Craft & Hobbies (357)

Handmade Illustration

ISBN: 9788492810390

Author: Victor Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

A showcase of 747 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the visual artist Joan Escandell, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking th...


A showcase of 747 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the visual artist Joan Escandell, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking the particular mood and atmosphere of the old with an intriguing modern twist.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 211 x 221 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$49.99
Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture (new edition)

ISBN: 9781565239180

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This big book provides complete working shop drawings for 61 classic furniture pieces. The author, a master cabinetmaker, measured original Craftsman antiques t...


This big book provides complete working shop drawings for 61 classic furniture pieces. The author, a master cabinetmaker, measured original Craftsman antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each project, this revised collection gives today's woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the information needed for workshop success.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$49.99
Quick & Cute Carving Projects

ISBN: 9781565239074

Author: Lori Dickie    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

From snowmen and Santas to puppies, pigs, and pirates, even beginning carvers can make 44 charming animal, holiday, and fantasy carvings with Quick & Cute Carvi...


From snowmen and Santas to puppies, pigs, and pirates, even beginning carvers can make 44 charming animal, holiday, and fantasy carvings with Quick & Cute Carving Projects. Author Lorie Dickie shows how to get started using just a blank basswood -egg- and a few simple cuts. Readily available at craft stores, pre-cut basswood eggs are a great way to learn the basics of in-the-round woodcarving. These premade blanks allow new carvers to achieve instant success, and help make the first project fast and fun. Lorie's clear carving and painting instructions walk you through the entire process with step-by-step color photographs. Ready-to-use holiday-themed patterns are included for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$29.99
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book (Gift Edition)

ISBN: 9781565239098

Author: Chris Lubkemann    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

With this pocket-sized guidebook and a trusty Swiss Army Knife, readers will be ready to whittle wherever they go. World-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows h...


With this pocket-sized guidebook and a trusty Swiss Army Knife, readers will be ready to whittle wherever they go. World-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows how to carve 43 useful and whimsical objects using nothing more than a stick and an Original Swiss Army(R) Knife. Chris offers step-by-step instructions for all the traditional whittling favorites like spoons, forks, and flowers, plus some decidedly funny animals and the classic curly tail rooster. He also provides sage advice on how to choose wood, sharpen a blade, and safely control your knife. Published in collaboration with Victorinox(R) AG, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 140 x 171 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$25.99
Easy-to-Make Trend Jewelry

ISBN: 9781497203129

Author: Kristine Regan    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Dress up or dress down with over-the-top bling that you make yourself! DIY Trend Jewelry offers 20 stylish projects that you can create in just one afternoon. F...


Dress up or dress down with over-the-top bling that you make yourself! DIY Trend Jewelry offers 20 stylish projects that you can create in just one afternoon. From a Boho Stone Drop Necklace to Deco Fringe Earrings or a Chunky Rope Bracelet, each of these on-trend creations will stand out with innovative style. Even if you never made jewelry before, step-by-step photographs and simple instructions get you started. The authors explain all of the basic techniques you need to know, including crimps, loops, cutting chain, cord ends, and more. Projects are arranged by level of difficulty--from beginner through intermediate and advanced--and use only inexpensive materials that can be easily found in craft and hobby stores.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$27.99
Get Started in Leather Crafting

ISBN: 9781497203464

Author: Tony & Kate Laier    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Historic, classic, creative and fun, leather crafting is a craft for all ages. Whether you are just a beginner looking to get started or an experienced leather ...


Historic, classic, creative and fun, leather crafting is a craft for all ages. Whether you are just a beginner looking to get started or an experienced leather artist in need of a concise reference, Get Started in Leather Crafting is your guide to an enjoyable craft that lasts a lifetime. Master leather artisans Tony and Kay Laier introduce you to the basics of leather preparation and show you how to use stamps, punches, cutters and other essential tools. They provide expert tips on edge finishing methods and take you step-by-step through a traditional floral carving project. From forming, moulding and embossing leather to creative stitching, lacing and braiding, this book will teach you all of the skills you'll need to make beautiful belts, wallets, purses, jewellery, home accessories and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$19.99
Welcome Home New Edition

ISBN: 9781947163003

Author: Kaffe Fassett    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Awaken your senses to a new appreciation of colour as you enter the studio of one of the world’s leading fabric and quilt designers. Updated in a visually exc...


Awaken your senses to a new appreciation of colour as you enter the studio of one of the world’s leading fabric and quilt designers. Updated in a visually exciting edition, Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett shows you how to combine rich colours and textures to create your own decorative accents including designer cushions and quilts and whimsical rag rugs. Kaffe’s passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics and fabulous patchwork quilts. In these pages, he reveals the colour theory and sources of inspiration behind his visually exciting work. Kaffe’s historic one-­‐man textile-­‐art exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art has been photographed exclusively for this book. Delight in nine projects, including a completely new project for a full-­‐size snowball quilt. Each design comes with clear step-­‐by-­‐step instructions, how-­‐to-­‐diagrams, and templates.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
Making Tiny Toys in Wood

ISBN: 9781565239159

Author: Howard Clements    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Create charming holiday decorations that double as small toys with this easy-to-follow guidebook. Full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions are provided ...


Create charming holiday decorations that double as small toys with this easy-to-follow guidebook. Full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions are provided for 20 working wooden toy ornaments. From tugboats and tractors to windmills and wagons, these nostalgic moving toys make great Christmas ornaments as well as keepsake gifts for family and friends. And these simple projects don't take a lot of time, wood or tools to make. They’re a great way to reuse and repurpose scrap wood, and require only minimal painting. All you need is a scroll saw, a drill and some glue to create memorable family heirlooms. You can create them assembly-line style and fill a tree—or make a lot of gifts—with just an afternoon’s work. Better yet, get a youngster or two involved in the cutting, painting and assembling.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$29.99
Wildlife Intarsia Woodworking 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781565239104

Author: Judy Roberts    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Discover the secrets of intarsia—the art of making beautiful three-dimensional picture mosaics that combine the natural colours and textures of wood. Intarsia...


Discover the secrets of intarsia—the art of making beautiful three-dimensional picture mosaics that combine the natural colours and textures of wood. Intarsia legends Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher provide all the inspiration and information readers need to cut, shape and piece stunning wood inlay wildlife portraits. The authors explain how to choose wood—by judging its size, thickness, colour and grain—and provide expert instruction in shaping and sanding techniques. Three complete step-by-step projects are provided for creating dramatic raised images of a Bald Eagle, a Wild Mustang, and a Bull Moose. Eleven additional patterns feature a cross-section of North America’s most popular wild animals. Wildlife Intarsia, Revised Second Edition also features full-sized patterns and a colourful new photo gallery of inspiring projects.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$39.99
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
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