In "Ship Modeling Simplified," master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don't need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a model. What yo..
Bold, inventive and highly graphic, the indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements, which, guided by a rich mythology, create images of striking power. This indispensable and beautifully illustrated bo..
Whether you're a beginning knitter or advanced, whether your tastes range from simple knit-purl stitching to fancy Daisy or Moroccan screen, a dictionary of stitch patterns is indispensable Young knitters, old knitters, hip knitters, traditional knitters: they all enjoy different styles. But every ..
Here, Doris Chan shares her enthusiasm for some very old-fashioned lace techniques and showcases this passion by creating 20 stylish fashions. The lace techniques covered include broomstick, hairpin, Tunisian, crochet motifs and doilies...
For anyone interested in serious colour knitting and for the tens of thousands of Melissa Leapman fans, 'Mastering Color Knitting' will be the book for achieving breathtaking colour-work. The author helps readers tackle one of the thorniest concepts of all: knitting with multiple colours of yarn..
RANDOM HOUSE-Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts For Kids. Crafty adventures await you with 175 projects and activities the whole family can enjoy. Filled with clever ideas and step-by-step instructions for handmade toys; easy experiments; on-the-go games; heartfelt gifts; and so much more; this book i..
In "Origami Zoo, "two of the world's finest paper folders present an exciting collection of original origami animals. Their creatures, ranging from the exotic to the familiar, the elegant to the whimsical, will both inspire the beginner and challenge the most accomplished folder. Choose among the do..
Imagine folding a piece of paper into nail clippers that really work, or a Swiss Army knife that actually opens, or a surfer on a wave that crashes when the surfer is slid forward...There's no need to imagine-this is for real In "Origami to Astonish and Amuse "Jeremy Shafer has taken the art of pap..
The first edition of this indispensable classic gave knitters easy-to-follow (and fun-to-read) advice on producing the knits of their dreams. Drawing on decades of experience as a knitting instructor and designer, Maggie Righetti offered step-by-step directions on avoiding common mistakes and gettin..
The definitive classic on crocheting for years, the first edition of "Crocheting in Plain English" equipped readers with easy-to-follow, friendly advice on creating their dream crochets. A lifelong crocheting teacher and designer, Maggie Righetti offered both basic principles and step-by-step instru..
Originally published in Japan, "Karakuri "is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life these amazing moving paper models or automata. Included are pull-out pages for you to use to construct your own moving models of the different types o..
Whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing the feet. - Everything you need to know about feet attachments, from basic feet such as the zigzag foot to specialty fabric a..
Who doesn't love to knit accessories? In this book, the author shares her 3 favourite types of knitting using wrapped stitches, lacework, and beads. Each chapter begins with a quick knitted cuff to lay the foundations, then gradually ramps up to more complicated designs...
For those who would like to have the benefit of a woodworker's extensive experience with hand tools, this is the book to own. Crammed with practical information, it is the next best thing to looking over a craftsman's shoulder as he works with his tools, asking questions and getting straight answers..
The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud. Ann Hood, from the in..
Beloved knitwear designer Melissa Leapman offers a comprehensive stitch dictionary and guide with more than 300 original knitting patterns, including slip stitches, cables, and lace. Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favour..
Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using "Crochet Patterns For Dummies." From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crochetin..
Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Day of the Dead honours the memory of departed souls, welcoming them back to celebrate the best of life. This text is filled with dozens of projects that allow you to participate in the excitement of the holiday while expressing your own creativity."..
The visual way to get hooked on crochetThe art of crocheting is timeless-and its popularity is evident in the surge of modern, sophisticated techniques like amigurumi and Tunisian crochet. So if you yearn for the skills to join this crafting revolution, this easy-to-follow guide is for you With new ..
This collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for: just challenging enough to be fun to knit, thoughtfully designed for a beautiful finished project and accompanied by inspiring design and photography...
This book offers a collection of full outfits for boys aged newborn to eight. Readers will delight in the fresh, modern styling. In addition to contemporary styling, readers will also find that every piece of clothing in the photos is a pattern from the book...
Learn to identify 46 of the most important wildflowers: lady's slipper, black-eyed susan, bird's foot violet, cardinal flower, pitcher plant, trout lily, and others. Botanical identifications, common names, and information on habitats are also included. Color versions of flowers included on covers...
Brighten your Christmas season by coloring over 100 Christmas ornaments on translucent paper. These hand-colored ornaments produce a striking stained glass effect when hung in a window, on a Christmas tree, from lights, more...
One of America's most famous woodsmen and nature experts provides classic instructions for roughing it. His advice covers camping, hiking, building a fire, cooking out, shelters, tools and equipment, hunting and fishing, canoeing, and more. "Useful, specific information and suggestions on all aspect..