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Easy-To-Make Bird Feeders For Woodworkers
by: Campbell, Scott D.

Detailed, simple-to-use guide for designing, constructing, caring for, and using feeders. Text & illustrations for 12 classic and contemporary designs. 110 pgs
c.1989, S/C...$3.95

Encore! Wild, Exotic & Legendary
by: Crews, Jeanette

Counted Cross Stitch patterns: 32 designs. Woodpecker, Bluebird, Toucans, Ducks, Bird of Paradise, Orchid, Jaguar, Cheetah, Unicorn, Dragon, and more.
c. 2003, S/C... $9.95

Fabulous Origami Boxes
by: Tomoko Fuse
Includes designs for nesting boxes, simple triangle & square boxes, complex hexagonal & octagonal boxes, with detailed illustrations to provide step-by-step instructions on the correct way to crease & fold origami paper. All designs are easy to construct - even for beginners. 97 pgs.
c. 1998, S/C...$17.00

Felt Book
by: Beaton, Clare

Easy-to-make projects for all ages. The Felt Book reflects the current revival of interest in folk art and domestic craftwork. Felt is a hardwearing fabric, versatile and widely available. 140 pgs.
c.1994, H/C...$21.95

Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
by: Robson, Deborah & Ekarius, Carol
More than 200 fibers from animal to spun yarn. Includes sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, vicunas, camels, bison, musk oxen, yaks, rabbits, horses, dogs, cats, wolves, reindeer, Scotch highland cattle and many more. Featuring pictures of the fibers at difference stages (raw, clean, spun etc) and gives pertinent information on the characteristics of those fibers. 438 pages Color throughout
c. 2011, H/C... $35.00

Gardener's D.I.Y. (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael
22 Projects in wood for the home gardener such as: leaf grab, tomato box, cold frame, bird table, green house, trellis, planters, troughs, bird nest box, hose reel, and more. B/W photos & blueprints. 84 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$19.95

Gifts of Good Taste
by: Young, Anne

This book will help you experience the joy of making and giving the perfect personal gift. It's a collection of delicious, easy recipes combined with beautiful (but simple!) handmade crafts. 126 pages. Color photos throughout.
c. 1989, H/C...$15.00

Handmade Candle
by: Jenkins, Alison

Shows you how to make your own unique candles in a striking array of colors, shapes, and textures without breaking the bank. Using little in the way of special equipment you can recreate these stunning projects, from minimalist undyed pillars and interesting shapes to decorative finishes and scented candles. More than 20 candle projects using a variety of molds, special effects, dazzling patterns, and decorative embellishments. All the information you need to experiment and create your own candle designs. Perfect for experienced and novice candlemakers alike. Color photos. 80 pgs.
c. 2001, H/C...$22.95

Handy Sportsman
by: Wilson, Loring

Illustrated with photos by the author, this step-by-step how-to book shows you how to make your own hunting and fishing equipment, including a tackle box, rod rack, flies, trout net, rifle cabinet, lures, duck decoys and much more. 218 pgs.
c. 1976, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good with dust jacket, dust jacket fair & taped to book, ex-library, usual library markings, otherwise inside very clean & nice

How To Make Hawaiian Musical Instruments: A Step-By-Step Guide
by: Widess, Jim
Now, for the first time, the manufacturing processes of eighteen traditional Hawaiian musical instruments are documented with carefully researched instructions and step-by-step color photographs in an easy to follow craft guide. 81 pgs.
c. 2002, S/C...$14.95

How to Weave Hawaiian Coconut Palm Fronds: A Step-By-Step Guide
by: Widess, Jim

Weavers and handcrafters rejoice! This complete guide to coconut palm frond weaving features eleven fun and beautiful projects to keep your hands busy. Beginners will find the photographic instructions easy to follow in creating functional and ornamental weaving projects to give as gifts or keep for themselves. Make a coconut calabash shaped basket as a decorative bowl for fruits, or weave a coconut hat for a day at the beach. Children will love to play with woven little animals such as an angelfish, grasshopper, or bird. Other projects include a variety of baskets and a pretty coconut rose. Filled with color photos. 72 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C... $18.95

Hula Pahu: Hawaiian Drum Dances (Vol. II - Sounds of Power)
by: Tatar, Elizabeth

This engrossing study reconstruct the earliest vocabulary of Hawaiian chant and drumming the surveying the mythological origins of pahu, identifying similar sharkskin covered drums in Polynesia, and examining specific chants and transcriptions of pahu performances. Discusses the physical attributes of the drum itself. B/W photos. 358 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C... $29.95

In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide To Wool
by: Fournier, Nola & Jane

Looks at 100 breeds of sheep, with special attention paid to the characteristics of the wool of each, including babysoft Merino, silky Lincoln, and sturdy, coarse Karakul. From selecting top-quality fleeces to spinning and plying a variety of yarn styles, this book is essential reading for handspinners. 223 pgs.
c.1995, H/C...$24.95

