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A collection of string games, useful braiding weaving, knot work and magic with string and rope.
From the introduction:
Each and every one of us sees or uses pieces of string nearly every day. There are very few, however, who have been initiated into the wonderland of fascinating things that can be done and made with this commonplace article of daily use. Once one does discover the different things that can be made and the games that can be played with string, a new world is opened up. Anyone who once contracts a genuine case of "string fever" will have little difficulty in amusing himself or interesting others. Time will rarely hang heavy on his hands, as long as a piece of string is available.
Some of the string crafts, such as square knot work, weaving, and braiding, will provide some interested readers, it is hoped, with a life-long hobby. Square knot work, in particular, with which an almost unlimited number of designs can be produced by combining the different methods of knotting, is one of the most fascinating of all the handicrafts, and one that is as yet but little known or practiced in this country.
1st edition 1940, 161 pages; PDF 136 pages.word count: 44550 which is equivalent to 178 standard pages of text