Country and Folk Arts
Over 30 Projects Inspired by Scandinavian Style
Paperback ISBN: 1782490469
Scandinavian style has never been more desirable, with its emphasis on natural materials, light and fresh colours, and classic motifs. Mia Underwood inherited her love of making things from her Danish grandmother, and she understands both the techniques and the heritage of crafts from Scandinavia. In Nordic Crafts she presents over 30 new projects which reflect the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, with a modern twist. Projects for the home include a novel bread basket, and a gorgeous bird mobile. For a child’s room, there is a beautiful baby blanket, and a woodland scene to hang in the window. For playtime, felt animal masks will fire your child’s imagination, while nisse – mischievous elves – are easy to make from scraps of wool. The Danish love of coziness and comfort – ‘hygge’ – is reflected in patterns for felted slippers, embroidered mittens, and snoods for both adults and children. Finally, there are things to make for the celebrations that come round every year, including the all-important Christmas decorations, and ideas for decorating your home at Easter, in the Scandinavian way.
The Practical Spinner's Guide
Cotton, Flax, Hemp
Paperback ISBN: 1596686693
Offers an overview of spinning cotton, flax, and hemp, looking at the characteristics of the plants and their fibers, and giving detailed instructions on how to properly card, prep, spin, and finish yarns made from them.
The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home
Paperback ISBN: 0865718601
Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, balance, patience, and creativity; an economy of ingredients, as poetry is an economy of words. The confluence of these elements, along with the purest of ingredients, can enable anyone to craft cured meats in their home. Pure Charcuterie is a practical and artistic look at the techniques for curing meat at home both as a creative hands-on craft and as a fantastic and sustainable way to preserve highly valuable food. This accessible, beautiful, visual guide walks the reader through the process of making charcuterie, including: • Sourcing ingredients • Clear explanations of charcuterie technique • Creative recipes balancing tradition and invention • Smoking meats and building your own smoker The analogies drawn between art and food, along with creative and accessible photographic discussions of charcuterie technique, make this book an essential primer on the basics of charcuterie: the mystery, the science, the art, and the technique. Ideal for home cooks working in small spaces, Pure Charcuterie is a must-have for experienced and new cooks alike—and any home artisan. Meredith Leigh has worked as a farmer, butcher, chef, teacher, nonprofit executive director, and writer, all in pursuit of sustainable food. She is also the author of The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie, and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore.
Purely Primitive Dolls
How to Make Simple, Old-Fashioned Dolls
Paperback ISBN: 0811713512
Create one-of-a-kind dolls in a primitive folk-art style for unique gifts and home décor. These primitive weathered and worn character dolls will inspire you to make your own.
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented
Basketry in America
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 076435373x
21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair
Paperback ISBN: 1607050072
A professional Finnish crafter shares nearly two dozen, fun-filled creations inspired by the winter holiday season, in a book with more than 200 color and black-and-white illustrations. Original.
Creating Magical Objects
Paperback ISBN: 0875421857
Spell Crafts Take a look at your hands. See them as wondrous vehicles of power. Feel the energy that flows through everything you do. Tap into that power! Carve a symbol, dip a candle, mix fragrant herbs, sculpt clay, and make your life all that you want it to be. When crafts are used to create objects intended for ritual or to symbolize the divine, the connection between the craftsperson and divinity grows more intense. This second edition of Spell Crafts, the much-loved and oft-read guide to magical handwork, features new illustrations and a new preface by David Harrington. Learn how to create and use all of the following: - magical simmering potpourris - a beaded psychic mandala - clay pentacles, plaques, and runic dice - a shaman''s arrow - sand paintings - Corn Mother - a magical spell broom - protective hex sign - Witch bottles - flower garlands - spell banner - magic mirror - prosperity trivet - wheat weaving