Knitted Finger Puppets
by: Johns, Susie

Full of charm and personality, these 30 knitted finger puppets will appeal to children of all ages. Russell Ringmaster, Pixie Pete, Doctor Destiny, and other delightful characters are fun and easy to knit--but the fun doesn't stop there! They inspire kids to play creatively, from acting out swashbuckling adventures to fulfilling fantasy fairy tales. With five themes--Circus, Farmyard, Fairyland, High Seas and Science Lab--there's a set of puppets to make every youngster smile. Color 156 pgs
c. 2012, S/C... $14.95

Knitted Noah's Ark: Recreate the Story with a Charming Collection of Knitted Characters
by: Keen, Sarah

The characters of the Noah’s Ark story are brought to life, two by two, in this wonderful collection of projects. These colourful knitted animals are a pleasure to make and great for children of all ages to enjoy. Inside you will find 20 projects to choose from, including zebras, tigers, giraffes and a lion and lioness. To accompany the animals on their journey there is, of course, Mr and Mrs Noah and the all-important Ark to for you to make. Follow the wonderful story of Noah’s Ark as you make the projects, enjoy the colourful gallery showcasing all the characters, and master the techniques from the easy-to-follow instructions provided. Full color. 127 pgs
c. 2012, S/C... $19.95

Knitted Pets: A Collection of Playful Pets to Knit from Scratch
by: Johns, Susie

Kids craving a pet of their own will love these adorable knitted animals, ideal for cuddling up to and taking on childhood adventures. These perfect little creatures will delight children without the hassle of looking after a real pet. From furry friends and colourful birds to slimy snakes and friendly fish, there’s something here to bring a smile to every youngster’s face. Choose from 15 individual pets, whether it be the playful ginger kitten, adorable hamster or frisky spaniel and start knitting your own unique little friend. Even if you have never knitted before, there’s no need to worry. Knitted Pets is designed to appeal to knitters of all abilities looking for a new project to get their needles into. All 15 projects come with a clearly laid out pattern and easy-to-follow making and assembly instructions. The book also includes a comprehensive techniques section, a beautiful photographic pet gallery and an array of helpful tips and hints. This book includes: • 15 clearly presented, easy-to-follow knitting patterns perfect for complete beginners and intermediate knitters • Projects that have an adorable and humorous quality appealing to both adults and children alike • A comprehensive, illustrated techniques section explaining all the knitting know-how • A colourful gallery showcasing all the pets • Packed with fun and educational facts about each pet Projects include: black and white cat, ginger kitten, Dachsund, spaniel, rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, mouse, tarantula, budgerigars, parrot, tortoise, goldfish, iguana and snake. Color. 126 pgs
c. 2012, S/C... $19.95

Knitting Wildlife
by: Herring, Ruth

Patterns for tiger, gorilla, panda, baby seal, elephant, rhino, eagle, fish.
c.1989, H/C...$19.95

by: Macfarlan, Allan & Paulette

The Practical and Entertaining Art of Tying Knots. Knots and Ropes Through the Ages, Learning the Ropes, Knots Afloat and Ashore, Hitches and Knots, Plain and Fancy, Putting Knots and Ropes to Work, Games with Rope, Knotcraft Fun, Tricky Knot and Rope Stunts, Modern Knot Mystery and Magic. 166 black-and-white illustrations.
c. 1983, S/C...$6.95

by: Budworth, Geoffrey

Flowmotion is a breakthrough technique, the newest, greatest way of teaching a sport, fitness routine, dance, or any kind of physical activity! Unless you've got a private teacher standing right with you, it just doesn't get any better than these revolutionary guides. Picture this: strobe-like, wide-format photographs-created by a cutting-edge digital technology-that fluidly capture entire movement sequences with any key stages highlighted. It's as if you were watching a video. Underneath the pictures, captions provide even more directions. Learn every knot you'll need, whether you want to moor a boat or secure a horse for grooming. 127 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$12.95

Knots & How To Tie Them
by: Gibbson, Walter

More than 75 knots and their uses. Hobbyists, decorators and tricksters will treasure this collection of useful, decorative and magic knots. From simple hitches to complex lariats, trick knots and rope tricks with step-by-step illustrations and instructions. Illustrations throughout. 144 pages.
c.1993, H/C...$12.95

Leather Braiding
by: Grant, Bruce

Contents: The romance of leather braiding; leather-braiding tools; thong cutting; flat braids (14 types of braids); round braids (14 types of braids); buttons (7 types); lacing (13 types); buckle covering (12 types); spanish knots & turk's heads (27 types); braided applique (12 types); & glossary of braiding terms. Includes an illustration of each type of braid, button, lacing, knot, & applique. 173 pgs.
c. 1950, printed 1961, H/C...$6.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, no dust jacket

Leatherworking Handbook
by: Michael, Valerie

A practical illustrated sourcebook of techniques & projects. Specifies tools and equipment and lists the materials necessary to sew, dye, glue, and finish each project...instructions are concise enough to offer craft enthusiasts of differing skill levels a range of projects to undertake, from belts & wallets to quilted work and three different types of leather bags.Presentedin a very clear & well-illustrated fashion, with plenty of photographs of each project. B/W photos, color photos, along with lots of illustrations. 128 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C...$19.95

