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fiber arts The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos

The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos

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The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos
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The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos

This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of jewelry making. It serves as a reference and technique guide for .all the common methods and styles of jewelry: beaded jewelry, wire, crystals and gems, polymer clay, PMC. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of jewelry by a various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.

fiber arts Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)

Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)

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Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)
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Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)

Fun and easy art-appreciation activities abound in this resource that features 75 American artists from colonial times to the present. A brief biography for each artist tells why his or her work is important, and a kid-tested art activity tries out the artist’s approach. For Georgia O’Keeffe, the activity is a desert painting; for Frederic Remington, a face cast; for Leroy Nieman, a sketch of athletes; and for James Whistler, a clay engraving. Projects stress the creative process and encourage kids to try unusual techniques such as block printing, soak-stain, and stone carving as they learn about architecture, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. A resource guide provides a glossary of art terms, a list that groups the artists by style, a list of the artists’ birthdays, an index of art supplies, and websites for viewing art online.

fiber spinning Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills

Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills

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Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills
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Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills

Living in modern society, we have become increasingly disassociated from the earth, from the essence of ourselves, and the need is awakened in us to return to the wilderness–physically and emotionally. We long to feel a sense of connection with our ancient roots. This urge is what has prompted man’s fascination with primitive skills: producing objects from natural materials using methods similar to prehistoric cultures.
Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills is a sharing of ideas–the philosophies, the history, and the personal stories by the authorities on primitive technology from teh pages of The Bulletin of Primitive Technology.
Included are instructions for creating fire and tools of wood, stone, and bone, as well as fiber adhesives, projectiles, art, and music. Practicing these primitive methods will lead the seeker towards a tangible, raw connection with the ancient past, with nature’s resources and, ultimately, with the creative forces that constructed the foundation of man’s survival on the planet.

knitting The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club

The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club

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The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club
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The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club

“Smart novels about starting over don’t get any better than this sweet treat.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Funny and sparkling–a profoundly moving study of motherhood and true love.”
–Ruth Rendell

For every woman who has ever dreamed of starting over, or being a better mother, or just knitting a really nice scarf . . .

Jo Mackenzie needs a fresh start. Newly widowed with two young sons and a perilous bank balance, she leaves the bustle of London to take over her beloved Gran’s wool shop in her sleepy seaside hometown. There, she finds unexpected comfort in a “Stitch and Bitch” knitting group that meets every week to trade gossip and, occasionally, a new stitch. When a new man enters Jo’s life, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is an uplifting, winning tale about the healing power of friendship and new beginnings.

“Smart novels about starting over don’t get any better than this sweet treat.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Funny and sparkling–a profoundly moving study of motherhood and true love.”
–Ruth Rendell

For every woman who has ever dreamed of starting over, or being a better mother, or just knitting a really nice scarf . . .

Jo Mackenzie needs a fresh start. Newly widowed with two young sons and a perilous bank balance, she leaves the bustle of London to take over her beloved Gran’s wool shop in her sleepy seaside hometown. There, she finds unexpected comfort in a “Stitch and Bitch” knitting group that meets every week to trade gossip and, occasionally, a new stitch. When a new man enters Jo’s life, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is an uplifting, winning tale about the healing power of friendship and new beginnings.

knitting Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

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Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures
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Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

Polymer-clay crafters everywhere can learn how to sculpt realistic 6″-8″ figures using the author’s simple techniques. A well-known polymer clay teacher and sculptor, she shares a wealth of information that’s accessible even to beginning sculptors. She covers the essentials, the fundamentals of figurative modelling and how to make the tools that will ensure success. She shows readers how to recreate faces and expressions, torsos, legs, hands and feet, all using simple techniques. Then there are finishing touches like clothing, costumes, paint and fibre plus the author demonstrates incredibly realistic butterfly or fairy wings. Topics herein include: selecting clay, making modelling tools, proportioning figures, posing, ethnic and gender subtleties, facial expressions, costumes in clay and finishing touches.

knitting patterns Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off

Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off

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Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off
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Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off

Sock knitters now have something to really get their needles into with the lavish and inspirational Socktopus, which is packed with invaluable tips and 17 fabulous patterns. Full of clear, helpful instructions on topics such as how to create a perfect fitting sock and master unusual knitting techniques, Socktopus will enlighten and intrigue its readers. Socktopus is ideal for aspiring, advanced knitters who want to develop their skills to create truly beautiful socks. A comprehensive section on fiber and yarns will entice and delight yarn addicts; while experienced knitters who are new to the world of bespoke socks will never look back.

knitting patterns Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer)

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer)

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer)
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer)

The visual way to get hooked on circular knitting

Circular knitting (also known as knitting in the round) has benefits over knitting with straight needles, including seamless finished projects, easy portability, and not having to turn your work. Many crafters are intimidated by circular knitting?but you needn’t be!

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting walks you step-by-step through the process of circular knitting and shows you how to make a dozen unique projects to put your newfound skills to practice.

