Used and Out of Print Books on Handcrafts
A Visual Introduction To Bucks Point Lace -by- Geraldine Stott. ISBN 0713443715. Lacemaking. Lace-Making.
(B T Batsford, reprint, 1992) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 90 pages, dust jacket is bumped on
corners and top of spine, with very small tear on forward edge, boards worn on edges, else very
Aluminium and Copper Tooling Using Foil and Wooden Sticks -by- Chester Jay Alkema. ISBN 0806952725.
(Little Craft Book Series, Sterling Publishing Co, New York, 2nd printing, 1975) Used small hardcover book, no dust
jacket, 48 pages, covers are lightly soiled, pages are very good.
Annie's Attic Crochet 101 Double-Ended Hook Stitches. ISBN 9781596353220. Crochet. An easy to learn
crochet technique with sumptuous reversible textures for reversible designs; illustrated in colour. Used softcover book.
120 pages. 871060. (DRG. Berme, IN. 2010) In fine condition.
Assisi Embroideries pattern book. DMC Library Ref. 8191-2. (New edition (revised). Editions th. de Dillmont,
Mulhouse, France, 1975) Used oversize softcover book, 12 pages + 24 pages of patterns, covers worn,
corners creased, name blacked out on cover, pages are good.
Australian Creative Machine Embroidery More Than 20 Exciting and Novel Projects Using Australian
Motifs -by- Marilyn Townsend. ISBN 0850914353. Lothian Australian Craft Series. Any sewing machine with zigzag
stitch can be used to create these stunning Australian-inspired designs. colour photographs, line drawings,
and diagrams. Used softcover book. 64 pages. (Lothian Publishing Co. Port Melbourne. 1991) Previous owner's ex-libris
sticker on first page. Else in fine condition.
Baskets And Basketry -by- Dorothy Wright. Drawings -by- David Button. ISBN 0589007386. Basket making.
Basketmaking. (A H & A W Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1974) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 144 pages.
Foxing on dust jacket and tear in upper fold-down flap of dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked. All else is very good.
Blackwork Embroidery Design And Technique -by- Margaret Pascoe. ISBN 0713451467. Embroidery. Blackwork is a
counted thread technique built up from the simplest embroidery stitch - a short straight stitch made over two
or more threads; combinations of these stitches make lines and geometric patterns which can be used to build
abstract designs or representational pictures; over 150 photographs and line drawings. (B T Batsford Ltd,
London, reprint, 1993) Used softcover book, 144 pages, in excellent condition.
Bullion Stitch Embroidery From Roses To Wildflowers -by- Jenny Bradford. Milner Craft Series. ISBN 1863510400.
Jenny Bradford's sixth book features fresh applications for the ever-popular bullion stitch with some knots and
satin stitches. Used softcover book. 74 pages. (Sally Milner Publishing. Birchgrove. Reprint 1991) In fine
Celtic Cross Stitch Samplers -by- Angela Wainwright. ISBN 0304344435. Over 30 cross stitch projects in Celtic
designs inspired by knotwork from stone carvings, key patterns and colours from illuminated manuscripts, and
stylized animals and scrolled shapes from jewellery; designed for different types of sampler including bands,
an anniversary sampler, quickly stitched pieces such as bookmarks and pincushions; illustrated in colour
and accompanied by full-colour pattern charts and clear working instructions. (Cassell. London. 1993)
Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tear in rear upper corner. Else in fine condition.
Weighs 800 grams.
Colour In Lace -by- Ann Collier. ISBN 0731802292. Lacemaking. Chapters cover principles of colour; lace
techniques in colour: needlelace, bobbin lace, carrickmacross; colour and design
from natural sources: flower panels, cushions, collars, motifs, fans, jewellery;
themes in lace: mediaeval figures, Alice in Wonderland, further needlelace stitches; glossary of terms. (Simon &
Schuster Australia, Sydney, 1991) Used softcover book, 96 pages, name of previous owner written on half title page, bookplate sticker of
previous owner and date written inside cover, cover has a few creases, pages are very good.
Counts And Gauges: A Work On Yarn Calculations Specially Compiled For Use In The Hosiery And Knitting
Industries Including A Series Of Tables On The Numbering Of Hosiery Yarns; Their
Comparisons And Relations to Gauges Of Knitting Machinery; The Methods Of
Combining Yarns For Plating, etc. -by- James Henry Quilter & John
Chamberlain. (Hosiery Trade Journal Office, Leicester, 1915) Antiquarian
hardcover book, no dust jacket, good pseudo-leather covers with gilt lettering, 96
pages, with errata note laid in over the preface page, foxing on endpapers and edges
of pages, name of previous owner written inside cover, else very good.
