This practical and informative guidebook is a "must-have" for anyone planning to create accurate period costumes for theatrical productions and historical reenactments. From short tunics worn by Saxon men in the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late 1800s, this profusely illustrated tex..
This how-to-guide -- complete with clearly illustrated folding diagrams and simple directions -- makes it easy to add a personal touch to your holidays with handmade ornaments and other decorations. In no time at all you'll be trimming a Christmas tree with bright origami stars, candy canes, and oth..
Create a snowstorm of eye-catching paper snowflakes. This fun-filled, creative book will take you through all the steps to make 32 lovely, lacy designs ideal for holiday decorations and other imaginative projects. the 32 lovely, lacy designs are printed on one side only of fine quality paper. Just c..
Thirty striking works by noted female artists appear in this collection, which ranges from conventional portraits, such Vanessa Bell's depiction of her sister, Virginia Woolf, to a pioneering abstract painting by Sonia Delaunay. Other landscapes, still lifes, and portraits include works by Frida Kah..
Add a glittering, old-fashioned touch to holiday cards, letters, and gift packages with this colorful collection of eleven sparkling Easter images. Pick and choose from baskets brimming with chicks and flowers, quaintly dressed boys and girls, colorful eggs with holiday greetings, and other festive ..
"Anyone who can work through the labyrinthian directions for sewing that accompany the commercial pattern can surely learn the comparatively simple and clear rules for pattern making," says nationally acclaimed sewing expert Adele Margolis. Her profusely illustrated primer allows you to create your ..
Is blacksmithing a lost art? Not according to this master craftsman. It might be one of the world's most ancient crafts, but it remains an exciting and essential one today. Percy W. Blandford presents twenty-four different projects: some are for novices, requiring only a few tools, improvised equipm..
The perfect introduction to an entertaining craft, this book features eleven practical projects, complete with photographic and illustrated directions. It also tell how to acquire material, tools, and equipment; how to design and decorate your projects; and how to dye, lace, finish, and attach snap ..
Assembled from vintage issues of "Peterson's Magazine, " a popular nineteenth-century "ladies" periodical that premiered in 1842, here is an authentic gallery of Civil War-era clothing patterns for women, children, and men. The author of many books on historic fashion, Seleshanko has compiled this n..
Everyone likes pop-ups -- and they "love" super pop-ups These dynamic designs take the charming element of surprise a step farther, with patterns that slide, turn, spring, and snap. More than 30 projects include a dragon that turns into a bird, an albatross, a robot, a catcher's mask, skyscrapers, ..
Popular as party favors and presents, origami figures folded from paper money offer clever possibilities for folders at all levels of skill. This easy-to-follow guide features thirty-two simple models, both traditional and original. Figures include a heart, a house, and an array of animals, from a b..
It's been 65 million years since they roamed the Earth--but in the imaginations of people of all ages, dinosaurs still rule This collection of 25 origami models of prehistoric creatures is suitable for enthusiasts at all skill levels, especially intermediate folders.Familiar species include the tri..
Enter the world of animated paper engineering with these 14 whimsical projects for making automata out of cardstock. Well-illustrated directions explain the use of levers, gears, cranks, and other devices and precise cut-and-assemble components put these ingenious paper "whirligigs" within reach of ..
The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decade's absence in a revised and expanded version. The author of many knitting classics, Alice Starmore is internationally renowned as a knitwear designer and an expert..
Paperfolders, rejoice This exciting new collection of unusual models features an array of legendary beasts, including a griffin, sea serpent, wyvern, and a dozen animals from the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, snake, monkey, and six others -- each created from a single sheet of paper.Origa..
Beginners and experienced crafters alike will treasure this expert guide to making one-of-a-kind teddy bears. These full-size basic patterns include adorable costumes for the bears and are easy to customize. Step-by-step instructions and more than 150 diagrams explain everything from choosing the ri..
From a cruise ship and a canoe to chess pieces, a swan, snake, frog, and more, this full-colour book for beginners contains 32 new origami designs with complete instructions and easy to follow diagrams...
More than 30 hypnotic designs form delightful distractions for dedicated colorists. The full-page patterns feature stars, geometric motifs, and other interlocking shapes that create eye-popping optical illusions and three-dimensional effects. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for eas..
What were well-dressed ladies wearing during the heyday of Art Nouveau? This coloring book presents 31 full-page illustrations of women and girls in the broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted fashions in vogue from the 1890s to the early 1900s. Graceful period motifs appear in the backgrounds. Pages are p..
Inspired by the ever-popular English novelist's most famous works, this collection features four dolls from "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility." Dress Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, as well as Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars, in 24 Regency-era costumes, including outfits for trave..
Funky and fresh, 31 whimsical illustrations crackle a steampunk energy. Bursting with originality, the full-page scenes feature surrealistic combinations of animals, flowers, and other naturalistic elements with gears, robots, and machinery. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy..
Inspired by the works of M. P. Verneuil, Alphonse Mucha, and other Art Nouveau masters, 31 elegant designs celebrate the sensuous Art Nouveau style. The imaginative illustrations feature patterns of graceful swans, peacocks, butterflies, and other creatures, as well as intertwined vines, flowers, an..
This riot of geometric images offers a kaleidoscope of coloring possibilities Fractals generate a host of pyramids. Spirals form the rays of a sun. Myriad shapes converge into a hall of mirrors. This collection of 31 complex illustrations is a mind-bending mix of geometry and art, awaiting your add..