Looms & Weaving (A Shire Book)
by: Benson, Anna & Warbutton, Neil
This book describes the development of the loom from a crude wooden frame to a sophisticated electronic weaving machine. It introduces common textile terms and techniques and there is a description of primitive looms, such as Greek Tapestry and Navaho blanket weaving. Medieval craft guilds, the domestic system and Yeoman Weavers are dealt with, while handloom weaving is contrasted with the powerloom and the mill system. It continues the history of looms and weaving beyond the invention of the Northrop automatic to include special woven effects and twentieth-century technological development, including today's computer-based weaving machines. B/W photos. 32 pgs.
c. 1986, Booklet...$7.95

Make Your Own Horse Equipment
by: Perry, Jean

Over 40 items of equipment are described with simple, concise and easy to follow instructions - tack accessories, leading and lungeing, clothing for horse and rider. Illustrations. 108 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C...$13.95

Making Baskets
by: Gillooly, Maryanne

Tools, hoops, spokes, weaving, piecing, dyes, egg baskets, lots of illustrations. 32 pgs.
c. 1986, Booklet...$2.95

Making Grapevine Wreaths
by: Gayle O'Donnell
Preparation, designing, round, oval, teardrop, heart shaped, decorating suggestions. 32 pgs.
c. 1996, Booklet...$3.95

Making Liqueurs For Gifts
by: Freid, Mimi

Brief history, presentation, proportions, fruit liqueurs, specialty liqueurs, herbal liqueurs. 32 pgs.
c. 1988, Booklet...$3.95

Making Naoh's Ark Toys In Wood
by: Bridgewater, Alan & Gill

Build your own floating zoo with this step-by-step guide for Noah's Ark toy projects. Nearly 200 illustrations & easy-to-follow instructions. 160 pgs.
c. 1988, S/C...$10.95

Making Pet Palaces
by: Dierks, Leslie
Princely homes & furnishings to pamper your pets. 35 unique projects for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Step-by-step instructions. Color photos & illustrations. 128 pgs.
c. 1996, H/C...$24.95

Making Soap For Fun & Profit
by: Inlow, Linda

Full of creative ideas and easy to follow instructions for anyone desiring to learn the craft of soapmaking. Chapters: Basics, fatty oils, additives, colorants, essential oils, cut & wrap, how soap came to be, making soap as a business, and resources. 80 pgs.
c. 1998, S/C...$14.95

Men's Knits: 20 New Classics
by: Knight, Erika

For any knitter who wants to make the perfect gift for the toughest possible person--the man in her life--this work features 20 projects that guys are sure to wear day in and day out. 105 full-color photos. 144 pgs.
c. 2009, H/C (Reg $21.99)... $15.00
Condition: Ex-library copy with usual library markings otherwise like new

Norfolk Craftsmen
by: Stannard, John

The local craftsman is a fast disappearing breed. Meet a delightful set of portraits of craftsmen in prose & photographs. Their skills range from saddlery to molecatching, from blacksmiths & gunsmiths to wheelwrights.48 pgs.
c. 1979, Booklet...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Pause For Painting 2
by: Steeves, Lydia

Painting door hangers and ornaments.13 projects. Cats, dogs, penguins, rabbits, birds. 39 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C... $12.95

Pet Projects - The Animal Knits Bible
by: Muir, Sally & Osborne, Joanna

Thirty two knitting projects with your pet in mind. From dog coats, mouse mats and dog collars to parakeet blankets, a tortoise hibernation tent and cat cushions, these projects are as practical as they are quirky. Using wool and cotton as well as recycled materials, such as plastic bags and old knitwear, they are both inventive and resourseful. Color photographs throughout. 145 pages
c. 2007, S/C... $17.95

Pups and Purr-sonalities To Paint
by: Bryan, Debra Jordan

Man's best friend. The purr-fect pal. Ever wonder why so many cliches in the English language refer to our pets? It has to be that the four-pawed people truly are bright spots in our lives. Debra Jordan Bryan shows her fondness for playful pups and skittish kittens with 15 projects to paint on a variety of surfaces: Beeware of Cat Canvas Bin; Kitty Canvas Bag; Patriotic Cat Purse; Sophisticat Corkboard; Cool Kitty Canvas; Boo Kitty Canvas; Good Ol' Dog Canvas; Smiley Dog Canvas; Perky Dog Canvas; Hound Dog Canvas; Dog Collection Photo Box; Kitty with Heart Album; Happy Holidays Box; Mutt Dog Table; and Scaredy Cats Cabinet. Book includes full-size patterns and instructions. Full Color. 53 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C... $14.95

Repair Your Own Saddlery & Harness: A Step-By-Step Guide
by: Steinke, Robert

A practical step-by-step photographic guide to enable the average horse owner to effect simple repairs to bridles, headcollars, stirrup leathers, reins and other items. The book is also an essential reference book for students and working saddlers, containing advice on materials, tools and technique. 160 pgs.
c.1994, S/C...$32.95

Restoring Rocking Horses
by: Green, Clive

Full & definitive guide to every stage of step-by-step repairs of all types of rocking horses. 200 pgs.
c.1992, H/C...$29.95

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