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  • Introduction
  • Embroidery
  • Smocking
  • Sewing
  • Applique
  • Knitting
  • Patchwork
  • Crochet
  • Tatting
  • Macrame
  • Needlepoint
  • Rugmaking
  • Felt and Fabric Craft
  • Picture Framing
  • Leatherwork
  • Paperwork
  • Collage
  • Basketwork
  • Lampshades
  • Jewelry
  • Toymaking
  • Hatmaking
  • Useful Charts
  • Useful Addresses
  • Index

Title: The Complete Book of Handcrafts: A step-by-step buide to popular handcrafts
Edited by: Linda Olsheim
Publication Date: HC:1973
Publisher: Crescent Books, NY
Page Count: 304
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 12" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 517116677

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns have to be enlarged A LOT. They have the old ABC method of markings, and grainline, but not much else. All the toys except the frog are gussetted. You get a pattern for a turtle, owl, a hedgehog, frog, lion and the dog pictured on the cover.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions for the toys are pretty rudimentary, with no illustration to help the crafter.

SUMMARY- For a book that is supposed to be a jumping off point for starting a new hobby, they were pretty stingy with the illustrations in a lot of areas. This includes the soft toys. I was pleasantly surprised they didn't go for mostly pancake type patterns, but they still look pretty crude compared to similar style toys. I did find the book interesting to look through for other crafts, so it was still worth the price of admission to me. I would not trust it to teach me a totally new craft, though.