The New Candle Book: Inspirational Ideas For Displaying, Using and Making Candles by Gloria Nicol hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Lorenz, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Flickering candles are one of the simplest and yet most magical ways of adding atmosphere to a scene. Throughout history, man has lit wax for religious rites and rituals, for symbolic purposes, to represent purity, and above all to celebrate special occasions. Today candlelight is still the most romantic of settings; candles are used for birthday cakes; at Christmas; at summer garden parties; and to grace the most special of table settings.
Candles are irresistible, but the immense creative potential for using and displaying them is often unrealised. The first section in The New Candle Book, Candle Style, will open your eyes to the wonderful range of candles to choose from and beautiful ways in which candles can be used and presented in the home to suit a particular style whether it be classical, simplistic or country; throughout the year; and on all occasions Christmas, birthdays, Christenings, Halloween and Mothers Day.
Section two, Candle Making, is a comprehensive guide to the highly rewarding and inexpensive craft of making candles. The first projects demonstrate the basic techniques such as dipping, colouring, moulding, rolling and scenting candles. These are followed by creative and exciting ideas for how to build on these techniques, such as making sand candles, marbled candles, candy-twist candles and embossed candles, as well as decorating the wax by painting, stencilling, carving and adding gold leaf. All the projects are highly accessible and achievable by complete beginners to the craft.
Candlesticks are as important a part of the display as the candle itself and the third section, Containers for Candles, presents the many different types available, as well as step-by-step projects for creating innovative candleholders of all kinds. From simple terracotta candle pots for a country setting; intricate candle-holders made out of chickenwire; to brightly painted ethnic-style papier mache, there are projects to suit every style and occasion.
Packed with so many bright ideas and beautiful photography throughout, The New Candle Book is essential for every fire worshipper.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margin of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
160 pages. Index. 11¼ x 9¼”.
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