Knots, Macrame and Rugs
75 Chinese, Celtic, & Ornamental Knots
A Directory of Knots and Knotting Techniques Plus Exquisite Jewelry Projects to Make and Wear
Paperback ISBN: 0312675313
Instructs crafters on how to make dozens of decorative knots that can be used to create jewelry, sharing step-by-step instructions on a variety of techniques while providing 15 jewelry projects that use traditional and modern styles. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Basic Rug Hooking
All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Paperback ISBN: 0811733912
- Rug-hooking tools and materials summarized and explained - Step-by-step instructions and photos show in detail how to hook - Tips to help you develop and refine your skills - Recommended by RUG HOOKING Magazine From its humble beginnings--a bent nail, burlap feed bag, pair of scissors, and the good parts of worn-out wool clothing were the original tools--rug hooking has developed into a fine art form that allows crafters to create beautiful, complex designs with an array of high-tech tools. Basic Rug Hooking distills the essential tools and techniques of this popular traditional craft and walks the reader through 5 rug-hooking projects, including a table mat, a project suitable for framing, and wearable pins, as well as traditional rugs.
Paperback ISBN: 0882661779
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
The Color Lab
Color Cues for Rug Hooking
Paperback ISBN: 1945550279
Playing and working with color is one of the greatest pleasures we are afforded as human beings. Color ignites, and it calms; color fills us with joy. Wanda Kerr?s The Color Lab: Color Cues for Rug Hooking explores what color is, how to create it, and how to mix and match different colors in a rug to create your own masterpiece. By understanding the palettes, hues, and saturation involved in selecting different colors, rug hookers are able to apply new techniques to their beloved rugs to create more realistic and appealing designs. Infused with a combination of technical tips for the dedicated artist and down-to-earth language that even beginner rug hookers can relate to, Kerr?s book is a must-have for rug hookers of all experience levels.
The Complete Book of Decorative Knots
Lanyard Knots, Button Knots, Globe Knots, Turk's Heads, Mats, Hitching, Chains, Platis
Paperback ISBN: 1558217916
Presents step-by-step illustrations showing how to make over eighty utilitarian and decorative knots, and includes a glossary of terms and techniques
Decorative Fusion Knots
A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to New and Unique Ornamental Knots
Paperback ISBN: 1931160783
Respected internationally for his knotting skills and clear, concise video and book presentations, J. D. Lenzen shows how to tie knots like no others. Just as origami figurines are created through the merging of different folding techniques, he creates new knots by combining historical knot elements and new knotting techniques. The product of this intermingling is what he calls a fusion knot a brand new genre of knot in a centuries-old tradition. It is rare for a knot book to feature even one brand new, never-before-seen knot, but Decorative Fusion Knots features more than 20 brand-new knots created by the author. Decorative Fusion Knots is the culmination of ten years of study, practice, and creation. The knots within were inspired by history, nature, mythology, and more. Many of these incredible knots have never been presented or described publicly, until now. Never before has a knot book presented a step-by-step format to tying brand new knots like this in full-color. Alongside fusion knots, this book presents logical and comprehensive instructions for a plethora of historical knots, including Celtic knots, Chinese decorative knots, maritime knots, and popular paracord ties. Each historical knot instruction is presented in step-by-step fashion. Each of the 300 step-by-step color photographs is accompanied with clear, concise instructional captions. Whether you’re a sailor, teacher, jewelry maker, survivalist, general knot enthusiast, or just looking for bush crafts, paracord ties, a curriculum for students, or a fun way to pass the time, Decorative Fusion Knots is the book for you. With easy-to-understand captions and clear step-by-step photos, readers can learn at their own pace, review whole techniques at a single glance and simply lay the book flat on the table and follow along as they tie.
Everyday Macrame Kit
10 Stylish Projects for Your Home
Paperback ISBN: 0760353115
Macramé is back! The vintage art of tying cords and ropes into patterns is enjoying a huge revival, and fast becoming the home décor trend of the moment. Budding crafters and interior design buffs will love learning to make chic decorative objects and practical household items. From plant hangers, wall decorations and coasters to rugs, bags and baskets—anything is possible with this easy-to-learn craft! This attractive and fun kit includes an instruction book with step-by-step photos, tips on how to paint and accessorize the craft cord, and patterns for 10 cute and contemporary macramé projects. And it's all packaged with starter materials for a wall hanging and a mini plant holder!
The Everything Knots Book
Step-by-step Instructions for Tying Any Knot
Paperback ISBN: 1593370326
Approaching knots as tools, this hobby book illustrates how to tie knots for stopping the end of a rope, joining ropes together, making loops, fastening ropes to objects, binding objects, decoration, and specific activities. Penn, who edits a knot newsletter, also describes the properties of different cordage and the best methods for protecting and storing rope. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)