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Dogs in Origami

Dogs in Origami

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No two dogs are the same, and this winsome collection of canine origami models offers a fun-filled variety of pooches, each with a distinctive personality. Twenty original designs include such familiar breeds as a hound, a bulldog, and an Alsatian as well as plenty of lovable mutts. As with most origami projects, these figures allow for a virtually limitless number of variations -- with a little tweaking, you can customize your origami dogs to give them unique characteristics.
Along with step-by-step directions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and links to video tutorials, each model features a full-color image of the finished dog. Projects are rated according to difficulty by means of a one-to-five paw rating, and a brief introductory chapter explains folding techniques and suggestions for how to choose the most appropriate origami paper. In addition to your own pack of playful pups, you can create charming handmade gifts for friends and family.
Dogs in Origami

Dogs in Origami

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"Classic and fun. Origami is a great mindfulness training exercise. Four stars." -- Nonstop Reader
Origami master John Montroll pays tribute to man's best friend with this guide to creating origami dogs. Suitable for folders of intermediate to advanced skills, the book presents step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs for each model. More than two dozen breeds range from the familiar Beagle, Chihuahua, Yorkie, Boxer, and Lab to the more exotic Basenji, Akita, Otterhound, and Bernese Mountain Dog.
Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami master offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps.

Dogs on Sweaters

Dogs on Sweaters

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Knit your own beloved pet onto a one-of-a-kind garment you'll adore.

Expert knitters--and longtime dog enthusiasts--Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are famous for knowing exactly what to give dog lovers who knit, which we all discovered in their bestselling book Knit Your Own Dog. Now, they're back with even more ways to knit a new best friend, or show the world the kind of canine pal you favor. Dogs on Sweaters features patterns for 18 popular dog breeds, as well as designs for comfortable, stylish sweaters that are perfect for featuring them. And don't worry if your pup is a rare breed or a delightful mutt--Muir and Osborne have you covered, providing instructions for customizing a dog pattern all your own.

  • Projects can be shaped and styled to suit men, women, and children.
  • Add words, initials, or your favorite dog's name!
  • Work dog-adorned accessories like hats and scarves, a baby blanket, and even a charming dog coat.
  • Choose from patterns for Labradors, Beagles, Dalmatians, Pugs, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Labradoodles, Jack Russells, Border Collies, West Highland Terriers, Dachshunds, and more!
  • Or learn how to adapt whichever pattern comes closest to suit your four-legged best friend.
  • Dollar Bill Origami

    Dollar Bill Origami

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    If you've got a dollar, you've got an origami creation! Written for intermediate-to-advanced origami practitioners by well-known expert Duy Nguyen, this collection features 19 fun projects. Five sheets of currency-sized paper are included for practice, but the techniques will work with any type of paper money. Start with simple designs such as the Gun & Holster and the Pushpin, and then move onto greater creative challenges like the Chinese Dragon, Elephant, and Boa Constrictor.
    Dollar Bill Origami Book

    Dollar Bill Origami Book

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    Transform everyday money into gorgeous art with these original origami designs.

    Take your regular origami hobby to the next level with dollar bill origami--the art of folding beautiful designs with the humble dollar bill. The unique size, shape, texture, and pattern of dollar bills provide a world of possibilities to create bigger and better models you've never seen before!

    Origami artist Janessa Munt provides 30 of her very own dollar bill origami designs, each of them intricate, highly unique, and full of personality. Learn how to fold a single uncut dollar bill into a rose or create a model of a shark complete with eyes and teeth from the patterns on the dollar bill. Master your money and put together other models such as a curious bulldog, a tyrannosaurs rex mid-roar, a Thanksgiving turkey, a mermaid, Capricorn the goat, and many more!

    Each model is accompanied by clear and concise step-by-step diagrams as well as full color photographs of particular steps. With models categorized according to difficulty, there is something for readers of every skill level, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced folder. Throw yourself into a new hobby, impress your friends, and turn that spare dollar bill in your pocket into a whimsical, stunning work of art.

    Dollar Origami

    Dollar Origami

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    We handle money every day. We're used to handing over a few bills for a coffee or a few more bills for a book or a new item of clothing. But it's fairly rare these days to be able to turn just one dollar into anything. A dollar won't buy you a camera or a shark--but there is a way to make it into one!

    Dollar Origami teaches you how to turn your currency into almost anything with just a few folds. With simple instructions, full-color photos, and 100 sheets of paper to practice on before you use your own money, you'll be crafting beautiful butterflies, adorable penguins, and more in your own home in no time.

