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Basic Pattern Making In The Hobby Foundry By: Colin Croucher
Success or otherwise in your hobby foundry will depend to a large degree on your skills & ability to create simple patterns, i.e. Patterns that are easy to mould, lift or separate from the sand mould after a gentle rap.A pattern that has incorrect draft on vertical surfaces, badly ...
Quilting Recommended LaborSaving Cutting Tools By: Rita Bode
Quilting is considered an American craft. Early Pioneer women made quilts from scraps of material left over from the clothing they made for their families. To make a design, a template was made and used to draw the design on the material. Then the individual pieces were cut ...
Technique of Watercolor Painting WC09 FRAMING By: John Blenkin
Framing watercolor pictures is now a huge widespread industry.As education has been made available to children of all ages drawing and painting have been found to be useful tools to engage their attention. These children grow up with a first hand acquaintance of the joys and satisfactions to be founding ...
Favorite Rare Breed Chickens By: Barbara Adams
Humans have bred chicken breeds for thousands of years from wild jungle fowl. Today, there are an estimated 350 combinations of physical features for chickens. Here is a sampler of colorful breeds considered rare that are finding favor again. As a collection, they lay an assortment of rich pinkish brown, ...
Birdwatching A Free And Fascinating Pastime For All By: Jackie Gee
My first experience of deliberate birdwatching took place in Richmond Great Park. The time; 1966, the occasion; one of the first dates with my (now) husband. There I was, all dressed up and ready to knock him out with my drop dead gorgeousness (memory plays strange tricks as you get ...
Collecting Greek Roman and Other Old Coins By: Charles Roman
A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Inexpensive Old CoinsCollecting old coins is like holding a piece of history right in your hand. It is common to find affordable ancient Roman coins that are 1600 years old, and many are even 2000 years old or more. Imagine that the ancient ...
Technique of Watercolor Painting WC03 BRUSHES By: John Blenkin
Watercolor brushes are the connecting link between the painter and the ground. They convey the desired mixture of pigment and water from the palette pool to the ground. Brushes are essential tools in the work of the watercolorist. Their selection is vital for the successful completion of the work.This means ...
Starting Your Own Art Collection Where to Begin By: Elinore Koenigsfeld
You would like to have artworks of your own, perhaps start an art collection, or buy a special art gift. How do you start?First, second and last: look! Go to galleries and museums, (even if at first they seem cold or intimidating, they are there to be seen), art ...
Adhesive Tape Were Stuck On It By: Margarette Tustle
Tapes People Love To Use If you were to look in any given ?junk drawer? you would probably find at least one kind of adhesive tape such as cellophane tape or masking tape. Most people own several different kinds of tape because we use different types for different ...
Birdwatching Connecting Kids to Nature By: Shari Carpenter
What child hasn't been delighted to see his first bird up close?Maybe it was a humble sparrow or a squawking seagull -- whatever they are, birds are a natural delight to watch and can be seen anywhere in the world.If you are looking for an activity that you can enjoy ...
The Perception of Craft By: Tamara Dourney
Last Sunday I found myself relaxing in the living room as I surfed the internet while my husband flipped channels on our seldom-watched television. After what seemed an eternity of switching from fishing shows to hunting shows, he finally settled on Antiques Roadshow on PBS . The objects took ...
Blown Glass They Do Still Make It Like They Used To By: Allen Shaw
Blown art glass is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America... and it is about time. Glassblowing has been around since 27 BC in Syria, though the first evidence of manmade glass products occurs in Mesopotamia in the late 3rd century BC. But the advancement of ...
Collectible Dolls Is There A Future By: Michael Russell
In this article we're going to speculate on the future of collectible dolls based on some current day facts.One fact about collectible dolls that is pretty certain is that people will most likely always continue to collect them. That is not the issue that is in question in this ...
Dog Figurines To Collect Or Not To Collect By: Anne Clarke
We love our pets. Lots of us offer our pets the prized place on the bed or couch. Most of us buy our pets Christmas presents. Many of us have a harder time watching an animal die in a Hollywood film than the main character. But ...
Five Advantages to Professional Genealogy Research By: Jordan McCollum
We all want to know more about our ancestors and where we come from. Learning more about family history is becoming a more popular goal. But genealogical research can quickly go from a weekend hobby to a daily pastime to a full-time (albeit unpaid) job. Relying on ...
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