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Crafting / DIY

Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

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TLC's While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano's wildly anticipated follow-up to The Big-Ass Book of Crafts features more than 300 easy and fun crafts, with tips and tricks for quirky projects to make at home.

Searching for crafty inspiration?

Eager to try some new techniques?

Need some more junk for your trunk?

Well, look no further!

In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano picks up where his wildly popular The Big-Ass Book of Crafts left off, with even more spectacular--and easy-to-make--projects sure to satisfy crafters of all skill levels. Turn colorful ribbons into a show-stopping scarf . . . transform old cargo pants into a kick-ass carryall . . . a high-drama neckpiece made out of zippers? Absolutely. Along with a host of other wearable wonders, this exciting all-new volume includes sections such as Pillow Talk (fun, comfy, and made from the most surprising materials), Letter Perfect (cool designs to pop into the mailbox nearest you), Hey, I Could Use That (make a big statement with little things from magnets to nail polish), Just Kid-ding (cheery décor made from kid-centric stuff, guaranteed to make you smile!), That's Shoe Biz (fun fixes that give sidelined footwear and handbags a whole new life), and dozens of other ideas that are inventive, imaginative, and just plain fun.

With his trademark humor and no-holds-barred approach to crafting, Mark will have you tapping into your creative soul and taking simple techniques to a whole new level in no time. We're not talking plant-hangers and potholders here--the more than 150 handmade projects in this truly unique compendium are artistic, eye-catching, and cutting-edge, from cool brooches and earrings to ingenious belts and bags, from Bauhaus-style furniture to fishbowl lanterns, and so much more!

Big.Knit.Love.: 20 Chunky Knit Fashions

Big.Knit.Love.: 20 Chunky Knit Fashions

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Big Yarn = Big Style! Big, bold, and beautiful, chunky yarns are knitting up big fashions! Big.Knit.Love. celebrates the big stitches created with bulky, jumbo, and roving yarns in the 20 fashion-forward designs from knitwear designer Linda Zemba Burhance. Called one of the most important knitting trends by Lion Brand Yarn, knitting with chunky yarns is less structured than knitting with standard-sized needles and yarns, so it is perfect for anyone who wants to make simple yet stylish patterns in no time.

This lush collection includes a comprehensive, photograph-rich section on tools, materials, and step-by-step techniques, ensuring each pattern knits up perfectly.

Birds Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet

Birds Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet

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Expand your knitting and crochet repertoire with this delightful menagerie of miniature bugs and beasts.

There are creepy crawlies and weird wrigglers, beautiful butterflies and splendid metallic-thread dragonflies, as well as the flowers, leaves, shells, pebbles and other objects that form the natural world. Use them to decorate your clothes and accessories, to give as gifts - or to decorate your gift wrap and greeting cards - and to collect as a creative display piece.

Every one of these cute little beasties is thoughtfully displayed in a directory at the front of the book. And each is cross-referenced to a complete pattern and - for the majority of crochet designs - a chart at the back. Information on stuffing, finishing and other techniques is also included.

You'll also find a mixture of fun and fabulous ideas for using the creatures in a range of styles and settings: as seasonal decorations, quirky homewares or elegant accessories

Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer

Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer

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Join the creator of The Black Apple, Emily Martin, on a trip through her magical world of paper dolls, imaginary places, and clever craft projects.

Inside this book you'll find 21 sweet, mysterious characters with clothes and accessories all their own--from a busy beekeeper's daughter to a bird-loving librarian. You'll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you! Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your way to a little paper replica of anyone you'd like.

With basic art supplies and the instructions in the book, you'll also learn to:

- Make a custom wedding invitation or holiday card
- Color, cut, paste, and frame a unique family portrait
- Design your own paper clothes, shoes, glasses, and the like
- Cut and fold an armoire for doll-sized clothes
- Build a paper theater using one of the TK illustrated backdrops
- Direct a stop-motion film with jointed paper doll actors
- And so much more!

So sharpen your scissors and get ready for a unique and wonderful adventure.

Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

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Virtually every task beginning and intermediate blacksmiths must master is presented in this excellent book. Over 400 detailed drawings help increase comprehension levels. This is a reference manual that will be found lying open on the workbench more often than found on the bookshelf and is highly recommended to anyone swinging a hammer to shape hot metal. This is an excellent introduction to this glorious craft and an excellent resource for advancing your knowledge, skills, and vision for blacksmithing.
Blooming Crochet Hats

Blooming Crochet Hats

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Crochet a colorful hat with mix-and-match blooms!

