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New Crafts: Stringwork

PDF This book features 25 decorative projects that is shown step by step. The age-old art of stringwork celebrated in inspirational designs and practical projects is shown in over 200 specially commissioned photographs. There are practical step-by-step instructions for 25 superb projects: a knotted rope deckchair, a string-embroidered laundry bag, a string-wrapped candelabra and a jute tassel. It is a complete guide to materials, equipment and techniques. It comes with photography by Peter Williams, the highly regarded craft, cooking and lifestyle photographer. From the very earliest times, successive civilizations have twisted, wrapped and looped rope, string and twine to create practical and decorative objects. Nowadays, the most familiar form of the medium are seaman's knots, but the availability and low cost of rope and string have led to a renewed interest in their more artistic applications. This book presents 25 varied and exciting practical projects for you to try at home.Specially commissioned step-by-step photographs take you through each idea in easy-to-follow stages, allowing you to create beautiful and functional objects as diverse as a string-wrapped picture frame, a garden tassel made out of twine, and a coiled string needlework basket. The book will help craftspeople everywhere to rediscover this traditional craft in an instructive and inspirational way.

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