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Crafting / DIY

Weekend Makes Crocheted Toys

Weekend Makes Crocheted Toys

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This new title in the Weekend Makes series presents 25 cute and colourful toys to crochet with love for young children and babies. Perfect for using up your remnants of yarn and quick to make, you'll be delighted with the results and so will your little ones! A variety of toys and games are included, from tactile stacking rings and an adorable giraffe to a practical stroller toy and educational number cubes - you'll want to make them all. There is even a toy basket to store all your precious makes. The essential tools and techniques section means that those new to crochet need not worry, these simple projects are achievable for all levels of ability.

Projects include: baby rattle, elephant toy, number cubes, caterpillar, memory game, fishing game, finger puppets, balls, cars, toy basket.

Weekend Sewing

Weekend Sewing

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More than just a pair of days, a weekend is also a state of mind--a feeling of relaxation and the freedom to immerse ourselves fully in a favorite activity. In Weekend Sewing, designer Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories, and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, such as the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby's Bloomers, take a few hours; others, such as the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two--but all of them capture that weekend feeling. And because weekends are often the most fun when they're social, Ross features ideas that encourage us to share our stitching and our time, such as a recipe for soup to simmer while sewing, then serve to guests later in the day, and tips for transporting a sewing machine to a friend's house for an afternoon of social stitching. The sewing instructions are beautifully illustrated, and patterns for the projects are included on pullout sheets.
Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits

Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits

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'Weekend' is a collection of 12 simple, modern knits for women, men and children. Knits you can live in on the weekend; knits you can create in a weekend. Knit using bulky and super bulky yarn, these sweaters and accessories exude comfort and ease. My mission is to create casual, contemporary, wearable handknits that can serve as foundation pieces in anyone's wardrobe. Approachable patterns that aren't too complex, making knitters say, "I want to make that!" I'm a minimalist at heart and I truly believe less is more, and simple is good. To me, simple equals wearable. Simple equals doable. And there's no greater satisfaction than finishing a hand-knit piece, trying it on and falling in love with it. My goal as a knitter is to make go-to pieces that feel just right, like my favorite soft gray pullover from college. If you spend precious time knitting a garment, you want to love it and wear it a lot. It's as simple as that. That, to me, is the definition of hand-knit success. And that's what I hope to share with you in this collection.
Wendy Knits Lace

Wendy Knits Lace

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Whether you're new to lace or a more adventuresome knitter, here you will find plenty to occupy your needles. With twenty original patterns for gorgeous lace shawls, delicate camisoles, sweaters, hats, scarves, and socks, Wendy D. Johnson provides thorough instruction on the best lace techniques.

At last - gorgeous lace projects that are not only sumptuous, but designed for your everyday life.

What to Knit When Youre Expecting

What to Knit When Youre Expecting

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Once you've got a handle on your delivery from the stork, flip through this adorable assortment of 30 knitting projects for the bundle of joy. The projects range from first trimester projects (which are moderately advanced, since there are months to finish) to second trimester (when most parents can determine the baby's gender and prepare for a boy or girl), to third trimester quickies, when time is short. The booties, bibs, toys, blankets, and clothing will be one-of-a-kind items, fit to welcome a special person into the world.
Whimsical Cross-Stitch

Whimsical Cross-Stitch

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A Book of the Month Club's Crafter's Choice!

Cross-stitch is a traditional hobby -- but your designs don't have to be! These more than 130 patterns reflect a modern sensibility, with motifs ranging from trendy to vintage to kitschy, so there's something here for everyone. All are designed to fit into a 6-inch or smaller embroidery hoop, making them quick projects that can be finished in an evening or weekend. If you're feeling ambitious, the small designs can be assembled to form a larger piece.
Patterns are organized according to theme: animals; designs, including flowers and snowflakes; home and hearth, consisting of more than 40 patterns that range from a patchwork heart and an antique sewing machine to teapots, a watering can, and variations on "home sweet home"; nature; and charming patterns for special occasions. A brief introductory section offers advice on getting started, tools and supplies, and stitching.

"A treat! Cross-stitchers will love this book." -- Christian Fiction and More

Whimsical Stitches

Whimsical Stitches

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2018 and 2019's No. 1 Best-selling Amigurumi Book in the U.S.!

Explore Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crochet design, with 30 unique and darling patterns. Whether a novice or an experienced crocheter, anyone can pick up a needle and complete these cuddly creations.

Author and amigurumi guru Lauren Espy inspires crocheters with her easy-to-follow patterns, pictures, and helpful instructions. Lauren always takes the patterns one step at a time to ensure that your finished product is as cute as the creation on the page!

In Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns, amigurumi is explored through 30 simple, fanciful patterns in a variety of themes, including:

- In the Garden
- At the Aquarium
- Down on the Farm
- At the Bakery

Brighten a room with flowers that won't wilt, bring cheer to your table with colorful fruits that won't attract flies, and add cuddly friends to a baby's collection of favorite toys.

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

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A must-read for the craftsperson, artisan and artist. "In his beautiful book, Peter Korn invites us to understand craftsmanship as an activity that connects us to others, and affirms what is best in ourselves."--Matthew Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft

Woodworking, handicrafts --the rewards of creative practice, bringing something new and meaningful into the world through one's own vision, make us fully alive. Peter Korn explains his search for meaning as an Ivy-educated child of the middle class who finds employment as a novice carpenter on Nantucket, transitions to self-employment as a designer/maker of fine furniture, takes a turn at teaching at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and finally founds a school in Maine: the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an internationally respected, non-profit institution.

How does the making of objects shape our identities? How does creative work enrich our communities and society? What does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves? Korn poignantly probes for answers in this book that is for the artist, artisan, crafter, do-it-yourselfer inside us all.

Wild and Wonderful Origami

Wild and Wonderful Origami

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Make your own origami zoo with Mari and Roshin Ono's collection of amazing animals.

Whether you love cute and cuddly animals like the baby bear and the cheeky monkeys, or are friends with the feathered variety, you are sure to go wild for any of the 35 innovative designs. There are four great chapters explaining how to really bring your paper to life. 'Animal Fun' has classic designs like the crane and fox, while 'Safari' takes its inspiration from the Serengeti with projects for zebras, giraffes, lions and more. Next is 'Sea World', home to ocean dwellers including the dolphin, sea turtle and even a blowfish, and the 'Forest chapter' has ideas to transform your paper into a tree-dwelling owl or squirrel. Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing you where to fold. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with a simple one and once you've mastered that move on to something a bit more challenging. 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away.

Wild Things to Sew & Wear

Wild Things to Sew & Wear

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Everyone has a little wildness inside; now you can make these charming animal- inspired designs so your children can have the fun of wearing it proudly on the outside! This collection of 15 animal-themed garments and accessories includes easy-to-follow patterns to suit all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and in a range of sizes. These are simple, bold, and playful clothes that your child won't want to take off. Learn how to create adorable wearables in the shape of woodland animals, wild animals, and farm animals, including a lion or fox coat, an owl hat, a leopard skirt, kitten mittens, and more. A comprehensive techniques section shows you how to lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric, transfer markings, and cut with confidence. The combination of classic tailoring techniques mixed with contemporary styling makes for timeless garments sure to be treasured for years. As an added bonus, a pattern CD is also included!

Witch-Crafting Handbook

Witch-Crafting Handbook

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Over 70 projects for stylish witches to make at home.

Wicked Baker, Helena Garcia, is back with a new book to help you witch-craft your way to a more magical life, with creative projects for you and your home.

Inspired by ancient folklore and all things mystical, Helena offers remedies for your apothecary using foraged ingredients and age-old formulae; fashion accessories for your witch's wardrobe; enchanting homewares and decorations; devilishly delicious recipes both sweet and savory; and tipsy tonics.

With Helena's creepy ideas, you'll learn how to make playful projects like an evil eye choker, peppermint foot spray, a Christmas spider wreath, and piranha fish pie, among many others. All you need are simple materials and ingredients, a little imagination, and a sprinkling of sorcery.

Wizard of Oz Crochet

Wizard of Oz Crochet

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We all loved the movie as children, and most of us still love it as adults. A classic film coupled with a classic craft provides all the warm fuzzies anyone needs to end up with lovable, huggable creations. Embrace your inner child and follow the step-by-step instructions to create your very own characters from Oz, including Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, a flying monkey, the good witch, the wicked witch, and more!
- Beautiful photography along with step-by-step instructions.
- Perfect for film buffs, crafters, yarn enthusiasts, and lovers of all things Oz.
"The Wizard of Oz Crochet" brings a whole new life to a classic favorite!
Woodshop for Kids: 52 Woodworking Projects Kids Can Build

Woodshop for Kids: 52 Woodworking Projects Kids Can Build

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Woodshop for Kids has you everything you'll need to know to get kids (ages 4-12) started using real tools to build real projects. Safety, tools, wood, measuring, hammering, nails and screws are discussed. Included are many tricks gleaned from Jack's 15 plus years of helping kids build with wood. Construction details for 52 projects are given. Projects range from the very simple like wood sanding, tops or puzzles for preschoolers to the more advanced like boxes, boats, yahoo stick or rope machine for older elementary age kids. Included are many photographs of kid created projects.
Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge

Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge

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For thirty years, Roy Underhill's PBS program, The Woodwright's Shop, has brought classic hand-tool craftsmanship to viewers across America. Now, in his seventh book, Roy shows how to engage the mysteries of the splitting wedge and the cutting edge to shape wood from forest to furniture.

