Rope Dolls: How to Make Them for Pleasure and Profit - Alan Hoffsommer - 1970s craft book
"Rope Dolls: How to Make Them for Pleasure and Profit" by Alan Hoffsommer. 1977. Drake Publishers Inc. Softcover.
Includes instructions, black and white photographs and patterns.
From the back cover: "Developed by sailors of the tall ships engaged in oceanic trade, the [rope] dolls were originally intended to show to the folks at home how the inhabitants of faraway lands dressed and looked. Working from the simplest of shipboard materials - rope, thread, and fabric - the sailors created a craft and an art."
SIZE 7" x 10", 127 pages
Very good condition. Book has been gently read. Cover has noticeable wear including a bend on one corner, a fold from top to bottom and shelf wear. Tight binding. Clean pages inside. Corner bumping on the signature on the bottom right. No tears or rips.
This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Every attempt is made to describe it accurately, please examine photos carefully.