An authority on American Indian traditions provides complete, thorough directions for creating dance drums, tomtoms, water drums, and much more. Materials include such everyday items as wooden kegs, flower pots, coffee cans, buckets, and old inner tubes. Also includes instructions for making drumsti..
After a serious illness in 1792, Goya spent five years recuperating and preparing himself for the burst of creativity that was to follow. He read deeply in the French revolutionary philosophers. From Rousseau he evolved the idea that imagination divorced from reason produces monsters, but that coupl..
"Throughout history, artists have grappled with the problem of depicting clearly and forcefully the principles of evil and suffering in human existence." With this view, the Lehners have collected 244 representations, symbols, and manuscript pages of devils and death from Egyptian times to 1931. Rep..
Precise explanations and instructions, clearly illustrated, on how to work chain, back, cross, knotted, woven stitches and many more 178 in all, including Cable Outline, Whipped Satin, Lazy Daisy, and Eyelet Buttonhole. Each stitch illustrated front and back."..
Nowhere but in the Bible were dramatic textual material and the artistry of Gustave Dore more perfectly matched. The Book of Books seemed to unleash a new power of creation in Dore not apparent in his previous work. In the Creation scenes, the horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences wi..
Easiest way to recognize 30 most important culinary herbs: basil, dill, sage, thyme, marjoram, spearmint, oregano, chives, summer savory, etc. All plates shown in full color on covers. Identifications. ...the book will aid in identifying herbs in gardens. Charleston Evening Post."..
Beautifully designed monograms -- 350 in all -- that can be composed with pairs of letters -- to personalize table and bed linens, personal apparel, and more. With crowns; several large and small alphabets with numerals; illustrated instructions. An informative introduction shows how to enlarge or r..
Finest book for beginners discusses in direct language and no technical jargon what tools to use, how to use them and what woods are suitable for carving. 34 illustrated designs for creating cabinet panels, chests, doors, bookends, footstools, an ornamental mirror-frame, more...
This thorough guide to the elegant form of contemporary embroidery features illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. Includes magnificent florals, repeats and borders, two complete sets of alphabets, and more. A wonderful way to tra..
Lush allegorical ladies, Grecian maids and Victorian maidens, Indians, Japanese, dancers, housewives, courtesans; women dancing, smiling, working, weeping, flirting -- an unusually rich sourcebook of feminine poses and activities, costumes, clothing, everyday life, and much more. Images selected fro..
One of greatest living designers of charted cross-stitch offers exquisite collection of over 40 different florals: anemone, iceland poppy, wild fruit, pansies, many others. All designs color keyed to American threads. Full color designs on covers. Revised and enlarged edition. With illustrated instr..
accurate, authentic renderings of fighters, bombers, transports, etc. Includes Enola Gay, Japanese Zero, British Spitfire, German Komet jet fighter, many others. Captions include detailed coloring information, military role and affiliation of plane, manufacturer, other data. All illustrations copy..
Learn to identify birds like the Myrtle Warbler and the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird as well as better-known species as you color these 46 accurate renderings of 50 favorites. Captions provide scientific names, other information. A delightful way to learn about birds you may discover in you"..
Crisp renderings of over 40 extant structures from Taos Pueblo to striking contemporaries. Spanish Colonial, Georgian, Stick, Gothic, many other styles. Rich and informative captions date, identify, and describe each dwelling. 43 black-and-white illustrations...
This start-to-finish guide enables even beginners to create beautiful beadwork based on designs that originated with the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and other tribes. Step-by-step instructions include diagrams for 71 patterns. Patterns include stars, geometrics, sunbursts, flowe..
The continual demand among graphic artists for floral and botanical illustrations, combined with the perennial popularity of the Victorian style, have inspired this practical royalty-free collection. Artist Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 344 handsome and botanically accurate wood engravings fro..
In this modern, step-by-step approach, an expert shows how to create every variety of bobbin lace, from the simplest stitches to the most challenging patterns. She also traces the craft's history in Western and Eastern Europe and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. Suitable for ..
Complete instructions and patterns for creating lovable teddies from traditional and modern fabrics, plus patterns for 10 outfits -- pajamas, jogging suit, pinafore, even a chef's apron. Includes info on fabrics, stuffing materials, placing and cutting out the pattern pieces, sewing techniques, and ..
More than just a five-digit grasping appendage, the extraordinary human hand is capable of a virtually infinite range of expression. Here are over 1,100 images of hands, specially assembled by a noted graphic designer in response to the growing demand for inexpensive and royalty-free art depicting h..
Patchwork quilting has never been easier Complete instructions, illustrations, and four permanent plastic templates help needlecrafters create such favorites as Ohio Star, Dutchman's Puzzle, Windmill, and many more -- using the sewing machine or traditional handsewing techniques. 27 patterns...
Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, durable furniture based on Gustav Stickley's classic designs: tables, chairs, wall cabinets, desks, a hall tree, and more. Complete construction plans include drawings, schematics, dimensions, and lumber specs all reprinted from 1900s "The Crafts..
The essential little black dress, the elegant suit with the gold-buttoned jacket, the freedom to wear slacks -- modern women still draw upon the innovations of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. The twentieth-century's fashion doyenne began her long and brilliant career by replacing the traditional corset wit..
Diagrams, photos, and templates for 12 simple, sturdy wooden toys that will win a permanent place in any child's heart. Using such common tools as a saw and a screwdriver, even a novice can build a freight train, doll cradle, cargo ship, helicopter, biplane, rocking horse, squirrel, and more. Full-s..
Create 8 colorful dragons with a few household items -- scissors, paper clips, glue, knife, and straightedge. Sunny, Windy, Stormy, and 5 other delightful creatures are easy to assemble and just as easy to fly...
Here are 39 accurately rendered prehistoric creatures set in their natural habitats. Tyrannosaurus, brontosaurus, stegosaurus and many other Mesozoic monsters are shown grazing, stalking prey, flying, fighting and more. Educational entertainment for natural history buffs, dinosaur fans and colorists..
This unusually comprehensive collection features patterns based on actual snowflake photographs. Even beginners can follow the simple instructions and numerous helpful illustrations, and those with more advanced skills will be captivated by the more intricate and challenging motifs. Patterns include..
Inexpensive guide for recreating 32 crocheted masterpieces from the 1940s and 50s. Illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions for making lacy cobwebs, gossamer Wagon Wheels, Windmill Wings, Ring of Roses, Morning Glory, many more. Instructions. ...
Patterns and detailed instructions for approximately 45 tatted projects -- many with a Christmas theme. Designs for stand-up picture frame, edgings (Happy Talk, Crown, Grape, Merri-Go-Round), tree ornaments (Star of Leaves, Evergreen Christmas Tree, Clover-Leaf Bell, exquisite Christmas Angel, more)..
Create lovely "quiltlets" (approximately 16 inches by 20 inches) for doll bed covers and wall hangings. Templates for quick and easy projects help produce such visually captivating designs as Drunkard's Path, London Stairs, Gwen's Tulip, Sugar Bowl, The Girls, Houses, Dutchman's Puzzle, more...
Over 350 million years, sharks have evolved into the most successful hunters to roam the seas. This educational and entertaining coloring book focuses on 25 species of shark, ranging in size from the relatively tiny cookiecutter shark (1-1/2 feet long) to the monstrous whale shark (up to 65 feet).Ca..
Clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams help young and old alike master the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Twenty-four 7" x 7" sheets of authentic origami paper in 12 exciting colors are included for creating a sail boat, penguin, jet plane, whale, butterfly, flapping bird, and 11 other..