In Blooming Crochet Hats, you'll find a posie of patterns! Each of the ten hats is available in six sizes, ranging from infant to adult. From the adorable Scalloped Beanie to the fashionable Comfy Cloche, there's a hat for everyone to make and enjoy. Add a newsboy band, a sunhat brim or earflaps to give your hat a different look, and once you're done, button on one of the ten interchangeable motifs to make it uniquely your own! With an assortment of flowers, like carnation puffs and cherry blossoms, as well as novelty designs like bears and butterflies, you'll be able to match your hats to any outfit or occasion.

Bookies

Bookies

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Crochet your own bookmarks -- but not just any bookmarks! These fun and unusual animal characters are Bookies, and they'll not only help you keep your place while reading but will also attract admiring attention. And you can proudly say that you made them yourself!
Full-color photos and clear instructions show you how easy it is to create 17 kooky creatures, from Freddy Frog and Selma Snake to Filomena Fox and Ellie the Unicorn. Make them all! You can keep your Bookies for yourself or give them away as unique handmade gifts.
Booties Blankets & Bears: 20 Irresistible Hand Knits for Your Baby

Booties Blankets & Bears: 20 Irresistible Hand Knits for Your Baby

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An inspired collection of soft, sweet hand knits for the nursery, with twenty original designs based around a trio of core baby items--booties, blankets, and teddy bears--that no nursery should be without in Baby's first year, Debbie Bliss has designed a range of nursery accessories, cuddly toys and first garments. Combining the softest luxury yarns with irresistible designs, Debbie has created a truly desirable collection of hand knits for the newborn baby.
Burdastyle Sewing Handbook

Burdastyle Sewing Handbook

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If you've ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you.
Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle--the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers--will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe.
If you've never threaded a needle before, you'll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.
BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

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Vintage Looks Meet Modern Fashion
Dior's New Look silhouette. Jackie Kennedy's sheath dress. Madonna's bustier. Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle's new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into nineteen unique projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments. These influential looks--from the Roaring Twenties to the Awesome Eighties--are all modernized and reinterpreted for today's sewing enthusiasts.

BurdaStyle, the world's largest online community of people who sew, is synonymous with stylish sewing and high-quality patterns. In this follow-up to The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, they provide step-by-step instructions and techniques for customizing the enclosed master patterns into new design variations, all perfectly fitted for you. You'll also get a taste of fashion history--the essential designers, signature trends, and style icons from each era--to help you channel your inner Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, or Yves Saint Laurent.

BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern combines the best of fashion from the past with an updated approach to sewing. Whether you prefer a slim-fit pant, the perfect men's button-down, or a versatile shift dress, this book offers a classic collection that will last you a lifetime.

Butterflies in Origami

Butterflies in Origami

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Origami master Nick Robinson presents 20 delightful butterfly models for folders at every level of experience. In this easy-to-follow guide, he offers fold-by-fold instructions that are fully illustrated with color photos and diagrams.
Models include such real-life species as the Maniola jurtina, or meadow brown. You'll also find a butterfly bursting from its cocoon, a caterpillar, an envelope with a butterfly, and other imaginative possibilities. Each project is graded according to difficulty.
Cable Knitters Guide

Cable Knitters Guide

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Cables are beautiful and fun to knit -- but if you've never worked one before, it's hard to know where to start! The Cable Knitter's Guide is divided into two parts: The first introduces 50 elegant variations on the basic cable, from the elegantly simple to the eyecatchingly complex, all accompanied by detailed photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. Novices in need of even more guidance can follow the links provided in the book to a series of YouTube videos of the author herself demonstrating how to work each cable included! The second section forms a collection of 25 patterns for garments, accessories, and furnishings, each using one or more of the cables introduced earlier to add a little something extra to these delightful, striking designs. Welcome to the complete book of cable knitting!
Calligraphy: Project Book for Beginners

Calligraphy: Project Book for Beginners

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This complete kit makes it easy to start exploring the exciting art form of calligraphy because it comes with everything a beginning artist needs--from a set of high-quality materials to comprehensive instructions. The lettering book covers the basics--such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes--before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets. And every lesson can be accomplished with the array of writing materials provided. The hardcover case includes a 40-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish instruction, a cartridge calligraphy pen, 3 pen nibs, 10 ink cartridges, 3 felt-tip calligraphy markers, calligraphy paper, a guideline sheet, and paper.

Warning! This product is intended for use by ages 13 and older and is not intended for use by children.

