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Handicrafts For The Handicapped



In a former volume, "The Work of Our Hands," the authors have studied the advance which has been made along industrial lines in the hospitals and asylums of this country. The present volume is intended as a text book of a few crafts which have proved to be of special value to handicapped workers outside the institutions. The directions given are elaborate and detailed as far as possible so that the individual worker may be able to study out and practice a vocation for himself. The book will also be found of value to crafts workers who are dealing with handicapped labor in the various institutions; and in the private practice of physicians who realize that a patient at work is a patient half cured.

TitleHandicrafts For The Handicapped
AuthorHerbert J. Hall and Mertice M. C. Buck
PublisherMoffat, Yard & Company
Year1917
Copyright1916, By Moffat, Yard & Company
AmazonHandicrafts For The Handicapped

Handicrafts For The Handicapped

BY Herbert J. Hall, M.D. And Mertice M. C. Buck

Authors of "The Work of Our Hands"

Illustrated With Sketches By The Authors And Photographs

New York

Moffat, Yard & Company

1917

Copyright, 1916, By Moffat, Yard & Company

Second Printing, November, 1917

-Introduction
In a former volume, The Work of Our Hands, the authors have studied the advance which has been made along industrial lines in the hospitals and asylums of this country. The present volume is intende...
-Photographic Illustrations
Facing Page Potato Basket. Melon-Shaped Basket. Oblong Flower Basket. Drop Handle Flower Basket . Baskets for Holding Cut Flowers..... Jardinieres and a Cut Flower Holder .... Glass-bottom...
-General Summary
Blessed is the man that has found his work, let him ask no other blessedness. - Thomas Carlyle. Pessimists so often point out to us the worn-out drudge, earning his bread by the sweat of his brow, ...
-Chapter I Basketry
A craft of great utility, and possible for many types of handicapped workers. a. Reed or woven baskets. Materials used, and methods of handling, starting round and oblong baskets, borders, etc. ...
-Woven Baskets
Baskets are, and have been from time immemorial, so essential in the carrying on of our domestic life, that it is worth considering what styles are most suitable for various purposes, and what pleasur...
-Woven Baskets. Continued
Not only birds, but their natural enemies, cats and dogs, may be provided with homemade resting places. A friend of the author's acquaintance has a tortoise-shell cat which rejoices in a hand-made bas...
-Sewed Or Coiled Baskets
As this paper aims to give a brief, but definite, description of a few ways of applying Indian basket-makers' methods to our own materials, it may not be amiss to call to mind the two great classes un...
-Bowl-Shaped Basket In Navajo Stitch
This stitch is so named because it crosses between two reeds, forming a loop over each, in a perfect figure eight. The part of the basket sewn is called the coil. It is not always made of reed. Som...
-Chapter II Chair Seating
a. Cane seating. Humble industry, but always useful everywhere. Material, and its use. Illustration of steps in caning - various weaves. Binding, etc. b. Rush seating. Lucrative industry, kn...
-Rush Seating
The re-seating of old rush-rbottomed chairs is particularly interesting and also very well paid, from $2.15 to $2.50 per seat. It requires considerable patience, both in preparing the rushes and in th...
-Chapter III Netting
Charming old-time craft used for all kinds of articles, from pudding bags to window curtains. Outdoor use for hammocks, tennis nets, etc. Illustrated by photographs of netted fringes, etc., and by ske...
-Netting. Continued
Both ends of the hammock should be finished this way, and it will add greatly to the effect if the rings are buttonholed with cord. The hammock may be decorated if desired with little tassels tied int...
-Chapter IV Weaving
Romantic history of weaving. Revival of interest in same. Fascinating craft, allowing change of position and variety of interest, possible for shut-in workers. Method of setting up loom, pu...
-The Old Looms
In the very oldest looms the method was that of darning, the needle or shuttle was carried over one thread and under another. But in very early times a method was devised to hold up a series of altern...
-Putting On The Warp
The principle of the crossed threads must be observed in making the warp. The crossing in making the warp is generally kept by cords, and a ready-made warp comes from the factory with these threads fi...
-Adjustment Of Harness For Rag Rug Weaving
For plain weaving two heddles are used. The wire ones set in frames are the easiest for amateurs to manage, but string heddles with or without copper mail-eyes work very well. The number of heddles is...
-Starting The Weaving
It will be found that the harness needs considerable adjusting before it works perfectly. The heddle must be hung so as to allow a wide shed. Sometimes threads have to be retied, as one loose threa...
-Pattern Weaving
After the amateur weaver has become proficient in making rag rugs or portieres it is interesting to try something more elaborate. The Same Weaver After A Year's Time. During which she had studi...
-Chapter V Bookbinding
A lucrative craft which may be carried on individually, or cooperatively as in schools for cripples in Scandinavia. a. Albums, portfolios, guest books, etc. Apparatus needed, and steps in working. ...
-Albums, Portfolios And Guest Books
The question of color harmony enters so largely into our furnishings to-day that we are often impelled to try to manufacture in the home workshop articles of daily use which we have failed to procure ...
-Albums, Portfolios And Guest Books. Continued
A flexible cover is suitable for an album, but it is necessary to have inside the cover a light book board to make the leather lie flat. The boards should be the exact size of the leaves and pasted to...
-The Rebinding Of Old Books
Most of the books nowadays are not bound at all, they are merely cased, and that in such a way that the covers pull off after a little wear and the leaves are injured by deep saw cuts, or wire threads...
-The Rebinding Of Old Books. Continued
All the processes between sewing and finishing are included under the general name of forwarding. The first of these is gluing up. The book is first placed between mill boards having one right angle a...
-Chapter VI Cement Working
Use of concrete materials for small objects, such as flower pots, bird baths, stepping stones, etc. Success of experiments at Devereux Mansion in mould making, and in the use of color in tiles, etc...
-Cement Working. Part 2
Cement Work, I. The mould closed, showing method of tamping. The tamping or pressing down of the moist mixture into the mould is a simple process and yet it must be done with some care. A go...
-Cement Working. Part 3
A considerable variety of hollow cement work, bowls, and flower pots may be made from very simple plaster of Paris moulds. As is well known, plaster of Paris will harden into any shape to which it is ...
-Chapter VII Pottery Making
Pottery at Marblehead, established twelve years ago. Started with idea of occupation for handicapped workers. Two principal workers served apprenticeship as patients. Work undertaken too general for a...
-Chapter VIII Light Blacksmithing
Interesting work done without great outlay of physical strength. Expert knowledge of qualities of iron and its behavior gained from blacksmiths. Material easily obtained in rods of any desired size...









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