TREVOR "The Games Man"

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I love making String Figures. When I was a young child, our family got a book called String Figures and How to Make Them by Caroline Furness Jayne. It was first published in 1905. Our copy was a version reprinted in the early 1960's. The book contains detailed instructions on how to make nearly 100 String Figures from various native cultures around the world, including Apache, Bagobo, Batwa, Cherokee, Chippewa, Eskimo, Filipino, Klamath, Maori, Natik, Navaho, Negrito, Omaha, Osage, Pawnee, Pueblo, Salish, Ulungu, and many more. 
 
The book got used endlessly by all eight of the children in our family. Most of us learned all the easy ones and a few of the somewhat more difficult ones. Some of us also learned all those middling ones, too. And a few of us, myself included, tried every single one in the book that it was possible for one person to do. Repeatedly.
 
It was some time around 2010 that I suddenly had a renewed interest in doing String Figures --- although I had never really stopped doing them in the intervening years. So I pulled out my old loop of string figure string (yes, I still had it in the jewelry box on my dresser!) and found that I still remembered how to do more than a dozen of the String Figures in that seminal book.
 
In an online search to find a copy of this long out of print book, I discovered to my delight that the entire book is now online (link below), so now I've been re-learning other ones I used to know, brushing up my skills on a few I was a bit sketchy on, and also trying some of the more difficult ones again.

String Figures Classes
 
I love passing my love of String Figures on to small groups in
 classes on String    
 Figures at many 
 special events, 
 summer camps,
 and pretty much anywhere people 
 gathering. For a
 significantly lower
 price than my other professional services, I would love to teach your group some String Figures, too.
 
Beginner and advanced classes are available.
 
"Jacob's Ladder"

 
 Make Your Own String Figures
 
 THE BOOK:
String Figures and How to Make Them
 
 
Step-by-step video instructions for
SOME EASY STRING FIGURES:
Teacup & Saucer
Drum & Spider
Fishing Spear
Crows Feet
Hammock
Fish Trap
 
TREVOR has taught String Figures informally to hundreds and hundreds of people and small groups since the 1970s. More recently, this class has been presented in person at May Day Family Camp Out Weekend [3x] in Hardwick MA, the Little Family Meet Up [3x] in Franconia and Hanover NH, SCYL Teen Retreat [2x] in Duxbury MA, Fryeburg New Church Assembly Family Camp [6x] in Fryeburg ME, the Hats Off Performers Guild in Amherst MA; and online at vFNCA 2020.


TREVOR'S QUALITY GUARANTEE:
YOU WILL BE 100% SATISFIED AND
YOUR GROUP WILL HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF FUN...
OR IT'S FREE!

 

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trevor@trevorthegamesman.com
PO Box 463, Haydenville, MA 01039