Creative Locker Hooking -by- Leone Peguero. ISBN 0864172915. Photographs and
illustrations -by- Gerard Peguero. Used softcover book. 48 pages. (Kangaroo Press. Kenthurst.
Revised edition. 1990) Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Decorative Alphabets Stained Glass Pattern Book -by- Ed Sibbett, Jr. ISBN 048625206X. (Dover Publications
Inc. New York. 1986) Used softcover book. 64 pages. Covers are marked and worn. Pages are good.
Dollhouse Dolls And Their Clothes -by- Barbara Marsten and Tina Bliss. ISBN 0806973692. The
basics and many helpful hints for making dollhouse dolls and doll clothes,
designed to fit 5-6 inch manufactured dolls or homemade dolls scaled one inch to
one foot; details about necessary tools, materials, and construction methods,
fabrics, trims and notions; the basics for construction of stocking dolls,
clothespin dolls, doll hair, and sewing or painting doll faces; Imperial measurements. (Sterling
Publishing, New York, 1990) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 256
pages, edges of cover worn, corners knocked, foxing on edges of pages, pages are very good.
Dolls Dressmaking -by- Marilyn Carter. Milner Craft Series. ISBN 1863510788.
Original designs; the equipment and essential tools required; trims and finishes; how to measure your dolls
and adjust patterns; preparation of cloth bodies; clear and detailed
instructions and easy to follow patterns.
Used softcover book. 90 pages. (Sally Milner Publishing. Bowral. Reprint, 1999) Corners bumped. Light stain on
lower edge of first few pages. Else very good.
Embroidered Gardens -by- Thomasina Beck. ISBN 0207958017. Embroidery. Shows how embroidery
has been reflected in contemporary gardens through the centuries, while these gardens in turn are
inspired by the embroiderer's needle; from Elizabethan times to the present day,
this fascinating parallel is illustrated with engravings, woodcuts and paintings
together with a wealth of embroideries and patterns and photographs of gardens.
(Angus & Robertson Publishers, London, 1979) Used hardcover book in dust jacket.
144 pages. Dust jacket is torn on corners and at top of spine. Else very good. Weight 900 grams.
Exploring Colour and Design For Handweaving -by- Molly Duncan and George Bull. ISBN 058901028X.
Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and line drawings -by- Erica Martin. Used hardcover book. No
dust jacket as issued. 68 pages. (A H & A W Reed Ltd. Wellington, New Zealand. 1978) Light foxing on first and last
few pages. Corners of covers bumped. Else in fine condition. Weight 400 grams.
Floral Emblems of Australia Wildflowers for Embroidery Charted Designs for Counted Thread Embroidery -by-
Jan Woodman. ISBN 0909209359. Illustrated with charts, line drawings and colour illustrations. Used softcover book. 56
pages. (Jakegi Books/Peacock Productions. Norwood, South Australia. 1988) Covers are worn and creased. A few light stains on
edges of rear few pages. Else pages are very good. Weight 220 grams.
Glass for a Beautiful Home -by- Matthew Lloyd and Janet Blackmore. ISBN 1853910201.
Stained Glass. Detailed instructions on how to construct your own stained glass with project courses
in making simple light catchers and mobiles, panels for windows and doors and lampshades.
Includes a practical chapter on renovation and restoration; also notes on on a deeper appreciation of
the eccentric and subtle effects of decorative coloured glass and the artistic aims of the glazier as
well as the modern role of stained glass in 20th Century architecture. Illustrated in colour and black
and white. Measurements in Imperial and Metric. (Merehurst Press. London. 1988) Used book. Hardcover book
in dust jacket. 159 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges with a few small tears and also has a small tear on the
spine. Marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
Glazes From Natural Sources A Working Handbook for Potters -by- Brian Sutherland. ISBN 0713442042. Pottery Glazes. Chapters
cover: Rocks; Rock types and preparation for glazes; Equipment and preparation; Making test glazed pieces; Testing glazes;
Blending systems and constructions; Calculation and control of glazes; The Seger system, and glazes for all temperatures;
Glazing and firing; Comments from contributors; Home made equipment for pottery glazing; Typical analyses of various clays,
brickearths, shales, mudstones etc; Geological formations and geographical distribution of brick, pipe and tile clays in the
United Kingdom; List of handbooks on the regional geology of Great Britain; Bibliography; Index. (B T Batsford Ltd. London. 1987)
Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 118 pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped, worn on corners and both ends
of spine and has a small tear in the rear side. Name and number of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Light foxing on
edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 600 grams.
