Hex Signs: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft

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Stackpole Books, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 123 pages
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The traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk practice of painting colorful, round geometric designs directly on barns was adapted to a detached disk format in the mid-twentieth century. Ivan E. Hoyt is one of the most celebrated artisans of hex sign painting, and in this detailed how-to book he shares his knowledge, providing information on tools, step-by-step instructions and photographs, design ideas, and painting tips. Projects include rosette, star, tulip, maple, and oak designs.

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Ivan E. Hoyt lives in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, and is a professional folk art craftsman, best know for his hex sign disks. He is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and has been selected as one of the top 200 traditional American craftsmen by Early American Life magazine. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies in Philadelphia.

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