October 28, 2016

Polymer Clay Art Jewelry: How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques

By Ilysa Ginsburg, Kira Slye

Make beautiful polymer clay jewellery with guideline and concept from polymer clay designers Ilysa Ginsburg and Kira Slye. the original and creative strategies in Polymer Clay artwork Jewelry supply new, flexible methods for growing brilliant necklaces, jewelry, bracelets and more!

  • 16 attractive, attention-grabbing jewellery projects.
  • 4 artistic subject matters that entice quite a number styles.
  • Polymer clay suggestions that use strange instruments and tricks.
  • Fun and encouraging for either newbie and intermediate levels.

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October 28, 2016

Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

There is a renaissance underway within the artwork kind of reduce paper, with an explosion of uncooked expertise and an abundance of wonderful paintings produced within the medium in recent times. this beautiful quantity positive aspects paintings from 26 modern foreign artists who're growing photographs of impressive intricacy, utilizing little greater than paper and blade. that includes a number of recent discoveries and together with artwork by way of such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, in addition to a few rising practitioners, Paper Cutting is certain to interact paintings buffs and indie crafters alike. An in-depth advent through paper artwork professional Natalie Avella illuminates the wealthy historical past of the centuries-old shape, and a fantastic preface by means of liked artist Rob Ryan rounds out this pleasant assortment.

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October 28, 2016

Weaving Country Baskets

By Maryanne Gillooly

on the grounds that 1973, Storey's kingdom knowledge announcements have provided functional, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of state dwelling abilities fast and simply. There at the moment are greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their extraordinary acceptance displays the typical hope of nation and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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October 28, 2016

Mixed-Media Master Class with Sherrill Kahn: 50+ Surface-Design Techniques for Fabric & Paper

By Sherrill Kahn

Create in addition to mixed-media grasp Sherrill Kahn as she exhibits you dozens of how to make luminous textures and surfaces on either paper and upholstery. This step by step visible advisor demonstrates precisely tips on how to get nice effects utilizing paints, inks, resists, stamps, markers, and masses extra. upload colour and texture to collages, paintings quilts, or simply approximately any artistic undertaking via exploring greater than 50 enjoyable and creative recommendations utilizing easy-to-find supplies.

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October 28, 2016

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style

By Valerie McKeehan

Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and residential decor, the artwork of chalk lettering is warmer than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose paintings has been featured in magazines and internet sites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us every thing we have to recognize to create attractive hand-drawn chalk designs. The booklet is additionally a convention house, with 3 foldout “chalkboards”—the inside of disguise and foldout again disguise are coated with blackboard paper.

In over 60 classes, study the ABCs of lettering (literally) and easy kinds: serif, sans serif, and script. subsequent, easy methods to lay out a layout, mix numerous kinds into one cohesive piece, upload shadows and size. grasp extra complicated letter types, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, thrives. and eventually, 12 tasks to teach off your newfound talents: together with a iciness Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to textual content family and friends; a special get together invitation to create, photo, and mail; and a bake sale signal absolute to placed everybody who sees it within the temper for a cupcake!

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October 28, 2016

Boutique Knits: 20+ Must-Have Accessories

By Laura Irwin

With Boutique Knits, you may make your own knockout add-ons. in the event you love displaying your own type with the "it" purse, funky shawl, or the hat that makes heads flip, then this ebook is for you.

Author Laura Irwin designs knitted add-ons for the trendsetting indie clothier model boutique Seaplane in Portland, Oregon, and is especially identified for her felted hats and classy baggage. In Boutique Knits, Laura offers designs for knitted add-ons that stick out from the crowd.

Boutique Knits includes:

styles that conceal a number of knitting suggestions in various levels, together with felting, intarsia, reasonable Isle, lacework, and cables
recommendation on incorporating non-knitting instruments and methods to remodel your knitting to accomplish that distinctive boutique think: pliers, hammers, a stitching laptop, use of millinery recommendations, and handsewing techniques.
designated adornment proposal, resembling buckles and bolts borrowed from leatherwork shut an intricately cabled belt, a sequence deal with finishes a felted bag with circle wallet, leather-based lacing attire up a knitted bag, and grommets end a half-felted handbag.
concept from classic lace, beads, ribbon, and fabric-covered buttons!
Knitting and felting suggestions to create results like ruffles, shibori-style pleats, and shrewdpermanent shaping.
And extra!

This number of sleek, trendy styles will encourage starting and intermediate knitters with its unusual recommendations and fabrics. remodel your knitting with Boutique Knits!

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October 28, 2016

The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (The Handbook Series)

By Abigail R. Gehring

Title and post 12 months note: initially released in 2009 below the ttile of Homesteading: A yard consultant to transforming into your personal foodstuff, Canning, maintaining Chickens, producing your individual strength, Crafting, natural drugs, and More

With the speedy depletion of our planet's ordinary assets, we might all wish to dwell a extra self–sufficient way of life. yet in the course of an fiscal obstacle, it's simply as vital to economize because it is to move eco-friendly. As Gehring exhibits during this thorough yet concise consultant, being type to mom Earth may also suggest being style on your checking account! It doesn't topic the place your home is located—farm, suburb, or maybe urban. anywhere you reside, The Homesteading instruction manual might actually help: Plan, plant, and harvest your personal natural domestic backyard, take pleasure in vegatables and fruits year-round by way of canning, drying, and freezing, construct trade power units through hand, resembling sunlight panels or geothermal warmth pumps, differentiate among an suitable for eating puffball mushroom and a toxic amanita, organize butternut squash soup utilizing parts out of your personal backyard, preserve water via creating a rain barrel or fitting an irrigation approach, have a good time and save money by means of handcrafting goods akin to cleaning soap, potpourri, and paper. adventure the pride that includes self–sufficiency, in addition to the peace of mind that you've got performed your half to assist continue our planet eco-friendly. The Homesteading instruction manual is your roadmap to dwelling in concord with the land.

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