Series: How To Basics
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books (September 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #25,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Glass & Glassware > Stained Glass #178 in Books > Arts & Photography > History & Criticism
This is a great book for anyone who wants to begin making stained glass. I took one beginner's course - but when it came time to do my own project at home, I was just a bit terrified! This book gives you true step-by-step instructions along with lots of detailed pictures. I purchased 3 books for beginners and this is the best one, by far.
If you are just starting out or are curious about working with stained glass or art glass, as some refer to it, this is an excellent book. It's composition and photographs make it very easy for a beginner to understand. The projects provide a good basis for learning the various aspects of glass; design, layout, foil, soldering and display.Any person brand new to stained glass would do well with this type of book but also check with your local stained glass shop or community college to see if there are classes you could take. It is really great to have others about, not only for the learning process, but to see other projects being made.Good luck!
I really like the BINDING on the edition of this book I ordered from .com, it's a spiral-bound book, but neatly bound in a paperback cover -- really slick, obviously a book that intends to be kept open while you're using it!Excellent, clear and thorough introduction to the specialized tools of stained glass. Simple projects that introduce you to basic techniques. An abundance of clear photos, many of them in color.Really an excellent book. Highly recommended.
I found this book to be very informative, very percise, and very easy to understand. If you've never done stained glass before and you want to learn how without going to a class, this is the book for you. It shows you step by step exactly what you need to do, and how to do it. Along with all the tools you will need to get started, and the price range for all. This is the best starter book you will ever need! Get it, you won't be sorry.
I just opened this book and couldn't put it down! The pictures are beautiful and follow step-by-step instructions that are very helpful. It includes projects complete with glass suggestions and shopping lists, resources, tips, and examples of different types of glass. I can't wait to try my next project.
I have bought at least 10 books on how to do Stained Galss. Sure wish I had bought this one first!! It is by far the very best how-to book I have found for this subject. It is well written and the photographs are clear and well done. It has this awesome binding that covers the spiral binding. I for one think All craft books should be bound this way. It lies flat on the table with out you having to find a stand to put it in so you can have it open while you work. It takes you step by step through the projects with lots of photographs to help you along. Being a visual learner this is perfect for me. There is also another book by the same author called Beyond Basic Stained Glass Making and I'm on my way to buy that book also, as soon as I finish writting thie review. The only problem with this,and many others, is that it doesn't tell you how to resize a pattern. But if you have a Kinko's or Office Max near you this is not a problem. They can enlarge your patterns for you. For me I have to find a differant solution because I don't have anything like that near me. I did find a program that will do it for you and will tile the pages so you can tape them together, but haven't tried that out yet so I can't say how it works. Ok, now I'm done and I'm off to buy the second book for myself. I hope everyone has a Great Day!!
I found this book to be easy to understand and a comprehensive step-by-step look at doing stained glass. Good for the beginner and the hobbyist who just works at it once in awhile - great reminders and good tips of the trade.
This is a good basic foremat for starting out. It shows you the tools and takes you step by step through the process of stained glass, with very good illustrations and work sheets to get started.
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