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Hand Craft: An English Exposition Of Slojd, by John, D. Sutcliffe, 1890

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Hand Craft: An English Exposition Of Sloyd

 
Trade Paperback: 7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) ; Black & White on White paper; 82 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1522921899 

Hand Craft: An English Exposition Of Slojd, by John, D. Sutcliffe, 1890, is a scarce and important text for practical use by both the student and teacher of the Slojd (Sloyd) manual arts education system.  
 
"For some generations there has been cultivated in Sweden, and amongst Scandinavian and kindred peoples, a course of training in personal ingenuity, unknown in most other countries... Such a course or system of training is called Slojd... The nearest equivalent in English to the Swedish word Slojd would seem to be Hand-Craft, or mechanical training for the hand." 
 
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries from the shelves of our personal library.


Elementary Sloyd And Whittling, by Gustaff Larsson, 1906

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Elementary Sloyd And Whittling
 
Trade Paperback: 7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) ; Black & White on White paper; 108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1523260577

Elementary Sloyd And Whittling, by Gustaff Larsson, 1906 was a standard text in the Sloyd, or Slojd system of education. 
 
"Sloyd is tool work arranged and employed as to stimulate and promote vigorous self-activity for a purpose which the worker recognizes is good. By 'Elementrary Sloyd' is meant bench work in wood, in two dimensions adapted to children from eight to twelve years of age." 
 
Elementary Sloyd And Whittling remains a primary resource for the modern educator and craftsperson in the application of basic knife work to practical woodwork. 
 
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries, from our personal library. 


The Teacher's Hand-Book Of Slöjd by Otto Salomon 1892

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Trade Paperback: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) ; Black & White on White paper; 230 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1519715548 
 
The Teacher's Hand-Book Of Slöjd, 1892, by Otto Salomon, was the primary teacher training text for the instructor of Slöjd based education at the Nääs School in Sweden. Slöjd education, developed by Salomon, combines craft, creativity and the teacher's guidance with "...the educative force which lies in rightly directed bodily labour, as a means to developing in the pupils (sic) physical and mental powers which will be a sure and evident gain to them for life." 
 
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries, from our personal collection.