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Home for the Harvest : A Collection of Patchwork & Applique Autumn represents a time of plenty...from the excitement of new challenges that back-to-school time the innocent whimsy of the gathering of friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast. The 18 quilts and more than 20 coordinating small projects celebrate the fall. We have included door toppers, pillows, place mats, scarecrows, apples and pumpkins. Not only have we taken traditional quilt designs and made them new, we've also created original appliques to charm your heart and tickle your funny bone. This is the perfect way to welcome autumn into your home. We invite you to pick up your needle and sew your own harvest of quilts! Make pine needle baskets by using ordinary materials and tools from your sewing basket and kitchen cabinet, with simple techniques. Once you master the basic basket, try the variations, which include a Ginger Jar, Bread Basket, Pottery Base Basket, Athena Vase, Large Gourd Sewing Basket, Napkin Basket, and Two-Color Swirled Tray. From basic techniques, hundreds of other projects are possible. Candlemaking for Fun & Profit (For Fun & Profit Series) FamilyFun Boredom Busters: 365 Games, Crafts & Activities For Every Day of the Year Gorgeous Crochet Laces for Interior Decoration 2001 Cross-Stitch Designs: The Essential Reference Book This book is perfect for the stitcher that likes to take various motifs, and put them together in her own way rather than for the stitcher that likes to have a complete project to stitch and finish "just like the picture." I like the myriad of designs, but find that when I use the book, I need to make a working copy that I enlarge to make reading the charts easier. I've used some of the Borders and Patterns for creating bookmarks. There are lots of great idea starters here
Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams Dollhouse Decor: Creating Soft Furnishings in 1/12 Scale This book of needlework (soft furnishings) for dollhouses by the editors of International Dolls' House News contains projects similar to those in Pamela Warner's Miniature Embroidery for the Victorian Doll's House but has a broader scope, covering British styles from 1845 to the present. Projects for curtains, rugs, and accessories include descriptions of period furnishings, charts, patterns, and photos of the finished items in a dollhouse setting. These are cleverly designed needlework miniatures that add an authentic touch to period rooms and would be collectible in their own right by needlework enthusiasts. Highly recommended for public libraries. Creative Dough Crafts: 100 Delightful Designs to Make in Your Own Kitchen The expected wreaths and Christmas ornaments are here, but they play second fiddle to the nursery plaques, dollhouse furnishings, and table decorations that constitute most of this book. Tools and techniques are dealt with in the opening pages, and none of the projects is very difficult. In fact, several are simple enough for older children to do on their own. The country dollhouse furniture (the author includes a pattern for constructing a nine-room, three-sided display "house" out of plywood) is charmingly quaint. Casagranda provides instructions for some of the larger, more complicated pieces, such as a bed, an armoire, and a grandfather clock, and for a few, but not all, of the accessories pictured. Full-color photos of finished products as well as many step-by-step photos fill the pages. A nice addition to well-used crafts collections. Stephanie Zvirin The Book of Dried Flowers: A Complete Guide to Growing, Drying and Arranging  Chapters include instructions for growing the plants, viewing what the plants look like when dried, choosing your wreath bases or making your own, constructing wreaths, hangings, bouquets, swags, and choosing containers for table arrangements. Royal School of Needlework: Embroidery Techniques  The distinguished reputation and specialist knowledge of the Royal School of needlework are combined in this colorful and inspirational introduction to the most popular hand embroidery techniques. Embroiderers will be delighted by the step-by-step illustrations and instructions, the colorful photographs of stunning, finished embroideries and the