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Making Gourd Bowls with the Fairy
Gourdmother®.
Sammie Crawford. Make
eight colorful bowls in this new DIY book from
the Fairy Gourdmother®, from a ghastly witch to
laughing clowns, Christmas balls to Easter eggs,
and hearts to seashells. Ideal for the aspiring
gourd crafter, this how-to book has nearly 140
images. Complete with patterns, color palettes,
supply lists, and tips for preparing the gourd.
A gallery of other Crawford bowls will inspire
your own creative ideas.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 127 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3980-6 • soft cover • $16.99
Time for Gourds: 8 Clock Projects.
Sammie
Crawford. With 199 color images, patterns, color
palettes, supply lists, tips for preparing the gourd,
and step-by-step directions, eight clock projects
will make an ideal accessory to your décor or
a gift to family members and friends. This new
how-to book is perfect for gourd crafters and
woodworkers of all levels. Themes include cats,
zebras, the seashore, Christmas, and many more.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 199 color photos, 14 pat-
terns • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3981-3 • soft cover • $16.99
Gourd Art Basics: The Complete Guide
to Cleaning, Preparation and Repair.
C.
Angela Mohr. Learn how to select and prepare
gourds to make home accessories such as bowls
and vases. Author Angela Mohr demonstrates
the aspects of cleaning and gutting gourds,
and fixing gourds, for everyday use. Perfect
for any beginning gourd artisan to learn the
finer points of a gourd, fix their common flaws
and put the gourds to good use as accessories
around the house.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 159 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2829-9 • soft cover • $14.99
Historic Gourd Craft: How to Make Tra-
ditional Vessels.
C. Angela Mohr. What did
America’s first inhabitants use for cooking and
eating? What did the stranded characters of
televisions Gilligan's Island use to prepare and
eat food? Author Angela Mohr demonstrates
how to create authentic vessels by using gourds.
A watering can, cooking utensils, and bowls are
created in this step-by-step instruction book.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 178 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2830-5 • soft cover • $14.95
Making Gourd Ornaments.
C. Angela Mohr.
Clear instructions and 162 color photos teach
readers to create Christmas ornaments from
miniature, hard-shelled gourds. Designs include
birdhouses, snowmen, angels, tree balls, tree
toppers, and wall hangings. Instructions proceed
from initial gourd cleaning to final painting,
wood burning, and the installation of hangers.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 162 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2716-2 • soft cover • $12.95
Making More Gourd Ornaments.
C. Angela
Mohr. Make a Santa head from a banana gourd,
a snow couple from mini-bottleneck gourds,
and paint, ribbon, and beads to make shiny
ornaments from egg gourds. With 203 color
images and step-by-step directions, both the
beginner and advanced gourd artist will have
fun decorating this holiday season.Features a
gallery of completed projects that will inspire
new innovations of your own.Size: 8 1/2” x 11”
• 203 color images • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3620-1 • soft cover • $19.99
Apples to Apples: Basic Techniques for
Decorating Gourds.
C. Angela Mohr. Make
a ‘Be My Valentine’ gourd, fish and rooster
adorned gourds, gift-wrapped gourds, and
a ‘Thinking of You’ gourd with well-wishes
written on it. Through 178 color images and
step-by-step directions, compare decorating
techniques using color, paper, and common
art supplies. A gallery of finished projects will
inspire your own creations
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 178 color images • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3621-8 • soft cover • $19.99
MakingGourd Headpieces: Decorating and
Creating Headgear for Every Occasion.
C. Angela Mohr. With simple tools and supplies
already in the house or from the local craft shop,
the author demonstrates how to make a variety
of tiaras, barrettes, seasonal headbands, and
hatpins from pieces of gourds. In fact, with a
gourd thinking cap, like the one shown in this
book, you can create your own from gourd parts.
Mohr provides easy step-by-step demonstra-
tion of how to make and decorate a variety
of headpieces. Size: 8 1/2’ x 11” • 259 color
photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2869-5 • soft cover • $14.95
Gourd Puppets and Dolls: A Do-It-Yourself
for Crafters.
C. Angela Mohr. These projects
join two age-old skills: gourding and sewing.
With simple techniques, you can combine
gourds with a cloth body to make dolls or
puppets to enjoy or give as gifts. Learn how
to make a gourd ragdoll, reversible dolls,
marionettes, even bobble gourdheads!
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 233 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2868-8 • soft cover • $14.95
EGG DECORATING
Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with
Wax & Dye.
Jane Pollak. Truly exquisite designs,
intricate details, and brilliant color schemes come
together in this new DIY book on decorating
eggs. Chapters include basic decorating tips and
how to choose your colors. With illustrated step-
to-step instructions and a gallery of completed
projects, you’ll be creating your own dynamic
eggs in no time at all.
Size: 8 1/2” x 10” • 200 color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4654-5 • soft cover • $24.99
KNOT MAKING
Handbook of Knots.
Raoul Graumont & Elmer
Wenstron. Master an artistic and absorbing hobby.
Provides detailed illustrations to make practical and
decorative knot-tying easy for the beginner. Hitches,
sheepshanks, and bowlines are demonstrated with
good explanation of blocks and tackle. Most pieces
described are made of rawhide, but leather thongs and
plastic string can be used, too. 400+ knots illustrated
and indexed.
