Household Crafts and Tips: The Foxfire Americana Library (12)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 6, 2011 - House & Home - 109 pages
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A collection of how-tos celebrating the domestic arts of Appalachia, “Household Crafts and Tips” includes traditional advice on soapmaking and quilting, as well as in-depth instructions for making baskets, hampers, cornhusk brooms, and hanging gourds for purple martins.

Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia.  Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary. 

 

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Contents

Making a Hamper Out of White Oak Splits
15
Purple Martin Gourds
28
Brooms and Brushes
44
Cornshuck Mops Dolls and Hats
58
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 The Foxfire Americana Library is a collection of eBooks drawing from The Foxfire Fund’s extensive series of tips, how-to’s, stories, and legends designed to preserve and foster Appalachian culture. The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center is located in Mountain City, Georgia. www.foxfire.org.

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