Category: Crafts

  • Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z: Your Source for Sewing and Quilting Tips and Techniques

    The solutions to your whole stitching Questions!

    Whether you are a amateur sewer or a talented seamstress, who greater to visit for stitching solutions and suggestion than specialist Nancy Zieman? put aside your stitching fears and allow Nancy consultant you step by step via a hundred+ easy to complex stitching tools and techniques.

    • Arranged in alphabetical order for quick and straightforward reference, this useful advisor will make its everlasting domestic by means of your stitching computing device or in your workspace.
    • With over a hundred issues starting from Appliqué to Zippers, Nancy might help you in achieving appealing effects with each project.
    • Helpful Notes from Nancy in the course of the e-book supply insights and assistance for a number of stitching ideas and skills.
    • Spiral binding permits the publication to put flat for hands-free reference once you stitch, reduce or press.
    • Clear, concise directions and designated illustrations help in making even the main complex concepts effortless to appreciate and effectively execute.

    A wealth of data and guide out of your favourite stitching professional is at your fingertips during this go-to advisor! sew comfortably and insurance with Nancy Zieman's stitching A to Z by way of your side!

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  • Pillow Pop: 25 Quick-Sew Projects to Brighten Your Space

    By Heather Bostic

    This installment of the layout Collective sequence is filled jam-packed with pillows! Make a particular assertion with attention-grabbing smooth designs—choose from 25 various 18” to twenty” sq. pillow initiatives to accessorize your house. Pull out your favourite materials and feature enjoyable sewing up whatever new to enhance your mattress or favourite chair. well known blogger and glossy sewist Heather Bostic brings you a sensational collection of pillow tasks. try out assorted recommendations like paper-piecing, quilting, embroidery, and appliqué. 20+ designers with clean, glossy variety provide whatever for everybody at any ability level.
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  • Hand-Stitched Home

    By Caroline Zoob

    Caroline Zoob's Hand-Stitched Home contains greater than twenty outstanding and chic embroidery designs for the house, together with gildings for eating chair covers, mattress linens, window remedies, seat cushions, and more.
    Attention to simplicity and calm is what makes Caroline Zoob essentially the most gifted and inventive designers in embroidery. Her paintings is completely specific and during this ebook she stocks her inspirations and techniques.

    The versatile method of Hand-Stitched Home permits the reader to accomplish the entire tasks and discover various stitches and inspirations to create thoroughly own and unique items. The booklet additionally comprises particular directions for all the tasks, together with distinctive needlework tools the writer has devised herself.

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  • Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks

    By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    Both a party of the craft and a sourcebook for sensible info, Knitting Rules! is a suite of invaluable suggestion and emotional aid for the avid knitter. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of tangled yarn, complicated styles, and stubbornly unfinished initiatives. bold to question long-standing principles and inspiring crafters to knit within the means that works top for them, this illuminating, releasing, and hilarious examine the realm of knitting is stuffed with surprises and delightfully inspiring ideas. 
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  • Socks a La Carte: Pick And Choose Patterns To Knit Socks Your Way

    By Jonelle Raffino

    Flip for Socks

    Whether you already love knitting socks or are looking to commence your first pair, you will discover every little thing you would like in Socks a l. a. Carte. choose between a massive number of cuffs, our bodies, heels and feet to mix'n'match in any mixture you're keen on - the probabilities are actually never-ending. From lacy motifs and female picot edging to reliable ribbing and a ruffled cuff that brings again early life thoughts, Socks a l. a. Carte has whatever for each sock lover. turn in the course of the cut up pages to work out how your offerings mix, then locate the development for every sock part within the entrance of the ebook. you will be knitting the socks of your desires very quickly at all.

    And if you are knitting socks for the 1st time, don't be concerned. you can find the entire info you must start, including:

    • basic information regarding sock structure
    • instructions for customizing socks to fit
    • a necessary illustrated ideas section
    • information on knitting socks with double-pointed and round needles
    • a thesaurus of sock-knitting techniques
    • online sock-knitting resources
    Knit your ideal pair today!

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  • New American Knits: Classic Sportswear Patterns

    By Amy Christoffers

    Practical and fashionable items for day-by-day life!

    New American Knits bargains clothing which are informal yet polished, both applicable even if working errands, on the workplace, or socializing with neighbors. writer Amy Christoffers takes her thought from the fresh strains and chic performance of yank sports clothing and creates initiatives that experience a vintage nostalgic suppose. In designing her trendy glossy uniform, Amy makes a speciality of attractive daily sweaters, tops, and beautiful accessories.

