Arts and Crafts
Knit Christmas Stockings: 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
Knit Christmas Stockings
19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1612122523
Make this holiday one your family will remember forever! With these 19 fun, simple patterns, even first-time knitters can create beautiful knitted Christmas stockings, as well as delightful knit and felt ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations
Scandinavian Gatherings
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.
Screen Printing at Home: Print Your Own Fabric to Make Simple Sewn Projects
Screen Printing at Home
Print Your Own Fabric to Make Simple Sewn Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1446304094
Do you love the idea of printing your own fabrics at home but don't know where to start? This comprehensive guide to screen printing shows you just how easy it is to create beautiful, hand printed fabrics at your kitchen table. Screen printing expert, Karen Lewis, demonstrates two screen printing techniques - stencilling and screen filler - and how they can be used to create stunning, professional results with basic, inexpensive equipment. Both techniques are explained using step-by-step text and photography. Karen also explains how to create simple sewn projects from your hand printed fabrics. The sewing patterns include an apron, tote bag and tea cosy, as well as ideas for how to print on ready made items such as tea towels to make fantastic gifts for friends and family.
Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties
Handmade Gatherings
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.
The Foxfire: Singin', Praisin', Raisin'
The Foxfire
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
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 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
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.
Macrame: The Craft of Creative Knotting for Your Home
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
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
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.