File Size: 99345 KB
Print Length: 104 pages
Publisher: 4th Level Indie (May 14, 2015)
Publication Date: May 14, 2015
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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Best Sellers Rank: #439,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #55 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Textile Arts #108 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Crafts for Children #118 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Knots, Macrame & Rope Work
I have bought several Paracord Fusion books written by JD Lenzen and have followed his paracord knotting instructions online for several years. I preordered Paracord Critters the minute I knew it was available, received it several days ago and am very pleased. His written instructions are precise and understandable and the pictures are colorful and beautiful. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age who is interested in learning paracord knotting.
I love it, it's my newest treasure. The photo's are so beautiful and there sure are enough steps with clear photo's and a precise explanation.As a foreigner I had to get used to the knot terms, but they all are in his "Twist & Terms" chapter, also very clear and right to the point, I got easily accustomed with them. :-)It also fits in my _okay, big_ purse, and some critters are great to use your scraps too, even T-shirt-yarn scraps :-D (with the T-yarn I had to change the head of the bumblebee, since cotton can't be singed, and glue in my purse is not an option: sewing back the ends of a two ends diamond knot makes the knot undone, but a one end diamond knot around an overhand knot of the other end works great) :-)O, and also be prepared to miss your book every now and then: people around you love to look at the beautiful pictures ;-)
Nice little book. Yes you can find these on the web but having the book is great when you are working with kids and not hooked up to the electronic world. The pictures are nice as in all of his other books. Nice addition to my library.
Love JD's books! Lots of bright colors and easy to follow instructions. Although a couple of the critters don't resemble anything, the rest look like they're supposed to (ie you can tell what they are). There are 12 in all. I was hoping there were a few more critters than that when I bought the book and I'm still wishing there were a few more. Oh well.
IMHO, you have to have quite the imagination to actually figure out what the critter is without looking at the name.It is truly best for children who love to do crafts. If you ADORE every one of the creatures on the front, by all means, buy the book, but my BF only liked one of the critters well enough to make it. It was a gift that bombed (let me restate that, it was a REQUESTED gift that bombed, but was for an adult)- and the best critters are on the cover for sure. I would not know the turtle WAS a turtle had they not placed it in the sand with some Jelly Belly eggs! The dragonfly was the only one I personally liked. Do YOU know what the bottom middle picture is of? I didn't!! BTW- it is a jellyfish...
Just received the book awhile ago and am very disappointed. Some of the critters are not what I expected. Really, a barnacle?! And a lobster tail?! And a trilobite?! But the worst thing is that the photos have dark backgrounds. My vision is not great, I admit, but why do people use dark backgrounds in photos? In some of them the cord is also kind of dark, even. There's nowhere near enough contrast or light.
JD scores big again. Excellent pictorial and verbal instructions. Great projects to do with kids.
Not as good as the write-ups and some of the projects require a lot of imagination, go to the Library or review online before you make a purchase. I have other books he has authored and this is a disappointment. No doubt the pictures and techniques explained are what you expect but the projects????
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