Southside - Children's Picture Books / Spanish 3 available
Fiction Huggins-Cooper, L
A child compares garden creatures to what he knows of space invaders. Bugs and creepy crawlers abound in far-out illustrations.
"Offering a whistle-stop history of these two ancient crafts, Spinning and Weaving begins in pre-history, when people first wove yarns to create clothing and blankets, and goes on to explore the ways in which these techniques have continued to be important throughout human history (or should that be herstory), in artistic, economic and functional terms. The second part of the book brings us up to date, via interviews with modern day spinning and weaving...
This book offers a whistle-stop guide to the history of leathercraft and tanning. The story begins in prehistory when people discovered, perhaps by chance, that skins exposed to smoke or accidentally soaked in autumnal puddles lasted longer. Skins were a valuable resource, used for everything from clothing to shelter, blankets and vessels. The book looks at evidence that shows us how tanning and leather continued to be of prime importance across the...
This book offers a journey through the history of the ancient craft of felting from the earliest times, when people first discovered that animal fiber, moisture and friction created a durable, warm fabric. Felt has been used for everything from apparel to housing; it has been used for practical, decorative and even religious applications. This book looks at the rise and fall of felting through history and into the industrial era, including its importance...