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« on: August 10, 2006 08:31:50 PM »

I picked this book up from Savers for $2.99 today called Creative Crafts, copyright 1977 and published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. in New York. Chief editor: Angela Jeffs.

Here is the table of contents:
9 Embroidery: Historical/Basic materials/Free embroidery/Crewel work/Cross stitch/Assisi work/ Spanish blackwork/Hardanger/Drawn thread and drawn fabric work/ Insertions/Cutwork/Shi-sha/Metal thread/Machine embroidery
39 Design
40 Smocking: Historical/Fabrics and thread/Methods/Patterns and stitches
45 Natural Dyes
48 Quilting: Historical/Basic materials and techniques/Trapunto quilting/Italian quilting
54 Needlepoint:Historical/Basic materials and techniques/Stitches/Bargello (Florentine)/Additional stitches
67 Rugmaking:Historical/Stitched rugs/Fringes/Backings/Hooked rugs/Rya rugs/Rag rugs
76 Spinning
77 Weaving: Historical/Looms/Basic equipment/Warping/Patterns/Dressing a table loom
87 Upholstery: Historical/Basic materials and equipment/Techniques/Drop-in seats/Overstuffed (stuff-over) chairs/Tufting (deep-buttoning)
94 Lampshades
98 Beadwork: Historical/Making a bead loom/Beadweaving/Bead threading/Bead fringing
106 Shellcraft
109 Macrame: Historical/Basic knotting techniques/Fine macrame/Cavandoli work
119 Crochet: Historical/Materials and equipment/Basic techniques and stitches/Granny squares/Circular motifs/Filet crochet
127 Scents of summer
128 Knitting: Historical/Yarns/Needles/Basic techniques and stitches/Knitting in rounds
136 Tatting: Historical/Basic stitches/Edgings
140 Lacemaking: Historical/Basic equipment/Techniques/Stitches
146 Using color
148 Patchwork: Historical/Materials and equipment/Basic techniques/Clamshell patchwork/Cathedral patchwork/Log cabin patchwork/Crazy patchwork
159 Applique: Historical/Basic techniques/ San Blas or reverse applique
165 Collage and decoupage: Historical/Fabric Collage/Collage from natural materials/Materials for decoupage/Basic decoupage techniques
171 Decorated stones
172 Jewelry: Historical/Metal jewelry/Decorative techniques/Wire jewelry/Lapidary/Sattings/Pebble polishing/Horseshoe nail jewelry/Jewelry from natural objects/Bead jewelry

Whew!  Next page!

201 Enamelwork: Historical/Tools and squipment/Kilns/Metals/Enamel/Traditional and modern techniques
209 Festive Decoration
212 Toymaking: Historical/Soft toys/Dolls/Puppets/Marionettes/Masks/Kites
240 Basketry: Historical/Soft basketry/Hard basketry/Canework/Straw work
254 Pottery: Historical/Clay/Wedging/Pinch pots (thumb pots)/Coiled pots/Slab pots/Drape pots/Press molding/Throwing/Firing/Kilns/Decorating pottery/Glazing/Slip decoration
274 Plastics and resins
277 Flowercraft: Historical/Pressed flowers/Dried flowers/Feather flowers/Paper flowers/Fabric flowers
288 Stripping and decorating furniture
Surface decoration: Block printing/Linoleum cutting/Stenciling/Screen printing/Tie and dye/Batik/Fabric painting/Buttons, baubles and beads
320 Brass rubbing
Leatherwork: Historical/Tools and equipment/Suded and Leather/Basic techniques/Decorative techniques/Using rawhide
331 Candlemaking: Historical/Materials and squipment/Dipping and handmolding/Casting/Casting your own molds
340 Woodwork: Historical/Carving/Marqutry/Picture framing/Carpentry
Pin art
Glasswork: Historical/Lampwork/Engraving/Glass blowing/Stained glass
Papercraft: Historical/Types of paper/Paper sculpture/Origami
380 Mobiles
382 Sculpture and modeling: Historical/Materials/Tools/Modeling a relief/Using an armature/Casting in plaster/Terracotta sculpture/Carving
394 Mosaic: Historical/Paper mosaic/Tesserae/Cutting mosaic/Mosaic for outdoor use
402 Bookbinding: Historical/Basic equipment and tools/Materials/Adhesives/Casebinding/Experimenting with designs
Metalwork: Historical/Characteristcs of metal/Basic materials/Techniques
424 Adapting a design

followed by: Metic conversion tables, Suppliers, Acknowledgements, and the index

If that didn't convince you that this is one helluva book, then maybe my aching hand from typing "historical" so many times will. Tongue

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006 03:25:44 AM »

cool score sounds like a great book


Life is a terminal disease, NO one gets out alive.....The idea is to enjoy it while you can.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006 11:30:00 AM »

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous.  Since it's so old, some of the styles are back in Cheesy

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