Concrete Pottery and Garden Furniture was written more then 100 years ago but it is a truly valuable books in all ways. It is a craftsman's manual about the concrete poetry in Victorian style which will never become out-of-date and which is widely used now in many gardens. The book contains descriptions of the pottery as well as photographs and diagrams showing how to create such a pottery. The most widespread techniques are presented in the manual. It will attract all readers interested in decorating their gardens, making garden ornaments and potters. EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK: PREFACE: MUCH interest has been manifested of late in ornamental concrete, and so little seems to be known about the un- limited possibilities of the artistic treatment of this material, that the author has endeavored in the following chapters to explain in detail how concrete can be made into objects of art. Numerous inquiries have come to me from craftsmen who are anxious to work in this material but none of whom understand the nature of the material or the method in which it is to be handled. It is such in particular I had in mind when preparing this work and have therefore been most minute in my descriptions of how the various pieces described are to be made. I have taken for granted that the reader knows nothing whatever about the material and have explained each progressive step in the various operations throughout in detail. These directions I have supplemented with illustrations which I have endeavored to make so clear that no one can misunderstand them. The method of using wire forms as a base on which to build up the finished piece is original with myself as far as I know, as is also the development of color work in cement. The chapter on the latter as well as those on Garden Furniture should appeal strongly to the professional as well as the layman inasmuch as there is a large and growing demand for this class of work. The amateur craftsman who has been working in clay will especially appreciate the adaptability of concrete for pottery work inasmuch as it is a cold process throughout, thus doing away with the necessity of kiln firing, which is necessary with the former material. The textures which can be obtained on articles made of concrete, as described in the chapter on aggregates, in many instances are far superior to those which can be obtained with any other materials, as they have a distinct characteristic of their own and are full of life and sparkle...
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the construction of wooden ships. First published in 1909, this book contains a lot of detailed explanations, and is loaded with ship plans, construction specifications, and technical information. Chapters include types of woods, ship joinery, rigging, and much more. There are numerous charts of technical information pertaining to the wide range of materials needed in wooden ship construction. Although this book was not written as a history of wooden ship building, it certainly gives insight to the industry as it once existed.
Beeton's Book of Needlework belongs to the pen of Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865). The book which was published for the first time in 1870 and contains a number of references that are useful and informative for people interesting in patterning and crafting as well as for advanced crafters as well. In this book readers will find more than six hundred descriptions and instructions with wonderful illustrations of different kinds of patterns, such as tatting, crochet, knitting, netting, point lace, pillow work and many others. Although the book is more than one hundred years old, it has not become out-of-dated and would be interesting for modern readers.
This is a wonderful reference book devoted to woodwork joints. In this book readers who are interested in this topic will find valuable information about the construction of such joints, the process of their construction, and the example of their use. The book contains over four hundred illustrations. The book consists of the following chapters: The Halved Joint, The Bridle Joint, The Tongued and Grooved Joint, The Mortise and Tenon Joint, The Dowelling Joint, The Scarf Joint, The Hinged Joint, Shutting Joints, The Dovetail Joint, Dovetail Grooving, The Mitred Joint, Joints for Curved Work, Miscellaneous Joints, Puzzle Joints.
