Fascinating String Figures

Fascinating String Figures

by International String Figure Association




The art of creating figures from pieces of string is an ancient and rewarding diversion that has entertained practitioners for centuries. Popular today with a wide range of hobbyists, string figure models vary from simple constructions easy enough for children to sophisticated, elaborate figures that challenge even the most experienced enthusiast.
This easy-to-follow guide, complied from the pages of String Figure Magazine, contains clearly detailed diagrams and simple instructions for making 23 different and delightful string figures, among them a turtle, an elegantly symmetrical cobweb, a miniaturized hammock, a polar bear, a little girl with pigtails, a graceful swan, seven diamonds all in a row. And 16 other intriguing designs. All you need to make even the most difficult figure is a length of ordinary string that can easily be knotted.
An ideal way to help develop a youngster's interest, attention span, and manual dexterity, this book also offers older hobbyists hours of challenging fun as they learn new twists to an age-old pastime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486404004
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/15/1998
Edition description: Illustrated
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 8.34(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Twinkling Star
Seven Diamonds
Polar Bear
A Baby Being Born
Catching a Cockroach
A Hammock
Two Eyes
Little Girl with Pigtails
The Sandsnipe
A Toad and a Man
A Swan
Erupting Volcano
A Dog with Large Ears
Spectacles for your Nose
The Fox and the Whale
Sewing Machine
Two Islands Joined by a Log
Andromeda Galaxy

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