Millinery is not merely the making of hats, but encompasses designing them, too. This book gives an overview of the subject of millinery, with history, and also covers artificial flowers, natural and man-made feathers, wings, quills, and miscellaneous trimmings. This is an antique book, whose original edition may be extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. The editors are republishing many of these classic works in high quality, modern editions,...
Originally published in 1928 in three volumes. These deal with every aspect of the tailoring and clothing trade. Extremely well illustrated with photographs and many helpful diagrams and detailed instructions for the design and construction of various garments. The contents of Volume 3 include: Wearing of Insignia - Correct Dress for the Occasion - The Art of Dress - Outfits for the Tropics - Outfitting (5 chapters) - Garment Renovating - Woolens...
Originally published in 1928 in three volumes. These deal with every aspect of the tailoring and clothing trade. Extremely well illustrated with photographs and many helpful diagrams and detailed instructions for the design and construction of various garments. The contents of Volume 2 include: The Wholesale Trade Men's Garments - Grading for the Wholesale Trade - Ladies Garments and Men's Garments - Lays or Economy in Cutting - Cutting Ladies' Garments...
The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving' by Mary Meigs Atwater contains an account of the rise, development, eclipse, and modern revival of a national popular art. Together with information of interest and value to collectors, technical notes for the use of weavers, & a large collection of historic patterns.
This early work on Swedish Home Sloyd is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all sewing enthusiasts. Including a wealth of information on typical Swedish patterns of holeseam, fringe plaiting and knitting. Comprising a course of instruction on the ancient technique of the holeseam. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing...
Originally published in 1882, this classic book contains a wealth of information on the subject of organ building. With thirteen chapters including 'The Sound-Board', 'The Bellows, Trunks, and Frame' and 'Village Church Organs', this book will make a valuable addition to the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject.
Originally published in 1878, this classic book contains a wealth of information on the subject of making fireworks, and will prove to be a very interesting read for anyone with an interest in the history of the subject.
This classic book contains an unusual collection of hand weaving drawings by one John Landes, who appears to have been a professional weaver of the Revolutionary period. This remarkable old pattern book would be an excellent addition to anyone's bookshelf with an interest in the subject.
A comprehensive and informative look at the subject of taxidermy. With thirty-one chapters, including a 'History of the Art', 'Preservative Preparations, Formula, etc.', 'Mounting Entire Small Animals' and 'Mounting Fish', this book will make a valuable addition to anyone's bookcase with an interest in the subject.
This early work on gem cutting is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the processes involved in different kinds of gem cutting and includes chapters on Cabochon Cutting, Facet Cutting and Special Lapidary Technic. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in the art of the jeweller.
Coffin-Making and Undertaking is another quality hands-on, teach-yourself book by Paul N. Hasluck. It contains a wealth of information and pictures to help anyone who is interested in art of coffin building and undertaking.
This classic book contains a wealth of information on the subject of making draperies and slipcovers. With many designs, hints and tips available, this book will make a great addition to the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject.
This early collection on leather craft includes articles that would be both expensive and hard to find. It contains easy to follow instructions on making leather bags, and is accompanied by illustrations and photographs of the designs and techniques involved. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in learning the art of leather craft.
Designing and constructing something from wood is one of the simplest and most enjoyable pastimes. This step by step guide will instruct you in creating your own cabinet from the tools you will need, the joints you have to master all the way to the different finishes you can choose to use.
A comprehensive guide to making lamps and lampshades extensively illustrated with diagrams and drawings. Contents Include: Introduction; Basic Illumination; The Lamp Base; Lampshades; Lamps and Lampshades; Conclusion. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.