Size: 4 1/2” x 7” • 565 illustrations • Index • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-030-8 • soft cover • $6.95
Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work.
4th Edition.
Raoul Graumont & John Hensel. A
comprehensive history of knots and ropemaking with
how-to instructions for tying and making useful and
decorative articles with rope. More than 3,600 knots
described and illustrated in 348 full-page plates.
Size: 7 1/4” x 9 5/8” • 4,501 illus., 7 b/w photos
Glossary/Index • 704 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-021-6 • hard cover • $39.99
Fisherman’s Knots and Nets.
Raoul Graumont &
Elmer Wenstrom. Professional and novice fishermen
alike can learn to make hundreds of ties and bends to
connect line to hooks, leaders, lures, nets, traps, and
seines. The veteran fisherman will find it an indispens-
able reference tool. Whether you fish for fun or to make
a living, this is a valuable addition to your tackle box.
Size: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” • 565 illustrations,
1 b/w photo • Index • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-024-7 • soft cover • $8.99
LEATHERCRAFT
Leather: History, Technique, Projects.
Josephine Barbe. Leather can be smooth, soft,
and cosmetic, or robust, resistant, and protective.
For thousands of years this versatile material has
provided the foundation for the manufacture
of clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Jose-
phine Barbe encourages you to implement this
all-purpose material yourself in various ways. All
projects can be made with a sewing machine
and a few simple tools.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 308 • 168 pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4484-8•hardcover•$34.99
Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding.
Bruce Grant. 350+ illustrations arranged so the step-
by-step instructions face the picture being described,
making it easy to follow. Braidwork takes many forms;
its applications are practical as well as decorative.
While the book is primarily for those interested in
leathercraft, in nearly all cases the methods of braiding
are applicable to many other materials, such as silk,
cotton, plastic, catgut, or horsehair. Truly a book to
be used as well as read, it provides all the information
needed for this satisfying pastime.
Size: 6” x 9” • 206 b/w photos, 1,254 illustrations
Glossary/Index • 558 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-161-9 • hard cover • $29.99
Leather Braiding.
Bruce Grant. Definitive guide to
the art of leather braiding, contains illustrations, step-
by-step instructions, and fascinating information from
the simple but clever braided button to elaborate results
of thong appliqué. Includes a historical perspective of
leather and its function in society, leather braiding tools,
and glossary of terms.The book includes a historical
perspective of leather and its function in society, a
chapter on leather braiding tools, and a glossary of
terms.Size: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” • 760 illus., 9 b/w photos
Glossary • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-039-1 • soft cover • $9.99
Braiding Fine Leather: Techniques of the Aus-
tralian Whipmakers.
David W. Morgan. Written
by the expert who made whips for the Indiana Jones
movies, this manual shows how to braid simple projects.
Attention to detail and a little practice enable novices
to produce attractive and enduring items, from precut
lace, a skin, or a side of leather.
Size: 7” x 10” • 308 b/w photos
5 illustrations • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-544-0 • soft cover • $19.99
Braiding Rawhide Horse Tack.
Revised & Ex-
panded 2nd Edition.
Robert L. Woolery. In this
updated second edition, readers are shown, in over
180 drawings and photographs, every step to successful
rawhide braiding, beginning with a fresh cowhide,
continuing through cutting strings and braiding, and
ending with finished reatas, bosals, hobbles, or reins.
Also discussed are tools and implements the beginner
can make out of readily available materials.
Size: 6” x 9” • 97 color & 87 b/w photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-629-4 • soft cover • $16.99
How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear.
Bruce Grant.
Bridles, hackamores, reins, quirts, and crops are among
the gear you can make using this well-illustrated
book. Clear and detailed drawings show steps from
beginning to end. Create articles of gear the horseman
uses to “work or show” his horse to best advantage.
Clear and detailed drawings show from beginning to
end how to make the articles of gear the horseman
uses to “work or show” his horse to best advantage.
Size: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” • 417 illustrations
56 b/w photos • Glossary • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-034-6 • soft cover • $12.99
How to Make Whips.
Ron Edwards. Make
fine eight-strand whips, kangaroo-hide whips,
bullwhips, snake whips, and even whips from
precut lace. Includes instructions for plaiting
names in whips and using plaiting designs for
whip handles. The first section gives instruc-
tions for a basic eight-strand whip; the second
deals with the making of fine kangaroo hide
whips. Also included are instructions on plaiting
names in whips and using plaiting designs for
whip handles.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 780 illustrations
Index • 166 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-513-6 • hard cover • $24.99
Whips and Whipmaking.
2nd Edition.
David
W. Morgan. Whipmaking is the highest refinement
of the art of leather braiding. Features whips made
in the Mongol tradition. Braiding details shown in a
selection of photographs. Includes the evolution of
a whip design that became world famous through
its association with Hollywood. Introduces whips for
performance and sport use.
Size: 7” x 10” • 55 illus., 205 b/w photos
Index • 240 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-557-0 • soft cover • $19.99
GOURDING • EGG DECORATING • KNOT MAKING • leathercraft
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