Cover image for Making paper and fabric rubbings : capturing designs from brasses, gravestones, carved doors, coins, and more
Title:
Making paper and fabric rubbings : capturing designs from brasses, gravestones, carved doors, coins, and more
Author:
Firestein, Cecily Barth.
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Publication Information:
Asheville, NC : Lark Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579901042
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT912 .F55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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The author explains the tools and materials required and then demonstrates the basic methods for making dry and wet rubbings. Photographs and detailed instructions show you how to rub on different types of paper and fabric.


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YA-A guide to creating permanent and semipermanent mementos using pencil, paper, and an engraved artifact. Firestein describes her own casual and uninformed entrance into the craft of rubbings, then goes on to explain how to create T-shirts, note paper, and framed pictures from these simple site-gathered souvenirs. Background information details the history of this ancient craft, dating the oldest rubbing back to approximately 300 A.D. Photographs illustrate this art form from many cultures, some ancient and some obtained by the author, ranging from simple leaves to elaborate cathedral doors. The author provides practical tips and step-by-step instructions, including necessary materials, suitable subjects, and adequate preparation. YAs should find this craft an impetus for hands-on historical study.-Pamela Cooper-Smuzynski, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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