrated explanations and step-by-step demonstrations enable budding oil painters to improve and develop their skills and unique style. The many facets of the landscape, including water, skies, shadows, trees, and buildings are covered, with discussions on capturing even the most subtle variations in light and weather. Work with versatile techniques such as impasto, glazing, loose brushwork, wet-into-wet, and more to achieve stunning effects and different moods. Make the most of photographs and enjoy painting in the open air. An overview of materials and their basic usage will be especially helpful to the true novice.
Category: Art

Temari

Author : Margaret Ludlow
ISBN : 1861080808
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.51 MB
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“Virtually unknown outside Japan until recently, Temari consists of a ball core covered with plain sewing thread and finished on the outside with brightly colored embroidery thread in geometric designs. Twenty-two illustrated step-by-step projects for finishing the outside complete the book....An excellent and beautifully illustrated guide and is highly recommended for all crafts collections.”—Library Journal.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Making And Using Working Drawings For Realistic Model Animals

Author : Basil F. Fordham
ISBN : 1861081200
Genre : Art
File Size : 47.14 MB
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A description of the entire process of recreating animals in three dimensions, from the initial gathering of information to the completion of museum-standard models. The author uses non-technical language to explain all the background needed for a basic understanding of the subject. He examines: the anatomy of tetrapods (four-limbed animals, including birds, mammals and reptiles); the skeletons, joints, muscles, ligaments and organs; the parts which determine the outward shape; how to obtain information from photographs and other sources; the methodological construction of working drawings, which enable accurate results to be obtained; and how to use the drawings to make the model using profile gauges, armatures and maquettes. Five drawing projects are described in detail - a frog, tortoise, pigeon, cat and elephant.
Category: Art

Marginal Plants

Author : Bernard Sleeman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924094770132
Genre : Marginal gardening
File Size : 77.56 MB
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Together a pond and marginal plants add colour, interest and movement to a garden; they inspire and calm. This book offers clear and practical explanations of the easiest methods for successful maintenance and propagation of marginal plants and lists over 60 of the most readily available.
Category: Marginal gardening

Sponge Painting

Author : Ann Rooney
ISBN : 1861081340
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 21.35 MB
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What could be better than a craft that is easy to learn, requires no painting skills, and gives great results? Here's the perfect introduction to an ideal medium for decorating walls, furniture, dishes, flowerpots...almost anything. See how to prepare surfaces, add subtle background effects, make and use printing blocks, and adapt and combine motifs. 14 projects--most with suggestions for alternative colors and designs--include a moon and stars in bronze and gold metallic paint on a dark blue background; a merry Christmas pattern of holly and mistletoe; stems of climbing ivy for picture or mirror frames; cheerful marigolds and bumblebees to brighten a playroom or child's bedroom; a range of flowerpot decorations; and more. 128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/4.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Essential Woodcarving Techniques

Author : Dick Onians
ISBN : UOM:39015066854780
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.63 MB
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A teacher of modern and traditional methods of woodcarving for nearly 30 years, Dick Onians passes on to aspiring carvers his vast knowledge and experience of the subject in this clear and beautifully illustrated volume. The book, intended as a basic course, covers the essentials of traditional and classical carving, with technical advice supported with historical information and encouragement to try out new skills. It is a superb, comprehensive introduction to the craft.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Making 1 12 Scale Wicker Furniture For The Dolls House

Author : Sheila Smith
ISBN : 1861082843
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 51.66 MB
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Miniaturist Sheila Smith shares her unique weaving and plaiting techniques for making beautifully executed, authentic-looking wicker furniture for the dolls house. There are over 25 diverse projects tailored to suit all abilities, from the beginner to the experienced miniaturist and complement every room in the dolls house and. Supported by colour photographs, detailed illustrations and templates.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies