Craft & Hobbies (442)

Upcycling Books

ISBN: 9780764358753

Author: Julia Rubio    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through ...


Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends a new lease on life. With simple techniques and common household materials, you can upcycle an old atlas, dog-eared comics, or an obsolete set of encyclopedias. Projects include party decorations, a woven basket, a smartphone charger, a mail organizer, a secret storage box, and an origami lampshade. Links to videos show a process or technique in detail, while templates can be printed for use. More than 30 variations and suggestions will further inspire you. Don’t let old books gather dust; give them a new purpose with Upcycling Books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
The New Traditional

ISBN: 9783899559842

Author: Beside Media    Publisher: Gestalten

Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaning...


Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions. They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. The New Traditional tells the stories of those devoting their energy, skills, and creativity to crafts such as blacksmithing, distilling spirits, and globe making, and its authors revisit the customs of growing old varieties of apple, beekeeping and producing honey in gardens or on rooftops, and being modern shepherds in Italy or Iceland. They always seek to help preserve cultural traditions and share them with likeminded people.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$120.00
Mending & Alterations Made Simple

ISBN: 9788417412364

Author: Anna de Leo    Publisher: Promo Press

This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains...


This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains in an easy to understand and simple language the most usual clothing repairs, like shortening pants, a seam to be redone, darning a hole, shortening the sleeves of a shirt, etc. From learning to do stitches by hand to using the sewing machine, the author guides the reader throughout the process by simple texts and useful photographs proving that mending is easy. The book also includes a glossary of technical terms. With this DIY guide, the reader will be able to perform some alterations and mendings without the need of going to the professional tailor. It's a basic manual, but also contains some more complicated mendings that people with advanced skills can tackle.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$59.99
Fashion Illustration and Design - Accessories

ISBN: 9788417412647

Author: Manuela Brambatti    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The third book from this series on illustration and design focuses on the most popular accessories: shoes, handbags, hats, belts, gloves and glasses. Brilliantl...


The third book from this series on illustration and design focuses on the most popular accessories: shoes, handbags, hats, belts, gloves and glasses. Brilliantly illustrated by Manuela Brambatti, a key member of the Gianni Versace fashion house for nearly thirty years, and with the participa- tion of the designer Fabio Menconi, the book guides readers through the fashion world's most iconic accessories, and it features practical information and technical advice on how to draw them to achieve a desired result. From creating a basic drawing to using colour, the way in which techniques are presented seeks to encourage readers to try out what they have learned. The publication provides detailed information on how to capture different materials, surfaces and decora- tions-for example, skin, natural fibres, wool and prints-and it includes sections that provide tips on where to look for inspiration. It also offers examples of transformations in designs and reviews the historical development of accessories. In short, this is a comprehensive, structured and systematic volume that will serve professionals, students and anyone who wants to venture into designing and illustrating fashion accessories.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 216 x 293 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$75.00
Rock That Quilt Block

ISBN: 9781947163348

Author: Linda Hahn    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

See what one simple block can really do and build your skills one quilt at a time! Learn how to incorporate a partially foundation-pieced component into a regul...


See what one simple block can really do and build your skills one quilt at a time! Learn how to incorporate a partially foundation-pieced component into a regular pieced quilt with Creative Block Quilts. Further your skills as you work with one magical block to create 10 beautiful quilts that require different techniques and slowly increase in difficulty. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating diagrams and illustrations to guide you along the way, this is a must-have guide to creating stunning, intricate quilts using just one easy block! Written by independent designer who specializes in easy-to-complete quilting projects using embellishments, Deborah G. Stanley, and fabric designer and award-winning quilt author, Linda J. Hahn.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$39.99
Kids Guide to Learning the Ukulele

ISBN: 9781641240482

Author: Emily Arrow    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The benefits of music are monumental! Ukuleles are the perfect first instrument for kids to learn to play, and this book will show them why and how. Filled with...


