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Stars and Flowers: Window Transparencies

Stars and Flowers: Window Transparencies

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Stars, snowflakes, suns, flowers, and other luminous figures can decorate your windows. This is not only a Christmas book but one for all seasons. The vibrant colors of tissue paper, lit by the sun to the very center of the design, will bring joy in many modes. Many of the figures have a three-dimensional effect as well as a suggestion of movement. No rulers or calculations are needed for the easy step-by-step instructions. The color of the tissue paper can be changed by using water or watercolors; the creative possibilities are endless.
Stash & Smash: Art Journal Ideas

Stash & Smash: Art Journal Ideas

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Be inspired to use your stash of papers, mementos and accents to create something wonderful! Want to go green and use up lots of stuff? Well, the answer is here. Stash and Smash has over 120 ideas for organizing your personal stash. Excitement fills every page of this amazing book. You'll find valuable tips, ideas, samples and instructions for creating your very own "Smash It In" journals. Get started, have fun and make the most wonderful journal yet!
Steampunk Style

Steampunk Style

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Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology", Steampunk has taken the world by storm, rapidly moving from literature into movies, games and fashion. This book is an indispensable guide for those looking for inspiration and projects to create, from robot arms to jewellery and goggles!
Stencil 101: Make Your Mark with 25 Reusable Stencils and Step-By-Step Instructions

Stencil 101: Make Your Mark with 25 Reusable Stencils and Step-By-Step Instructions

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Customization is king. With this awesome, entirely original stencil collection anyone can learn to make their mark. Our handy portfolio format includes 25 reusable stencils along with tips and tricks for stenciling on all sorts of surfacesfrom walls and furniture to T-shirts, cards, and even cake! Stencil maverick Ed Roth has chosen his favorite designs, ranging from urban-cool boom boxes and power lines to naturally fanciful sparrows and branches. Simple instructions take readers step-by-step through the process while photographs provide ample inspiration. Best of all, these stencils can be used over and over again. Simply clean, dry, and store them in the pocket glued at back!
Stencil It

Stencil It

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Stencil It is a celebration of this endlessly creative craft form, which has been used for centuries to decorate interiors. Helen Morris, founder of The Stencil Library and a recognized authority on the subject, shares her inventiveness, techniques and enthusiasm, presenting some of her favorite ideas for stenciling everything from walls, floors, and furniture, to fabric, paper, and cakes. The book includes 20 new stencil designs, specially-created by Helen and her husband, designer Michael Chippendale.

The Stencil Library, founded in 1988, boasts a catalog of more than 4,000 stencils and an ever-changing showroom in the form of its spectacular headquarters in Northumberland, England. Over the years Helen and Michael have developed a wide range of designs, techniques, and media, successfully stenciling materials such as glass, mirror, concrete, fabric, wood, plaster, paint, and paper.

In Stencil It, Helen demonstrates some of these techniques and illustrates the stunning effects that can be achieved. Using a range of different paints, as well as crayon, metallic leaf, varnish, and plasterwork to create a textured finish, she presents a collection of diverse projects for every surface in your home. In themed chapters -- "Flowers & Foliage," "Figurative," "Birds & Beasts," and "Architectural & Decorative Details" -- there are trailing leaves and falling blossoms, letters to spell out words and stars that can be applied in endless patterns, pretty butterflies and cute dogs, as well as signature decorative details from different periods and countries.

In addition to demonstrating the practical application of the stencils to a wide range of surfaces using different media, Helen illustrates how each stencil can be used in different configurations, sizes, or colorways to create dramatically different looks.

There are 20 specially commissioned stencil templates included with the projects and all the other designs featured are available from The Stencil Library.

Stencil Style 101

Stencil Style 101

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Stencil Style 101 presents a whole new take on DIY fashion! Stencil maverick Ed Roth offers 20 stencils perfect for customizing clothing and accessories. Patterns like argyle, houndstooth, chevron, leopard print, and polka dots pair with iconic images such as feathers, buttons, records, and stars in endless combinations for personalized clothing that will make heads turn. The book includes 25 step-by-step projects for stenciling on leather handbags, sneakers, wool coats, bike helmets, bangles, and so much more! Best of all, the stencils can be reused--just wipe clean and store in the handy folder at the back.
Step It Up Knits

Step It Up Knits

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In Step It Up Knits, knitting superstar and Caron Yarns Celebrity Spokesperson Vickie Howell presents all the techniques needed to become a master knitter, plus 25 gorgeous projects. From cabled wrist warmers to slouchy beanies, lacy headbands, and cozy cowls, each project is small enough to take on the go and whip up in just a weekend. The step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions, helpful diagrams, and inspiring project shots make it easy to follow along. Beginners will become pros in no time!
Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: Happy Hooker

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: Happy Hooker

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Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the "knitting superstar," has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch 'n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters--which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch 'n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool.

