The art of beautiful handwriting is no more difficult to master for the left-handed than for the right-handed student. But the left-handed writer requires a special orientation which most guidebooks on the subject do not provide. This excellent study remedies that situation handsomely. Generously il..
The studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany produced the finest examples of stained glass art, specializing in richly ornamented window designs. This coloring book features 16 gorgeous Tiffany window motifs, faithfully re-created from the master's own designs of flowers, birds, and landscapes. Boldly outli..
High-quality Japanese origami paper is specially manufactured to resist tears and produce clean lines and crisp folds. Each sheet is colored on one side only to make it easier to understand the various folds. A sturdy shrink-wrapped folder keeps papers neat and clean until ready for use...
Before the widespread development of modern interior decoration, builders and homeowners often relied on commercially available stencils to decorate ceilings and walls of houses and other structures. This volume reproduces two rare catalogs of such stencils, manufactured ca. 1918 and ca. 1920 by H. ..
Bold bright colors, miniskirts, a "see-through" dress, an innovative pants suit, and "kooky" accessories typify wardrobes of 2 dolls in this extensively researched and painstakingly rendered collection. Spectacular apparel by Mary Quant, Paco Rabanne, Oscar de la Renta, and others. Introduction and ..
Explains, illustrates criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they are admired. Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging from a sugar scoop to a peg-leg footstool to a Harvard trestle table...
Handsome, easily affordable collection features favorite American quilt designs: traditional Schoolhouse in varying shades of red and pink, an aqua-gold-blue-and-magenta star motif in World Without End, multicolored squares of Joseph's Coat, and 9 other striking patterns. Laminated markers printed o..
Twenty-four sheets of authentic origami paper (two each of 12 different colors: red, yellow, royal blue, azure, orange, lime green, kelly green, sky blue, pink, peach, tan, gray) for creating fascinating figures, shapes, and objects. Easier-to-fold, large-size white-backed sheets help origamists fre..
Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists -- clearly illustrated and with easy-to-follow instructions that even beginning papercrafters can follow with success. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup, and pinwheel to the more challenging (but still unintimidating)..
Clear concise manual by noted naval architect offers a portfolio of designs for 16 basic wooden craft -- rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, a hydroplane, and more. Detailed illustrated instructions for amateur boat builders cover selecting a design, choosing and assembling building materials..
Clearly written carefully illustrated how-to book shows origamists how to create 12 different models that actually fly: space shuttle, futuristic shuttle, flying wing, delta-wing jet, fighter plane, interceptor, double tail fighter, dart plane, fighter plane with engines, futuristic fighter and two..
Informative fun-to-color guide features 44 botanically accurate drawings of such plants as foxglove, belladonna, mayapple, valerian, dandelion, chamomile, quinine, arnica, burdock, tamarind, lobelia, and many more. Captions describe plant's coloration and physical characteristics, geographic distrib..
Perfect introduction to Japanese art of paperfolding has everything you need to practice origami: instructions with clear illustrations that show how to create 32 simple projects (hat, cup, pinwheel, boat, house, fish, and other intriguing objects) and 24 sheets of authentic 7" x 7" origami paper in..
Profusely illustrated step-by-step guide enables you to rebind books, paperbacks, periodicals, more. Book sewing of all types (antique, flexible, lockstitch, whipstitch), plus how to make endpapers, attach headbands, case in, cover with cloth and other materials, add titling and decoration, much els..
This excellent guidebook explains how to tat 40 distinctive snowflake designs in many different sizes, each a model of elegant craftsmanship. Easy-to-follow instructions, supplemented by 40 closeup photos, explain how to create Christmas tree ornaments, centerpieces, and other artworks suitable for ..
Great for crafters of all skill levels, here is a wonderful collection of classic heirloom-quality patterns for tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, edgings, and more. The book also includes a complete list of materials and detailed instructions as well as 140 helpful illustrations...
Create a swarm of cleverly designed paper insects. Noted origamist presents step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 20 challenging projects: treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, tick, butterfly, grasshopper, dragonfly, praying mantis, scorpion, and more. Helpful sections on symbols..
Complete patterns and easy-to-follow instructions for making 30 charming wind-driven toys: the Signaling Trainman, Flying Puffin, Colonial Dame, Indian in Canoe, Halley's Comet, Santa Claus, Submarine, and many others. Only inexpensive materials and a few tools are needed. 113 illustrations...
Step-by-step instructions, with over 300 diagrams, show you how to create more than 12 familiar animals: cat, deer, elephant, seal, walrus, mink, bear, and 5 more. Clear, easy-to-follow explanations of symbols and basic folds help ensure the success of each project. Projects graded according to diff..
Recreate a wonderful world of Victorian childhood with 2 dolls (boy and girl) and 29 costumes for gardening, a dinner party, formal dance, boating, tennis, baseball, picnic, and other activities. Rendered with period accuracy and precise detail, these dolls and authentic costumes will delight doll l..
Expert guide to creating fine books by hand. Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations, cover materials, tools and equipment, making a slipcase, rebinding an old book, and more. Also includes 8 specific projects: dust jacket; blank book, single signature; folio; manuscript..
Masterful renderings of 44 extraordinary structures designed by one of the 20th century's most influential architects. Finely detailed renderings of the Wright home and studio, the Ward Willits residence, Unity Temple, Robie House, Imperial Hotel, Guggenheim Museum, and more. For coloring book enthu..
Generally acknowledged as America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright not only designed buildings, but furniture, textiles, and stained glass windows. This lovely collection of sixteen full-page designs, boldly outlined on translucent paper, have been adapted from window patterns in such famous..
