Fascinating String Figures

Fascinating String Figures

by International String Figure Association

Paperback(Illustrated)

$7.95

Overview

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
Night
Twinkling Star
Seven Diamonds
Polar Bear
Turtle
A Baby Being Born
Cobweb
Catching a Cockroach
A Hammock
Two Eyes
Little Girl with Pigtails
The Sandsnipe
A Toad and a Man
A Swan
Sun
Wheelbarrow
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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