Archive For The “Crafts” Category
Give your favourite furnishings a brand new glance! Patricia Hoskins, co-author of the best-selling One-Yard Wonders, bargains basic, step by step, illustrated directions for making your individual slipcovers for eating chairs, effortless chairs, ottomans, and sofas with both unfastened again pillows or mounted cushions. She explains precisely tips to entire each step of the method, from making a choice on the easiest materials to calculating yardage, stitching curved seams, developing mitered corners, employing trims, and completing with zippers, envelope backs, or ties.
By Clara Parkes
No longer all yarns are alike. a few make our hearts and fingers sing, a few get the activity kept away from a lot fanfare, and a few reason not anything yet frustration and sadness. the attractive pair of socks that emerged from their first tub two times so long as once they went in. the fragile child sweater that all started pilling ahead of it even got here off the needles. the lovely colorwork shawl that you simply can’t put on as the yarn sounds like sandpaper opposed to your neck. If in basic terms there have been the way to learn a skein and understand how it will behave and what it desired to develop into ahead of you invested some time, power, and cash in it. Now there's! With The Knitter’s booklet of Yarn, you’ll how one can unharness your internal yarn whisperer.
In those pages, Clara Parkes presents in-depth perception right into a giant choice of yarns, supplying you with the interior tales at the back of the commonest fiber kinds, arrangements, spins, and ply combos utilized by large-scale brands and importers, medium-sized businesses, boutique dye outlets, group spinneries, and outdated sheep farms. And, simply because we study most sensible via doing, Parkes went to a couple of the main inventive and inquisitive layout minds of the knitting international to supply a large collection of styles created to spotlight the characteristics (and reduce the drawbacks) of particular kinds of yarns.
The Knitter’s ebook of Yarn will train you every little thing you must find out about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, the way it will get to you, and what it longs to turn into. the following time you choose up a skein, you won’t need to ask yourself what to do with it. You’ll simply know–the means any yarn whisperer could.
By Aneela Hoey
It's grown-up playtime! make a choice from greater than a hundred unique embroidery designs, hand-drawn with a latest tackle unfashionable sort. Aneela Hoey's illustrations are published on move paper to take advantage of and reuse―tear out the web page, trim out the layout, iron it down, and sew away! research eleven effortless ornamental stitches plus concepts for including texture, then embroider those fascinating photographs on 12 whimsical and sensible tasks, ideal for keepsakes or presents. initiatives contain a toddler cover, cushion covers, cozies for jars and tissue packing containers, and extra. Embroidery is the best handwork to take alongside anyplace you cross!
By Malka Dubrawsky
Brighten up any room with enjoyable, modern, and practical initiatives exploding with sensational colour! Fresh Quilting provides 21 wonderful designs that includes duvet artist Malka Dubrawsky's intoxicating colours and unforeseen palettes.
Learn to create appealing and vigorous items for you and your home--from smooth quilts and enjoyable pillows to flirty luggage and scarves. as well as transparent instructions and step by step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted initiatives, Fresh Quilting contains a specific part of recommendations from simple piecing, slicing, and measuring how to extra complex strategies resembling putting zippers into pillow backs and utilizing bias binding to complete a cover. all through Fresh Quilting, Malka will train you the way to adventurously and hopefully combine shades and prints. you may be encouraged to infuse your personal fantastic palettes into each one undertaking and notice simply how impossible to resist and lovely modern quilting can be!
By Henry A. Strobel
A whole, conventional approach. contains short descriptions of trade tools. Photo-illustrated, from sprucing instruments to varnishing and adjustment. comprises complete measurement drawings for creating a Stradivari version violin. Illustrated with one hundred fifteen images of the version violin (Leandro Bisiach), and of the demonstration violin as it was once made, step-by-step, by way of Henry Strobel. For the start or complicated maker or the violinist.
The Strobel books for violin makers are expert, concise, and handy, reflecting conventional, conservative, and creative paintings. a few 40 thousand offered, they're used the world over through pupil, beginner makers in retailers and colleges, and talked about by way of brands, , clients, and fanatics of bowed tools. prime quality 8.5 through eleven in. paperbacks made to lie flat and final in your workbench.
By Rick Beech
A famous British origami professional, Rick Beech is the writer of numerous books. These strange and ingenious designs attract paperfolders at each point of expertise. This booklet features fifteen assorted styles for packing containers, besides a few lid adaptations and ornamental accents, offering an invaluable, cheap solution to extend your origami repertoire.
Weekend Knitting brings jointly precise, cutting edge, and still-fresh tasks for starting and more-experienced knitters, a lot of which are accomplished in a weekend or much less. each venture is offered with transparent directions and in attractive images that rejoice idyllic weekend settings.
Quotes from assorted resources approximately knitting, creativity, and balanced living—along with favourite recipes, lists of books and flicks with knitting scenes, and different extras—complete the weekend knitting experience.
By Deborah Forman
By Darrell Peart
By Jo Ippolito Christensen
The Needlepoint Book is the one needlework consultant you’ll ever need—now together with 436 stitches and 1,680 illustrations.
Since its unique e-book in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has develop into often called the bible for all sewing enthusiasts—the one source for each needlepoint aficionado. no matter if you’re new to the craft or were training for years, this consultant covers your sewing trip from suggestion to success with particular guidance on easy methods to make the painted canvas yours.
Featuring all-new initiatives and sew styles for each point of workmanship, you are going to study sensible abilities, resembling how to:
- opt for your undertaking with purpose
- inform its tale with stitches and fibers
- Create temper with colour and texture
- Fill that clean background
- pick out and use gildings similar to beads and sequins
Included during this revised and elevated version is a crash direction on how one can use new fibers; up-to-date details on fabrics, in addition to tips on how to paintings with and deal with them; dozens of latest stitches; and diagrams and sew publications for pick out tasks integrated in booklet. additionally featured are thirty-two pages of colour images with all-new initiatives; dozens of latest stitches defined with pictures and drawings; and a brand new ribbon sew chapter.
The Needlepoint Book is the single e-book to possess at the subject. in a single finished quantity, it has every thing you will want to create your individual creative, high quality heirloom.