    Included are sections on texture and lace and pops of colorwork so as to add visible and knitterly curiosity. initiatives function conventional, seamless, and semi-seamless development in addition to specific completing. New American Knits has a "country condo" suppose with touches of heather grays, tweeds, slubby textures, and muted tones. The publication is visually dependent with a streak of informal bohemian type, very like the tasks themselves.

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  • Mixed-Media Collage: An Exploration of Contemporary Artists, Methods, and Materials

    By Holly Harrison

    Greater than 60 new mixed-media collages by way of major mixed-media artists. Mixed-media college artists are embracing, unearthing, and reconstructing the flotsam and jetsam of contemporary lifestyles with abandon, integrating discards in addition to a number artwork fabrics and novel suggestions to create compelling, new works. unique, idiosyncratic, and pleasant, this catch-as-catch-can method of making paintings is inspiring and will have crowd pleasing effects. it might even have its personal set of technical demanding situations. Mixed-Media university takes you into the studios of 5 gifted mixed-media artists: Laurinda Bedingfield, Barbara De Pirro, Paula Grasdal, Sharon McCartney, and Teesha Moore. The artists demonstrate their very own step by step techniques, supply tips about operating with unconventional fabrics, and percentage their insights on creativity and discovering proposal. A deluxe gallery beneficial properties 40 never-before released mixed-media items, entire with unique descriptions of the paintings and the fabrics used to create them. In-depth chapters detailing the paintings and strategies of Laurinda Bedingfield, Barbara De Pirro, Paula Grasdal, Sharon McCartney, and Teesha Moore ideas for making fake encaustics out of acrylic gel medium (no scorching palette or wax required), including sewing to paper, layering surfaces, discovering thought in texts, development shrines and book-page panels out of sew-through interfacing, utilizing basic printmaking thoughts to create specific university fabrics, construction three-d picture collages, and extra a different function via best-selling writer Jennifer Crusie, who stocks her recommendations at the connections among writing and college, in addition to a number of formerly unpublished assemblages she has used as a device to plan and edit her books A funny essay via best-selling writer Alisa Kwitney, who stocks her ideas at the connections among writing and university, and explains why she cannot use college as a device for whatever
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  • Totally Cool Nails: 50 Fun and Easy Nail Art Designs for Kids

    By Catherine Rodgers

    Say hi to terrific nail paintings designs you could create!

    It's time to get your nails spotted! Catherine Rodgers, the author of the preferred nail paintings YouTube Channel completely Cool Nails, indicates you the way to color extraordinary nail paintings designs correct on your own residence. along with her suggestions and valuable assistance, you are going to create 50 super-stylish nail artwork designs like Starfish, Rainbow Wave, sweet middle, and Watermelon Nails. She additionally stocks her secrets and techniques for giving your self the precise nail cutting, together with the way to prep your nails, use renowned nail paintings instruments, and customize the designs. even if you are looking for a super-stylish trend or a enjoyable vacation nail paintings layout, this consultant has a stupendous alternative for each party and mood.

    Complete with step by step directions and full-color pictures of every undertaking, Totally Cool Nails can provide striking nails--every time!

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  • The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line

    By Kari Chapin

    Turn your craft right into a winning enterprise! Even the main professional crafters may possibly locate it demanding to marketplace and promote their wares, yet with Kari Chapin you've got an skilled consultant at your part. learn how to be certain your expense of products, set costs, establish the contest, and comprehend the fine details of wholesale and retail revenues. discover a few of the revenues venues on hand, together with autonomous craft gala's, sites similar to Etsy, and standard shops, and discover ways to maximize your visibility and revenues in every one. are looking to commence your individual web site? Chapin exhibits you the way to kind and prop your crafts for images and explains how the preferred internet marketplaces function. You’ll locate every little thing you want to flip your expertise into profits.

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  • Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador & Bolivia

    By Marcia Lewandowski

    With those appealing ethnic styles from the Andes, knitters not just extend their layout repertoire, they actually knit a reference to different cultures. The incredible choice of 25 initiatives contains bright luggage and different components in response to the wealthy traditions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Knit fingerless mittens and a handbag from Peru's Ollantaytambo zone. a perfectly sensible Argentinean felt bag suits round the waist, and is ideal for containing cash and different small property; an identical hat makes for an enticing ensemble. Or attempt creating a stylish and straightforward Chilean striped bag and shawl, or an lovable Bolivian handbag within the form of a llama. each bankruptcy bargains attention-grabbing proof in regards to the Andean humans, heritage, and tradition, too.
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