Leatherwork -by- Ian Hamilton-Head. ISBN 0713709286. Diagrams
make each basic stage of leather-working easy to follow, from making a template
and cutting out, to lining and edging; among the various decorative techniques
demonstrated are carving, embossing, applique work, braiding, stitching,
modelling and dyeing; finishing processes such as blueing and fitting catches,
buckles and press-studs are also covered; illustrated with 70 photographs of the
author's own work. (Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset, UK, 1979) Used softcover book,
134 pages, corners bumped, else very good.
Light Leather A Reference Manual For Tanners Dyers And Finishers In The Light Leather Trade. The
Production of Light Leathers. Leatherwork.
(Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (ICI), Dyestuffs Division, no place, no
date) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 147 pages, good black cloth covers with good
gilt lettering, foxing on endpapers, else very good.
Macrame Pets -designed by- Martha Holton. 6 advanced macrame projects: parrot, alpaca, Afghan dog,
elephant, Persian cat, duck. (1977 Craft Publications) Good softcover book, 23pp. 2 neat holes punched for
binder. Cover lightly soiled. Small tear at bottom.
Modelling With Self-Hardening Clay -by- Gary Tong. ISBN 0720709466. Chapters cover getting started with
clay, tools and materials, setting up a work area, basic techniques, decorative finishes, projects, special details;
with a glossary; illustrated with b/w photographs and many diagrams. (Pelham Books, London, 1976) Used
hardcover book, no dust jacket, 96 pages, good tan cloth covers with good black
lettering on spine, corners knocked, mark on pastedown inside cover, else very good.
More Bush Beauties Designs For Stained Glass Suncatchers -by- Jillian Sawyer of
Firebird Leadlights, Bentley, Western Australia. ISBN 0646138464. Photography -by- Chris
Garnett, Stained Glass Craft. Leadlights. Designs of Australian birds, plants
and animals for stained glass. Illustrated in full colour. (The Original Redback
Press, 1993) Used softcover book, unpaginated, corners bumped, else very good.
Needlepoint Plaids -by- Marion Broome Pakula. ISBN 0517520427. Create needlepoint plaids by number patterns.
This book contains everything a needlepointer needs to turn out exquisite plaid ties, plaid purses, plaid cushions
and plaid upholstery, and many other unique plaid objects; there is even instructions for creating a plaid from your
telephone number (if you use your area code no-one else will have the exact same plaid. 43 colour plates and 28
diagrams (Crown Publ, New York, 1975) Used softcover book. 96 pages. Ex-library with the usual
stamps, marks and stickers. Covered in clear contact. Pocket inside front cover. Corners curled. Pages are good.
Next To Nothing Aussie Animals -by- Jan Godwin & Avice Butcher. ISBN 0949924857. How to make 9
different Australian animals and birds, with 44 different costumes for each animal and 10 for each bird; simple
patterns and instructions which can be made easily by children of all ages; photographs and drawings show each finished
animal and costume. (Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1984) Used softcover book, 72 pages, mark on first blank page, else very good.
Practical Skills In Bobbin Lace -by- Bridget M Cook. ISBN 0713443669. Lace-making. Lacemaking. (B T
Batsford, London, reprint, 1992) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, now covered in clear contact, 298 pages,
foxing on endpapers and first and last few pages, name and date written on title page, else very
Practical Solutions For Potters 100 of Your Top Questions With 1000s of Practical Solutions
-by- Gill Bliss. ISBN 1861555296. Pottery. (New Burlington Books, London, 1998) Used hardcover book in dust
jacket, 192 pages. Dust jacket has small chips at both ends of spine. Insect damage to edges of boards. Pages are
very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlecraft. ISBN 0909486786. Handicrafts. Covers Embroidery; Knitting; Canvas Work;
Crochet; Applique; Lacework; Patchwork; Macrame; Quilting; Rugmaking. (Reader's Digest. Sydney. First Edition, second
revise. 1990) Used book. Oblong hardcover book. No dust jacket. Pictorial covers. 479 pages. Tears at
both ends of spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.. This book weighs 1.6 kilograms.
