Calamity-Free Crochet: Troubleshooting Tips and Advice for the Savvy Needlecrafter

By Catherine Hirst

Get it correct the 1st time! Calamity-Free Crochet is a finished, quick-reference advisor for either new and complicated crocheters. It offers easy-to-follow recommendation on instruments and fabrics, troubleshooting assistance, and step by step innovations. What do you do in the event that your stitches preserve twisting? What occurs if you may have counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you replacement yarns, and what do you do in case your border does not lie flat? equipped via the phases in a venture, Calamity-Free Crochet presents cross-references among sections and lays out the easiest perform the right way to assist you via each step of the crochet process.

More than 2 hundred full-color images and illustrations

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Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks

By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Both a party of the craft and a sourcebook for functional info, Knitting Rules! is a suite of helpful recommendation and emotional help for the avid knitter. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of tangled yarn, complicated styles, and stubbornly unfinished tasks. bold to query long-standing ideas and inspiring crafters to knit within the means that works top for them, this illuminating, releasing, and hilarious examine the realm of knitting is filled with surprises and delightfully inspiring ideas. 

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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 indicates you dozens of how to make luminous textures and surfaces on either paper and upholstery. This step by step visible consultant demonstrates precisely how one can get nice effects utilizing paints, inks, resists, stamps, markers, and masses extra. upload colour and texture to collages, artwork quilts, or simply approximately any inventive undertaking by means of exploring greater than 50 enjoyable and artistic suggestions utilizing easy-to-find supplies.

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French Girl Knits Accessories: Modern Designs for a Beautiful Life

By Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

From the writer of French woman Knits comes a suite of signature French-inspired and female knit add-ons. Kristeen Griffin-Grimes brings to existence her signature aesthetic via undying thoughts for a beautiful encore knitted trend ebook. equipped into vignettes that go back and forth from morning to nighttime, those pleasing initiatives invite knitters to visualize their very own day-by-day lives stronger via those stunning designs.

French lady Knits Accessories comprises 16 intermediate-level knitting initiatives protecting a whole variety of add-ons for ladies. Designed with French savoir-faire, the tasks contain shrugs, hats, gloves and mittens, wraps and stoles, and socks and slippers. are looking to upload extra romance with lace and ribbon? need a ideal pleat or fold? Sidebars and strategies comprise basic how-tos for those info and extra. all through this selection of small initiatives, you will find an emphasis on fresh glossy strains and elegance woven with classic and romantic style inspiration.

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The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry

By John Sartin

With appealing illustrations and step by step directions, this how-to e-book comprises the entire thoughts all for crafting steel jewellery, including:

—Cutting and filing

—Cold connections

—Soldering

—Texturing

—Forging and forming

—Setting stones

—Applying strong point finishes

The book’s transparent association presents easy accessibility to info with uncomplicated instructions and hundreds of full-color photographs. You’ll additionally locate effortless tasks for attempting the thoughts, in addition to a beautiful gallery of steel jewellery items through skilled designers. locate attractive jewellery examples and achieve abilities and notion with The entire picture consultant to creating steel Jewelry!

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Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects - Includes Print Blocks, Textures, Stencils, Resists, and More

By Julie B. Booth

You don't need to be a manner dressmaker to create your personal outstanding materials! cloth Printing at domestic will provide help to print your individual customized materials utilizing daily goods from the kitchen and round the condominium! With a whole lot colour pictures, step by step directions, and beneficial tricks, you may be crafting your personal cloth designs very quickly! learn how to make print blocks, rubbing plates, stencils, and upholstery resists from a variety kitchen fabrics. See how your favourite end result and vegetables create ideal shapes and texture styles in your materials and the way to upcycle uncomplicated fabrics for floor layout. This family-friendly consultant indicates the way to make significant, colourful cloth designs with obtainable, non-toxic fabrics.

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Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold!: Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style

By Flora S. Bowley

Undertake a spontaneous, daring, and fearless method of portray as a means of discovery—one that ends up in lush and colourful accomplished works that may beg to be displayed. This inspiring and inspiring booklet for either amateur and skilled painters teaches find out how to create colourful, interesting, expressive work via various thoughts, combining simple, useful portray ideas with leading edge own self-expression.

