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1 America's Best Cross- Stitch.
Meredith Corporation, Iowa: 1988. 0696016257 / 9780696016257 First Edition, Fourth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Look at all of the projects in America's Best Cross-Stitch and you'll see why cross-stitch is the craft that everyone want to do. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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2 Colleen Moore's Doll House: The Story Of The Most Exquisite Toy In The World.
Garden City Publishing Co., New York: 1935. s Softcover. Good condition considering its age. 
An illustrated description of this marvelous minature castle from the exhibition of which thousands of dollars are being raised for the relief of crippled children everywhere. 
Price: 47.98 USD
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3 Newnes Complete Needlecraft.
Hamlin Publishing Group LTD., 1970 060042037X / 9780600420378 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Answers your needlework problems. This book starts where the experienced needlewoman needs to begin, with the basic essentials of the craft, and then leads her on to develop her skill. This is a book which no teacher, student or housewife can afford to be without. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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4 Singer Sewing Reference Library: Quilted Projects & Garments.
Cy DeCosse Inc., Minnetonka: 1995. 0865733007 / 9780865733008 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Includes home decorating projects and ideas for quilted clothing and accessories. This book has instructions for nine basic quilt block designs. Each of the designs appears in at least one of the projects within the book, and a sampler quilt combines all of the nine designs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.03 USD
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5 The Candle Maker: A Teachng And Hobby Approach.
James E. Glick, Inglewood: 1971. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Learn the art of creating and sculpturing a candle. Covers Sand Casting, Clay Casting, Molds, and Creative and Freeform Candles. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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6 ALBRO, SYLVIA. Fabriano: City Of Medieval And Renaissance Papermaking.
Library of Congress, Washington and Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking by Sylvia Albro explores how the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the thirteenth century and why Fabriano was well-positioned to develop as the heart of this artisan craft, first in Italy and subsequently for a larger Mediterranean territory. Details of the technical advancements introduced by Fabriano are described, including machinery and equipment, the use of watermarks, and improvements in the physical processes of papermaking. As a result of these innovations, Fabriano and other centers in Italy developed along similar lines and soon Italian hand-made paper was unrivaled in Europe from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Their lustrous white sheets were favored by merchants and Michelangelo, princes and popes, and a growing, international clientele. Many books, prints, and manuscripts made with Italian paper from this time have survived in remarkably pristine condition and retained qualities still imitated by modern papermakers. This study analyzes the conditions that have kept Fabrianos papermaking industry successful since the Medieval period, while other areas ceased production. Although the book's emphasis is on the enduring legacy of Fabriano, other cities involved in the industry are discussed as well, including Genoa, Venice, Parma, Siena, Sicily, Amalfi, and Foligno. More than 200 images have been chosen to illustrate this remarkable history. In addition to images of Fabriano and the surrounding area, the principal illustrations include rare books, prints, drawings, maps, and manuscripts dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Many illustrations pair images of original artifacts and their identifying watermarks; the latter revealed through beta-radiography and digital photography. More than half of the illustrations are from Library of Congress collections, including images taken for this project from items in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division that used Fabriano paper. 9 x 9 inches, hardcover, dust jacket, 240 pages. Sylvia Albro is a senior conservator of rare materials on paper at the Library of Congress. "For centuries Fabriano has been Italy's most famous papermaking center, and Albro, a conservator at the Library of Congress, relates its early history with unrivaled knowledge."-Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Sylvia Rodgers Albro, senior conservator of rare materials on paper at the Library of Congress, Washington, has done us all a great service in tracing the complex history of the ancient paper making city of Fabriano with both clarity and real understanding. The research is consummate and the outcome remarkable. She writes with a deft touch." - Peter Bower, Quarterly: Journal of the Association of British Paper Historians "...an essential volume for scholars interested in papermaking, manuscripts, incunabula, and old master prints and drawings."- Amy Hughes, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation ". . . a delight for anyone interested in art history or Italian history, and especially those interested in the papermaking craft. . . . Albro's assembly of ancient documents, historical records, and photography is a wonderful resource . . . ."- Dr. Olivia M. Lenahan, North Carolina State University, Bioresources, 2017 
Price: 90.25 USD
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7 ALLPORT, ALAN. Paper Sculpture.
Pelham Books, London: 1971. Second Impression. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Offers instruction in the art of modelling in paper, cardboard and wood, or any combination of all three. This is a hobby for people of any age. Includes illustrations and designs. 
Price: 13.40 USD
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8 AMAROMA EDITIONS. Abracadabra: Mexican Toys.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In Mexico, toy-making continues to be one of the most fascinating of traditional arts. For those artisans who dedicate themselves to the creation of toys, work and play are a single process. In the colorful toys they produce, we see the fantasy, wit and imagination of artists who play while they work. "Abracadabra features over 100 colorful toys made throughout Mexico, ranging from carved and painted wooden figures, clay miniatures, pinwheels, rocking horses, and stick puppets. Among the materials used are recycled cardboard, chewing gum, tin and wire, tree bark and mud. 9.25 x 9.75 in. 120 pages 105 color photographs. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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9 AMINI, MAJID. Oriental Rugs: Care And Repair.
Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York: 1981. 0442208642 / 9780442208646 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Presents, for the first time, a new and strictly practical approach to the subject. An "owner's manual," it sets out the basic priciples involved in selecting a rug for a particular room and gives pointers to wise buying. Then, beginning with a brief section on the historical and technical background to rug identification, the author show how to diagnose early signs of damage and distinguishbetween repairs which the owner can tackle himself and those best left to the rug experts. Includes an Index. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 36.39 USD
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10 ANDERSON, F. (EDITOR); BEAUTEMENT, MARGARET (INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTIONS). Crewel Embroidery.
