How to Make Almost Everything: a Do It Yourself Primer
Hardcover ISBN: 1400081076
An innovative assortment of dozens of unusual, irreverent, and useful projects explains how to create a variety of fun objects from everyday household items, including a woven rug made of shopping bags or an ottoman constructed of old phone books, and includes detailed, step-by-step instructions and photographs. 40,000 first printing.
Introduction to Pyrography
The Art of Woodburning
Paperback ISBN: 1903975379
Daniel Wright's enthusiasm for his subject is beautifully captured in a sequence of clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs and unusual projects. Taking his inspiration from pen and ink, engraving and watercolour techniques, he demonstrates many exciting methods and traditional ways of working, creating landscapes, trees, flowers, animals and buildings. Information is include on the types of wood to use, how to prepare surfaces, working with the grain and enhancing designs. He goes on to illustrate shading and faux marquetry, and there's a section on using photographs and sketches to produce unique designs. Daniel's individual, whimsical style is the perfect complement to the objects he decorates: bowls, boxes, plates, frames, panels, a chess set, a nursery stool, and more.
Crafts of West Bengal
Hardcover ISBN: 0944142451
Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Pottery, mats & basketry, embroidery, textiles, metal work, jewelry, wood & stone musical instruments, ivory, shell & horn, hill crafts, and festival crafts are treated in separate chapters. The text describes the crafts, the creators, and the cultural context. Illustrated with abundant color photos. 10.25x10.5" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Knots and How to Tie Them
Hardcover ISBN: 0517093693
A guide to tying useful, decorative, and magic knots features step-by-step illustrations and a clear text that teaches readers how to create everything ranging from simple hitches to complex lariats, trick knots, and rope tricks.