• 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake! by Deanna F. Cook Following the best-selling book Cooking Class, this delightful baking cookbook for children ages 8–12 features 50 easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. Kids will learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberries Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride. 2017 NPR's Best Books of the Year 2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winner 2017 National Parenting Product Awards Winner 2018 ​Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner 2019 New York Times "Best Cookbooks for Kids"   Storey Publishing, 144 pages, spiral bound. ISBN 9781612128559
  • How to Turn Apples into Alcohol by Jeff Smith Hard cider is far more than sweet apple juice with a kick. It is the fasted growing alcoholic beverage on the market today. After standing in the shadow of craft beer, hard cider is enjoying a much overdue renaissance.  Craft Cider will uncover this unique beverage's history, the current state of cider in the marketplace, and recommend commercial ciders that represent the best in each style. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned brewer, Craft Cider will be the go-to book for all skill levels to learn new brewing techniques, explore recipes, and learn about the expansive history of this age-old drink. Countryman Press, 148 pages, paperback ISBN: 978-1581573138
  • Seasons at the Parris House by Elizabeth Miller Signed by the Author! Nearly twenty years ago Beth Miller moved with her husband and four young kids from suburban New Jersey to a 200-year-old Federal period house and barn in rural Maine. She didn’t garden, she didn’t keep chickens or bees, she didn’t know how to preserve food, and she didn’t know how to make soap or hook rugs. She embarked on a journey to learn these heritage skills that have been largely forgotten, and today she owns and operates Parris House Wool Works, a traditional rug-hooking company serving both crafters and end buyers. It is also a working village homestead and workshop where she practices and teaches heritage skills, including all aspects of gardening, beekeeping, rug hooking, preserving, and soap making. Seasons at the Parris House is separated into seasonal sections and includes historical context and homestead related activities for each season, plus instructions for a set of related projects and recipes. Elizabeth Miller went from doing market analysis and procurement with a major defense contractor to raising chickens, keeping bees, making soap, gardening and preserving, crafting artisan rugs, and teaching these skills to others from her small family homestead and studio. She is working toward an advanced degree in history as time allows and is also a Registered Maine Guide. She lives with her family in Paris, Maine. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  We are so very excited to carry her book!  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com   Down East Books Paperback, 336 pages ISBN: 978-1-60893-679-3
  • A Treasury of Useful Plants for the Home and Garden by Jo Ann Gardner Every gardener will benefit from the author's intimate knowledge of herbs and their histories, growing needs, and uses in the kitchen and home. The wisdom she shares with vivid stories, a self-deprecating wit, and an infectious delight in the garden will be useful to herb growers living anywhere in the United States or Canada. Included in this practical guide is instruction on: -Planting, caring for, and propagating herbs indoors, outdoors, and in containers -Harvesting, drying, and preserving herbs, flowers, and seeds - Two dozen ways to use herbs in the home, from aromatherapy and infusions to vinegars and wreaths -Landscaping with herbs, with plans for a harvest bed, rose garden, and other themed gardens -The growing needs and unique uses of more than 90 herbs, along with favorite recipes Countryman Press, 288 pages, paperback ISBN 978-1581572292
  • Making Wood Tools with John Wilson Traditional Woodworking Tools You Can Make In Your Own Shop At one time, all woodworking tools were hand made. This comprehensive guide teaches how to make your own tools using common materials and straightforward techniques. The author covers ten types of plane (block, chisel, compass, jack, shoulder, molding, scrub, large compass, smoothing and router planes) as well as a spokeshave and a travisher plane, a hand adze, a shop drawknife, scrapers, a bow saw, and a marking and carving knife. Besides providing measured drawings and detailed instructions for crafting the tools, Wilson explains the design considerations for each tool in depth, helping you customize it to your preferences. A section on blade-making presents basic metalworking, showing how to shape and sharpen blades out of steel blanks, and even heat-treat them with a gas torch and a kitchen oven. Wilson concludes with plans and advice for work-holding and tool holding equipment such as workbenches and tool totes, plus a portable dovetail vise. An appendix summarizes materials and construction steps for each tool and accessory. More than a how-to guide, it is a thorough reference that explains not just what to do, but also why. Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 11 1/2", 277 pages, 2013. Second Edition.
  • The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms

    By Alexander Schwab

    Is it safe or not? What gourmands and nature lovers need to know to harvest your own. Advice, with photographs, from an expert! Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most importantly, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion, including, "Never, never take a mushroom with gills" and "If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten." Among the mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several photographs and identification checklist, and there's also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.   Skyhorse Publishing, 128 pages ISBN: 9781602391604
  • 1818 Orchard Rug Hooking Kit - 12" round by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' 1818 Apple Orchard design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" round chair pad design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product.  Can also be easily converted to a square finished image. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Emerson's Redbird Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Emerson's Redbird design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Holiday Wreath Rug Hooking Kit - 6" x 8" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Holiday Wreath design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 6" x 8" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product.  Finish the backing with your own fabric for the pillow effect pictured. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Shaker Heart in Hand Rug Hooking Kit by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own Shaker Heart in Hand rug hooking! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' exclusive design for us here at Shaker Village. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 6" x 6" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • She Works Hard for the Honey Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Honey Bee design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Ticking Stripe Rug Hooking Kit - 6" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Ticking Stripe design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 6" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product.  Finish the backing with your own fabric for the pillow effect pictured. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Two Solitudes Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Two Solitudes heart design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Shaker Oval Boxes Vol I, A Craftsman's Guide to Original, Derivative and Diverse Forms of the Oval Box, 2014, Home Shop Books. Stunning photos of seventy examples of the beat wood box introduces you to the traditional craft practiced by shaker craftsman and those who follow their example today. This gallery collection is the first book on oval boxes by John Wilson. Volume II features methods and projects including many pictured in Vol I. Volume III gives history, materials and other oval box traditions. All feature projects developed and thought at the Home Shop in Charlotte, Michigan.   Each is a large hard cover book, over 160 pages each. Home Shop Books.  You will receive the full set of 3 books.
  • Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field