Eight skillfully rendered dolls and their 48 period costumes recall Jane Austen's classic tale of romance set in the early 19th-century English countryside. The engaging Bennet sisters, Mr. Darcy, and others are accompanied by attractive outfits for church, afternoon teas, weekend visits, neighborho..
Clearly written, lavishly illustrated guide enables even novices to fill a treasure chest with lovely tatted designs. Step-by-step instructions for creating rings and picots to make a small flower, for chains to make a small rosette, as well as directions for snowflake ornaments, choker necklaces, a..
An expert at designing and making the wind-powered toys known as whirligigs shows how to create more than two dozen traditional and original models. Patterns include animals with spinning wings, people with waving arms, and more. Easy-to-follow instructions, detailed illustrations...
This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers and commercial artists with a magnificent sourcebook of Victorian-era plant images -- all royalty-free. Included are 2,400 crisply detailed illustrations of hundreds of plants -- from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies,..
Explanatory symbols and detailed instructive illustrations for 57 projects enable even beginning paperfolders to produce such easy-to-make models as caps, cubes, airplanes, a vase, 4-pointed star, stool and square box and progress to more challenging figures that will appeal to experienced origamist..
This vintage how-to manual -- the first modern American sewing book -- provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding and evening gowns, coats, maternity wear, undergarments, children's clothi..
A true Renaissance man, Henry VIII was an accomplished musician, author, and poet as well as the founder and supreme head of the Church of England. Although his court was a center of scholarly and artistic innovation, the king is best remembered for his many marriages. This collection features nine ..
Well-researched, scrupulously rendered collection spotlights one of the great innovative couturiers of the 20th century. 3 dolls, including a figure of the noted designer and two models, are accompanied by 28 different costumes -- among them a Mondrian-inspired dress, a satin-trimmed tuxedo, a day d..
Four full-color dolls and 38 costumes portray a proper Victorian-era family at work and play. Gorgeous garb -- from warm wintercoats to summer bathing costumes--for every occasion, from a formal wedding to a friendly game of lawn croquet. 12 plates...
An ancient Hindu and Buddhist motif symbolizing "universe" or "wholeness," the mandala features geometric designs that represent the movement of energy. These 44 original mandala illustrations will challenge and excite colorists of all ages with their dazzling potential for creative uses of color. A..
Clearly written, amply illustrated guide provides step-by-step directions and full-size patterns for creating over 30 delightful projects from the simple Vane Whirligig to the intricate Clashing Knights. Figures include Danny the Dinosaur, Doctor Doolittle, Johnny Appleseed, the Dancing Sailor"..
These captivating reproductions from one of the most beautiful books of the early Middle Ages offer hours of coloring pleasure. Twenty-eight full-page reproductions of artwork depict eye-catching borders filled with Celtic spirals and interlacings, celestial figures, saints, members of the Holy Fami..
This collection of finely detailed, accurately rendered illustrations depicts 29 species of lepidoptera, among them the sheep moth, the painted lady, blue morpho butterflies, the malachite butterfly, the rare birdwing butterfly -- found only in southeast Asia -- and the western tiger swallowtail. Ca..
A wonderland of wee folk, this imaginative coloring book is populated by gremlins, pixies, giants, and other fantasy characters. In addition to mermaids, leprechauns, and other familiar creatures, these 29 images encompass a variety of lesser-known spirits. Colorists of all ages are certain to fall ..
Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings for creating 25 charming little wind-driven toys--from the simple "Baking a Pie" whirligig to the "Woman at the Computer" to a variety of weathervanes. All are excellent woodworking projects because they're easy to do, inexpensive, and--mos..
Clear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothi..
Attractive, accurately rendered collection of 30 floral beauties, with brief captions describing what each flower symbolizes. Includes the anemone (anticipation), buttercup (riches), red rose (romantic love), carnation (fidelity), poppy (extravagance), and 25 others. A treat for coloring book fans, ..
The Russian-born designer Erte was a major influence on style and design of the 20th century. Thirty of his loveliest Art Deco costumes, drawn between 1915 and 1922, appear in this dazzling collection. Graceful figures model exotic garments, a dancer's attire comprised entirely of flowing ribbons, a..
Situated far to the north of the Scottish mainland, the Shetlands are famous for the dampness of their climate and the excellence of their wool -- a pair of distinctions that fostered the development of a vibrant form of patterned knitting. Fair Isle's unusual technique employs two colors in each ro..
Artists of all ages are invited to add their own hues to Grant Wood's "American Gothic, "Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party, " Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip, "as well as works by Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and mas..
This practical guide for building birdhouses contains plans for more than fifty attractive and useful structures -- from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. In addition to instructions and diagrams for constructing houses for such avian varieties as robin..
Thirty sleek dream cars for you to customize with color -- from the elegant Rolls Royce Phantom to the Ford GT 2-door Coupe. Includes information on engine type, size, and power; top speed and acceleration time; selling price; and production figures. A magnificent collection that will delight colori..
If you've ever seen a pop-up book or card, you know how much fun they can be: figures come alive by rushing out toward you; arms wave, mouths open and close, and animals leap back and forth With the help of this easy-to-follow book, you'll soon be creating lots of entertaining projects -- from a sim..
Explaining the history of Aran knitting - and the meaning behind the coded 'messages' woven into the unique knotted patterns of Aran woolen goods - this book also includes more than 20 project patterns for pullovers, cardigans, hats, mitts, shawls and jackets...