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Back to School

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

The outfit for the first day seems to always be top of mind. Now that you are learning to sew and craft, you can make your outfit like no one else’s and really stand out. Sound fun?

Let’s make this outfit a reflection of you and your style. Maybe you are inspired by one of the mood boards or fashion illustrations you made. In this section the outfit is all about a playful and chic skirt paired with a cardigan (a sweater that opens in the front) and fun accessories you can make and style.

Let’s do a little designing before we get started.

Here is a sketch of the outfit we will make. Grab some markers or colored pencils, and maybe some fabric swatches too, and color, doodle, and show how you would like your outfit to look. Then we can get to stitching. On the following pages I show you the steps to make it!


½ to ¾ yard each of 2 different fabrics*

Knit non-roll elastic, 1˝ wide

Basic sewing supplies

Pattern or kraft paper

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Paratexts and the Rhetorical Factor in Literature

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Paratexts and the Rhetorical Factor in Literature

Joachim Knape

As a rhetorician, I did not take Thomas Austenfeld’s invitation to compare Sebastian Brant's Narrenschiff (1494) and Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools (1962) for granted. When working within a strictly defined theoretical framework of rhetoric, it is not obvious that rhetorical analysis is appropriate for the fields of art and literature. If it is, then such an analysis must deal with a series of specific theoretical problems and challenges. In what follows, I will raise a few fundamental questions:

And finally, a methodological problem:

My essay is an attempt to find initial answers to these questions. In this introduction I can only briefly touch on the problems listed above; I have written more extensively elsewhere.1 First, the general question about communication. Within the construct of modern aesthetics, it is not self-evident that literature is both an art and a communicative fact. Since the beginning of the so-called Art Period in the eighteenth century and the emergence of the l’art pour l’art ideology, an idea of the autonomy of artistic work has developed. This has culminated in the contemporary idea of performance: that the meaning and purpose of an artistic work only emerges in the moment of its performance. Artistic messages are thus a phenomenon of a situatively linked emergence.2 With reference to literature, this means that poets write only for themselves and then leave us their texts as mere stimuli for our own individual games. In this way, perhaps literature that has been fully detached from its author, like every other form of art, leads to an original experience of being.

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Old Aunt Mary’s

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WAS N’T it pleasant, O brother mine,

In those old days of the lost sunshine

Of youth—when the Saturday’s chores were through,

And the “Sunday’s wood” in the kitchen, too,

And we went visiting, “me and you,”

Out to Old Aunt Mary’s?

It all comes back so clear to-day!

Though I am as bald as you are gray—

Out by the barn-lot, and down the lane,

We patter along in the dust again,

As light as the tips of the drops of the rain,

Out to Old Aunt Mary’s!

We cross the pasture, and through the wood

Where the old gray snag of the poplar stood,

Where the hammering “red-heads” hopped awry,

And the buzzard “raised” in the “clearing” sky

And lolled and circled, as we went by

Out to Old Aunt Mary’s.

And then in the dust of the road again;

And the teams we met, and the countrymen;

And the long highway, with sunshine spread

As thick as butter on country bread,

Our cares behind, and our hearts ahead

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Bear Story, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

W’Y, wunst they wuz a Little Boy went out

In the woods to shoot a Bear. So, he went out

’Way in the grea’-big woods—he did.—An’ he

Wuz goin’ along—an’ goin’ along, you know,

An’ purty soon he heerd somepin’ go “Wooh!”

Ist thataway—“Woo-ooh!” An’ he wuz skeered,

He wuz. An’ so he runned an’ clumbed a tree—

A grea’-big tree, he did,—a sicka-more tree.

An’ nen he heerd it ag’in: an’ he looked round,

An’ ’t’uz a Bear!—a grea’-big shore-nuff Bear!

No: ’t’uz two Bears, it wuz—two grea’-big Bears—

One of ’em wuz—ist one’s a grea’-big Bear.—

But they ist boff went “Wooh!”—An’ here they come

To climb the tree an’ git the Little Boy

An’ eat him up!

An’ nen the Little Boy

He ’uz skeered worse’n ever! An’ here come

The grea’-big Bear a-climbin’ th’ tree to git

The Little Boy an’ eat him up—Oh, no!

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Neat Men’s Necktie

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Neat Men’s Necktie

What Do I Need?

Old necktie (Thrift shops usually have a huge supply for a dollar or so.)

1¼ yards of fabric OR a piece of fabric measuring 20˝ × 39˝; you should cut your fabric so that the tie pattern is running parallel to the selvage (Since you can make 2 ties from the 1¼ yards, you could share the fabric with a friend.)

10˝ × 10˝ piece of a contrasting fabric

Coordinating sewing thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Using your seam ripper, carefully unpick the entire tie, starting at the back seam.

Thinking of a neat gift for Dad? I don’t think you can beat a super-smart-looking necktie made by you! Pick a cute yet manly fabric and craft the perfect gift for your pop.

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