Written in the author's cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book--featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout--is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns--including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects--the kind that make Stitch 'n Bitch rule--for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid's Sock Monkey Poncho.

No, these aren't your grandma's doilies.

Stitch 'n Bitch Nation

Stitch 'n Bitch Nation

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Join the movement! Four million strong and counting, hip, young chicks with sticks are putting a whole new spin on knitting--while turning last fall's Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook into a surprise national bestseller (from The New York Times to the L.A. Times to BookSense) with 215,000 copies in print. So influential is the book that the number of Stitch 'n Bitch knitting groups tripled in the past six months--spawning a Stitch 'n Bitch Nation.

Written by Stitch 'n Bitch author Debbie Stoller, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation features 50 hip, new, even funkier and more fabulous patterns by Stitch 'n Bitch designers, who come from San Francisco to Brooklyn, Chicago to Cambridge to St. Paul, Minnesota. The Om Yoga Mat Bag. Felted Monster Slippers. The London Calling Union Jack Sweater, because even punks get cold in winter. A Double-Duty Shrug. Polka Dot Tankini. That '70s Poncho. The Boob Tube. Spiderweb Capelet, Cabled Newsboy Cap, Chunky Baby Booties and Baby Bunny Hat. And the most ingenious project, a Knit-Your-Own Rock Star doll--with a choice of Joey Ramone or Henry Rollins. All designs are complete with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions, and are made from sexy, contemporary yarns, including multicolored angora, alpaca, lace, and mohair. Includes the best tips, shortcuts, and techniques from Stitch 'n Bitchers, profiles of knitters and their groups, and a how-to refresher on all the stitches used in the book.

Stitch 'n' Bitch Superstar Knitting

Stitch 'n' Bitch Superstar Knitting

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Knitters: It's time to take it to the next level. And who better than Debbie Stoller to show you how. The expert knitter and gifted, edgy author who introduced knitting to a new generation with her New York Times bestseller, Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook, now shows her readers how to do more--lots more.

Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting is the only knitter's handbook to teach the full array of advanced knitting techniques and skills, such as double-knitting, knitting lace, complicated color work, beading, and more. Writing with the clarity that makes her such an effective teacher, and the attitude that got her dubbed knitting superstar (San Francisco Chronicle), Stoller explains how to knit by the numbers; get creative with stripes; embellish with crochet, beading, and I-cords; how to make cable patterns; and how to use color forms. There's also a whole section on DIY--which gives a tutorial on creating your own knitting patterns.

And then the brilliant icing on the cake--41 cool, funky, and fabulous patterns from Debbie and the Stitch 'n Bitch community: a fluttery Rococco Shawl, Cap Sleeve Lattice Sweater, Jackie-O sequined cardigan, Empire Strikes Back dress, the adorable Button It children's sweater with changeable animal patches. Plus sexy stockings, stylish handbags, blankets, scarves, and more, all photographed in full-color.

Stitch 50 Dogs

Stitch 50 Dogs

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Set tails wagging with this canine collection of easy sewing patterns for adorable dog designs, all made using simple hand-sewing techniques.
Featuring the most popular and distinctive breeds - including terriers, toy breeds, gundogs, pastoral breeds, utility dogs, hounds and working dogs - each pooch pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and full-size templates, making them paws-itively perfect for all abilities.
The only materials you'll need are felt, a needle and some threads, brads for eyes, a little stuffing and some wool roving if you want to add some fluffy fur to your dogs. To make your dogs you'll use are blanket stitch and running stitch and a couple of basic embroidery stitches, all of which are explained and illustrated for beginners.
The finished little pups make cute brooches, bag charms and home accessories, or can even be scaled up to make bigger plushes, all of which will make your dog-loving friends drool!
Stitch Encyclopedia Crochet

Stitch Encyclopedia Crochet

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This gorgeously illustrated stitch guide for crochet is as timeless as the craft itself. The slender volume presents the fundamental stitches for needlecraft in simple, easy-to-follow color illustrations. The encyclopedic, dip-in, dip-out approach is well-suited for beginners looking to build a foundation of stitch techniques as well as seasoned crafters who will love keeping these handsome reference guides on their shelves. Classically designed and packaged as lovely jacketed paperbacks the Stitch Encyclopedias (Crochet, Embroidery, and Knitting) make a memorable gift for crafters and visual learners and can be enjoyed individually or as an attractive set.
Stitch Encyclopedia Knitting

Stitch Encyclopedia Knitting

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This gorgeously illustrated stitch guide for knitting is as timeless as the craft itself. The slender volume presents the fundamental stitches for needlecraft in simple, easy-to-follow color illustrations. The encyclopedic, dip-in, dip-out approach is well-suited for beginners looking to build a foundation of stitch techniques as well as seasoned crafters who will love keeping these handsome reference guides on their shelves. Classically designed and packaged as lovely jacketed paperbacks the Stitch Encyclopedias (Crochet, Embroidery, and Knitting) make a memorable gift for crafters and visual learners and can be enjoyed individually or as an attractive set.
Stitch n Bitch - Knitter's Handbook

Stitch n Bitch - Knitter's Handbook

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It's the essential guide for chicks with sticks--because knit happens.