    Sometimes, your money can go farther than you think--and with Dollar Origami, it can also provide you with much more fun!

    Dress-to-Impress Knitted Boot Cuffs & Leg Warmers

    Dress-to-Impress Knitted Boot Cuffs & Leg Warmers

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    Boot cuffs are just the thing to add a little spice to your style! Peeking just over your boot tops, they can be lacy, sporty, thick and warm, or delicate and feminine. Best of all, they are easy-to-knit tubes with minor shaping--no tricky foot as with a sock--so they knit up fast. They are great for trying out techniques like colorwork or lace on a small scale. And, of course, they are super-cute to wear and sure to draw comments wherever you go. Pam Powers, author of Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves, brings her impeccable sense of style to this collection of 25 boot cuffs and leg warmers. You will want to make a pair (or two) for every day of the week.
    Drop-Dead Easy Knits

    Drop-Dead Easy Knits

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    Finally, a knitting book featuring fantastic projects that don't require you to study a pattern for hours--a sure recipe for blissful, carefree knitting. A book of great potential gifts and keepsakes, this collection of 30 dynamic projects--from blankets to simple sweaters to wraps--is designed so you can easily pick up your needles during moments of free time, whether binge-watching a show, waiting for your plane to board, or having a wine and knitting night with friends. For key moments--such as joining an arm to a sweater or casting on additional rows--patterns are coded with concentration zones and cruise control segments for when you can go into a mindful state and let the knitting take a back seat. Thin enough to slip in your bag, with charming four-color photography throughout, Drop-Dead Easy Knits is the answer to all your laid-back knitting needs.
    Easy Baby Knits

    Easy Baby Knits

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    Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves

    Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves

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    Fingerless gloves have burst onto the fashion scene in recent years--with designers from Gucci to Kate Spade embracing this popular style. Now home knitters can create personalized fingerless gloves using original Japanese knitting patterns.

    From the editors of Nihon Vogue--the Japanese publisher of worldwide knitting bestsellers by Hitomi Shida, Yoko Hatta, Keiko Okamoto and other top knitting designers--Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves presents an updated take on a favorite cool weather accessory with classic patterns like Fair Isle, Aran, cables and knit-and-purl, all knitted using Japanese charts and techniques.

    Among the 21 patterns in this book you'll find:

  • Fair Isle-patterned gloves with lacy cuffs
  • A pair of slouchy, lightweight arm warmers
  • Cozy picot-finished gloves with loop-stitched cuffs
  • Elegant beaded mohair cuffs
  • And more!
  • The colorful patterns and classy neutrals offer something for every personal style and level of coziness. A few basic lessons--aimed at those who already have some knitting experience--and a step-by-step guide to the Japanese knitting symbols help simplify the process.

    Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves brings knitters everywhere a step closer to Japan's much-loved styles and techniques. Once you get started, making these beauties will be as addicting as wearing them!

    Easy Knitted Tea Cosies

    Easy Knitted Tea Cosies

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    The latest knitting title in the Twenty to Make series, Easy Knitted Tea Cosies contains twenty desirable, colorful and easy-to-knit tea cosies. The book contains a wide range of designs, from funky fruit and friendly owls to contemporary stripes, along with Autumn, Christmas and Valentine's Day designs. These cute and quirky tea cosies are quick to make and great for brightening up your home or giving as gifts.
    Easy Knitting Chic

    Easy Knitting Chic

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    Easy Knitting Chic is packed with 30 knitting patterns that are as much fun to make as to wear. 'Chic' doesn't mean wearing the same look. Whether you're looking to create for a luxurious pashmina for evening wear, a quirky Peruvian-style hat, or maybe a boyfriend sweater for laid-back Sunday-morning style, you'll find plenty of options to suit your taste. Easy Knitting Chic has twelve tops--including cardigans, wrap-sweaters, ponchos and capes--as well as scarves, hats, bags and gloves.

    The knitting patterns are easy to follow, and fun to make. From tassels to picot edgings, lacy openwork to cables, these knitting patterns will have you breaking out your knitting needles to try something new. Each project has the skill level indicated, but don't be afraid to try a fun new technique. Specifics on tricky or new knitting techniques are broken out within projects as step-by-step photo tutorials. If you want some guidance on how to create that open work pattern, or working the slipstitch and cable pattern, it's right there at your fingertips.

    Want to swap the yarn? No problem! In addition to listing the specific yarn used, the key characteristics that make it suitable for the project are described, making it easier for you to make yarn substitutions.