Reader's Digest The Make-it-Yourself Gift Book. ISBN 0864388918. Handicrafts. 250
gifts to make for everyone you know; easy to follow step-by-step instructions; full colour photograph of each gift;
80 full-size master patterns for you to trace; 50 pages of basic craft techniques; 47 quick and easy gifts to make in 3
hours or less; special chapter on making edible gifts; 15 pages of great gift-wrapping ideas; patterns still in clear
wrapping in pocket inside rear cover. (First edition, 1995, Reader's Digest, Sydney) Used large format hardcover
book, no dust jacket, pictorial boards, 464 pages. In fine condition. This book weighs 2.1 kilograms.
Scottie's Guide To Bauernmalerei Bavarian Folk Art Book 1 -by- Scottie Foster. A comprehensive guide to
German-style brush stroke painting. Instructions on how to paint Bavarian folk art designs, with templates.
Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs. Includes beginning, intermediate and advanced projects.
Used softcover book. 90 pages. (Scottie's Bavarian Folk Art. Springfield, VA. 6th printing. 1992) Corners
of covers bumped. Top corner of first page has been cut to remove previous owner's name. Else very good.
Sewing and Knitting: A Reader's Digest Step-by-step Guide: Easy-to-follow Instructions for Making
Your Own Clothes and Home Furnishings. ISBN 0864383983. With a yellow marker ribbon. (Reader's Digest, Sydney, 1993) Used hardcover
book. No dust jacket. 516 pages. Fep is creased. Marks on upper edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 2 kilograms.
Sewing Australian Style -by- Ann Mega. ISBN 0949290130. 20 original easy-to-sew applique designs
incorporating uniquely Australian images. (Ellsyd Press, Sydney, 1985) Very good softcover book. 87 pages.
Simply Smocking 2 Gifts For Special Occasions -by- Jenny Bradford. ISBN 0864362846. The
author shows us that smocking can be quick, easy and always a pleasure to do; instructions on how to make a coat
hanger, lingerie bag and tissue pack, decorative frills, edgings and bands, nightgown, horseshoe, ring pillow and
garter, child's sundress or skirt, dress and knickers for toys, sewing or jewellery roll, spectacle case, baby quilt
or wall-hanging, picture panels, bibs and bootees, Christmas decorations. (Greenhouse Publications, Melbourne, 1989)
Used softcover book, 64 pages, name has been blacked out on title page which blacking goes through
onto following page, all else is very good.
Stained Glass in a Weekend: Stylish Designs and Practical Projects -by- Lynette Wrigley. ISBN 1859740901.
Stained Glass. Over 15 original and eye-catching projects, including light-catching mobiles and candle
holders, fabulous jewellery, and a selection of windows and panels; all the orthodox stained glass
techniques are here, including copper foil and leading and some modern-day short-cuts wuch as suing etching
spray and cold glass paints to achieve traditional results. Illustrated in colour. (New Holland Publishers.
London. 1999)Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 80 pages. In fine condition. Weighs 620 grams.
Sunshine Cross Stitch From The Mediterranean. Coats Sewing Group Book No. 837. Cross
stitch designs inspired by the inventiveness and brilliant colours of the Mediterranean, reflecting the warmth
of the southern sun and the vibrant colours of sub-tropical flowers; patterns for Castrillo cheval set (Spanish),
Carmona table cloth (Spanish), Corinth table cloth (Greek), Ariano cushion (Italian), Thebes luncheon set (Greek),
Santonia runner (Spanish), Athens cushion (Greek), Vernio tray cloth (Italian), Montilla table cloth (Spanish),
Aetos tray cloth (Greek), Lucera chairback Italian). (J & P Coats Limited, 1969) Used softcover booklet,
20 pages, name blacked out on cover, else very good.
Textured Embroidery (Milner Craft Series) -by- Jenny Bradford. ISBN 1863510761. A companion book to the
author's "Bullion Stitch Embroidery"; introduces her new stitches and flowers to create beautiful textured designs
known as Brazilian embroidery. (Sally Milner Publ, Sydney, 1993) Good softcover book, 93 pages.
The Art Of Judaic Needlework: Traditional And Contemporary Designs -by- Ita Aber.
ISBN 0684162393. A comprehensive presentation of Jewish needlework, past and present, which
shows the beautiful embroidered objects used for public worship on the Sabbath and other holy days
throughout the year, and also less elaborate things used at home; b.w and colour illustrations. (Charles
Scribner's Sons, New York, 1979) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 150 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges
and bumped in corners. Book itself is very good.
