Category: Crafts

Meaningful Bouquets: Create Special Messages with Flowers - by Leigh Okies, Lisa McGuinness

By Leigh Okies, Lisa McGuinness

Say it with vegetation. This visible bouquet contains a photographic word list of renowned flower varieties and their Victorian meanings, via step by step directions for growing 25 appealing preparations. From social gathering and success, to Happiness and Forgiveness, every one bespoke bunch of flora matches an immense celebration or recipient. Blooming with inspiring way of life images and watercolor botanical illustrations all through, Meaningful Bouquets brings a really personalized effect to flower arranging.

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The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting by Paula Guhin, Geri Greenman

By Paula Guhin, Geri Greenman

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Learn all of the elements of artistic portray with this accomplished how-to consultant! The Complete Photo advisor to Creative Painting offers easy-to-follow thoughts for portray with all kinds of craft and wonderful arts paints, together with acrylics, oils, tempera, watercolor, and pastels. You'll locate easy accessibility to details with step by step instructions and seven hundred full-color images for transparent realizing. Galleries of art by way of a variety of artists supply appealing examples of what may be performed with all the portray different types. locate specialist suggestions, abilities, and idea with The Complete Photo Guide to inventive Painting.

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Quilted Celebrations: 18 Designs to Capture Life's by Amanda Murphy

By Amanda Murphy

Don't allow the $64000 events in lifestyles move you by way of. cover them! reward significant milestone quilts for non secular celebrations, graduations, anniversaries, very important birthdays, and extra. Best-selling writer and upholstery dressmaker Amanda Murphy provides 10 initiatives and 18 designs to have a good time life's hallmark moments. area is cleverly equipped into the designs so that you can customize them with numbers, dates, messages, and signatures. Amanda's styles are uncomplicated to sew and straightforward to mix'n'match. comprise embroidery, appliqué, complicated quilting designs, or large-scale textile prints with this final source for quilted presents.

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Crochet Patterns For Dummies by Susan Brittain

By Susan Brittain

Do you want to benefit to crochet? Already be aware of the fundamentals, yet wish to stretch your crocheting talents? From scarves and sweaters to hats and purses, you could create attractive, beneficial designs conveniently utilizing Crochet styles For Dummies. From selecting the best hooks and yarn and crocheting easy stitches to becoming a member of items jointly, this easy-to-follow consultant can have you hooked very quickly.

Our hands-on workbook will get you crocheting stylish, enjoyable designs in a centred, step by step demeanour. You get a overview of the fundamental stitches and sew mixtures, besides a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow directions for operating those stitches. You’ll locate lots of pointers on altering colours and including form in your tasks. Plus, you get full-color images of each project—from potholders to afghans, belts to desk runners, skirts to vests, and lots more and plenty extra. You’ll additionally realize the right way to:

• Decipher crochet lingo
• Make a gauge swatch, learn a trend, and comprehend garment sizing
• paintings with the most typical stitches and sew patterns
• Crochet within the around or with color
• form a layout via expanding or reducing stitches
• Use new thoughts like felting and dealing with wire
• Crochet photographs and phrases utilizing the filet crochet technique

There also are quick-and-easy designs which are nice for children to make, in addition to convenient tricks on taking good care of your complete goods. that includes greater than 50 exceptional styles ideal for novices or these desirous to take their abilities to the subsequent point, Crochet styles For Dummies is your one-stop consultant to crocheting luck!

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Little Felted Dogs: Easy Projects for Making Adorable Needle by Saori Yamazaki

By Saori Yamazaki

Create the cutest models of your favourite canine in precisely a number of uncomplicated steps with this straightforward to take advantage of needle felting book.

Whether you like dachshunds or dalmatians, you'll be shocked at how effortless it's to make fascinating miniatures of them with a felting needle and a few uncooked wool during this effortless the best way to needle felt consultant. nice for newcomers, the 2 dozen initiatives in Little Felted canines offer strangely life-like results—choose from a clutter of golden retriever doggies, a pug able to fetch, a begging bulldog, a protecting chihuahua, and extra. Even higher, you'll move from ball of fluff to ideal pooch very quickly at all!
From the Hardcover version.

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Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New by Sherri McConnell

By Sherri McConnell

This number of 18 captivating quilts and residential components from Sherri McConnell brings jointly the easiest of the outdated and new in quilting. Sherri s new designs replace conventional blocks (many passed down from her grandmothers) with clean colours and materials from a few of at the present time s most sensible designers. You ll additionally stopover at Sherri s quilting room and easy methods to locate thought on your personal quilting. initiatives within the publication contain quilts either huge and small, plus pillows and desk runners ideal for scrap materials, fats quarters, and precut allure packs and jelly rolls. quick and straightforward initiatives additionally make fantastic home made gifts."

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Selling Your Crafts at Craft Shows (Storey's Country Wisdom by Madelaine Gray

By Madelaine Gray

When you consider that 1973, Storey's kingdom knowledge announcements have provided useful, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of nation dwelling abilities quick and simply. There are actually greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their amazing acceptance displays the typical hope of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in way of life.

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The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project by William Johnston, Charles Beiderman

By William Johnston, Charles Beiderman

During this fantastic source for either beginner and veteran carvers, masters of the craft current certain directions and illustrations on tips on how to optimistically carve animals, flora, figures, and extra. The authors additionally comprise convenient tips about instruments, thoughts, portray, completing, or even the way to convey accomplished items.

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Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical Crochet Motifs and 15 by Margaret Hubert

By Margaret Hubert

The liked granny sq. is the crocheter’s beginning for numerous initiatives and is cherished for its portability, versatility, and unending sort. With The Granny sq. Book, Margaret Hubert confirmed how the standard granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to every kind of trendy clothing and components. Now, in Granny sq. Flowers, Margaret provides 50 all-new granny squares with a botanical subject, then, utilizing attractive yarns and her prepared layout experience, she broadens their usefulness to creating 15 new initiatives that may have you ever announcing, “Wow, I didn’t understand i may make that with granny squares!” Each granny sq. is gifted in a wide, full-color photograph followed via either written and diagrammed directions. All pattern squares are crocheted in brilliant colours of soft cotton yarn to obviously express the sew styles. initiatives utilizing the floral granny squares contain garments for infants, young ones, and adults; type components, domestic décor goods, and presents. those initiatives use a wide selection of yarn varieties, fiber content material, and weights--both LYS manufacturers and large field brands—to show the flexibility of granny squares. All yarn descriptions are incorporated in common phrases with gauge and hook measurement details so that you can simply alternative different offerings.

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Wrapping with Fabric: Your Complete Guide to Furoshiki-The by Etsuko Yamada, Kanji Okamoto

By Etsuko Yamada, Kanji Okamoto

Lengthy ahead of today's green philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective recognition, furoshiki—the eastern approach to wrapping issues with fabric—?ourished as a customary and useful paintings shape. In Wrapping With cloth, Etsuko Yamada—born right into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto—explains the "one textile, many uses" ideology in the back of the craft, the etiquette of colour and the craft's attention-grabbing historical past. From there, she stocks the myriad ways that a couple of simple innovations can remodel an easy sq. of fabric into a chic wrapper you should use to: Gift-wrap something from books to flora package up a picnic Tote goods starting from wine bottles to yoga mats Use as a purse or backpack Make right into a pillow overlaying Create ornamental coverings for vases, tissue containers, and moreA quiet reminder that possibilities for artistry are all over the place round you, Wrapping With cloth makes it effortless to carry a slightly of grace and ingenuity to daily life—and support look after the surroundings, too.

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