Flora S. Bowley's enjoyable and forgiving method of portray is predicated at the idea that “You don't start with a preconceived portray in brain; you permit the portray to unfold.” Illustrating find out how to paintings in layers, plant life can provide the liberty to hide up, re-start, wipe away, and alter classes repeatedly alongside the way in which. unforeseen and particular compositions, colour combos, and material look as you permit your work to emerge in an natural, unplanned method whereas operating from a spot of interest and letting pass of fear.

—Learn innovations for operating with bright colour and heading off mud.
—Make wealthy and sundry marks with various unforeseen tools.
—Break compositional rules.
—Embrace nonattachment so as to retain exploring.
—Keep momentum by way of relocating your physique and staying positive.
—Work with what's operating to permit cross of struggle.
—Connect extra deeply to the realm round you to stick inspired.
—Embrace layers to create wealthy complicated paintings.
—Find rhythm through spiraling among chaos and order.

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American Flintknappers. Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers

By John C. Whittaker

Making arrowheads, blades, and different stone instruments used to be a survival ability and continues to be a craft practiced by way of millions of flintknappers world wide. within the usa, knappers assemble at local "knap-ins" to socialise, alternate principles and fabric, purchase and promote either apparatus and knapped paintings, and make stone instruments within the corporation of others. In among those gatherings, the knapping neighborhood remains attached via newsletters and the Internet.

In this e-book, avid knapper anthropologist John Whittaker bargains an insider's view of the knapping group. He explores why stone instruments allure sleek humans and what making them capability to people who pursue this artwork. He describes how new individuals are integrated into the knapping neighborhood, how rookies research the concepts of knapping and locate their roles in the team, how the neighborhood is dependent, and the way ethics, ideas, and ideology approximately knapping are constructed and transmitted. He additionally explains how the perform of knapping pertains to expert archaeology, the alternate in sleek replicas of stone instruments, and the forgery of artifacts. Whittaker's ebook hence records a desirable lifestyle of yank lifestyles and introduces the broader public to an historical and nonetheless profitable craft.

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Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

By Joelle Hoverson, Anna Williams

Today's knitters are stylish, smart-and busy. even if they like to knit and luxuriate in making presents for friends and family, they're continually confronted with the problem of discovering adequate time to really end what they have all started. Last-Minute Knitted Gifts solves this challenge. Joelle Hoverson, proprietor of Purl, the hip knitting provide shop in downtown ny, has designed greater than 30 enjoyable, clean, appealing styles, so much of which are made in lower than ten hours-some in as low as two!

Known for her prepared experience of colour, Hoverson comprises directions for traditional presents like child booties and bonnets, sweaters, and scarves, plus innovative strategies like a cashmere tea comfortable, a felted yoga mat bag, flooring cushions, and a poncho-surely anything for everybody at the present checklist. And to make each one current extra-special, Hoverson deals effortless how one can contain knitting and different yarn elaborations into the reward wrap.

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No Excuses Watercolor: Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling

By Gina Rossi Armfield

"I cannot keep watch over the paint."
"It's no longer colourful enough."
"It's intimidating!"

With the thrill and simple thoughts in Gina Rossi Armfield's No Excuses Watercolor, your excuses for now not portray with watercolor do not stand an opportunity! As you are attempting the demonstrations and workouts, you are going to research the suggestions and methods essential to in attaining remarkable, colourful ends up in your artist's sketchbook.

After studying your fabrics, you will attempt your hand at 13 routines that would support educate your hand, and assist you establish and refine your inventive variety. alongside the best way, you will get information and recommendations for including journaling and writing for your paintings. ultimately, you will discover an inspirational source consultant filled with reference images, starter sketches, colour palettes, journaling activates and extra that can assist you fill your watercolor journal!

Grab your sketchbook and watercolors--it's time to color, no excuses!

  • 22 demonstrations for sketching and watercolor painting.
  • 13 routines for practising backgrounds, focal pictures, colour blending, layering and details.
  • 13 source sections loaded with journaling and portray activates to maintain you inspired.

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