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Self-Sufficiency: Soap Making., ADE, Sarah.
1 ADE, Sarah. Self-Sufficiency: Soap Making.
London: New Holland, 2009. 9781847734273 1847734278 / 9781847734273 
"Begins by listing the natural ingredients available for soap making and their properties before explaining the techniques required for creating these gorgeous soaps....Also discusses the benefits of a macrobiotic lifestyle and holistic skin care, and why your body will thank you for it...." Pp.128. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
2 ALFORD, Jane; HALL, Dorothea, & WATTS, Shirley.: Flowers in Cross Stitch.
London: Premier Editions, 1994. 
1st ed. "The beauty of flowers is celebrated in this delightful cross stitch collection ..." 29.5cms. x 24.5cms. Pp. 160 colour illustrations and charts throughout. Illustrated laminated boards, with matching illustrated d/w. VG/VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Wood Carving. (The Woodworker Series)., ANON.
3 ANON. Wood Carving. (The Woodworker Series).
London: Evans Brothers Ltd, 1921. 
Second edition. "In the Volume will be found five chapters dealing specifically with the application of carving to furniture. In the subsequent chapters, however, the blending of art-handwork and construction is kept in view, and the treatment of natural forms, of grotesques and figure subjects, has all a direct bearing on the general aim. The illustrations...have been specially drawn to elucidate the text..."(Foreword. J.C.S.Brough). Pp.216, many detailed black & white illustrations throughout, small bookseller's label (A.C.Aquilina & Co. Booksellers & Stationers Valletta, Malta) to inside front board, minor spotting to closed page edges. Brown cloth with black title and decoration to front and back, rubbed with several bleached spots. Good. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
4 ANON.: The Embroidery of Roses.
Tokyo, Japan: Ondorisha Publishers, 1980. 
"Here presented lovely roses in the world by the work of embroidery. Diagrams, patterns and instructions included." Pp.143, with colour illustrations. P/b with illustrated cover. VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
5 ANSILL, Jay. Creative Origami: Practical & Decorative Origami. (Photographs by Mark Hill).
London:Cassell,1992. 
1st UK ed. "...if you're the sort of person who asks 'what do you do with origami?', then this is the book for you. All of the designs given here have been chosen to be a part of everyday life, and they include a greetings card, napkin ring, heart-shaped gift box, picture frame, display flower and a cake decoration." Pp.96, figure illustrations and colour photos throughout, lower page edges have slight rippling due effect of previous damp, otherwise clean. PbK. G.  
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
6 ARKWRIGHT, Peter.: Handicraft for All.
London: Arco Pub, 1965. 
1st ed. "For the purpose of this book a 'handicraft' has been taken as a pastime that demands certain manual skills, as opposed to a hobby." Ex- libris. Pp.2081, 16 b/w plates, inkstamp to fep. Maroon cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Mario Puppet Secrets. Set Two: How to Paint and Dress Marionettes., AYRE, Ernest M.(Compiler) & AYRE, Beatrice E.(Illustrator).
7 AYRE, Ernest M.(Compiler) & AYRE, Beatrice E.(Illustrator). Mario Puppet Secrets. Set Two: How to Paint and Dress Marionettes.
Poole: J.Looker Ltd, nd (c.1946). 
Second in a set of six cards illustrated with instructions for painting and dressing Marionette puppets. These instructions were aimed at schools and puppet societies. This set includes 2 full colour cards: Painting the Face: the various stages; Representative Character Suggestions; and 4 cards with Actual Size Patterns and Instructions for making: Trousers; Coat Back; Coat Front; Coat Sleeves. 10" x 8". Illustrated cream card covers with brown spine, punched-hole ring binding with red cord, tear to lower punch-hole with some pages partially loose. Minor edge wear. Scarce. G+. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
8 BEST, Muriel. Stumpwork: Historical & Contemporary Raised Embroidery.
London: B.T.Batsford Ltd,1990. 0713455721 0713455721 / 9780713455724 
Rep. "The technique offers exciting possibilities to embroiderers wishing to produce contemporary stumpwork, and the author shows how to combine the techniques of the seventeenth century with modern design. Methods such as applique, canvas and calico slips, padding, stiffening with wire, making purling and wrapping are considered, and assembling figures and modelling in clay are also dealt with." 25.5cms x 19.5cms. Pp.120, some colour and many b/w illustrations throughout. Blue cloth, illustrated d/w has clear protective cover. VG/VG. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
 
 
Hassocks for your Church.  How we made them at Great Bealings., BROWN, Cynthia.
9 BROWN, Cynthia. Hassocks for your Church. How we made them at Great Bealings.
Woodbridge: Privatley published, nd.(c.1975). 
Hassocks designs based on the crests of past Lords of the Manors of Great Bealings and Seckford Hall as the motifs. "One hundred and twenty-seven - the number of hassocks needed for a complete set...The challenge of needlepoint is to produce a stimulating picture within the limit of the stitches available. Where possible the stitches were chosen to give texture to a subject and to highlight points were similar colours were used..." 11.5cms x 18cms. Pp.36, black & white photos and stitch diagrams throughout. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
10 CLEMENTS, Julia. The Julia Clements Colour Book of Flower Arrangements.
London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1964. 
1st ed. Covers every aspect of flower arranging. 25.5cms. x 19.2cms. Pp. 96, 107 flower arrangements in colour, 6 figures, inscrip. to fep, uneven toning to endpapers. White cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has tears and old tape repairs. G+/G-.  
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
11 CONRAN, Terence.: The Soft Furnishings Book.
London: Book Club Associates (Conran Octopus) 1986. 
"The book covers every aspect of soft furnishing: walls, doors, ceilings, windows, tables, chairs and beds. Each chapter offers a section on imaginative design ideas and themes, followed by a range of projects described and illustrated by both photographs and step-by-step drawings..." 28.5cms x 21cms. Pp.224 with colour illustrations. Blue boards edges scuffed, illustrated d/w. G+/VG. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
 
