Art of Hairwork by Mark Campbell
Note From an Artist
The pattern which was dramatically
different from the illustration was the ring pattern on
p96. The braid that I made was really attractive but unlike the picture,
it had open scalloped
edges (so it looked a bit like a smaller version of the necklace pattern
on p77 with more
I also found that the reverse chain braid on p26 looked more like its name
(a chain that reverses through the course of the braid) than the
In both cased the resulting braids have been attractive and
usable but it puzzled me that they were so different from the picture.
|Informative Reading--Great designs
THE ART OF HAIR WORK, HAIR BRAIDING AND JEWELRY OF SENTIMENT, Mark Campbell.
Hair work and braiding at its height of sophistication is detailed in this republication
of the 1875 edition.
Much akin in technique to Kumi-Himo, these braids rely on openness and texture rather than
Supplemented by material from Godey's Lady's Book from years 1850 - 1859. Should appeal to
craftsperson, historian, jeweler and collector. 208pgs. $30.00 +$3.50 shipping in
International $15.95 priority shipping
Note from the
This book is an exact
reprint of the original.
sorry for any errors found in the illustrations.
it is a very good source of instructions for braiding hair work.