    by Pelle Holmberg and Hans Marklund

      Using practical symbol systems, distribution maps, and tips on picking, cleaning, cooking, and canning, this handbook will help you safely forage for a wide variety of mushrooms, including morels, black trumpets, chanterelles, sheep polypore, porcini, and many more. When you’re in the wild and you spot a nice-looking mushroom, how do you know if it is safe to eat? Question no more with the The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms. This tiny companion is the perfect book to bring along when foraging for delectable fungi. Inside its neatly arranged pages are fifty-two edible mushrooms as well as the mushrooms with which they are often confused, whether edible or toxic. Beautiful photographs adorn the pages with mushrooms in the wild as well as picked, showing them from a multitude of angles. Study these photographs and you will become adept at recognizing edible and safe mushrooms. Even those who are unfamiliar with the mushroom forest can make a start at foraging with this instructional work, and, with the help of The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms, can become experts in no time. Grabbing this guide on the way out to go hunt for mushrooms will ensure a successful foraging experience.   Skyhorse Publishing, 128 pages ISBN: 9781620877319
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  • MASTER THE ART OF GREEN WOODWORKING WITH KEY TECHNIQUES AND INSPIRING PROJECTS By BARN THE SPOON   Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts of whittling, ax-based furniture making, turning, and weaving. With green woodworking there’s no need for costly materials and machinery. All you need to begin crafting is a log, an ax, and a hand knife. Starting with selecting and splitting your very first log, let Woodcraft show you all the techniques of green woodworking and guide you step by step through a series of rewarding projects. Learn to carve your own spoons, bowls, shrink boxes, and other objects; construct simple pieces of furniture, such as stools and side tables; turn wood on a pole lathe; and weave with willow rods and birch bark. Woodcraft brings up-to-date a newly resurgent folk craft and makes it truly accessible to all–no workshop required. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with nature and find harmony working with your hands.   Penguin Random House, 256 pages ISBN 9781465479785
  • Safe to Pick, Good to Eat by Barbro Forsberg and Stefan Lindberg   Wandering the woods in search of mushrooms is one of life’s great pleasures. But be careful to pick the right ones! With Edible Mushrooms in your backpack, you’ll know to pick only the safest, most delicious chanterelles, truffles, morels, and more. Author Barbro Forsberg presents forty edible species and reveals how, when, and where to find them—knowledge gained over the course of four decades spent mushrooming in the woods. Discover such aspects of mushrooming as: Characteristics of edible mushrooms, per species Cooking, cleaning, and drying the day’s bounty Edible, inedible, or toxic? Photographs and descriptions for what to pick and what to avoid Poisonous varieties and how to recognize them All content has been verified by a professional mycologist. Plus, nature and educational photographs illustrate how mushrooms grow, the environments where you can expect to find them, and the ways in which the same species may vary from one sample to the next. So whether you’re an experienced mushroom hunter or a novice to the art, with Edible Mushrooms you can confidently recognize, pick, and eat the tastiest wild mushrooms.   Skyhorse Publishing, 224 Pages ISBN: 9781628736441
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits are simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that include easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. The 1 Quart Berry Basket is a great versatile basket that can be displayed on its own or filled with little odds and ends. Basket dimensions: 6" x 6" x 4"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits are simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that include easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. This Adirondack Pack Basket has a beautiful shape and would look great hung on a wall or placed on your stairs. Basket dimensions: 7" x 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that includes easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. Beth's Market Basket is a great little tote-along basket and is wonderful for storage on an accent table. Basket dimensions: 11" x 7" x 5"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that includes easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. This Mail Basket is made to hang on your wall with a Shaker peg, a hook, or a nail. Basket dimensions: 6" x 3-1/2" x 6"
  • Basket Weaving 101 Kits are simple and functional baskets for first time weavers that include easy-to-use, photo illustrated instructions. These kits are perfect for children and adults who want to create their own baskets using age-old methods and techniques. Ages 8 and up. You will receive the full kit (finished basket is for display), color stripe may vary from kit to kit. Fun for adults and children alike, many of our customers like to purchase a few different basket kits to weave side-by-side with their children. With the Weaver's Choice kit, you can make your choice from two styles of cute little baskets! Basket dimensions: 3" x 3" x 6-1/2"
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process of building a Shaker-style bench. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Shaker Bench Getting Started Cutting the Tenons Mortise and Chiseling Layout Legs: Cutting Arches and Kerfs for Wedges Cluing and Wedging the Tenons Cutting the Braces Corner Layout: Cutting and Fitting Fitting, Glue-Up and Making a Pattern Trimming, Cleanup and Making a Pattern Trimming, Cleanup and Final Touches Credits Total running time: 1 hour and 51 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • Practice your hand tool woodworking skills with Chris Becksvoort's classic Shaker lap desk project. Made with pine, the lap desk features exposed dovetails, breadboard ends with cherry pegs, and compartment dividers. The simplicity and elegance of this 200-year-old design make it appropriate for both traditional functions and the digital age, like writing while seated and working on your laptop or tablet.  The interior dividers are removable, giving you flexible options for storing your devices, cords, paper, or pens. Chapters:
    1. Introduction
    2. Materials
    3. Lay Out the Dovetails
    4. Cutting the Divertails
    5. Lay Out and Cut the Pins
    6. Cutting the Dadoes
    7. Clue-up the Cases
    8. Rough Fit the Bottom
    9. The Top and Breadboards
    10. Glue-up the Case and Bottom
    11. Shaping the Dividers
    12. Add the Hinges and Top
    Disc includes this project's cut list, plans, and 3D model. Total running time: 131 minutes 2018 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Made in the USA. Chris is widely respected as a fine furniture maker, teacher, and author. In addition to building heirloom quality pieces in his shop in New Gloucester, Maine, Chris has been a neighbor and friend to the Sabbathday Lake Shakers for many years.
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process of building a chisel box. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Making a Chisel Box Chisel Box Layout Pin Layout, Cutting and The Little Notch Cutting the Groove for the Lid Assembly, Glue-Up and the Bottom Making the Lid Carving the Finger Pull Chisel Cradles Credits Total running time: 1 hour 13 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process of making a drawer. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Making a Drawer Draer Layout, Half-Blind Dovetails Cutting and Chiseling the Tails Laying out Pins on the Drawer Front Sawing: American vs European Chiseling the Pins Drawer Assembly and Glue-Up Magic Lotion and Trimming Installing the Knob Bottom Credits Total running time: 1 hour 12 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process os making through dovetails. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Through Dovetails Tools Tails First: Layout Practice Cuts Tails: Cutting and Chiseling Pins: Layout, Cutting and Chiseling Fitting, Trimming and Cleanup Credits Total running time: 39 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions

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