Enter into a racy world of tattoo art with these edgy, imaginative renditions of flowers, dragons, skulls, hearts, wild animals, angels, and other creatures of fantasy and nature. Designed by an accomplished tattoo artist who appeared on season five of the Spike TV show "Ink Master(R)," the full-pag..
Idyllic vignettes in the tradition of Currier & Ives' famous prints offer 31 full-page drawings of barns, meadows, covered bridges, birds, and other familiar sights of rural life. Relaxing and rustic images are printed on only one side of perforated pages for easy removal and display of finished pie..
One of the most breathtaking creatures in nature, the butterfly has gone through a metamorphosis and emerged here as an abstract image of graphic design -- with dazzling results Thirty-one illustrations of winged beauties are set against a variety of patterns that are inspired by textile designs: t..
Fantasy-loving folders will rejoice in this enchanting collection of 27 original models by origami master John Montroll. Ranging from simple to complex, the figures include 10 types of dragons as well as a wizard, ogre, unicorn, phoenix, and other imaginary creatures. Illustrated instructions accomp..
Beetles, grasshoppers, dragonflies, bees, and other insects never looked so good More than 30 fantastical designs transform common bugs into ornately decorated creatures. A delight to color, the intricate, full-page images feature complex floral backgrounds. Pages are perforated and printed on one ..
A skilled tattoo artist who appeared on season five of the Spike TV show "Ink Master(R) "presents more than 30 black-and-white versions of his innovative floral designs. Stylized images of roses, peonies, and other lush blossoms appear in large, full-page formats that are ideal for colorists looking..
The popularity of television shows such as "Cake Boss," "Ace of Cakes," and "Cupcake Wars" attests to a widespread fascination with perfectly decorated desserts. More than 30 original, mouthwatering cake and cupcake designs let everyone join in the fun. Pages are perforated and printed on one side o..
An internationally renowned origami master recaptures the prehistoric allure of dinosaurs with this new series of original models. Twenty famous and lesser-known creatures from the Mesozoic era include a tyrannosaurus, apatosaurus, pterodactylus, dimetrodon, quetzalcoatlus, and protoceratops.John Mo..
Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Instructions for approximately 25 figures shaped like stars, flowers, and pinwheels. Suitable for intermediate-level and experienced folders of all ages...
The art of Claude Monet reveals a delicately colored world of harbors and beaches, roads and gardens. With this book, serious colorists can create their own versions of this famous Impressionist's lovely landscapes, seascapes, and graceful figures. Thirty works include "Water Lilies I," " The Regatt..
Express your creativity with 30 meticulously rendered black-and-white drawings of van Gogh masterpieces. Bring alive skillful adaptations of "Sunflowers, Starry Night, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe, The Church at Auvers, "and many more.From great works of the Italian Renaissance to master..
Any peacock would be proud of these gorgeous designs to color. Many of the 31 dazzling drawings were inspired by traditional arts and antiquities as well as vintage wallpapers, mosaics, and pottery motifs, while others are all-original illustrations created by the imaginative artist Marty Noble.Page..
The stunning artistic details in these 31 vintage hand fans make these illustrations a delightful challenge for experienced colorists. Beautifully rendered by artist Marty Noble, the book also offers historical notes on each image, detailing country of origin, age, and more. Illustrations are printe..
Twenty-three models offer a menagerie of easy-to-fold animals. Figures range from birds to fish to mammals. Diagrams illustrate every step of the folding process, and full-colour pictures depict completed models...
Inspired by fashions of the 1920s, '30s, and early '40s, this book offers a gallery of smart-looking styles to color. More than 30 full-page illustrations depict models in vintage day and evening outfits, each highlighted by background patterns of flowers and other Art Deco designs. Pages are perfor..
A feast for the eyes that offers endless coloring possibilities, this dazzling collection of 31 geometric patterns features kaleidoscopic designs, interlocked ovals, rectangular weaves, swirling circles, repeating stars, and other hypnotic illustrations. Pages are perforated and printed on one side ..
Colorists looking for new paths in creativity will enjoy these 31 dynamic designs that start with basic shapes -- figure eights, abstract florals, geometrics, stars, snowflakes, and more -- and fit together like puzzle pieces. Now it's up to you to add dazzling color to this medley of full-page desi..
Based on the groundbreaking photographs of W. A. Bentley, this blizzard of designs offers 31 expertly rendered illustrations of nature's most dazzling creations, as individual flakes and in scattered storms. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially de..
Thirty-one chilly scenes of winter offer more mature colorists the chance to express their creativity all year long. Exquisite combinations of snowflakes, snowmen, hot chocolate and cookies, chickadees nestled in pine branches, and more create intriguing geometric patterns. Illustrations are printed..
Intricate designs of reindeers, candy canes, sleigh bells, snowmen, nutcrackers, ornaments, pinecones, poinsettias, and more invite colorists to make it a creative Christmas. Thirty-one full-page patterns burst with heartwarming holiday details Illustrations are printed on perforated pages for easy..
Thirty-one circular designs incorporate beloved Yuletide motifs, including snowmen, poinsettias, angels, decorated trees, carolers, holly wreaths, and, of course, Santa Claus -- in his sleigh, with his sack of presents, and accompanied by elves and reindeer. Pages are perforated and printed on one s..