 
Book-Binding Then & Now.  A Survey of the First Hundred and Seventy-Eight Years of James Burn & Company., DARLEY, Lionel S.
12 DARLEY, Lionel S. Book-Binding Then & Now. A Survey of the First Hundred and Seventy-Eight Years of James Burn & Company.
London: Faber and Faber, 1959. 
1st edition. "The story of the great book-binding business that grew out of the one-man shop which Thomas Burn started in Middle Row, Holborn, in the eighteenth century is inevitably intertwined with the whole history of the cloth-bound book....A survey is included of binding fashions over the years as exemplified by one binder's patterns; and all the principal inventions in use in the trade are shown in a chronological table of machinery." Pp.126, colour frontispiece + 1 further colour plate and 17 black & white plates, inkstamp (Donald Moore Galleries Ltd) to lower front free endpaper, toning to endpapers. Blue cloth, dustwrapper is a little darkened and has edge losses (mainly to top third of rear cover) but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. G+/Fair. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
13 DARLEY, Lionel S.: Introduction to Book Binding.
London: Faber and Faber, 1976. 
"...he(Darley) describes and illustrates with numerous drawings his methods and procedures for cloth binding, repairing old books, and, of course, binding in hand-tooled leather in the traditional manner. He ends by giving an outline of the methods and machines employed in the modern wholesale bookbinding trade." Pp.120, 4 pages of b/w plates + occasional sketch illustrations by the author throughout. Pbk. VG. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
 
 
14 DAVIS, Courtney.: Celtic Iron-on Transfer Patterns.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1989. 
1st ed. 65 transfer patterns of Celtic designs. Pp. 24, instructions to inside back and front covers. P/b. Illustd. cover. 28 cms. x 21 cms. VG.. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 
 
15 DAY, JoAnne C. Art Nouveau Cut & Use Stencils. 66 Full-Size Stencils Printed on Durable Stencil Paper.
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1977. 0486234436 0486234436 / 9780486234434 
"The subjects chosen include stylized roses, irises, morning glories, marine life, exotic insects and butterflies, the peacock, and more - all rendered in the elegant, sinuous style that is known as Art Nouveau. Use these stencils for decorating walls, floors, furniture, fabrics, tin, leatherand almost any other surface." 27.5cms 21cms. Unpaginated. 66 full-size stencils printed on durable stencil paper. Paperback, scratch to front cover. VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
16 EDWARDS, Isabel M. Practical Glove Making.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1924. 
1st edition. Pitman's Craft-For-All Series. Describes in detail the methods of construction of each illustrated glove. Chapters include: I. Gloving Leathers; II.Patterns; III.General Methods of Marking; IV.General Method of Cutting; V.Seams and Stitches; VI.Needles, Threads, Pressing, etc; VII.Knots; VIII.Back Lines or Points; IX.Method of Construction, Hand and Machine; X.Instructions for Washing and Cleaning Gloves; XI.Furs. Pp.x/90/12(ads to end),colour frontispiece + 31 black & white plates(including patterns) + 1 folding plate, ads to endpapers. Green cloth spine with small sunned patch, cream stiff card boards. Dustwrapper a little dusty with small loss affecting the 'kin' of 'making' to the spine. VG/G+. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
Artistic Leather Work. A Handbook on the Art of Decorating Leather., ELLIN CARTER, E.
17 ELLIN CARTER, E. Artistic Leather Work. A Handbook on the Art of Decorating Leather.
London: E & F.Spon Ltd, 1923. 
2nd edition. "Whilst many branches of Leather Decoration are touched upon, it will be noted that the more detailed instructions are gived in reference to 'incised work'. This is simply because, not only does such work need greater care to obtain success, but also because it is often the foundation of more elaborate work, and, in combination with staining, is capable of yielding remarkably artistic effects, even where little or no relief-work is attempted." Pp.viii/67/7(ads), black & white frontispiece + 5 further photp plates + 21 figure illustrations. Grey cloth with blind-staped decorated border to front, minor edge wear. G+. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
18 ELLIOT, Marion.: Painting Fabric. (Letts Contemporary Crafts.)
London: Charles Letts & Co. Ltd., 1993. 
1st ed. "The craft of painting fabric transforms plain lengths of cotton or silk into swirling works of art, everyday practical items, and designer clothes for all ages and styles." 27cms. x 20cms. Pp. 96, colour illustrations throughout. Illustrated laminated boards. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
19 FLETCHER, Joan.: Silk in New Zealand.
New Zealand: New Zealand Spinning, Weaving & Woolcrafts Society Inc.,1986. 
"This book has been produced for people wishing to work with silk fibre and yarns, and without affecting accuracy, formulae have been reduced to workable descriptions for craftworkers." Pp.72, figure and photo illustrations. Green card covers slightly rubbed. VG. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
20 GAITHER, Gloria and DOBSON, Shirley. (Illustrated by Russ Flint). Lets Make a Memory. Great Ideas for Building Family Traditions and Togetherness.
Texas: Word Books. 1978. 0849929660 0849929660 / 9780849929663 
"Because they believe families are so important, the authors have compiled this book. Here they show how their own family traditions have formed lasting values in their homes. They also share a wealth of how-to information". 21cms x 27.5cms. Pp 223, many b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
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