INTRODUCTION

WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?

This book is for artists, naturalists, doers, makers, crafters, enthusiastic hobbyists, and creative thrill seekers.

This book is more or less organized like a cookbook. Each chapter has a series of projects with step-by-step instructions for you to follow to make your own tool or material. The illustrations are intended to demonstrate the medium being featured in each section of the chapter, and in some cases, pay respect to the species from which the specific medium is derived. Although each chapter topic can be linked to topics from other chapters, they stand alone and can be read in any sequence.

PUTTING THINGS INTO CONTEXT

Consider for a moment the modern human timeline on Earth. It’s widely accepted ...

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