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Crafting / DIY

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!

Wraps For All Seasons

Wraps For All Seasons

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Shawls and wraps can take any outfit from ho-hum to fabulous! Designer Andee Graves has created this outstanding collection of wraps that will leave you puzzled about which one to make first. She has included shawls that will be perfect for every climate and season. The six designs cover a broad range of shapes from square, round, triangular, Mobius wrap and a ruana - certainly something for everyone! Whether making these for gifts or yourself, you will fall in love with the beauty of each unique design.
Wreath Recipe Book

Wreath Recipe Book

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From the authors of the widely popular Flower Recipe Book, and in the same successful format, The Wreath Recipe Book provides 100 "recipes" to make with flowering and leafy branches. These aren't just evergreens for Christmas--the book is organized seasonally, with dozens of projects to make throughout the year.In the spring, a cherry blossom bough gets a touch of whimsy with a colorful ribbon, and a tabletop is adorned with lilacs and olive branches. In the summer, a garland features sage with pomegranates and citrus-colored strawflowers. In the fall, wreaths are created with magnolias, rosemary, and plums, and gourds are used to create an unexpected garland. Winter highlights cedar, pine, and juniper, yielding unexpected table settings and new wreath shapes. There are detailed ingredient lists and hundreds of step-by-step photos as well as chapters covering basic techniques, sourcing, and care information.

Yarn Bombing

Yarn Bombing

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When Yarn Bombing was first published in 2009, the idea that knitted and crocheted objects could be used as a political act of resistance was brand new. Ten years and thousands of public acts of yarnarchy later, the art of knit and crochet graffiti has entered the public zeitgeist, from the "pussyhat" making the cover of Time to OLEK's crocheted bull on Wall Street symbolizing The Great Recession: a cultural phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down.

Yarn bombing is an international guerrilla movement that started underground and is now embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages, nationalities, and genders. Its practitioners create stunning works of art out of yarn, then donate them to public spaces as part of a covert plan for world yarn domination, or fashion them into personal political statements.

Yarn Bombing the book is a wildly colorful guide to covert textile street art around the world; it also includes over 20 amazing patterns, provides tips on how to be as stealthy as a ninja, demonstrates how to orchestrate a large-scale textile project, and offers revealing information necessary to design your own yarn graffiti tags.

This tenth anniversary edition includes a new foreword by the authors and a new chapter that includes many infamous examples of yarn bombing over the past ten years.

Subversive and beguiling, this new edition of Yarn Bombing demonstrates that the phenomenon of knit and crochet graffiti is more relevant than ever, especially in these troubled times.

Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits

Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits

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In their bustling New York City yarn shop Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs--a.k.a. the Yarn Girls--have helped thousands of new and lapsed knitters rediscover the pleasures of knitting. Forget frumpy worsted wools and tiny needles; here are the gorgeous, wearable styles you've been looking for, with patterns that knit up so fast even inexperienced knitters can start a project on Saturday and wear it to work Monday morning. Made on big needles (sizes 9 to 36) and with a wide range of the chunky, luxurious new yarns that are now available, they couldn't be easier to create, or more fun to wear.
The Yarn Girls have selected thirty of their most popular basic-but-beautiful projects in a range of must-have styles, from trendy funnel-necks and classic cardigans to sexy tanks. Each project includes pointers to ensure that the finished project will fit properly and look like a million bucks. There are also patterns for creating accessories such as hats and scarves, as well as something for the guys and cozy throws for the home. Each pattern is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of knitting and help tentative knitters gain confidence. Clearly illustrated sections on techniques, plus a glossary and the Yarn Girls' helpful tips throughout, practically guarantee a successful outcome the very first time.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures

Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures

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From the author of the popular blog, A Cozy Kitchen, comes a beautifully photographed one-stop-shop book with all the recipes and projects you'll need for some cozy inspiration this holiday season--and all year long. You'll love Adrianna Adarme's easy-to-follow instructions and will enjoy getting lost in her warm and comforting photographs. Organized by the months of the year and by categories as "Live," "Do," and "Make, " this book offers ideas for activities, recipes, and DIY projects that make the little moments in life just as exciting as the big. Adarme gives us special (but totally doable) things we can do for others and ourselves. From quick recipes to easy crafts, she focuses on simple, inexpensive undertakings that have a big reward: happiness. The Year of Cozy will surely inspire you to march into your kitchen and craft closet to make something you can truly be proud of.
You Can Knit That

You Can Knit That

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When knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by "but I could never knit that." Now, you can! You Can Knit That is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you're knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles you've never tried before, this essential guide starts with basic sweater know-how and moves into instructions for knitting six must-have sweater styles--vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves. Each chapter offers a less-intimidating "mini" sweater sized for a child and a selection of adult women's patterns in 12 sizes--24 sweater patterns in all, each building on the next, to ensure success with even the most complicated sweaters.
You Will Be Able to Knit by the End of This Book

You Will Be Able to Knit by the End of This Book

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This simple guide will inspire you to pick up a pair of knitting needles and learn to create beautiful accessories, homewares and gifts.
You want to learn to knit, but somehow you always end up in a tangle of knotted yarn and baffled by complicated and conflicting advice. This beginner's handbook goes back to basics, with clear step-by-step illustrations demonstrating how to cast on and how to ace a range of stitches, 15 easy projects allow you to practise your skills and build your confidence.
You Will Be Able to Knit by the End of This Book provides a simple guide to picking up your knitting needles and getting started, and it helps to build your confidence slowly, as you practise and perfect skills and techniques. By the end of the book, you will be able to knit a range of projects including a simple headband, tablet case and even a doorstop. So take some time for yourself, learn a new skill, and enjoy crafting gifts for your friends, family and home with this beautiful book by your side.
Projects include: -- Super chunky scarf- Mittens- Blanket- Baby booties- Cushion- Hot water bottle case- Teddy- Triangle shawl
Zen Origami

Zen Origami

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Zen Origami is here to provide 20 beautiful origami projects to focus and relax your anxious mind on after busy days at work, school, home, and anywhere in-between.

There is a meditative aspect to craft projects. From doodling complex patterns with Zentangles, to coloring-in intricate design pages, to knitting geometric and elaborate designs, or scraping away at scratch pages, super-involved crafts are being embraced everywhere for peace of mind they offer.

Zen Origami brings these lessons to the art of origami. The repetitive and delicate folds involved in creating modular origami forms are perfect for the mindful movement. These 20 beautiful, modular origami projects take time, steadiness of hand, and immersion of thought to complete.

You'll love diving into contemplative sessions with each project, and be feel the rewards that manifest when you craft these beautiful pieces of art. Zen Origami comes with 400 sheets of origami paper, so you can make more than a dozen modular creations.

Zoomigurumi 8

Zoomigurumi 8

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This new edition introduces the most friendly amigurumi around! With 15 new patterns, this volume features designers from all over the world, providing a batch of fresh inspiration to keep crafters crocheting. Surprise family and friends with handmade gifts, or add on to a personal collection! Including designs for a parrot, a raccoon, a baby seal, a fox and many more, these projects are suitable for a variety of skill levels, from beginners to advanced crocheters, and are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and explanations of all stitches used.
Zoomigurumi 9

Zoomigurumi 9

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The 15 adorable animals in this new collection, made by designers from all over the world, will bring you lots of fresh inspiration and will make a big splash in your yarn stash. Surprise your friends and family with a sweet sheep, a pudgy panda, a tender toucan, a playful penguin, and much more! Projects cover a variety of skill levels, from beginner-friendly to suitable for advanced crocheters, and are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions. The clear illustrations and handy video tutorials will help you master all stitches and techniques used.