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Hand sewing lessons; a graded course for schools and for the home - PREFACE - The value of these lessons has been proven by fifteen pears of experience in the c c Self-Help Circle, a school organized to instruct girls in the domestic arts. At first they were taught on clothing for themselves, which they paid for in small sums from week to week. It was found that while all learned to make garments for home use, few became expert needlewomen. Haste to complete wearing apparel resulted in inferior workmanship. A conlbination course was adopted which gives variety with continuity. It has been used for several years with excellent results. Pupils are taught that only by careful practice can they hope to excel, that these models are tlie way illarks of their progress, and will be treasured by them in the future as their own handiwork. With the text, they form a book of reference on making and mending garments that is highly prized. l Hand Sewing Lessons is a book for those who wish to learn sewing and how to teach it to others. It gives a practical course for normal and high school classes and supplies trained teachers with printed instructions for pupils in place of writtcn ones that take so niuch time and that overlap the work of other departments. The stitches are combined for practice while new ones are being learned, so as to form a continuous line of progress and carry out the principle of bridging the way from the known to the unknown, and of making a pleasant road to knowledge, which will beconie a part. of daily life in after pears. Thanks are due to hirs. Edwin E. Leggett of Detroit, former superintendent of the Solvay Sewing School, Delray, Michigan, for suggestions from her school notes and plan of finger exercises, and to Mrs. Julia dArcamba1 Giddings for her assistance. S. E. K. 5 CONTENTS. , c. 1 0 T, cliers I Yu lotilc s . . 1 , r, . f , o , . l ali-. - l Syni112 l i f i t . . I i i 1 1 . . , 1 I 1 t i i11i11 1 h r c . , I . i I O I C e j COIII I I-, I O , r I , I 1 1 1 i o ir. i1i1 ILLII I II c O I , . 2 PART FIRST. PART SECOND. 1 0 1 I 1. E I c L S eL n in l Running nnil Hxlt-t nck, titch . . l hlocltl I z. atliering ancl a iging . 41 JIoclel I. Ilnc. ket for Incler renr . - i i 1 0 1 1 I . 1 lnc. kets for Ilresses . i j JIoclel J. Ihtton-holes, Hilttons, Hooks ant1 Eye., Eyelet,, a ltl Thrcatl-eyes S 4 o JIodel 16. Hiai and Corner JIatching . 40 hlotlel I . kerhand 1 tc h 5 2 Jlotlel rS. Hemmecl Intch , 5 2 hlodel 19. Sight S1 irt Frolit . 5.5 , IIo lel 20. Gussets 5 i List of Stitches . 50 PART THIRD, Yodel 21. Weaving 011 Cardboard ancl Darning on Stockinet . 57 hlodel 2 2 . French Hem, and Darning on Canras and lable Linen . 5 Stitches on Illustration 3 j . 59 Stitches on Illustration 34 , . 61 DIVISIOS IX . Model 23. Feather-stitch, Herring-bone stitch, Chain-stitch and Fagoting . . . 61 Model 24. Darning on Cashmere, Slip-stitch, or Blind Hem and Purl Edge . b I . 63 8 l l l l - l 111. I I I g I r I tl le nl s t r0111 l t t t B r n h , I I I I C . ti, rI , I I I , , I I I I I t h t Ic. sor13 o11 tilt. i loliei, . I I r, ftin r hiltlrenh irlllenl. - i , . I irr tioi s for t ti lg I oils I rts. . - 1 1 ., t. irlgcr I, serc, e , s T 0 i t h r tc111irrcl f o r t e r t y sr t, oi Sl tleli . S Outiiilt. for n lwo ears I c rse . S i. gynl 7t. aving . . SA Pieces rctlliired for ont 5ct of . lei ltbls . S j b 1 111 b 11 l Y l . I n t l l , n Read York ...
Illustrated. Formatted for the Kindle. Linked Contents and Index of Species.CONTENTS.INTRODUCTIONBOTANICAL CHARACTERSCULTIVATIONPROPAGATIONTHE GENUS EPIPHYLLUMTHE GENUS PHYLLOCACTUSTHE GENUS CEREUSTHE GENUS ECHINOCACTUSTHE GENUS ECHINOPSISTHE GENUS MELOCACTUSTHE GENUS PILOCEREUSTHE GENUS MAMILLARIATHE GENUS LEUCHTENBERGIATHE GENUS PELECYPHORATHE GENUS OPUNTIATHE GENUS PERESKIATHE GENUS RHIPSALISTEMPERATURESINDEX OF SPECIES
Embroidery may be looked at from more points of view than it would be possible in a book like this to take up seriously. Merely to hover round the subject and glance casually at it would serve no useful purpose. It may be as well, therefore, to define our standpoint: we look at the art from its practical side, not, of course, neglecting the artistic, for the practical use of embroidery is to be beautiful.
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