Arts and Crafts
Foraged Flower Arranging
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Stunning Arrangements from Local, Wild Plants
Paperback ISBN: 1624143644
You don’t need to buy expensive cut flowers from a wholesaler to create stunning arrangements at home. With Foraged Flower Arranging, you can bring the organic beauty of nature into your home in ways you’ve never seen before. Go beyond a vase of plain tulip stems or a haphazard bunch of wildflowers in a jar with arrangements like Large-Scale Autumnal Arrangement featuring colorful leafy branches, and Lush Green Platter Arrangement with a beautiful flow of greens and white flowering vines. Floral designer Rebekah Clark Moody teaches readers techniques to forage for local plants then arrange them in unique ways to preserve their wild shape. The result is easy, yet high-impact design with the modern and incredibly popular rustic, natural look. Display your arrangements in a vintage vase on a dining table, antique chest or foyer table to wow your family and friends for special occasions or stunning everyday décor. The arrangements cover a wide variety of trees, flowers and plants, plus tips for adapting based on what you have available, making the book accessible to readers in all climates, all year round. This book has 50 projects and many detailed step-by-step photos.
Islamic Geometric Patterns
Paperback ISBN: 0500294682
Eschewing modern technology such as protractors and calculators, Broug explores how Islamic artists of the past designed the geometric patterns that are so characteristic of Islamic art and architecture. In a step-by-step guide, he shows how they were able to create such intricate designs hundreds of years ago with only a ruler and compass. Readers should be able to apply many of the skills and insights in many and varied areas of design and art, he says. Annotation
The Knot Tying Bible
Climbing, Camping, Sailing, Fishing, Everyday
Hardcover ISBN: 1770852093
A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots. The Knot Tying Bible is a complete guide to selecting, tying and using a wide array of knots, useful for everything from hauling logs to securing the canoe to wrapping a present. Beginners can master the basics before progressing to the more difficult knots. Experienced rope users can enjoy new knot challenges and discoveries. Using a dual approach of photographs and written instructions explaining step-by-step how to tie knots, the book includes: - A comprehensive introduction to rope - Material properties of rope types - How to select, care for and store all types of rope - Ropeworking terms - Descriptions of rope constructions and outlines of breaking strains - Information and ideas for using each knot - Picture icons. A "hands-on" knot directory outlines the function and formation of over 70 knots and categorizes them according to physical properties, making it easy to find the right knot for the job at hand. The knots are set out in ten chapters includes: - Quick-Tie Knots: overhand knot, cow hitch, figure-eight knot - Easy-release Knots: the bow knot, the reef knot - Hold-Fast Knots: the surgeon's knot, Klemheist knot - Sliding Knots: slip knot, trucker's hitch, running bowline - Loop Knots: Englishman's loop, neck halter, angler's loop - Knots for Joining Ropes: Carrick bend, double fisherman's bend - Shortening Knots: chain knot and sheepshank - Weight-adding Knots: Stevedore knot, monkey's fist, stopper knot - Lashings: Cross lashing, parallel lashing, transom knot - Decorative Knots: the Turk's head and the true lover's. Knowing the right knot to use and how to tie it can make life easier -- and safer. The Knot Tying Bible is a timeless resource that will be useful just about anywhere for just about anything. An essential purchase.
Make & Give
Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Hardcover ISBN: 1611801486
Presents step-by-step, illustrated instructions for thirty-five simple projects covering a wide range of techniques, from sewing to paper cutting to painting, including candy board games, nickname handkerchiefs, and hand-drawn pillows.
Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects
Paperback ISBN: 054411454x
"As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he's never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. What's more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skills--like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand tools--as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The book's twenty-four unique projects include: Drawbot, a lively contraption that draws abstract patterns all by itself Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace Friendstrument, an electronic musical instrument girls can play with friends Longboard Antigravity Jar Silkscreened T-Shirt Retro Arcade Video Game Host a Podcast Lunchbox Guitar Kite Video Camera Innovative and groundbreaking, Maker Dad will inspire fathers to geek out with their daughters and help girls cultivate an early affinity for math, science, and technology."--
The Martha Manual
How to Do (Almost) Everything
Hardcover ISBN: 1328927326
An authoritative handbook by the domestic-lifestyle expert shares hundreds of ideas and instructions for homemaker skills, from transporting a decorated cake and folding an American flag to playing a classic lawn game and bathing a cat.
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts
An A-z Guide With Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration
Hardcover ISBN: 0307450570
Alphabetically arranged entries present step-by-step instructions for craft projects ranging from albums and scrapbooks to soap making and wreaths, along with detailed descriptions of tools and materials.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
Paperback ISBN: 1556529538
PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009 We’ve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office suppliesbinder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighterstroublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive bomb.” Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. Finally, once you’ve built your armory, the author provides plans for a Top Secret Concealing Book to hide your stash, as well as targets for shooting practice. Never let your personal space go undefended again!