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2 edition of String Figures from Around the World found in the catalog.

String Figures from Around the World

Sorena DeWitt

String Figures from Around the World

by Sorena DeWitt

  • 36 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crafts & Hobbies - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Crafts / Hobbies,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRobin Michel (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10980143M
    ISBN 10061394996X
    ISBN 109780613949965

    Follow the detailed instructions and stepby-step illustrations to create 30 unique string figures from around the world, like the beautiful yet easy-to-make Japanese Butterfly the three-dimensional Laia Flower and a tricky Rabbit. A string figure is a design formed by manipulating string on, around, and using one's fingers or sometimes between the fingers of multiple people. String figures may also involve the use of the mouth, wrist, and feet. They may consist of singular images or be created and altered as a game, known as a string game, or as part of a story involving various figures made in sequence (string story.

      Rooted in tribal customs and cultural traditions from around the world, making string figures is an ancient pastime that continues to charm people of all ages. This compilation of projects from String Figure Magazine presents easy-to-follow photographs and simple, step-by-step directions for creating more than two dozen captivating string. Besides those who simply want to use the book as a source of amusement, the book will be of great interest to anthropologists and collectors of string figures, since it greatly increases the knowledge of string games and their distribution around the some time in your youth, no doubt, you took a loop of string and made a "cat's-cradle 5/5(1).

    Rooted in tribal customs and cultural traditions from around the world, making string figures is an ancient pastime that continues to charm people of all ages. Compiled from issues of String Figure Magazine, simple instructions and easy-to-follow photographs offer step-by-step guides to creating more than two dozen captivating string figures, accompanied by brief accounts of their historical.   String games from around the world Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. String figures, String figures, Games Publisher Palo Alto, CA: Klutz Press Collection Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in :


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String Figures from Around the World by Sorena DeWitt Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is a sequel to Johnson's "Cat's Cradle", which contained five string figures. This book has seven more, from around the world--Paraguay, Australia, Ghana, the U.S. (a Navajo string figure), New Guinea, Alaska, and Ireland/5(10). The book does have a lot of strong points, and we'll keep it around for when my son gets older and has learned the basics from String Figures from Around the World book book.

Update/edit: I recently bought another string book, Cat's Cradle & Other Fantastic String Figures: Over 20 String Games/5(31). Get this from a library. String figures from around the world.

[Sorena DeWitt; Robin Michel] -- Introduces the art of making string figures and gives step-by-step instructions for making specific figures from several cultures throughout the world.

A string figure is a design formed by manipulating string on, around, and using one's fingers or sometimes between the fingers of multiple people. String figures may also involve the use of the mouth, wrist, and feet. They may consist of singular images or be created and altered as a game, known as a string game, or as part of a story involving various figures made in sequence (string story).

Both an anthropological text and a how-to-book, "String Figures" shows you that Cat's Craddle is the least of the string-games. This book discusses string-games in every culture in the world on every continent, looing at the history and social importance of the games, then teaches you in step-by-step instruction, how to make them/5.

Get this from a library. String figures from around the world II. [Sorena DeWitt; Robin Michel] -- Provides a sampling of string figures, otherwise known as cat's cradle, from around the world, including the mosquito, the hogan, the Siberian house, and the Japanese butterfly.

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Free shipping for many products. Making string figures is a pastime that kids and adults throughout the world have enjoyed for thousands of years. String figures are really fun to make.

Long before TV, or even books, people were using string figures to illustrate the stories they told around the campfire. Sort of Easy Figures: Setting Sun, Sea Snake, Mystery Animal, A Lizard, Two Coyotes, Rain, Sardines.

String Figures for Two: Cat's Cradle. World's Easiest String Figure. Challenging Figures: Little Fishes, The Porker (AKA The Dancing Headless Pig), The Frog, Three Sunfish, Storm Clouds. Additions. Visit our Zazzle store: Fine Poster Art. String Games from Around the World book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Seven brand new (yet ages old) string games, introduced 4/5. String figures from AROUND THE WORLD. Janu PM Subscribe When I was in sixth grade, all the boys and girls carried around bits of yarn, and at recess we all demonstrated our l33t skillz at making string figures, such as the Jacob's Ladder, or the Banana Tree.

Inuit string figures reindeer, wolf, and pig. The following is a list of string figures, various figures which can be made using a loop of string, and which occur in games such as cat's cradle.

Most of the titles are translations and/or descriptions. 5 External links. Explanation of the format of these listings. World Wide Webs: String Figures from Around the World Excellent site!. Presented by Richard Darsie. Instructions for elementary, intermediate and advanced string figures.

Bibliography. Notes on families of string figures. Detailed written instructions and an illustration of the final form of each figure are given. String Figures from Around the World: v. 2 by Sorena Dewitt,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1). Buy a cheap copy of String Figures from Around the World book by Sorena Dewitt.

Product Details Reading level: Ages 9 and up Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Heian International (December ) Language: English Free shipping over $ Fullest, clearest instruction on string figures from wide variety of cultures around the world: Eskimo, Navajo, Lapp, Europe, many others.

Create such imaginative figures as a cat's cradle, a moving spear, a bolt of lightning, pointed stars and much more. illustrations. In the classic book "String Figures and How to Make Them" by Jayne (), the most intricate string figures are Nauruan. Is this art still practiced on the island.

It's fascinating. 0 comments. share. save hide report. % Upvoted. but this time we want to involve people from all over the world. I would be very happy to receive your feedback.

Fullest, clearest instruction on string figures from around the world: Eskimo, Navajo, Lapp, European, more. Cat's cradle, moving spear, lightning, stars. Rooted in tribal customs and cultural traditions from around the world, making string figures is an ancient pastime that continues to charm people of all ages.

This compilation of projects from String Figure Magazine presents easy-to-follow photographs and simple, step-by-step directions for creating more than two dozen captivating string. String Figures and How to Make Them, Dover Publications, Inc., New York,p Notation: words and figures Anne Akers Jonnson String Games from around the world, Klutz Press79p (German: Fadenspiele aus aller Welt, RavensburgerISBN49p, contains four figues only.).

Besides those who simply want to use the book as a source of amusement, the book will be of great interest to anthropologists and collectors of string figures, since it greatly increases the knowledge of string games and their distribution around the world.5/5(2).

The Japanese call these string tricks Ayatori. Instructions for how to make a spider web cat's cradle string figure out of string in this easy step by step video tutorial.DVDs and Video Tapes for beginners.

Cutrofello, T. () Finger Jazz: How to Make String Figures from Around the World. Great Neck, NY: Finger Jazz Videos. (30 min.) Glover, A. () Le Couer du Singe: The Monkey's Heart. Victoria, British Columbia: Anne Glover Story String Productions.