Modern Home Crafts

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LULU Press, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 280 pages
This early work was compiled for those who intend to become serious craftsmen and craftswomen, and also for those to whom craftwork is a joyous occupation for leisure hours. It contains a wealth of information that is still useful and practical today and is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on any handicraft enthusiast's bookshelf. Extensively illustrated with text and full page drawings, diagrams and photographs as well as three full page plates. Contents Include: To Inspire Original Design; Hand Spinning and Weaving; Pottery; Leathercraft; Lacquer Work; Basketry, Cane and Rush Weaving; Coil Work in Raffia; Hand Block-printed Textiles; Metal Work; Jewellery; enamelling; Woodworkers' Craft; Artificial Flower Making; Miscellaneous Handicrafts; and The Business Side of Handicrafts. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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About the author (2010)

David Minter is Libby Shearn Moody Professor of English at Rice University. He is co-editor of The Harper American Literature and The Columbia Literary History of the United States. He is author of Heirs of Changing Promise: A Cultural History of the American Novel, 1890 1940; William Faulkner: His Life and Work; and The Interpreted Design.

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