Download E-books Stitch Encyclopedia: Embroidery: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Embroidery Stitches PDF

By Bunka Gakuen

This gorgeously illustrated sew consultant for embroidery is as undying because the craft itself. The slim quantity provides the basic stitches for needlecraft in easy, easy-to-follow colour illustrations. The encyclopedic, dip-in, dip-out method is well-suited for novices trying to construct a origin of sew concepts in addition to professional crafters who will love maintaining those good-looking reference courses on their cabinets. Classically designed and packaged as attractive jacketed paperbacks the sew Encyclopedias (Crochet, Embroidery, and Knitting) make a memorable present for crafters and visible newbies and will be loved separately or as an enticing set.

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Download E-books Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear PDF

By Twinkie Chan

Consume your cake! And put on it too! foolish food-themed wearables you may make to take care of with the most well liked new craft trend.

With Twinkie Chan's Crochet sweets for style Foodies, crocheters may have their cupcakes and put on them, too. The founding father of her personal well known line of food-inspired models, Twinkie Chan has whipped up a ceremonial dinner of head-turning scarves, mittens, hats, and extra in order that her many lovers can discover ways to make her culinary creations at home.

You'll locate recipes for food-themed scarves that function sushi, salad, gingerbread males, buttered toast, eggs and bacon, ice-cream cones, popcorn containers, and extra. you will additionally how you can make a couple of strawberry fingerless mittens, a chocolate cupcake hat whole with a cherry on best, or even a coconut-lemon cake tissue field comfortable. Twinkie Chan's Crochet candies for type Foodies is split into 3 chapters--Sweet issues, end result and greens, and Savory Stuff--and comes whole with an illustrated how-to part, lists of "ingredients" for every undertaking, easy-to-follow, step by step instructions, and full-color images and illustrations. starting and skilled crafters alike will move wild for those quirky, colourful, wearable confections. 

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Download E-books Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists PDF

By Mary Savig

Handmade vacation Cards exhibits how artists imagined the vacations via unique watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. infrequently visible past the eyes in their recipients, those playing cards be certain the irrepressible artistry in their senders. Handmade vacation playing cards offers own perception into the fashion and sentiment of artists, together with how they summed up the year's occasions of their personal lives and the area during which they lived.

The creation through records expert Mary Savig explores the intersections among advertisement vacation playing cards and the paintings world--how vacation playing cards have been first advertised as "affordable paintings" and the way promoting their artwork to card businesses usually supplied source of revenue for artists in lean instances. She then opens up the extra intimate dimensions of an artist's social community, illuminating their relationships with buyers, curators, academics, and shut buddies. Captions introduce each one artist, evaluate or distinction the vacation card to his/her physique of labor, and speak about the connection to the recipient whilst relevant.

Handmade vacation Cards illustrates and contextualizes a large diversity of distinct artistic endeavors or constrained version print sequence via recognized artists comparable to Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell, Nickolas Muray, and advert Reinhardt. it's going to attract someone attracted to greeting playing cards, ephemeral artwork, illustrated correspondence, and the heritage of yank paintings.

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Download E-books Build Your Own Backyard Birdhouses and Feeders PDF

Discover the thrill and pleasure of yard birding with this nice family members activity!
Filled with easy-to-follow distinctive plans, Build your personal yard Birdhouses and Feeders is a must have for woodworkers, birding lovers, and hobbyists. Build your individual yard Birdhouses and Feeders positive factors plans in a number of types, from extremely simple to a piece more difficult; full-color, special illustrations and step by step directions to lead each step; and a whole fabrics checklist that notes every little thing had to entire the venture. you could consistently purchase a birdhouse or feeder, yet making one together with your personal arms is bound to extend your delight in this interesting yard hobby.

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Download E-books A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects PDF

By Mr. Kate

In this pretty paperback variation that includes French flaps, highly renowned way of life blogger, YouTube famous person, and clothier Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) deals a gorgeous selection of step by step own kind and residential projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious tales and anecdotes.

Do you dream of discovering how you can infuse homemade initiatives into each point of your lifestyles and feature enjoyable doing it? From the quirky character at the back of the Mr. Kate model comes a not-so-average DIY way of life booklet that might make your goals of making designated how-to initiatives develop into reality.

Filled with 50 distinct and approachable initiatives, besides hysterical, unfiltered tales from Mr. Kate’s loopy existence, A scorching Glue Gun Mess will express how existence can motivate paintings. growing to be up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mom, Kate Albrecht had a formative years that was once whatever yet general. From how her first interval prompted her to develop into an artist to how her friendship with a pricey hooker inspired DIY attractiveness items, Mr. Kate’s tales are bizarre, amazing, own, inspiring, and downright hilarious.

