This expanded edition of the bestselling "Handbook of Knots" includes 16 additional pages with new photography. Clear instructions and annotated step-by-step photographs will help you learn how to tie more than 100 knots. Choose knots for fishing, camping, sailing, climbing, and for general or decorative use with the help of a quick reference guide.
Today's crafters are no longer interested in simply cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on china. Instead, the contemporary craft movement embraces emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in traditional and nontraditional media. Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching has revolutionized the embroidery industry. Each year Nikki McClure sells thousands of her cut-paper wall calendars. Emily Kircher recycles vintage materials into purses. Stephanie Syjuco manufactures clothing under the tag line "Because Sweatshops Suck." These are just some of the fascinating makers united in the new wave of craft capturing the attention of the nation, the Handmade Nation.
Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. For Handmade Nation (along with the documentary film of the same name, coming in 2009) she and Cortney Heimerl have selected 24 makers and 5 essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community. Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington, to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives. Texts by Andrew Wagner of American Craft Magazine, Garth Johnson of Extremecraft.com, Callie Janoff of the Church of Craft, Betsy Greer of Craftivism.com, and Susan Beal, author of Super Crafty, supply a critical view of the tight-knit community where ethics can overlap with creativity and art with community. Handmade Nation features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them. Handmade Nation is a fascinating book for those who are a part of the emerging movement or just interested in sampling its wares.
Introduces technique of 3D weaving with pipe cleaners, pompoms and yarn. Projects include Fairy Empress, Grass Sprite and Ladybug Fairy, plus fairy creatures and homes and hideaways, such as Toadstool, Pumpkin, Treasure Chest and Leaf Bed.
The essential handbook for the advanced brewer from America's #1 expert on homebrewing
The Homebrewer's Companion is for brewers who have read The Complete Joy of Hombrewing and discovered the fun and rewards of brewing their own beer and are now ready for more in-depth information. Papazian covers all areas of the process and answers commonly-asked questions that aris. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and new 60 recipes.
A comprehensive guide to masonry for today's do-it-yourself homeowner. There are step-by-step instructions and photographs for building with the types of masonry materials that are in demand, including stone veneer, glass block, concrete block, poured concrete, stucco and brick. It includes natural stone - a material absent from many titles on the subject. The masonry projects include sidewalks, patios, driveways, barbecues, steps and retaining walls, as well as circular stone windows, brick pillars, arches and a veneer stone wall.
There is something elemental shared among artists and crafters, regardless of chosen medium: creative energy. Crafters dabble, collaborate, muse, and make, all in their own way and on their own timeline. For all crafts, there are established techniques to follow but wild, innumerable ways to experiment, using the basics to launch crafters to new heights. Crafter's Devotional can aid that launch. Each day of the year is given its own focus, on which the reader will find a daily dose of craft content that inspires, instructs, and illuminates.
Thanks to the Statehood Quarter Program, coin collecting has never been more popular. And to take advantage of this new interest in the hobby, we're giving our complete line of Whitman Classic Coin Folders a beautiful new look.
-- Multi-million dollar cover updates for the entire Whitman line
-- True-to-life foil colors reflect and beautifully represent the coins each folder holds -- e.g. Copper foil for Lincoln Cents, Silver foil for Jefferson Nickels.
-- Traditional Whitman blue vinyl matches past Whitman products.