Homespun Crafts in 60 Projects

Homespun Crafts in 60 Projects
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The material in this 1950s book was compiled by the author to provide interesting and useful craft projects for students, teachers, youth leaders, occupational therapists, hobbyists, and various social organizations which engage in craftwork as part of their activities. These organizations, incidentally, might not only find herein recreational activities but also "fund raising" sources through the sale of homespun articles.

The projects in Homespun Crafts were developed by the author and completed as class assignments under his supervision at Northern State Teachers College, Aberdeen, South Dakota. The material had its beginning during the depression years, when students and instructor alike cast about for "native" materials with an eye for usable media in the school, the home, or in the church, with which to carry on their art and craft activities.

To complete most of the articles in this book the homespun way, used or discarded materials such as those described on pages 9 and 10 can be used. The source of supply of "native materials" is inexhaustible: it replenishes itself constantly. By "native" material is meant those craft materials which can be salvaged from used articles of clothing, household articles, etc., which have served their purpose and collect in attics, school storerooms, and similar places. Merchants will gladly donate last season's merchandise to schools and churches when advised as to how it will aid the users.

Contents Covered:

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Native Materials
  • Section 1 -- Leather
    • Leather or Plastic Coin Purse
    • Boys' or Girls' Billfold
    • Snapshot Folder
    • Stationery Case and Writing Pad
    • Desk Set with Leather Corners
    • Metal Book Ends with Leather
    • Star Coin Purse or Rosary Case
    • Boys' and Girls' Leather Belts
    • Children's Bookmarks
    • "Shower" Baby Shoes
  • Section 2 -- Wood
    • Decorative Carving Board
    • Lamp, Fruit Bowl, and Jewel Box
    • Metal Name Plate for Desk
    • Spool Toy for Baby
    • Salt and Pepper Shakers and Sportswear Buttons
    • Rustic Book Ends
    • Rustic Door Knocker
    • Rustic Whatnot
    • Rustic Birdhouse with Bath
    • Camp Comfort
  • Section 3 -- Metal
    • Christmas Tree Ornaments
    • Christmas Tree Angel
    • Holiday Candlesticks
    • Darning Kit for Traveling
    • Children's Toy Drum
    • Aluminum or Copper Bud Vase
    • Letter Holder
    • Ash Tray or Pin Tray
    • Napkin Ring or Bracelet
    • Bracelet, Money Clip, and Tie Clasp
  • Section 4 -- Felt
    • Felt and Plastic Cosmetic Kit
    • Potted Cactus Pincushion for the Flower Stand
    • Felt Pumpkin Tea Cozy
    • Hot-Dish Holder or Table Pad
    • Felt Handbag
    • Felt and Fur Ear Muffs for Girls
    • Child's Swiss Bonnet
    • Pullman Slippers and Case
    • Felt and Yarn Toy Bunny or Beanbag
    • Needle Book and Thimble Hat
  • Section 5 -- Glass
    • Hang a Decorative Plate or Picture without a Frame
    • Decorative Mirrors and Mirror Picture
    • Studio Bottle
    • How to Cut Glass Bottles
    • Hurricane Lamps and Lantern
    • Sandwich Tray
    • Mirror Place Cards
    • Indoor Garden under Glass
    • Mirror or Plate Glass Centerpiece
    • Brighten the Kitchen with Glassware
  • Section 6 -- Vari-Craft
    • Pot Holder and T Towel Rack
    • Necktie or Towel Rack
    • Lapel Pins and Earrings
    • Doll Hats
    • Life-of-the-Party Hats
    • Painted Stone Paperweight and Block Prints
    • A Record Craft
    • Handmade Christmas Cards
    • Fun with Easter Eggs
    • Lamp Shade and Cabin Curtains
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 158
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 13.0 MB
Product Code HOM74VG051
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