  • Covers popular techniques including using double-pointed needles, working with one or two circular needles, and the Magic Loop, all illustrated with helpful photos
  • Patterns range from scarves and hats to sweaters and baby sets
  • Other titles by Morgan-Oakes: 2-at-a-Time Socks and Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks

If you’re a crafter who learns better by seeing and doing, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting will get you confidently knitting in the round in no time.

From the Book: Sample Sock Pattern and Complete List of Projects

Basic Socks, Kids to Adults

Socks are a lot of fun to knit and useful as well. I often hear people say that they don’t think they can knit socks because socks are “too hard.” They really aren’t. This isn’t to say that they’re easy, but if you can increase, decrease, and knit in the round, you can knit a sock!

Basic Socks, Kids to Adults
(Click on image for project instructions.)

See a complete list of projects from the book.

handspinning Hand-spinning and Hand-weaving: A List of References in the New York Public Library

Hand-spinning and Hand-weaving: A List of References in the New York Public Library

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Hand-spinning and Hand-weaving: A List of References in the New York Public Library
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Hand-spinning and Hand-weaving: A List of References in the New York Public Library

This book, “Hand-spinning and Hand-weaving: A List of References in the New York Public Library”, by William Burt Gamble York Public Library, is a replication. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Thank you for supporting classic literature.

knitting Dust & Decay

Dust & Decay

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Dust & Decay
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Dust & Decay

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. It’s also been six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny’s zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny’s best friend Lou Chong are going with them.

But before they even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town, and as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, and insane murderers, and face the horrors of Gameland—where teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in the zombie pits. Worst of all…could the evil Charlie Pink-eye still be alive?

In the great Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you—and not everyone in Benny’s small band of travelers will survive….

weaving Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

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Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.
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Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling victim to common clichés.You’ll learn how to:Choose supernatural elements and decide what impact the supernatural will have on your fictional worldCreate engaging and relatable characters from supernatural protagonists and antagonists to supporting players (both human and non-human)Develop strong plots and complementary subplotsWrite believable fight scenes and flashbacksCreate realistic dialogueAnd much moreComplete with tips for researching your novel and strategies for getting published, Writing the Paranormal Novel gives you everything you need to craft a novel where even the most unusual twist is not only possible—it’s believable.

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling victim to common clichés.You’ll learn how to:Choose supernatural elements and decide what impact the supernatural will have on your fictional worldCreate engaging and relatable characters from supernatural protagonists and antagonists to supporting players (both human and non-human)Develop strong plots and complementary subplotsWrite believable fight scenes and flashbacksCreate realistic dialogueAnd much moreComplete with tips for researching your novel and strategies for getting published, Writing the Paranormal Novel gives you everything you need to craft a novel where even the most unusual twist is not only possible—it’s believable.

weaving Weave Classic Crackle & More

Weave Classic Crackle & More

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Weave Classic Crackle & More
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Weave Classic Crackle & More

Crackle is a surprisingly versatile weave structure with exciting design potential. This book offers a comprehensive explanation of drafting the crackle weave structure and weaving classic crackle. Tools and tips for independent designing add extra depth to your study of crackle. Explore crackle s flexibility with a myriad of treadling variations, including an in-depth discussion of polychrome techniques. Learn about the expanded possibilities and unique challenges presented by crackle on more than four shafts. Over 200 images illustrate the methods described. Meticulously presented by a noted weaving teacher, this is the first book for American handweavers devoted exclusively to crackle in 50 years. Weavers will find this comprehensive guide to crackle weave a valuable addition to their libraries and a source of great inspiration.

knit Cute & Easy Crochet: Learn to Crochet With These 35 Adorable Projects

Cute & Easy Crochet: Learn to Crochet With These 35 Adorable Projects

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Cute & Easy Crochet: Learn to Crochet With These 35 Adorable Projects
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Cute & Easy Crochet: Learn to Crochet With These 35 Adorable Projects

Learn how to crochet and create 35 adorable projects at the same time. Expert crafter Nicki Trench, a crochet teacher and author with over 20 years’ experience, has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through those initial stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. Crochet Know-how explains all the stitches with clear step-by-step artworks and instructions. Next, discover three chapters packed with patterns to improve your skills. First is Starting Out, where you will find a simple springtime throw and a pretty hat for a toddler— you’ll be amazed how easy and quick the projects are to create. Once you’ve mastered these, move on to something more challenging in the Practice Makes Perfect chapter. There are cute gifts for babies and young children, including baby blocks, bibs, and blankets, or treat yourself to a pair of gloves in soft double knit yarn or the chunky seashells scarf to keep you warm on chilly mornings. Finally, Confident Crocheting has more advanced patterns, from a family of adorable Russian dolls to the cherub dress with decorative picot stitching.

If you want to learn to crochet, this is the must-have guide

for you.

35 easy-to-follow patterns that are suitable for beginners and more experienced crocheters.

Gives you all the stitches and techniques you will need to

complete the pretty projects.

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