Craft & Hobbies (444)

Living With Wood

ISBN: 9780764359354

Author: Seri Robinson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A great guide for budding wood workers, parents, and future wood scientists. For anyone who has ever used, owned, or been curious about wood of any kind, this g...


A great guide for budding wood workers, parents, and future wood scientists. For anyone who has ever used, owned, or been curious about wood of any kind, this guide offers a fantastic summary of the science behind the material's anatomy, chemistry, and general upkeep. With easy-to-understand descriptions, you'll never have difficulty deciding what wood to work with or how to clean your boarded floors again. Offering a general overview of the material, this guide's long list of topics includes best uses of wood in the home, finishing and coloring, woodworking machines, and unsafe woods. Get to know one of the most prevalent materials in your home, and use this guide to master any creative, cleaning, decorating, or furnishing projects you may have!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 177 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2020


$69.99
Carving and Painting Adorable Animals in Wood

ISBN: 9781497100831

Author: Desiree Hajny    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Adorable as they are advanced, this pattern book contains 12 woodcarving projects for a variety of animal shelf sitters. From pandas and foxes to raccoons, otte...


Adorable as they are advanced, this pattern book contains 12 woodcarving projects for a variety of animal shelf sitters. From pandas and foxes to raccoons, otters, and more, each design includes a pattern template, hair tract guide, and color chart for painting guidance. With helpful tips and notes throughout to capture a realistic yet playful essence of each animal, this is the perfect book for woodcarvers looking for challenges to hone their skills. Author Desiree Hajny is an award-winning woodcarver, instructor, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributor. She is also one of the founding members of the Caricature Carvers of America.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 09-06-2020


$35.99
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling In The Wild

ISBN: 9781497100718

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whittle in a way you never have before! Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood and a han...


Whittle in a way you never have before! Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood and a handful of household items. Learn all the basic techniques and safety precautions, then follow step-by-step instructions to whittle and carve a boat, parachute and so much more. With high-quality photography and expert tips throughout, each project also has its own smartphone QR code for access to video extras!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 09-06-2020


$35.99
Vintage Cardboard Crafting

ISBN: 9780764359651

Author: Anne Lardy    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Think beautiful antique boxes. Think vintage, monogrammed, art nouveaux, and just about any box that fits your needs. Add cardboard, fabric, tissue, lace button...


Think beautiful antique boxes. Think vintage, monogrammed, art nouveaux, and just about any box that fits your needs. Add cardboard, fabric, tissue, lace buttons, and other decorations. You are now on your journey to crafting and enjoying unique boxes that reflect your artistic flair. Keep them, use them, or give them as gifts. These personal creations will draw ohs and ahs and last for years to come. This practical guide offers step-by-step instructions, actual-size patterns, and over 200 images and diagrams. Easy-to-follow instructions will have beginners and seasoned makers constructing boxes for tea and biscuits, Japanese trinket bowls, work baskets, and more. Creating an elegant box has never been easier!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


$45.00
Handmade In Japan

ISBN: 9783899559927

Author: Irwin Wong    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in hand...


Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$135.00
Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes

ISBN: 9781497100114

Author: Paul Purnell    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Put your wood carving skills to practical use! 13 creative projects for canes & walking sticks for intermediate and advanced woodcarvers Step-by-step instructio...


Put your wood carving skills to practical use! 13 creative projects for canes & walking sticks for intermediate and advanced woodcarvers Step-by-step instructions and photography, including painting and finishing instructions Projects include carving various animal heads on top of derby sticks, pistol-grips, lyre-shaped thumb sticks, gent's walking sticks, and more Helpful information on types of wood, joining heads and shanks, and more This must-have stickmaking book features 13 woodcarving projects with step-by-step instructions and photography for making creative and elegant walking sticks. Projects are included for both intermediate and advanced wood carvers. Painting and finishing instructions are provided, as well as helpful information on types of wood used for walking stick shanks, methods for joining a head to a shank, and more! From a simple lyre-shaped thumbstick and a gentleman's walking stick to derby sticks with the head of a fox, eagle, Labrador retriever, black swan, and other animals, you'll enjoy putting your carving skills to the test by creating these beautifully useful walking sticks and canes. Author Paul Purnell is a self-taught wood carver. He has been carving for 15 years and specializes in birds, animals, and other wildlife. His carving style includes a mixture of tools, and he has carved projects for The Guild of Master Craftsman's Wood Carving and Woodworking Crafts magazines. Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes will show you everything you need to know to make your own stunning canes from wood!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$45.00
A Practical Guide to Needle Lace

ISBN: 9780764358692

Author: Jacqueline Peter    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and tea...


Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and teaches the process, from creating the pattern and preparing the support to separating, trimming, and smoothing. Detailed row-by-row drawings and photos clearly showing the threads’ placements help you learn quickly and without frustration. Then follow the instructions for 40 different lace patterns. Included are many examples of ways you can use your finished lace in beautiful and creative ways, along with dozens of variations that will let you add your own personality to your lace, and understand the draw that lace making has had over the millennia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
Collecting Moments : A Guide to Retro Journaling

ISBN: 9789887406716

Author: Lin Deng    Publisher: Sendpoints

Collecting Moments: A Guide to Retro Journalling gives to its readers comprehensive instructions and advice for materials collection, layout design and colour m...


Collecting Moments: A Guide to Retro Journalling gives to its readers comprehensive instructions and advice for materials collection, layout design and colour matching in retro journalling. The author explains all the techniques needed for aesthetic journals, and shares her attitudes and life about journals. Readers can easily learn the skills without any prior experience and enjoy their journalling life with more optimistic view. The book can also help you to avoid common mistakes using step-by-step photographs and clear details from selecting tools and materials to decorate the pages as well as the compared examples of the right and the wrong.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$45.00
Learn to See Learn to Draw

ISBN: 9788417656096

Author: David Koder    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Drawing is a universal language, but not everybody feels capable of giving it a go. This is a useful and entertaining book about the pleasure of drawing, by sho...


Drawing is a universal language, but not everybody feels capable of giving it a go. This is a useful and entertaining book about the pleasure of drawing, by showing, with some exercises, that anybody can draw through learning to see first. Based on the renowned method by Betty Edwards and intended either for beginners or those who need a refresher course, this book is an updated and personal account by the author which will make the fear of drawing disappear to anyone willing to try. This is a completely different drawing school for the gifted, the untalented, the stressed and the completely desperate and a useful and entertaining method for learning to draw by learning to see first. By looking at the world, without the interference of feelings and what our brain assumes we are looking at, the hand will pick up the skills and abilities to produce a wide array of drawings. Humorous and enlightening, reading this book will definitely spark anyone's creativity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 238 x 238 mm


Publication Date: 24-02-2020


$69.99
Human Figure Drawing

ISBN: 9788417412340

Author: Daniela Brambilla    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

'Human Figure Drawing' offers a refreshing perspective on this time timeless topic, with clear and helpful explanations and around 500 illustrations in b&w and ...


'Human Figure Drawing' offers a refreshing perspective on this time timeless topic, with clear and helpful explanations and around 500 illustrations in b&w and colour. This book shows us how to learn to draw the human figure and regain our ability to observe a subject. Being able to capture the human body is a basic requirement for any artist and 'Human Figure Drawing' will help the reader conquer the fear of making mistakes and teach them how to draw with the confidence and curiosity of a child. In this new edition, the layout is completely new, the images have been updated and the readability has been improved.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$75.00
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