Her love of self-expression encouraged Mr. Kate to create her personal DIY existence and a social media platform to connect to younger women all over the place. Her initiatives contain type, domestic layout, and wonder, together with DIY nail paintings strategies, upcycled tasks in your previous denims , and watercolor curtains. You don’t must be a seamstress, metalsmith, or specialist at something to take pleasure in those tasks, all of that are potential in below hours and require a minimum variety of provides. Now you, too, can turn into a DIY diva!

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Download E-books Felt It!: 20 Fun & Fabulous Projects to Knit & Felt PDF

By Maggie Pace

Knit anything gigantic, wash it in scorching water, allow it dry, and voila! you've gotten a stunning felted merchandise, comfortable and luxurious. Felt It! deals a variety of tasks, together with flowered brooches, belts, baggage, hats, scarves, pillows, and position mats. Maggie speed courses you each step of ways and gives specialist recommendation on tips on how to decide the correct yarn for the specified influence, hinder overshrinking, use loved ones items as molds, and use the suitable raise sew to aid with shaping.

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Download E-books Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging PDF

By Keiko Kubo

Keiko's new angle to ikebana, the japanese paintings of flower arranging, combines conventional concepts with smooth tastes. Her influences—which variety from sculpture to modern Western floral design—come jointly to create specific preparations which are real and crowd pleasing, uncomplicated and swish, and attainable for a person to achieve.

This ebook provides step by step directions for growing 20 beautiful ikebana preparations in a variety of sizes and shapes. all of the floral arrangements could be accomplished in exactly 3 basic steps and makes use of easy-to-find floral fabrics and boxes. The booklet additionally comprises an creation to the historical past of ikebana because it pertains to Japan and jap tradition, in addition to a consultant to the fundamental principles of ikebana layout and floral innovations. feedback for locating and selecting fabrics and provides make it effortless to to profit the right way to organize plant life and achieve a hands-on appreciation of the paintings of eastern flower arranging.

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Download E-books Freeform Wire Art Jewelry: Techniques for Designing With Wire, Beads and Gems PDF

By Gayle Bird

Twist, curl and wrap cord into different jewelry!

Follow in addition to writer Gayle fowl as she teaches you every little thing you want to understand to create her signature jewellery designs. First study the fundamentals of colour and layout, then circulate into crucial twine tutorials. From there, you will paintings your method via 20 step by step jewellery initiatives, together with jewelry, jewelry and necklaces. by the point you end the publication, you will be able to layout your personal assertion jewellery, whole with swirling twine and brilliant gems.


  • Tutorials at the crucial cord thoughts, together with spirals, curls and more.
  • Chapter on layout provides the basis for growing exact pieces.
  • Step-by-step instructions for 20 projects.

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Download E-books Handknit Holidays: Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice PDF

For lots of humans, the easiest a part of the wintry weather vacations is the anticipation: making plans the appropriate presents, adorning the home, watching for seeing friends and family. vacation trips will be fairly precise for knitters, whose arrangements frequently begin months prematurely and contain their very own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting writer Melanie Falick offers an eclectic choice of greater than 50 unique presents, undefined, and garments items for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the wintry weather solstice, delivering year-round suggestion for knitters of all levels.

Created by means of most sensible knitwear designers, the initiatives contain colourful embellishes; funky and vintage Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching puppy sweater; and a variety of super-quick tasks for that last-minute vacation rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the quantity are a number of grand projects-an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl-destined to develop into kin heirlooms, plus beneficial properties on such subject matters because the starting place of the Christmas stocking, the which means of the iciness solstice, knitting for charities, suggestions for completing vacation knitting (on schedule!), or even a scrumptious recipe for festive crescent cookies.

Beautifully photographed by means of Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is an inventive occasion of the vacation season and a treasure for all knitters who search to carry extra in their personal handwork-and artistry-into their day-by-day lives and their vacation festivities.

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Download E-books Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspirations from Working Artists PDF

By Rice Freeman-Zachery

How DO they do it?

If you'll ask your favourite artist or crafter just one query, likelihood is you'd ask approximately creativity: the place do your rules come from? How did you start? What are your tips for overcoming blocks?

In Living the inventive Life, writer Ricë Freeman-Zachery has compiled solutions to those questions and extra from 15 profitable artists in a number of mediums—from assemblage to fiber arts, beading to mixed-media university. Creativity is varied for everybody, and those artists percentage their insights at the muse (if you suspect in her), holding a sketchbook (or not), and prioritizing your artwork, even if you aspire to create exclusively to your personal excitement or to develop into a full-time artist.

• attempt your hand at inventive jumpstarts directly from the pros.
• Glimpse the artists' innermost suggestions and works in development as you peruse pages from their journals and notebooks.
• percentage fabric artist Sas Colby's overcome inventive block in the course of an unique paintings retreat.
• find out how across the world acclaimed artist James Michael Starr makes use of adventure from his former "day job" to gasoline his construction today.
• discover the paintings of Michael deMeng, Claudine Hellmuth, Melissa Zink and the opposite artists correct along their insights.

No crafter or artist should still reside the artistic lifestyles with no Living the artistic Life! the muse is contagious.

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