From the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques. Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle. Plus the stitch doctor's own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters. After the how-tos come the why-to: forty hop, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purely pros.

Featuring:

  • Coney Island fireworks scarf
  • Punk rock backpack
  • Crickets technicolor techno-cozies
  • Pippi knee-stockings
  • Big bad baby blanket
  • To-dye-for sweater
  • Princess Snowball cat bed
  • Queen of Hearts bikini
  • Stitched Shibori: Technique, Innovation, Pattern, Design

    Stitched Shibori: Technique, Innovation, Pattern, Design

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    Written by expert shibori teacher Jane Callender, this beautiful, practical book is packed with both traditional and inventive stitch-resist techniques, a complete dyeing guide and an inspirational gallery of Jane's work.

    This book contains all the information a beginner will need to get started - including tips on dyeing in small spaces and a guide to all the health and safety considerations - but is also packed with innovative techniques and inspiring designs that will appeal to the experienced textile artist too.

    The book is broken into three sections. The first shows all the key stitch-resist techniques needed - from the basics right through to creating intricate designs - and all are clearly explained with photography and illustrations. The second section shows how to use motifs to plan and create pattern. Finally, the book contains a complete guide to dyeing - containing recipes, tips and advice. It teaches you how to dye with both natural and synthetic indigo, in organic and synthetic vats. It also contains a guide to a wide range of natural dyes, iron rust and dazzling Procion dyes, which can be used in combination or alone for amazing effects.

    Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy: 60 Motifs to Stitch Everywhere

    Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy: 60 Motifs to Stitch Everywhere

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    The irresistible and adorable cat and dog motifs in this project book take Japanese cuteness to a whole new level. The more than 60 original embroidered motifs are shown in step-by-step detail for stitching, and the array of projects includes home accessories, apparel items, and fashion ornaments. Complete sewing instructions for each project insure an ideal backdrop for the embroidered embellishments. Beginners will appreciate the detailed illustrations and explanations of the embroidery stitches used throughout the book, while experienced stitchers will be inspired by the contemporary project designs to take their creativity to the next level. Endearing dozy kittens, frisky puppies playing with bones, wagging tails, and paw prints galore guarantee that no cloth surface is safe from a cute attack.

    Strands of Joy

    Strands of Joy

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    Strands of Joy features 20 versatile colorwork patterns for challenging and relaxing knitting, from Finnish knitwear designer Anna Johanna and Nordic knitting experts Laine.

    No hobby is more mindful than knitting. In strange times, one can be endlessly grateful for the gentle rustle of needles, soft wool sliding between fingers, the calming effect of following a pattern - and the reward of a handmade creation. For this beautiful book, Anna Johanna's background in math has informed her in creating 20 complex and unique colorwork patterns, with designs that evoke Scandinavian scenes and whimsical motifs. The projects include sweaters and cardigans in up to 12 sizes, as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid's pullover. Each comprehensive pattern is seamlessly worked top down using circular needles, with extra resources and support available on the Laine website. With stunning photography and styling evokes the cozy Nordic lifestyle and slow living, Strands of Joy is a knitting book to bring calm and color to your life. Cast on a mindless two-color project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

    Striped Crochet Blankets

    Striped Crochet Blankets

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    Create beautiful striped blankets in timeless color combinations

    Haafner Linssen, author of Crochet Mandalas, reinvents the classic stripe pattern with her collection of vibrant blankets and afghans. Striped patterns are relaxing to create, work up quickly, and--best of all--don't have too many ends to weave in. With clean, simple designs and subtle color combinations, these beautiful patterns will inspire you to create a modern heirloom.

    Striped Crochet Blankets includes twenty projects, all of them made using basic crochet techniques and stitches, making the book perfect for beginner crocheters or more experienced crafters looking for a relaxing project. Each afghan includes a written pattern, chart, and advice on selecting colors to guide readers through every step of the process. In addition to the patterns, the book also includes thorough explanations of basic crochet techniques, so even a complete crochet beginner can confidently tackle their first afghan. Nothing can compare to the comfort and warmth of handmade blanket, so grab your yarn and make something beautiful!