The Ashford Book of Dyeing -by- Ann Miller. ISBN 0908912250. Fabric Dyeing. A comprehensive, clearly written
introduction to the wonderful world of colour - placed on fabric exactly how and wear you want it; the text is immediately
accessible to the absolute beginner; from an outline of basic principles the author takes a step-by-step approach, describing
fabrics, relevant dyes and techniques; for the more experienced dyer she also provides detailed recipes for named dyes,
instructions for advanced techniques and a very clear discussion of percentage dyeing, a system which enables the dyer to
recreate exactly a specific shade or colour. Used softcover book. 176 pages. (Bridget Williams Books Ltd. Wellington, New
Zealand. 1992) Name whited out on first page. Very light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine
The Australian Collection of Smocking Patterns (The Australian Collection of Smocking Designs)
-by- Diane Richards and Helen Turner. No ISBN. A smocking pattern book for the person who knows smocking stitches
but needs direction in applying smocking stitches to form a design; no instructions on how to construct smocking
stitches are included in this book. Used softcover book. 54 pages. (Ricter Publications. South Australia.
1987) Covers are creased, worn on edges and corners and foxed. Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
The Complete Book of Applique and Patchwork -by- Lesley Turpin-Delport. ISBN 1875113118. Everything
you need to know to create wonderful effects; full easy-to-follow instructions demonstrate the basic techniques;
30 original designs ranging from simple projects for beginners to more intricate creations; useful tips on how to
select and prepare fabrics; imaginative templates and patterns; experienced artists will appreciate the more
advanced techniques of shadow applique, reverse applique, trapunto and echo quilting. (First Aust. Ed.1989 PR Books,
Sydney) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. Dust jacket has one small tear & is slightly worn along top. Else in
very good condition.
The Dryad Book Of Bobbin Lace -by- Raie Clare. ISBN 0864171625. Lace-making. Lacemaking.
(Kangaroo Press Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1987) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 157 pages, rear
cover knocked, tape repairs to spine, bookplate of previous owner inside cover, name of previous owner
written on fep, also a number has been written on bep, marks on eps, light foxing on edges of pages, else good.
The Embroiderer's Workbook A Basic Embroidery Course, Designed to Help Embroiderers Structure
Their Approach to The Craft -by- Jan Messent. ISBN 0713457090. (B T Batsford Ltd, London, 1988)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 96 pages. Sticker on rear of dust jacket, else in very good condition.
The Encyclopedia Of Regional Dolls Of The World -by- Marjorie Fainges. ISBN 0864175957. Over
500 photographs and detailed descriptions of the dolls of the world; countries and regions have been listed
in alphabetical order for easy reference, with each listing giving a brief overview of the area's history and
culture. (Kangaroo Press Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1994) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 140 pages. Small tear in
upper edge of rear dust jacket, shelfwear to edges of boards, else very good.
The Quilter's Guide To Pictorial Quilts -by- Maggi McCormick Gordon. ISBN 1855857693.
Tips and ideas on how to design and plan your quilt, achieve successful compositions, create special pictorial
effects, and combine colours for maximum effect; a gallery of quilts arranged by themes - landscapes, plants
and flowers, animals, seascapes and figures - illustrates the many ways that contemporary quilters have approached
these popular subjects; over 50 full colour photographs of stunning quilts. (First edition, 2000, Collins &
Brown, London) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 128 pages, dust jacket slightly worn along upper
edge, else in fine condition.
The Step By Step Art Of Nature Crafts How to Use Nature's Gifts to Create
over 70 Decorative Designs -by- Pamela Westland. ISBN 185833165X. Handicrafts. How to decorate objects using leaves,
berries, nuts, seed pods, flowers, vegetables and herbs, grasses and sea shells. Explains the equipment
needed, the techniques and many suggests for decorations including garlands, hat decorating, gift
packaging, displays. Illustrated in full colour. (Coombe Books, CLB Publishing, Godalming, Surry, first
edition, 1994) Used oblong hardcover book in dust jacket, 108 pages, in excellent condition.
The Technique Of Bobbin Lace -by- Pamela Nottingham. ISBN 0713432306. Lace-making. Lacemaking.
Detailed instructions for making Torchon, Befordshire or Beds-Maltese and Cluny, and Bucks Point laces, using
simply a lace billow, bobbins and pins, and linen thread; 183 line drawings, 109 photographs, 77 prickings.