Carnival of Feltmaking

Carnival of Feltmaking

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Add a splash of color and charm to your wardrobe or home by creating the delightful felt projects in author Gillian Harris's new book Carnival of Feltmaking. In the follow-up to the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on inspiration from the carnival atmosphere, featuring a diverse range of twenty-six brilliant felt accessories and home items, like:

- a plush rose-trimmed evening bag
- a luxurious cowl-like scarf featuring a stunning swirling floral design
- a luminous eight-panel lampshade in a medley of patterns, accented with felted flowers and ribbons
- a heavenly nuno-felted heart-shaped cushion
- a dazzling tropical-inspired knitting needle case
- variegated vintage-style plant baskets decorated with either a floral or oceanic pattern
- a sweet and adorable strawberry deerstalker hat for baby

Additionally, Carnival of Feltmaking contains an overview of equipment and materials, plus step-by-step breakdowns with close-up photographs of all the major techniques used in the book, including wet felting, 3D felting, needle felting, fine cobweb felting, and more.

The exuberant projects in this book showcase Gillian's vibrant style and creativity, making this is an excellent resource for both newcomers and more-experienced fiber crafters looking for exciting inspiration.

Cat Origami

Cat Origami

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If rounding up your thoughts is like herding cats, try the relaxing, meditative art of origami. Specially designed folding sheets give your sculptural projects an added touch of class, and the 80-page instruction book offers detailed diagrams to make sure you don't miss a crease. The Siamese, Maine Coon, and Scottish Fold are some of the popular feline varieties included in this kit, and each model is introduced with information about the breed. These kitties will be the cat's meow in your collection!
Cats in Origami

Cats in Origami

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In the origami world, cats were traditionally under-represented, and the few existing models were rather flat and lifeless. But thanks to modern folding techniques, it's possible to recapture the true charm of our feline companions. This book for origamists of all skill levels offers 20 original designs that range from a grinning Cheshire cat and a snoozing feline to a walking cat, a seated cat, a Halloween cat, and the smug cat that got the cream, as well as cats on an envelope, a bookmark, a greeting card, and other figures.
Along with step-by-step directions and diagrams, each model features a full-color image of the finished cat. Projects are rated according to difficulty, and a brief introductory chapter explains folding techniques and suggestions for how to choose the most appropriate origami paper. These cute kitties, in addition to being fun to fold, make great little gifts for cat-fanciers.
Charlotte Moss Flowers

Charlotte Moss Flowers

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Renowned interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates flowers and offers endless inspiration in their use as glorious additions to decorating, entertaining, and everyday living.

Charlotte Moss encourages readers to bring the garden indoors--with ideas for arranging flowers, selecting containers, and placing blossoms around the house. An inviting cluster of blooms on a guest room's bedside table, lavish floral displays for parties and holidays, single stems adding life to any corner of a room--Moss has been photographing her flower arrangements for over a decade. This book is a celebration of her artistry and a testament to flowers as part of day-to-day life.

From Moss's grander displays in the city to her more informal and breezy creations at her home in the country, as well as in the refined interiors of her clients, the visual result is a chronicle of the myriad ways flowers provide inspiration--indoors and out. Readers will be further motivated as Moss describes the contributions of past tastemakers: Gloria Vanderbilt for her ingenious use of floral patterns in her licensed products, Pauline de Rothschild for her fantastic tablescapes, Bunny Mellon for her profusive use of topiaries, Constance Spry for the use of inventive containers and for her groundbreaking artistry, and Lady Bird Johnson for her embrace of the simple, exquisite wildflower. With nature as her muse, Moss implores us to create the backdrop for a life well lived, imbuing every day with flair, beauty, and elegance.

Charming Colorwork Socks

Charming Colorwork Socks

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Joyful Sock Designs to Wear and Share

Get ready to cast on the colorwork socks of your dreams! Prolific knitwear designer and colorwork aficionado Charlotte Stone has created a sensational variety of patterns in her signature colorful style, so you can flaunt your personality and keep your feet cozy at the same time. Whether or not you're experienced in knitting socks or stranded colorwork, you're in good hands with Charlotte's best tips, tricks and techniques at the ready. Easy enough to whip up in a day or two, these socks are perfect to make for yourself or gift to your loved ones--if you can bear to part with them!

Discover the fun of stitching adorable animals as you knit patterns like the Autumn Mice, Counting Sheep or Dog Walk socks (featuring a particularly sassy Shiba Inu!). Celebrate good times while casting on projects like I'm Batty for Halloween, The Holly and the Ivy or a pair of heartwarming I Heart Socks for your valentine. Whip up footwear inspired by the great outdoors, like Summer Meadows, Midnight in Zermatt or Starry Night socks, so your feet can look as adventurous as you feel! No matter what, with a treasure trove of 25 whimsical patterns to choose from, you'll never settle for boring socks again.