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  • DECOUPAGE and how to do it
  • FANTASY FILM and how to do it
  • BOTTLE CUTTING and how to do it
  • LIQUID PLASTIC and how to use it
  • METAL(clay) ART and how to use it
  • CANDLES and how to make them
  • SHADOW ART and how to do it
  • LAMPS and how to make them
  • FAKE FUR and how to use it
  • FELT and how to use it
  • PAPIER MACHÉ and how to use it
  • FOIL ART and how to do it
  • LOOPERS and how to use them
  • CATHEDRAL GLASS and how to use it
  • COPPER ENAMELING and how to do it
  • COPPER AND ALUMINUM TOOLING and how to do it
  • FOLK ART and how to do it
  • STAINED GLASS PAINTING and how to do it
  • STRING ART and how to do it
  • MACRAMÉ and how to do it
  • PLASTIC BRAIDING AND LACING and how to do it
  • BEADED JEWELRY and how to make it

Title: Crafts Encyclopedia: Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions On 22 Popular Crafts
Author/Designer: American Handicrafts Company
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1973
Publisher: American Handicrafts Company, Fort Worth, TX
Language: English
Page Count: 184
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- You get very well broken down visual tutorials of each craft. Some I haven't seen around since the '70's, like the Liquid Plastic and Loopers(of which I got a huge bag that was about the same size and weight I was - boy, were they ever sorry. My grandmother did her best to destroy the potholders I made for her with lots of use and very hot pans(there were scorch marks on all of them), but it was no use. She passed away before they did. My mom's got less use and were equally indestructable. I don't know what happened to the other couple hundred or so I gave away as Christmas presents the next year...). Other crafts have evolved and gotten a lot more sophisticated, like Metal Clay and String Art. If you want a wonderful snapshot of what crafting in the 1960's and 1970's looked like, this book will be a treasure.

CONTRIBUTING CRAFTSMEN: Conchita Reyes Berry, Kay Brown, Barbara Carlton, Patti Carlton, Carol Cook, Sharon Corcoran, Willie Eppers, June Gooch, Pat Goodell, Betty Jordan, Margie McDaniels, Vivian Reynolds, Alpha Russell, Suzanne Stiles, Rod Ware, Sherry O. Waters