(B T Batsford Ltd, London, 13th imp, 1989) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, covered
with clear contact, 222 pages, in very good condition.
The Torchon Lace Workbook -by- Bridget M Cook. ISBN 0713457406. Lace-making. Lacemaking.
A concise lacemaking course; the basic skills are fully explained, with prickings and diagrams for 27
finished lace projects. (B T Batsford, London, reprint, 2000) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket,
96 pages, corners bumped, inscription to previous owner written on fep, else very good.
The Woolgatherers Handspun Pattern Book Revised Edition. Handspinning Wool. A collection of
handspun patterns and recipes gathered together during the first ten years of the Albury-Wodonga Handweavers
and Spinners Guild. Used softcover book. 64 pages. (Albury-Wodonga Handweavers and Spinners Guild. (Albury, NSW.
2nd edition. 1983) Covers are lightly scuffed. Pages are in fine condition.
Three-Dimensional Embroidery -by- Hannah Frew. ISBN 0442300859. Explores spatial design in
relation to embroidery; detailed and well-illustrated practical information on materials, techniques, and their application;
illustrated in colour and black and white. (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1975) Used softcover book, 104 pages.
Corners bumped, else very good.
Tonia Todman's Paper-Making Book -by- Tonia Todman. ISBN 1863510974. The paper-making
techniques used in this book largely involve recycling scrap paper; also covers producing paper from leaves and
other natural products and rags; describes how to create interesting effects from the addition of grasses and seeds, flowers,
threads, or confetti to your paper pulp. Used softcover book. 58 pages. (Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd. Rozelle. Reprint.
1993) Spine sunned. Else in fine condition.
Torchon Lace For Today -by- Jennifer Fisher. ISBN 0864170947. Lace-making. Lacemaking.
Torchon lace is a geometric lace with simple clear-cut lines, and is one of the
best laces with which to start bobbin lacemaking. (Kangaroo Press, Sydney, reprint,
1986) Used softcover book, 104 pages, covered in clear contact, in very good condition.
Toys and Tales From Grandmother's Attic -by- Edie Kraska. ISBN 0395285828. A workbook and history of
fifteen folk-art toys, crafts, plays and stories from the Collection of the Boston Children's
Museum; recounts the history of fifteen toys and crafts which entertained, instructed and
enchanted children from times past and places far away; these folk-art objects are reproduced
so you can make them following easy instructions and clear drawings; Thaumatrope,
Phenakistoscope, Zoetrope, Kineograph, Shadow puppets, Pantins, Punch and Judy, Japanese
Festival dolls, The Brownies, Lazy Tongs toy, Wycinanki, Indian Birthbark box, Tongue-cut Sparrow,
Noah's Ark, Papeles Cortados; with worksheets, colour and b/w illustrations. (Houghton Miffin Co, Boston, 1979)
Used oblong softcover book, unpaginated, very good.
Wildflowers in Candlewicking -by- Jan Potter. Milner Craft Series. ISBN 1863511741.
An imaginative variation on the theme of candlewicking using the brilliance of Brazilian threads for
exquisite raised designs of Australian native flowers - both familiar plants such as wattle, gum blossoms,
and waratah and not-so-familiar drumsticks, honey flowers, trigger flowers and more. Used softcover book.
40 pages. (Sally Milner Publishing. Rozelle. 1995) Corners lightly bumped. else in fine condition.
Workshops From Quiltskills The Quilters' Guild. ISBN 186343299X. Quilting. The Quilters' Guild
has brought together a collection of workshops in this volume designed to educate and inspire all lovers of quilts;
follow the path to creativity taken by each of these talented tutors who share
their special techniques and secrets
to success. Used softcover book. 96 pages. (J.B. Fairfax Press Pty Ltd. Rushcutters Bay. 1997) Name and date
written on first page. Else very good.
Village Scenes In Cross Stitch -by- Susie Johns. ISBN 1853914568. Easy to follow charts; each
project illustrated with a full colour photograph; basic stitches and techniques
clearly explained and illustrated with simple diagrams; details instructions for each project including the make-up stage.
(Merehurst, London, reprint, 1996) Used softcover book, 48 pages, in excellent condition.
Your House In Needlepoint -by- Susan Higginson. ISBN 1855850451.
The author guides the reader through the stages of planning and executing a needlepoint picture of home;
stitch descriptions and diagrams; special effects; choice of materials, sewn alphabets and presentation.
(Collins & Brown Limited, London, 1990) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 96 pages. Very good.