The benefits of music are monumental! Ukuleles are the perfect first instrument for kids to learn to play, and this book will show them why and how. Filled with basic instructions for holding positions, tuning, basic chords, and more, children will then learn and practice 25 songs, games, and activities. From songs about counting to songs about yoga, each exciting musical activity provides a rich and playful learning experience kids will love! Kid's Guide to Learning the Ukulele is a must-have musical journey for children and parents or teachers alike - no prior experience or knowledge needed!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$29.99
Pop Up Workshop For Kids

ISBN: 9788417656225

Author: Antje von Stemm    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

It's hard not to give in to the magic of pop-up books. Everyone, adults and children, we can not stop marveling each time we turn a page and suddenly something ...


It's hard not to give in to the magic of pop-up books. Everyone, adults and children, we can not stop marveling each time we turn a page and suddenly something is built in three dimensions before our eyes. "How difficult it must be to do this," thought most of us. But here is a book that shows that making your own pop ups is not as impossible as it seems. Antje von Stemm teaches us, step by step, with clear explanations, drawings, photographs and funny videos, how to build these three-dimensional works of art on paper. The learned pop-ups can be used in self-published books, birthday cards or celebrations, or any other application that comes to mind to surprise those who least expect it, and start from the most basic to more complicated creations. With easy-to-follow explanations and enjoyable language, this book is perfect for adults who want to teach children how to experiment and play with paper, a bit of glue and scissors. It is also the perfect companion for teachers, educators and parents who can use the ideas featured in this book in their classes or as an activity for a stay at home day.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 235 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$49.99
Super Simple Hand Lettering Projects

ISBN: 9781497204515

Author: Kiley Bennett    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

You love to letter and you have a favorite alphabet. Now, let your calligraphy skills shine and take your talent to the next level! Discover ways to hand letter...


You love to letter and you have a favorite alphabet. Now, let your calligraphy skills shine and take your talent to the next level! Discover ways to hand letter on a variety of different surfaces and materials in order to create amazing works of art, whether you want to gift, sell, or decorate your home. From lettering on fabric, wood, and chalkboards to digitizing your lettering and even lettering in 3D, create stunning Christmas ornaments, cake toppers, inspirational signs, and so much more. By the same author of the bestselling Super Simple Hand Lettering, Kiley Bennet, this is the ultimate source of inspiration for passionate hand letterers to keep going!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2020


$35.99
Whittling In Your Free Time

ISBN: 9781497100701

Author: Tom Hindes    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

In continuation of the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects, author, whittling artist, carving teacher, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributor Tom Hindes b...


In continuation of the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects, author, whittling artist, carving teacher, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributor Tom Hindes brings you 16 more fast, easy, and fun whittling projects to complete in just one short sitting! With step-by-step instructions, high-quality photography, and a focus on the beginner-friendly flat plane style of whittling, you'll carve owls, elephants, wizards, gnomes, and even a pair of boots. Progressing from very simple to more challenging, each project is meant to encourage you along the rewarding and relaxing path of whittling and build your skills. Whether you're new to whittling or have been doing it for years and want to try a new method, this book is the go-to resource to keep on carving!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 12-05-2020


$29.99
Anatomy of a Tapestry

ISBN: 9780764359330

Author: Jean Pierre Larochette    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The history, legacy, and boundless creativity of weavers over the centuries is the base in this helpful guide for new weavers, seasoned tapestry artists, and en...


The history, legacy, and boundless creativity of weavers over the centuries is the base in this helpful guide for new weavers, seasoned tapestry artists, and enthusiasts. Tapestry weaving is an art form that has been around since antiquity, and these insights from renowned artist Jean Pierre Larochette offer 30 traditional techniques built upon weavers' centuries of work. A fourth-generation French Aubusson tapestry weaver, he gives us a glimpse into the multiple combinations, variations, and applications of techniques that form the art of the weaver. Each technique is exemplified by diagrams, woven models, and examples of possible ways of applying it. Expert Yadin Larochette shares theories and approaches to conservation, including new scientific research to help in the much-needed task of preserving these treasures of human creativity for centuries to come. Along with distilling traditional information on the art, this book's precise written instructions and clear visuals--together with its handy lay-flat binding--assist you in both creating and preserving your tapestries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2020


$100.00
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