Octopus Books Limited: London: 1974. 0706403193 / 9780706403190 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Crewel embroidery is the colorful and attractive craft of embroidery in wool. The richness of the crewel wool combines with a traditional or modern design to create a most effective form of embroidery. In this practical book the groundwork of the craft - from materials and needles to an illustrated dictionary of stitches - is explained and there are over 30 lovely designs to work. These range from a lampshade and a wall-hanging to bags and a child's frieze. In each item, full instructions are given both for the embroidery design and for making up the article. The book is fully illustrated with 2-color diagrams and there are 32 full-color pages. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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11 ASHER, JANE. Jane Asher's Party Cakes.
Pelham Books, London: 1984. 0720714125 / 9780720714128 Sixth Impression. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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12 AVERY, VIRGINIA. Quilts To Wear.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1990. 0486263363 / 9780486263366 Dover Needlecraft Series. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Quilted clothes are not new. They have graced royal and ecclesiastical courts for centuries and they remain among the most popular types of clothing today. In clear, simple language, Virginia Avery, widely known quilting authority, shows needleworkers at all levels of ability how to create elegant jackets, vests, blouses, dresses, kimonos, and adornments. Here is everything you need to know about materials and equipment, designs, fillers, selecting fabrics, variations, trapunto and traditional quilting, hand and machine sewing, and much more. Inc ludes and Index. "As a guide to creating wondrous embellished clothing, Virginia Avery can't be beat." - Quilt Almanac 
Price: 10.83 USD
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13 AYYILDIZ, UGUR. Contemporary Hand Made Turkish Carpets.
Ney Turistik Yayinlar, Istanbul: 1989. 9754790337 / 9789754790337 Nineteenth Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
An illustrated guide in English to contemporary Turkish carpets region by region. Highly illustrated in full color. 
Price: 8.98 USD
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14 BAKER MURIEL; LUNT, MARGARET. Blue And White: The Cotton Embroideries Of Rural China.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1977. 0684148870 / 9780684148878 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Margaret Lunt and Muriel Baker on Acknowledgment Page. 
The majority of the pieces described in this book were collected in the 1930s by Dr. Carl Schuster, a Sinologist and student of folk motifs who felt that the embroidered textiles of a remote area would offer the most unspoiled source of folk designs. Full directions, including graphs, will enable embroiders to make these enchanting Chinese designs. 
Price: 46.08 USD
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15 BALDWIN, ED & STEVIE. Scrap Fabric Crafts.
HPBooks, Tucson: 1982. 0895861682 / 9780895861689 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is somewhat frayed. 
This book is for anyone who has saved a mountain of perfectly good fabric scraps and never found anything to make with them. Here are 40 delightful projects made from fabric remnants - some fanciful, some practical, all easy and inexpensive to make. Over 240 color illustrations lead you step by step to create your own unique gifts, bazaar sellers, wearing apparel, kitchen items, children's toys, and holiday home decorations. 
Price: 4.49 USD
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16 BANISTER, MANLY. Pictorial Manual Of Bookbinding.
The Ronald Press Company, New York: 1958. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 
A book to delight amateur craftsmen, librarians undertaking their own binding and repairing, and everyone who is interested in bookbinding as a hobby. Only a minimum of text is used in this excellent pictorial demonstration of the latest and most practical methods of binding magazine collections, books, and manuscripts. Almost 200 carefully laid out photographs and drawings enable the reader to learn, almost at a glance, the procedures for each of the six different styles of binding. The processes described , step-by-step, are: rounding, backing, covering, oversewing, flexible sewing, finishing, titling, preserving leather bindings, and repairing damaged books. 
Price: 64.08 USD
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17 BARKER, JUDITH. Stenciling & Embossing Greeting Cards: 18 Quick, Creative, Unique & Easy-to-do Projects.
North Light Books, Cincinnati: 2000. 0891349979 / 9780891349976 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Handmade greeting cards show you care as well as provide an outlet for your creativity. This book gives you all the instruction necessary to produce personalized cards treasured by giver and receiver alike. Bt following 1 step-by-step projects, you'll learn the basics of stenciling and embossing, including deetailed information about materials and techniques. Then you'll discover how to make decorative cutouts and incorporated paper pierving and three-dimensional layered effects that add depth to your work. The final chapter shows you how to create special effects by adding nontraditional materials such as foil, polymer clay and shrink plastic. 
Price: 15.63 USD
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18 BARNES, CHARLES; BLAKE, DAVID. 120 Needlepoint Design Projects.
Crown Publishers, New York: 1978. 0517514737 / 9780517514733 Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A fascinating book on needlepoint by two experts who turned their hobby into a business venture. Needlepoint lovers will appreciate the range of unique designs, such as eye-catching peace symbol pillow, a striking ladybug-on-leaves wall hanging, a fashionable tulip belt, a stunning three-mushrooms tote bag, a brilliantly colored paisley checkbook cover, and a beautifully expressive still life wall hanging. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.79 USD
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19 BEAL, SUSAN. Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects For Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares & More.
The Taunton Press, Newtown: 2009. First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Who can resist bright, colorful buttons? Craft a jewelry box full of fun, poppy vintage button baubles and accessories with Button It Up. Restyle your wardrobe, embellish your favorite handbags, or sew, glue, or wire-wrap an array of houseware projects for you and your friends. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.14 USD
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20 BEATTY, ALICE; SARGENT, MARY. The Hook Book.
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg: 1977. 0811708209 / 9780811708203 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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