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Household Crafts and Tips: The Foxfire Americana Library (12)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A collection of how-tos celebrating the domestic arts of Appalachia, “Household Crafts and Tips” includes traditional advice on soapmaking and quilting, as well as in-depth instructions for making baskets,...


Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed,...


A Manual for Neanderthals

by H. Mewhinney

The story of humanity's earliest days on earth has come down to us chiefly in the tools and weapons early hominids shaped from flint. With these tools, they gained ascendancy over less dexterous beasts and began...


The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn

by Carol Kroll

Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and macrame. Author's preface. 33 illustrations,...


My Paper Star of Bethlehem

by Thomas Camp

Instruction book on building a fabulous eight point 3D hanging, spinning Star. May also be used as Christmas Tree Topper.


Practical Canvas Embroidery - A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources

by Louisa F. Pesel

This is a vintage handbook on practical canvas embroidery, with diagrams and scale drawings taken from seventeenth-century samples and other sources. It was originally intended as a practical aid for embroiderers,...


English Embroidery - I -  Double-Running or Back-Stitch

by Louisa F. Pesel

This is a vintage handbook on double-running or back-stitch, with diagrams and scale drawings taken from seventeenth-century samples and other sources. It was originally intended as a practical aid for embroiderers,...


English Embroidery - II - Cross-Stitch - A Handbook with Diagrams, Scale Drawings and Photographs taken from XVIIth Century English Samplers and from

by Louisa F. Pesel

This is a vintage handbook on practical cross-stitch, with diagrams and scale drawings taken from seventeenth-century samples and other sources. It was originally intended as a practical aid for embroiderers,...


The Naturalist's Manual - Containing Descriptions of the Nests and Eggs of North American Birds (Turdidae - Tanagridae) also, Instructions for Collect

by Oliver Davie

This vintage book contains a collection of recipes for making a variety of interesting beverages, with clear and practical directions for mixing all kinds of cocktails, sours, egg nog, sherry cobblers, coolers,...


Manual of Taxidermy - A Complete Guide in Collecting and Preserving Birds and Mammals

by C. J. Maynard

This vintage book contains a complete guide to taxidermy, with information on skinning, stuffing, mounting, and preserving a variety of mammals and birds. Written in simple, pain language and profusely illustrated,...


Guide to the Analysis of Potable Spirits

by S. Archibald Vasey

This vintage book contains a detailed guide to collecting, preserving, packing, and keeping specimens of birds, eggs, nests, feathers, and skeletons. "The Indian Ornithological Collector's Vade Mecum" constitutes...


The Indian Ornithological Collector's Vade Mecum - Containing Brief Practical Instructions for Collecting, Preserving, Packing, and Keeping Specimens

by Allan Hume

This vintage book contains a detailed handbook on the analysis of potable spirits. It was originally intended to "induce analysts to take up a more detailed examination of potable spirits", and is highly recommended...


Birds' Nests and Eggs - With Directions for Preparing, Stuffing, and Mounting Birds and Animals

by Anon.

This vintage book contains a complete guide to birds' nests and eggs, with information on preparing, stuffing, and mounting birds and animals. Highly accessible and profusely illustrated, this volume is highly...


Mingei: Japan's Enduring Folk Arts

by Amaury Saint-Gilles

Explore Japanese folk art—called mingei—with this beautifully illustrated book.

Mingei literally means the "arts of the people" and is a treasured expression of Japanese culture and history. This book of...


Coils, Folds, Twists, and Turns

by Tracy Jamar

Learn to use traditional fabric techniques in modern ways

Fiber artists are experimenting with and combining techniques like never before, and this book gives detailed instructions on the rediscovered techniques...


Huggable Amigurumi: 18 Cute and Cuddly Animal Softies

by Shannen Chua

Use your favorite yarns to crochet an adorable collection of cuddly amigurumi animals, including a lamb, giraffe, elephant, raccoon, turtle, turkey, and more.


Taxidermist's Manual

by T. J. McConnaughay

This vintage book contains a complete guide to taxidermy, with information on skinning, stuffing, mounting, and preserving a variety of animals, birds, insects, etc. Written in simple, pain language and profusely...


Taxidermy Vol. 9 Bones and Skeletons - The Collection, Preparation and Mounting of Bones

by Various

This comprehensive guide to the taxidermy of bones and skeletons is part of a series on taxidermy and comprises seven detailed chapters by various experts on the subject. It is extensively illustrated with black...


The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned...


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