jueves, agosto 23, 2007

Sobre la soguería en otros países: el caso de EEUU (Parte II)

Como puede apreciarse el libro se titula The Art of Braiding - The Basics (precio 35 dólares) y fue redactado e ilustrado por Gail Hougth quien incluye los siguientes tópicos:
(Nota: observese con atención que algunas de la técnicas son españolas y otras tomadas del gaucho)

  • Lista de herramientas
  • Uso y descripción de las herramientas
  • Preparación del material
  • Plaiting 4, 6, 8 and 12.
  • Botones: Spanish Ring Knot - 2 and 3 Passes, Six Bight Turk’s Head, Herringbone and Gaucho Weave for the 6 Bight Turk’s Head, Long Pineapple Button (one string) and 2,3, and 5 String Appliqué Braids.
  • Finally, instructions how to give your braided items thefinished professional look.

El autor presenta su libro con las siguientes palabras:

"Do you have interest in beginning or need help with your leather and rawhide braiding skills? I have made the 1st notebook I use in my Basics I Workshop available to those who may not be able to attend a workshop with me. It is a must for all leather and rawhide braiders from beginners to those who are accomplished. The affordable notebook is chuck full of illustrations, text and braided buttons not readily available in other publications. The 45 plus pages notebook is the first int the series. The notebook is in black and white, the illustrations are in pen and ink, ample space has been left for personal notes and all this comes in a spiral bound vinyl cover. The text and illustrations are intermixed to aid understanding and to keep one from becoming lost while referring between the notebook and the work in progress".

Y comienza con algunas de estas ilustrativas explicaciones:

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