Beginning with the standing tree, each chapter of The Woodwright's Guide explores one of nine trades of woodcraft: faller, countryman and cleaver, hewer, log-builder, sawyer, carpenter, joiner, turner, and cabinetmaker. Each trade brings new tools and techniques; each trade uses a different character of material; but all are united by the grain in the wood and the enduring mastery of muscle and steel.

Hundreds of detailed drawings by Eleanor Underhill (Roy's daughter) illustrate the hand tools and processes for shaping and joining wood. A special concluding section contains detailed plans for making your own foot-powered lathes, workbenches, shaving horses, and taps and dies for wooden screws.

The Woodwright's Guide is informed by a lifetime of experience and study. A former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg, Roy has inspired millions to just say no to power tools through his continuing work as a historian, craftsman, activist, and teacher. In The Woodwright's Guide, he takes readers on a personal journey through a legacy of off-the-grid, self-reliant craftsmanship. It's a toolbox filled with insight and technique as well as wisdom and confidence for the artisan in all of us.







World of Geekcraft: Step-By-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects

World of Geekcraft: Step-By-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects

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Geek meets craft in this fun collection of 25 kooky projects for geeks of any affiliation, from D&D dice earrings, Star Trek pillows, and Super Mario cross-stitch to Star Wars terrariums, a Morse code quilt, and much more! Organized by difficulty from Not a Jedi Yet to Warp Speed, World of Geekcraft covers a range of popular crafting techniques including beading, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, and needle felting. Best of all, it's easy to get started with step-by-step instructions and handy templates included in the back of the book. With lots of photos and plenty of geekery throughout, this one-of-a-kind book shows that geek and craft go together like...pixels and cross-stitch!
World of Paper Crafting

World of Paper Crafting

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Decorate your home with this treasure trove of delightful projects, each with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and glorious full-color patterns to cut out and assemble. The designs are one-of-a-kind and inspired by countries around the world. Whether creating a sweet Alpine house from Switzerland or an exotic fish mobile from Hawaii, you will make something magical and feel as though you have been on a wonderful journey.

Worlds Best Origami

Worlds Best Origami

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Join the fold and discover this timeless art form.

World's Best Origami is an amazing collection of more than 100 of the most unusual and best-loved origami patterns ever created. Expert origami artist Nick Robinson has collected traditional origami patterns as well as his own pieces and those from some of the greatest origami artists in the world- many in print here for the first time ever.

- More than 100 pieces-the most comprehensive origami book on the market

-Projects rated from beginner to advanced and include everything from boxes, containers, geometrics, and abstracts to figures, birds, animals, and flowers, and more-this unique volume has something for everyone at every skill level

-Each diagram clearly displayed with easy-to-understand instructions

-The only book to include the works of several masters of the craft, including Edwin Corrie and Francesco Guarnieri, as well as the author

Wrapagami

Wrapagami

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Discover how to use a simple square of fabric to beautifully wrap gifts of any shape or size--with Wrapagami. In this gorgeously photographed book, award-winning designer Jennifer Playford, inspired by the traditional Japanese fabric wraps known as furoshiki, shows exactly how to use fabric to create modern, eco-friendly (they're reusable) gift wraps.
It's so easy--all you need is a square piece of fabric-- and with a few simple twists and ties, you can creatively wrap a wide variety of shapes from simple rectangles (such as books) to more challenging shapes (bottles) to things you might previously have thought un-wrappable (melons).
Clear written instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and beautiful photos of the finished wraps make it easy to wrap expertly the first time. Jennifer shows the basic techniques for every shape, and presents twenty-five stunning wraps, complete with decorative embellishments for every occasion, from weddings to birthdays. Also included are innovative ideas galore for using wrapagami every day (carry your lunch, and then use the wrap as a picnic blanket) and reusing the wraps (to wrap again, or repurpose in a multitude of ways).

Let Wrapagami inspire you to start a new tradition!