    Easy Origami

    Easy Origami

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    Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists - clearly illustrated and with easy-to-follow instructions that even beginning paper crafters can follow with success. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup and pinwheel to the more challenging (but still unintimidating) penguin, pelican and piano.
    Easy Weekend Crochet Hats

    Easy Weekend Crochet Hats

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    Crochet hats for any adventure!

    The ski slope-inspired hats in this collection will do more than just keep your family warm; these hats will give you a style all your own! Whether going on a hike, shredding down the slopes, or roasting marshmallows by the fire, this book has you (and your head) covered. Choose from 16 different hats for boys, girls, men and women with styles ranging from classic beanies to neon Mohawks, princess crowns, and more. The unique designs are balanced by classic styles so you're sure to find something for everyone. Simple, easy-to-follow patterns make for quick crocheting, so you'll have more time to enjoy the outdoors in your new hats!

    Includes:

  • Patterns for the entire family including a coordinating hat and scarf set for each family member
  • Easy-to-follow directions and simple step-by-steps for basic techniques
  • Illustrated stitch glossary
  • Edwards Menagerie The New Collection

    Edwards Menagerie The New Collection

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    Fans of Kerry Lord's popular Edward's Menagerie series will rejoice in these 50 new crochet patterns for spectacular animals from around the world.

    From familiar favorites, such as the kangaroo and snow leopard, to more exotic critters, including the echidna and Malaysian tapir, this fresh collection of irresistible crochet patterns features an amazing collection of creatures. As in her previous books, Kerry Lord includes charming biographies for each animal companion, and her finished pieces are sure to melt hearts. With projects divided into three difficulty levels--including Erica the Camel and Steve the Tapir (One); James the Meerkat and Hannah the Mouse (Two); and Gabriel the Baboon and Aurora the Arctic Fox (Three)--every crocheter will find ideas to enjoy and complete. Those new to the craft will also find guidance on essential techniques with helpful tutorials. All patterns will be written with US crochet abbreviations.

    Embellish Me

    Embellish Me

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    "Embellish Me" is the ultimate guide to achieving the perfect surface finish for your fabric-based projects. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions are accompanied by detailed illustrations that illuminate an extensive range of fabric alteration and embellishment techniques. Learn tie-dyeing, bleaching, and shibori; block, silk-screen, and digital printing; and beading, embroidery, and applique. This information-rich guide will equip you with all the information you need to apply these techniques to any number of fabric projects, from tote bags and clothes to cushion covers, lampshades, toys, and home furnishings. Galleries throughout the book will inspire you to engage with these techniques, showing how they have been applied to fabric and providing a valuable starting point for your craft.

    Divided into three sections, "Embellish Me" begins with essential information on tools and materials, as well as a comprehensive chapter on pattern design, which covers computer-rendered patterns in addition to hand-drawn designs. The second section is organized by technique, covering bleaching, dyeing, and printing, as well as more complex embellishing techniques such as embroidery, needle punching, and foil embossing. Each chapter concludes with an artist interview, giving you insight into the working practices of contemporary fabric crafters, and providing further inspiration for your own projects. The third section rounds out the book with instructions for crafters who want to take their fabric designs to the next level, and offers in-depth advice on important issues such as how aspiring crafters can best market and sell their own designs.

    Embroidered Animals

    Embroidered Animals

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    A lively and accessible book featuring embroidery motifs and sewing projects that highlight the wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom with designs for foxes, cats, owls, zebras, and pandas.

    From elegant birds to adorable rabbits and wonderfully simple sheep, the 25 motifs and patterns in this book offer both a modern flair and an organic true-to-nature style. The whimsical animal designs--ranging from wild wolves, cheetahs, and giraffes to cuddly and cute bears, cats, dogs, monkeys, and pigs--can be incorporated into any of the sewing projects included, such as bags, pillows, bookmarks, and sachets, so that beginner and experienced embroiderers can mix and match patterns according to their own interest and skill.

    Embroidered Wild Flowers

    Embroidered Wild Flowers

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    From dandelions and violets to mushrooms and autumn leaves, this collection of embroidery motifs is inspired by nature walks.

    Inspired by the wonder and beauty of the natural world, the embroidery motifs offered here evoke wildflower meadows and woodland walks. With lifelike yet whimsical plants and flowers, as well as mushrooms, leaves, trees, and birds, the flora and fauna presented here offer a delightful and beautiful range of motifs drawn from nature.

    Featuring beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, this book will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a fresh and unique offering for those experienced with needle and thread.