Country and Folk Arts
The Art & Tradition of Beadwork
The Art & Tradition of Beadwork
Hardcover      ISBN: 142363179x
A fascinating, in-depth look at the culture and history of beaded objects around the world. From a beaded dress found in an ancient Egyptian tomb to the beaded fringe on a 1920s Parisian flapper’s hem, humans throughout history have used beading as a way to express, adorn, and tell a story. Bol explores beadwork across the world and through the ages, showing how beading has taken on many different styles, forms, and purposes for different cultures. She looks at children’s clothing, puberty ceremonies, burials, emblems of social status and leadership, festivals, and many other cultural occasions that involve the use of beadwork. Images of artifacts and heirlooms as well as photography of people and their beadwork enhance the scholarship of this book for a beautiful, enlightening addition to art, history, multicultural collections everywhere.
Basic Soap Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Basic Soap Making
All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Paperback      ISBN: 0811735737
- Hundreds of step-by-step, full-color photographs illustrate exactly how to make cold-process soap - Instructions on molding soap, cutting bars, creating original recipes, packaging gifts, and more - Includes a chapter on constructing a soap mold, liner, and cutter at home Handmade soap is inexpensive, soft on skin, and makes a great gift for anyone. Readers will learn the basic four-oil soap recipe, which can then be enhanced with additives such as oatmeal, fragrance oils, colored swirls, two-tone nuggets, and moisturizing butters. Charts on saponification, base oils, and luxury oils make creating unique soap recipes easy.
The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore: The Perfect Guide to Creating Your Own Indian-Style Artifacts
The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore
The Perfect Guide to Creating Your Own Indian-Style Artifacts
Paperback      ISBN: 1629145777
A fascinating introduction to a variety of Native American projects and history! Learn everything there is to know about Indian crafts and lore. Julian Harris Salomon takes you on a breathtaking journey of Native American customs and traditions. Originally published in 1928, this book is filled with dozens of illustrations portraying Indian art that will help you learn about traditional creations and customs. See why camp directors and leaders of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts look to Indian lore to enrich their programs in handicrafts, ceremonial studies, and geography. Some of the many projects featured include: Crafting eagle-feather bonnets Building campfires Making bow and arrows Constructing tipis and wigwams Adults and children alike will learn about the history behind each and every project. Why are dance ceremonies an integral part of Native American culture? Why did the Indians prefer using a bow and arrows for survival in an age when muskets were the norm? Explore the numerous methods and instructions for an assortment of games and sports, such as lacrosse, football race, and toss and catch. These particular games and dances weren’t just for entertainment; they were also performed to avert disaster, heal the sick, and summon rain. The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Lore isn’t just an instructional piece, but an anthropologist’s companion. It is a book of wonder containing valuable research and information you won’t find anyplace else.
Clouds in a Teacup: A Mindful Journey and Coloring Book
Clouds in a Teacup
A Mindful Journey and Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1941529135
As soon as you open the cover of Clouds in a Teacup, you step into a contemplative journey of your own creation. Oakland, California artist and activist Brett Cook invites you to shed your stress and worries to consider the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh during the relaxing process of coloring. His evocative black and white images nurture your own creativity; the resulting pictures will reflect your vision. Clouds in a Teacup balances reflection and action, providing a personal springboard to contemplation and expression. Everyone has creativity within them, and these drawings nurture the meditative potential of the process, helping to relieve stress and increase joy, and rewarding you with compelling final images. The 40 images, including double page spreads, are printed on the highest quality recycled paper through which gel and colored pens will not bleed.
Fairy Village
Fairy Village
Hardcover      ISBN: 1945547383
Fairy Village is a collection of miniscule scenes from the fairytale realm made from objects found in nature. This book features full –color photograph of beautifully crafted whimsical scenes including an old fashion carriage house, boutiques, shops, lush gardens and stunning living areas. The attention to detail will amaze and delight fairy world enthusiasts from all ages. Fairy fans will enjoy this collection of the artist’s favorite places to visit around the village and is visually stunning.
Fanciful Folk Art
Fanciful Folk Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1631866826
This collection of over 45 whimsical patterned illustrations provides an opportunity to ignite your creativity and unleash your inner artist while you relax and personalize your own beautiful artwork. Whether you choose bold, bright colors or a subdued palette, you will be transported to an imaginary world. All pages are perforated for easy removal and display.

The Foxfire: Singin', Praisin', Raisin'
The Foxfire
Singin', Praisin', Raisin'
Paperback      ISBN: 0307742598
"The bestselling Foxfire series returns with a loving tribute to Appalachian culture, this time with a focus on preserving and passing down the music, the lore, and the "how-to" wisdom of earlier generations"--
Foxfire 10: Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snake Canes, and Gourd Art
Foxfire 10
Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snake Canes, and Gourd Art
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0385422768
An oral history of the Depression-era South presents the voices of Appalachian citizens and discusses folk arts, homespun crafts, Appalachian lore, boarding houses, railroad building, and the WPA. Simultaneous.
Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Foxfire 2
Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Paperback      ISBN: 0385022670
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
Foxfire 3: Animal Care, Banjos and Dulcimers, Hide Tanning, Summer and Fall Wild Plant Foods, Butter Churns, Ginseng, and Still More Affairs of Plai
Foxfire 3
Animal Care, Banjos and Dulcimers, Hide Tanning, Summer and Fall Wild Plant Foods, Butter Churns, Ginseng, and Still More Affairs of Plai
Paperback      ISBN: 0385022727
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.