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Filet Crochet: Projects and Charted Designs

by Mrs. F. W. Kettelle

Over 50 elegant, simple crochet designs: doilies, tablecloths, panels, borders, centerpieces, baby items, many more.


Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint

by Federico Vinciolo

Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book. Nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella, and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery. 83 full-page...


Victorian Alphabets, Monograms and Names for Needleworkers: from Godey's Lady's Book

by Godey's Lady's Book & Rita Weiss

173 popular names, 143 monograms. 49 alphabets, borders, ribbons, more. All designed for sewing.


Selecting and Renovating an Old House: A Complete Guide

by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Clearly written manual tells how to appraise an older home, develop plans for remodeling the kitchen, add a bath, replace floors, roof, windows, doors, interior walls, kitchen cabinets, more.


Wood-Frame House Construction

by Gerald E. Sherwood & Robert C. Stroh

Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process....


Bemrose on Traditional Woodworking: Carving, Fretwork, Buhl Work and Marquetry

by William Bemrose & Frederick Wilbur

This three-in-one volume combines a trio of rare classics on artisanal woodworking techniques and designs. Practical instructions, helpful diagrams, and other illustrations explain cabinetry building with metal...


Birdhouses and Feeders

by G. Barquest, S. Craven & R. Ellarson

Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions show how to build 30 homes and feeders for our feathered and furry friends. Includes structures for wrens, bluebirds, owls, robins, squirrels, titmice, more....


Canoe and Boat Building: A Complete Manual for Amateurs

by W. P. Stephens

Contains comprehensive, simply written directions for designing and constructing canoes, rowing and sailing boats, and hunting craft. 87 illustrations.


How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs

by Edwin Monk

Clear concise manual for amateurs offers detailed illustrated instructions for building 16 basic wooden craft — rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, hydroplane, more. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations....


Hand or Simple Turning: Principles and Practice

by John Jacob Holtzapffel

Great Victorian classic offers full coverage of basic lathe techniques. Projects include billiard ball, egg cups, ash trays, vases, more. First paperback reprint. 800 illustrations.


The Built-Up Ship Model

by Charles G. Davis

A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to hand-crafting ship models from the bottom up. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations.


The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

by Charles G. Davis

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.


101 Hand Puppets: A Beginner's Guide to Puppeteering

by Richard Cummings

Simple instructions show puppeteers how to create Robert Robot, Perky Pup, Gordo the Wizard, Pat the Policeman, and dozens of other delightful personalities. Scripts for 3 plays. Over 60 black-and-white illustrations....


North American Indian Beadwork Designs

by Clark Wissler

Concise, illuminating discussion of origins, execution, and symbolism of North American Indian beadwork. Numerous examples from Eastern Woodlands and Plains Indians. Over 300 figures.


How to Make Mission Style Lamps and Shades

by Popular Mechanics Co.

Popular 1911 manual offers complete designs and instructions for 18 lamps and shades: chandeliers, reading lamps, more. 64 illustrations.


Early American Weaving and Dyeing

by J. and R. Bronson

How to weave 35 designs, from damask diaper to Bird's-eye carpet, and 41 selections on dyeing. 1817 classic.


Boomerangs: How to Make and Throw Them

by Bernard S. Mason

Dozens of designs: tumblestick, boomabird, pinwheel, cross-stick, curved-stick boomerang, and many more. Complete throwing instructions included.


Metalwork for Craftsmen

by Emil F. Kronquist

Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates.


Indian Basket Weaving

by Navajo School of Indian Basketry

Basic techniques — preparation of the reed, splicing, introduction of color, shaping and finishing, etc. Also descriptions of a variety of weaves: Lazy Squaw, Mariposa, Taos, Shilo, and more. 114 illustrations....


25 Kites That Fly

by Leslie Hunt

Detailed instructions for creating standard two-stick kites, six-point stars, figural kites, balloon kites, tetrahedral kites, box kites, and many other varieties. Includes directions for making tails, reeling...