prctical, easy-to-follow style. A detailed introductory section provides all the practical information needed for setting up and finishing pieces of embroidery, selecting your design, fabric and threads, and preparing and framing up for working. The next four chapters examine the popular techniques of silk shading, goldwork, crewel work, and blackwork, all introduced with a historical overview and a comprehensive stitch glossary. Each stitch technique features four exquisitely worked embroidery projects, with step-by-step instructions and photogrpahs explaining their development and stitching. The 16 projects include a Jacobean Leaf Sampler in crewel work, an Iris in blackwork, a Tree Bark design in silk shading and a Sampler in goldwork. Royal School of needlework: Embroidery Techniques is an essential guide to stitching for embroiderers--it is a valuable source of reference and a beautiful book for the needlecrafter's library Frames and Framing: The Ultimate Illustrated How-To-Do-It Guide
The Fine Art of Flower Arranging  Gardening and flower arranging are two of the most passionately pursued pastimes. Now, from the Garden Club of America-one of the most respected garden organizations in the country with 195 clubs nationwide-comes a glorious, full-color book showcasing the most imaginative, elegant, and dramatic floral displays being created tod Making Glass Beads Beads have become so popular that entire shops are now devoted to selling beads and bead accessories. However, it is possible to make colorful beads of one's own from craft materials. Casey's beads are often humorous items made from glued strips of cloth, yarn, or paper and finished off with clear nail polish. Resembling polymer clay beads, they can be made in fantastic shapes and colors. The projects have detailed, step-by-step instructions with large enough illustrations to be used for children's as well as adult crafts. Jenkins's beads are little glass gems made using standard glassworking supplies and equipment such as a kiln and propane torch. She gives step-by-step instructions for plain glass, millefiori (thousand flowers), sculpted beads, and others. Photographs of museum-quality beads by other artists are interspersed throughout and provide an eye-opening look at the bead as art. Both books are welcome additions to craft col The New Clay: Techniques and Approaches to Jewelry Making   Knitting for Baby: 30 Heirloom Projects With Complete How-To-Knit    In Knitting for Babies, knitters at all levels will find everything they need to create handmade expressions of love for those special babies in their lives. Master hand-knitting designer Kristin Nicholas and best-selling author Melanie Falick offer 25 fresh, irresistible designs sized for infants to two-year-olds, complete with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Each of the patterns is clearly written and thoroughly tested and is accompanied by beautiful hand-painted illustrations of the skills required. Engaging color photos by acclaimed baby photographer Ross Whitaker show the finished garments and accessories being worn and enjoyed by a charming cast of babies being their naturally delightful selves. Gem and Lapidary Materials: For Cutters, Collectors, and Jewelers      A handbook surveying the history and common materials used in the lapidary arts which include jewelry, carving, and ornamental objects. Zeitner (the "First Lady of Gems") has created an important resource for gem collectors and jewellers, detailing work in quartzes, cabachon, phenomenal gems, metallic and organic gem materials, and man-made varieties such as zircon. The volume features several hundred black and white photographs of gems and the artwork proceeding from them, but we wished more were in color since the stunning facets were lost on the drab camera's eye The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann (Interweave Lace Knitting Book)   Mary Schiffmann--a founding member of the Lacy Knitters--was a tireless collector of lace patterns and a delightful storyteller about her life and craft. For this book, needle arts historian Nancy Nehring has lovingly collected Mary's knitting legacy and accounts of her life. Veteran lace knitter Pat Shannon has charted and knitted Mary's patterns with thoughtful appreciation.
