• Origin of book: United States

    Beading
    New Bead Book

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    New Bead Book

    Language: English
    By: Emma Post Barbour
    Book release: 1924

    From remote antiquity has come the use of beads for personal adornment. A comparison of the beadwork found in the ancient tombs of Egypt with that in vogue at the present time is proof conclusive of the fascination the bright pieces of glass, pottery, metal, bone, ivory, wood, jet, amber, coral, etc. have always held for mankind. Savage tribes used beads as a basis of barter, and wampum (beads made of shell) served our own American Indians for money and ornament. In certain parts of Africa beads evidently of Egyptian or Phoenician origin are occasionally found embedded in the earth. These are supposed to have been used as a medium of trade by the ancients and are greatly prized.

    Since the fourtheenth century the manufacture of beads has been a regular industry in Venice, and there are now a number of European countries engaged in bead production. In our own time the fashioning of beaded articles is not a fad; it is more than a love of adornment – it is artistry; there is a certain charm about the combining of the colors which are made more beautiful by the play of light on the surface of the beads. In our military hospitals beadwork whiles away many otherwise weary hours for the convalescents, combining the making of articles for which they receive compensation with a very pleasant pastime.

    So, in presenting this guide to the fashioning of a small number among the thousands of articles which can be made through the use of beads, we wish to leave you with this thought – that beadwork is always worth while; though fashion may change there is always a return to the beaded; the artistic work of your hands today will give you much satisfaction while the vogue is strong, and a work of art always lives, becoming enhanced by age in both value and sentiment.

    E.P.B

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  • Origin of book: France

    Macramé
    Le macrame

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    Le Macrame

    Language: English
    By: Herve-Vaissiere
    Book release: 1916

    First volume of a series about macrame. Starting with simple knots and lanyards, progressing fast to much more advanced knotting, and ending with photographs of marvellous examples of the art.

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  • Plants in art
    Fifteen floral designs

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    Fifteen floral designs

    Language: English
    Book release: 1890

    Design, Plants in art, New York School of Applied Design for Women, Decoration and ornament–Plant forms, Floral patterns

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  • Origin of book: United Kingdom

    Complete guide to the work-table
    Complete guide to the work table

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    Complete guide to the work-table

    Language: English
    Book release: 1884

    containing instructions in Berlin work, crochet, drawn-thread work, embroidery, knitting, knotting or macrame, lace, netting, poonah painting, & tatting, with numerous illustrations and coloured designs

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  • Origin of book: Canada

    Fun with a pencil
    Fun with a pencil

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    Fun with a pencil

    Language: English
    By: Andrew Loomis
    Book release: 2001

    DEDICATED TO EVERYONE WHO LOVES A PENCIL

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  • Origin of book: Canada

    The Elements of Color
    The Elements of Color

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    The Elements of Color

    Language: English
    By: Johannes Itten
    Book release: 1961

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  • Origin of book: Belarus

    Соломоплетение. Цветы
    Соломоплетение. Цветы

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    Соломоплетение. Цветы Straw-Work. Flowers.

    Language: Russian
    By: Т.П. Уласевич
    Book release: 2016

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  • Origin of book: Austria

    Modern ideas for art glazing
    Modern ideas for art glazing

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    Modern ideas for art glazing

    Language: German
    By: Franz C. Renner & Max Seemann

    An early 20th century set of designs for Austrian Art Nouveau glass. Quite well known: in 1988 Dover re-issued this collection under the title Viennese Stained Glass Designs in full color.

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