Arts and Crafts
Singin', Praisin', Raisin'
Paperback ISBN: 0307742598
"The bestselling Foxfire series returns with a loving tribute to Appalachian culture, this time with a focus on preserving and passing down the music, the lore, and the "how-to" wisdom of earlier generations"--
The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making
Paperback ISBN: 1589239431
Homemade soaps, scrubs, salves, lotions, and other bath and body products have been popping up all over the places from craft fairs to Etsy and it's no surprise why. Soap making is a fun and creative hobby that you can do right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Want to learn how? Look no further. The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making is an A-Z primer on all things soap making. Written by About.com soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process. You'll be a pro in no time! Each of the chapters focuses on a specific method, demonstrating basic process, decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You'll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging to impress your friends, family, and maybe even customers! So grab your creativity and some great ingredients and let's get started.
Rigging Period Ship Models
A Step-By-Step Guide to the Intricacies of the Square-Rig
Hardcover ISBN: 1557509700
The rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex and daunting task for the modeler. An eighteenth-century man-of-war boasted mile upon mile of rigging, over 1,000 blocks, and acres of canvas. To reduce the rigging in scale and yet retain an accurate representation is a formidable undertaking. After studying numerous eighteenth-century museum models, the author has drawn some four hundred diagrams which clearly show how each separate item of rigging is fitted to the masts, yards, and sails. Each drawing deals with only one particular aspect and is accompanied by a logical and straight forward narrative. For example, the fore deadeyes and channels are shown before the shrouds are added, and these are depicted before the ratlines are added. Whether a model maker needs to rig a whole ship or just requires information on one aspect, it is all here in this beautifully produced volume that no modeler of period ships should be without.
The Craft of Creative Knotting for Your Home
Paperback ISBN: 1849499403
In recent months there has been an astonishing resurgence in the striking yet simple craft of macramé (first made popular in the 1970s). In Macramé, Fanny Zedenius offers a refreshing twist on the addictive craft. Beginning with the basics, she takes us through all the essentials: what you need to get started, a glossary covering 30 of the most popular knots, tips on how to create different patterns through various knot combinations, and advice on how to hang and display your makes. The book also takes readers through ombre-dyeing, fraying, and customizing with beads, and includes fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for 22 homeware projects such as impressive wall hangings, a beautiful table runner and napkins, whimsical dream catchers, and pretty plant hangers.
Building With Virtual Lego
Getting Started With Lego Digital Designer, Ldraw, and Mecabricks
Paperback ISBN: 125986183x
Virtually create and build any LEGO model you can imagine with any LEGO part ever made! This hands-on guide shows, step-by-step, how to create just about anything from LEGO blocks using the latest version of LEGO Digital Designer. You will find out how to download and install the software, navigate the LDD user interface, and get up-and-running on your own design projects. Other popular open-standard LEGO CAD programs like LDraw and Mecabricks are also fully covered. Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks features start-to-finish projects that illustrate each design tool and technique. The book teaches simple CAD concepts that are applicable to any design program—even professional software like AutoCAD. You will discover how to publish and share your creations online and explore some of the best projects that others have already built. • Shows how to use creative and freely-downloadable design programs • Teaches computer-aided design concepts that can be applied to any software • Written by an experienced author and LEGO/DIY expert
A Craftsman's Legacy
Why Working With Our Hands Gives Us Meaning
Hardcover ISBN: 1616208368
The host of A Craftsman's Legacy argues that the philosophy, skills and mindset of craftsmanship can provide a blueprint for today's increasingly hurried, mass-manufactured world, citing the importance of learning and passing on artisan traditions of the past. TV tie-in.
Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties
Hardcover ISBN: 1611800560
Celebrate the seasons and connect with your community through sixteen parties to throw in collaboration with your friends. From the décor, to the entertainment, on down to the recipes themselves, Handmade Gatherings presents inspired suggestions for thoughtful, flavorful, festive communal dining. Here you'll find sixteen parties built around the rhythm of the seasons. Frosty winter fetes, lush springtime soirees, sultry summer get-togethers, and crisp autumn affairs--it's all here. Food, décor, crafts, and more are part of each event, all collectively assembled and executed. Throw memorable gatherings with your loved ones, enjoy the food, connect with your community, and get caught up in the splendor of it all.
From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations
Hardcover ISBN: 163217068x
From the creator of the popular Lulu the Baker blog, this darling book of Scandinavian-inspired gathering ideas includes recipes and crafts for every day and special occasions. Equal parts entertaining, crafting, and cooking, it features 10 seasonal family-friendly gatherings filled with Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish flavors and traditions. There are 40 accessible and modern recipes for sweet and savory treats, and 30 simple craft projects perfect for decorating and entertaining, as well as vivid color photographs throughout. With gatherings like Nordic Brunch, Woodland Tea Party, Afternoon Fika, Lucia Day, Christmas Cookie Exchange, and more, this charming book is perfect for fans of Scandinavian style, food, and tradition.
Forest School Adventure
Outdoor Skills and Play for Children
Paperback ISBN: 1784944033
From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, Forest School Adventure is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. The book is divided into four sections
Written by Hand
Techniques & Tips to Make Your Everyday Handwriting More Beautiful
Hardcover ISBN: 1631063863
Writing longhand isn't a chore when you can turn your notes into mini works of art. Grocery lists, to-do lists, sticky notes, make them look more like art rather than work with Written by Hand. There's no getting around the fact that typing on keyboards and screens is the new norm, but the simple, meditative art of writing words by hand can't be forgotten! Written by Hand is a guide designed to give you a new appreciation of writing. Everyday notes and lists don't have to be mundane scribbles; with a little practice, you can make them works of art! Written By Hand walks you through the habits and skills needed to turn everyday scrawls into miniature pieces of art that are both wonderful to look at and fun to "draw". With walk-throughs of various lettering styles, examinations of personal writing habits, interesting facts on handwriting and calligraphy, and plenty of practice pages to use in your own hand-lettering practice, Written by Hand is an immersive guide to the written word.