The Leatherworking Handbook: A Practical Illustrated Source  book of Techniques and Projects Michael's guide covers basic leatherworking techniques, describes the scientific makeup of an animal skin, explains the tanning process, and depicts an efficient workshop setup. In addition, Michael specifies tools and equipment and lists the materials necessary to sew, dye, glue, and finish each project. Line drawings combined with photographs effectively illustrate methods used to create a variety of boxes, belts, purses, wallets, briefcases, and molded decorative masks. And Michael's step-by-step instructions are concise enough to offer craft enthusiasts of differing skill levels a range of projects to undertake. Color plates depict finished pieces, and sources of supplies are noted. Alice Joyce                               The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook Best techniques of working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster and more. "Surprisingly comprehensive."--N.Y. Times. "A gem of a handbook."--Whole Earth Catalog. "No metalsmith or jewelry maker is 'complete' without this easy-to-use resource."--Lapidary Journal. Model Aircraft Aerodynamics  Twenty years after its first publication, this book continues to be regarded as the standard work on model aircraft, attracting worldwide interest and approval. This new edition includes new sections incorporating new research and developments in model flying practice. The book presents standard aerodynamic theory as it applies to model flight in a concise and practical form for enthusiasts wishing to better understand the behavior of their models in flight. Lionel: America's Favorite Toy Trains  model Railroads Needlepoint Book Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as "The Black Bible" -- the one resource every aficionado of needlepoint needs to own. Completely revised and expanded, this updated edition includes your favorite features, plus: Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book  It would take dozens of knitting books to give you the information you'll find in just this one! With input from over 50 specialists, all with years of experience in the industry, no other book covers the field so comprehensively and with such authority. Every single technique was meticulously researched, written, and tested by Vogue Knitting's editors; every one of the more than 1000 swatches, photographs, and illustrations was created specifically for this encyclopedic manual. The great attention to detail of content and organization of material increases its usefulness and value: chapters are color-coded for easy reference, and begin with a quick overview of all the information contained within. Do you need guidance on yarns, needles, and tools; basic techniques and specialized applications; explanations of knitting instructions (including terminology)? It's in here, along with diagnostics for correcting errors, directions for circular and double pointed knitting; advice on working in color; tricks for blocking, assembling, and finishing; plus fashion sections with up to the minute designs for sweaters. It's the first and last word in knitting! A Selection of Crafter's Choice Book Club. all in color
Creative Glass Techniques: Fusing, Painting, Lampwork   500 Great Heartwarming Expressions For Scrapbooking & Cards  This new Book # 4 in the Heartwarming Expressions series is jam-packed with a smorgasboard over 550 hand lettered expressions, oodles of graphics, frame designs and page lay-out ideas, in styles from cute and whimsical to old fashioned and stylish. This new title is 12 pages bigger than the other books in the series and it includes a four page color spread of color samples, with a helpful list of the supplies used. Including the color photographs on the back cover, you get 27 color samples of scrapbook pages and 8 samples of cards and tags created, using different expressions and graphics from the book. The Complete Potter's Companion Revised and updated, this classic potter's volume explains everything from preparation through firing, with stops along the way for detailed coverage of working on the wheel; coiled, slab, and pinch pots; mold making; slip casting; and glazing and decorating. The comprehensive text ranges from basic (wedging and kneading, beginning wheelwork) to advanced (spray glazing, raku firing). The no-frills design of the book packs almost too much information on a page, but the instructions are clear and thorough, the photos (more than 450, all in color) are straightforward and helpful, and the stunning examples of work by contemporary potters provide additional inspiration. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, Innovations  Filled with practical, nuts-and-bolts information gleaned from the authors' 35 years of teaching and printmaking, this new edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to printmaking available. 600 black-and-white, 40 color phot Simple Puppets from Everyday Materials Turn an empty cereal box into a friendly hippopotamus, a paper plate into a dancing dandelion, a sock into a snake, a glove into an entire family. Each of the more than twenty types of puppet in this colorful cast of characters can be made with materials easily found around the house. Use toilet-paper rolls and paper-towel tubes, empty cardboard juice cans and juice boxes, wooden spoons and thread spools, old socks and fabric scraps, paper bags, Popsicle sticks, egg cartons, drinking straws
Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! : The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking  Based on the principle that a solid foundation turns beginners into lifelong quiltmakers, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! covers every tool, every technique, every stitch, every tip, and every shortcut in machine and hand quilting--no matter how basic. An all-time classic on quilting, it is the essential handbook for the beginner and a constant companion for the experienced quilter. This new, updated edition includes all of the features quilters loved from the first edition plus so much more! New features include: - More than 30 gorgeous designs to choose from, including 10 all-new quilt patterns - All-new photography of quilts in home settings - All-new color diagrams to lead quilters step-by-step through each pattern - Eight sampler quilts with complete instructions and patterns for 27 different blocks - Expanded coverage of color choices in quilts - Metric (centimeters) measurements - A glossary and index for easy reference Diana McClun and Laura Nownes have taught thousands of beginning quilters through classes, workshops, seminars, and nationwide television. Their book has inspired quilters all over the world and given them a passion for quilting that lasts a lifetime. Basic Rug Hooking The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book This big, beautiful book with 435 illustrations is the clearest and most comprehensive ever published on the subject--explains everything the expert or beginner needs to know on how to weave, spin, and dye American Arts and Crafts Textiles Often the Arts and Crafts movement is recognized by its architectural and furniture design, which evolved from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries and was epitomized by designers such as Gustav Stickley. However, this stylistic and philosophical movement encompassed the entire household, including the linen closet. This book provides a comprehensive study of the textile arts of this period, which are often overlooked. The four authors are all textile specialists involved with Arts and Crafts restoration. Following the development of the movement, from William Morris to American Colonial Revival style, they effectively portray the convergence of influences and the development of the style. They also show how the growth of home ownership, craft schools, and popular kits and instructions lent to the hearty adoption of the Arts and Crafts style by the American middle class. A final chapter on the care and restoration of antique textiles is quite useful. Unfortunately, the quality of the illustrations is inconsistent some are excellent, being both large and detailed, while others, especially the reproductions of period publications, are woefully small. However, there are no comparable books devoted solely to Arts and Crafts textiles, and this one covers the subject admirably. Recommended for larger public libraries. Karen Ellis, Nicholson Memorial Lib. Syst., Garland, TX The Complete Book of Home Stenciling Both practical and inspirational, this book provides you with a thorough grounding in the basics of stenciling and planning your design and also offers a multitude of design ideas for every room in the house. With over 20 step-by-step projects, complete with ready-to-use, pull-out templates, this is the ideal guide for home stenciling New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-By-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories
A Bear of My Own: Manual for Bearmaking and Designing This well-known German bear maker shares many tips and techniques on how to make all kinds of bears. Not only teaching how to properly stuff bears, how to assemble them, how to get the correct proportions, how to make bendable arms, how to trim and dye the fur, but best of all how to give your bears personality. With this book you can create your own designs or use the three bear patterns as a start. Also, the bears pictured are adorable! 81 color photos, 110 black & white, 95 drawings, and 3 patterns. 96 pages. Chinese Kites (Traditional Chinese Arts and Culture) Kites have a long and interesting history in China, where they were invented some 2,400 years ago. Kite-flying, once used for military purposes and in scientific research, is still a popular sport and pastime today. In the eyes of the connoisseur, a skilfully made kite is a work of art. More than just a dollmaking book, Anatomy of a Doll provides a fascinating overview of the creative process that has gone into dollmaking for centuries. With nearly 300 excellent photographs of her own dolls and those of many other accomplished artists, noted doll expert Susanna Oroyan offers instructions and ideas for a tremendous variety of cloth dolls. Separate chapters are devoted to the head, the body (including hands and feet), body joints, assemblies, and finishing details. There is enough practical information on all aspects of basic techniques to help the novice dollmaker, and even experts will discover an abundance of new ideas. Everyone will marvel at the unbounded creativity reflected in these remarkable figures. Learning to Weave, Since it's first printing a decade ago, Learning to Weave has become the standard text book for both teachers and self-taught weavers. All you need to know is here including warping, reading and designing drafts, and the basics of weave structures. Warping back to front is included as well as updated resource lists. This book contains 30 wood toy vehicle designs with a variety of simple to do, easy to make to more complex designs. The reader will learn how to make wood toy vehicles by following the well-written instructions and many illustrations with dimensioned detail drawings and assembly drawings. A complete materials list that gives the reader the finished size is included for all 30 toys, which makes buying just the right amount of materials easy. Each of these wood toys will be a delight for any... It's a huge, oversized, sumptuously illustrated, ultimate starter guide to wreaths. They're always the crowning glory of your Christmas decorations--and you'll find outstanding NoČl ones here, with strings of pearls, gold angels, cinnamon sticks and silver artemesia. But why limit them to only one holiday? Wreaths are perfect for any occasion, and these more than 200 examples prove that point, beautifully. Some are for everyday home dācor, others for special moments like weddings and...