Stickmaking

A Complete Course

Author: Andrew Jones,Clive George

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861085221

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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"Stickmaking: a complete course" (9781861080837) enjoys an excellent reputation amongst stickmakers and stick enthusiasts as a leading book in the field. This edition updates the original, with expanded sections on how to make and source tools and formers, and where to find materials. It also includes updated projects and a more in depth treatment of the history and philosophy of stickmaking. The book remains an essential guide for those interested in learning the processes and techniques involved with the manufacture of a variety of traditional sticks, outlining the processes in a clear, straightforward manner using a wealth of diagrams and photographs. It is also contains valuable, up-to-date information on how and where to source the raw materials of stickmaking, how to find, cut and season wood, and where to locate materials such as ram and buffalo horn, all considered from an international perspective. The revision brings Stickmaking: a complete course one step closer to becoming the stickmaker's bible, with a more comprehensive coverage of the history and tradition of the craft. Why make sticks? What makes a good stick? How has stickmaking developed and where is it going? This new edition answers all of these questions and poses a few more. With a considered treatment of the perennial issues of form and function, this book is equally accessible to stick enthusiasts, amateur craftsmen and experienced professionals alike.
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Essential Woodcarving Techniques

Author: Dick Onians

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 182

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A teacher of modern and traditional methods of woodcarving for nearly 30 years, Dick Onians passes on to aspiring carvers his vast knowledge and experience of the subject in this clear and beautifully illustrated volume. The book, intended as a basic course, covers the essentials of traditional and classical carving, with technical advice supported with historical information and encouragement to try out new skills. It is a superb, comprehensive introduction to the craft.
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Stickmaking Handbook

Author: Andrew Jones,Clive George

Publisher: GMC Publications

ISBN: 9781784940980

Category:

Page: 120

View: 1909

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This handbook based on the 2007 revised edition will also become an essential guide for those interested in learning the processes and techniques involved with the manufacture of a range of traditional sticks, outlining the processes in a clear, straightforward manner and using a wealth of diagrams and photographs. It also contains valuable, up-to-date information on where to source the raw materials for stickmaking, how to find, cut and season wood and where to locate materials such as ram and buffalo horn. This book is equally accessible to stick enthusiasts, amateur craftsmen and experianced professionals alike.
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Oil Paintings from the Landscape

A Guide for Beginners

Author: Rachel Shirley

Publisher: Rachel Shirley

ISBN: 9781861083678

Category: Art

Page: 173

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Now withe large images for tablets. Generously illustrated explanations and step-by-step demonstrations enable budding oil painters to improve and develop their skills and unique style. The many facets of the landscape, including water, skies, shadows, trees, and buildings are covered, with discussions on capturing even the most subtle variations in light and weather. Work with versatile techniques such as impasto, glazing, loose brushwork, wet-into-wet, and more to achieve stunning effects and different moods. Make the most of photographs and enjoy painting in the open air. An overview of materials and their basic usage will be especially helpful to the true novice.
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Making and Using Working Drawings for Realistic Model Animals

Author: Basil F. Fordham

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861081209

Category: Art

Page: 130

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A description of the entire process of recreating animals in three dimensions, from the initial gathering of information to the completion of museum-standard models. The author uses non-technical language to explain all the background needed for a basic understanding of the subject. He examines: the anatomy of tetrapods (four-limbed animals, including birds, mammals and reptiles); the skeletons, joints, muscles, ligaments and organs; the parts which determine the outward shape; how to obtain information from photographs and other sources; the methodological construction of working drawings, which enable accurate results to be obtained; and how to use the drawings to make the model using profile gauges, armatures and maquettes. Five drawing projects are described in detail - a frog, tortoise, pigeon, cat and elephant.
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Carving Architectural Detail in Wood

The Classical Tradition

Author: Frederick Wilbur

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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“A primer for woodcarvers in the vocabulary of classical ornamentation, and the practical skills needed to carve it.”—Woodshop News. “Blueprints are provided for moldings, volutes, rosettes, and capitals. A selection of projects demonstrates the possibilities of combining various elements to create your own unique variations.”—Chip Chats.
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Sponge Painting

Author: Ann Rooney

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861081346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 118

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What could be better than a craft that is easy to learn, requires no painting skills, and gives great results? Here's the perfect introduction to an ideal medium for decorating walls, furniture, dishes, flowerpots...almost anything. See how to prepare surfaces, add subtle background effects, make and use printing blocks, and adapt and combine motifs. 14 projects--most with suggestions for alternative colors and designs--include a moon and stars in bronze and gold metallic paint on a dark blue background; a merry Christmas pattern of holly and mistletoe; stems of climbing ivy for picture or mirror frames; cheerful marigolds and bumblebees to brighten a playroom or child's bedroom; a range of flowerpot decorations; and more. 128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/4.
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Marginal Plants

Author: Bernard Sleeman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marginal gardening

Page: 117

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Together a pond and marginal plants add colour, interest and movement to a garden; they inspire and calm. This book offers clear and practical explanations of the easiest methods for successful maintenance and propagation of marginal plants and lists over 60 of the most readily available.
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Temari

A Traditional Japanese Embroidery Technique

Author: Margaret Ludlow

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861080806

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

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“Virtually unknown outside Japan until recently, Temari consists of a ball core covered with plain sewing thread and finished on the outside with brightly colored embroidery thread in geometric designs. Twenty-two illustrated step-by-step projects for finishing the outside complete the book....An excellent and beautifully illustrated guide and is highly recommended for all crafts collections.”—Library Journal.
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