Craft & Hobbies (351)

My First Origami Book : Christmas

ISBN: 9780486491820

Author: Nick Robinson    Publisher: Dover Publications

Aspiring paperfolders of all ages can discover the delights of origami with this fabulous holiday collection. Eighteen easy models include a fir tree, candle, c...


Aspiring paperfolders of all ages can discover the delights of origami with this fabulous holiday collection. Eighteen easy models include a fir tree, candle, crown, Santa's boot, gift box, and other Yuletide projects. Along with clear instructions and helpful diagrams, 24 pages of colorful origami paper provide everything beginners need to get started!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 235 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2013


$25.99
Learn To Turn

ISBN: 9781565237643

Author: Barry Gross    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Learn to Turn, 2nd Edition is a woodturning book for true beginners. If you've considered trying woodturning-but have been intimidated by other books available ...


Learn to Turn, 2nd Edition is a woodturning book for true beginners. If you've considered trying woodturning-but have been intimidated by other books available on the subject-you'll find artist and author Barry Gross puts the fun back into turning with this approachable and enjoyable guide.



Written for true beginners, this approachable and enjoyable instructional guide teaches the art of turning. Readers will receive advice on every step of the turning process, including selecting the right lathe, basic safety and woodshop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding, and finishing.



Also included are step-by-step instructions for eight projects such as a birdhouse, a simple bowl, and a pepper mill. This guide also includes a special chapter that addresses and reveals the surprisingly simple solutions to common beginner mistakes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$39.99
Learn to Burn

ISBN: 9781565237285

Author: Simon Easton    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows...


Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft.



Award-winning artist and pyrographer Si Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. His expert lessons teach you all of the essential techniques, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.



Learn to Burn offers fifteen step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from spoons and spatulas to bangles, bowls and bookmarks—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store.



Fifty bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects. This a book that you’ll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 95


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$29.99
Pen & Ink Drawing

ISBN: 9780486497150

Author: Frank J Lohan    Publisher: Dover Publications

An inspiring sourcebook for art students and hobbyists at all skill levels, this guide provides a wide variety of subjects and ideas for sketching. More than 14...


An inspiring sourcebook for art students and hobbyists at all skill levels, this guide provides a wide variety of subjects and ideas for sketching. More than 140 of author Frank J. Lohan's own drawings illustrate a variety of topics in a half-dozen categories: nostalgic scenes, old engravings, atmospheric effects, photographs, landscapes, and life itself. Subjects range from barns and covered bridges to birches and evergreens and from desert to seaside settings.
In each section, Lohan offers an account of how, when, and why specific events, places, and people sparked his imagination. Each of his drawings includes partially finished details that illustrate how to achieve the desired visual effects.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 213 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2013


$29.99
Crafts Around The House

ISBN: 9780486497594

Author: Janet Skiles    Publisher: Dover Publications

Convert old CDs into shiny fishes and turtles, make a mobile from yarn and a disposable pie pan, and transform empty egg cartons into caterpillars! Dozens of si...


Convert old CDs into shiny fishes and turtles, make a mobile from yarn and a disposable pie pan, and transform empty egg cartons into caterpillars! Dozens of simple projects offer hours of inventive fun with ordinary household items.
Geared toward children ages 4 to 7, these projects feature easy-to-reproduce patterns and detailed, well-illustrated instructions. Each project includes a list of materials, most of which are as common as scissors and glue. Playful activitiessuch as transforming a paper plate into a funny frog and making a butterfly from a cardboard tube help develop creative skills and encourage kids to explore the imaginative possibilities of everyday objects.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2013


$11.99
Jay Shafer's DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses

ISBN: 9781565238169

Author: Jay Shafer    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognised small living expert Jay Shafer. His small buildings have appeared on CNN, Oprah, Fine...


Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognised small living expert Jay Shafer. His small buildings have appeared on CNN, Oprah, Fine Homebuilding, and This Old House. Ranging in size from 100 to 120 square feet, these tiny backyard buildings can be used as guest cottages, art or writing studios, home offices, craft workshops, vacation retreats, or full-time residences.

Filled with photos, elevation drawings, and door/window schedules for six Box Bungalows, this book includes extensive how-to instructions that can be applied to any backyard building project. These handsome little buildings are filled with interesting and practical details including real doors, windows, and skylights. With extra design attention to energy and space efficiency, these tiny houses can help us on the road to a sustainable world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 142


Dimensions: 220 x 280 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2013


$39.99
Epic Rubber Band Crafts

ISBN: 9781574219142

Author: Colleen Dorsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The author of the best-selling book Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry is back with 15 more super-sweet projects for sensational rubber band jewelry! Packed wi...


The author of the best-selling book Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry is back with 15 more super-sweet projects for sensational rubber band jewelry! Packed with original ideas for both girls and boys, Totally Awesome Rubber Band Bracelets and More shows how to use a Rainbow Loom®, Cra-Z-LoomT, or FunLoomT to make stylish bracelets, necklaces, headbands, accessories, and action figures that will have everyone in school saying WOW! Whether you have made rubber band loom accessories before, or are brand new to the craze, this book will be your ultimate guide to creating the coolest and most colorful fashions around. Discover how to put two or more looms together for fabulous results on bigger projects. Kid-friendly step-by-step instructions, hundreds of color photos, and easy-to-follow numbered diagrams make it a snap to get great-looking results. Plenty of fun sidebars, tips, and tricks are provided to keep any loom enthusiast occupied for hours.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2014


$14.99
Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects

ISBN: 9781565238466

Author: Joel Hooks    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear ...


If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear and accessories. This book shows you how easy it is to use colorful paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, and more. Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you're camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you're sure to find the ideal DIY project here.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$19.99
Pencil Magic

ISBN: 9781574217179

Author: Marie Browning    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Professional artists have magical secrets that you need to know! They use simple but sophisticated techniques like impressed lines, stippling, and subtractive d...


Professional artists have magical secrets that you need to know! They use simple but sophisticated techniques like impressed lines, stippling, and subtractive drawing to produce fabulous art. With Pencil Magic, you can master these same methods to create a richer experience whenever you are making a card, embellishing a scrapbook page, or just doodling for fun. Crafting guru Marie Browning show you how to use both graphite and colored pencils to create impressive designs for paper arts, journals, mixed media, Zentangle-inspired pieces, and more. Her simple methods are gratifying to use, require a minimum of supplies, and produce stunning results that will have everyone asking "How did you do that?" Discover how to turn simple line designs into something fabulous with the impressed technique. Master classic drawing strokes like hatching, cross-hatching, and scrumbling. Use shading to add depth and dimension to your drawings, and give your projects a professional finish. The design possibilities are endless!


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 26-08-2014


$24.99
Friendship Bracelets All Grown Up

ISBN: 9781574218664

Author: Suzanne McNeill    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Add instant eco chic street fashion to any outfit with boho bracelets! Get that trendy bohemian look with bountiful, bright colors on your arms and wrists. Insi...


Add instant eco chic street fashion to any outfit with boho bracelets! Get that trendy bohemian look with bountiful, bright colors on your arms and wrists. Inside you'll find dozens of stylish designs and easy techniques for making beautiful bracelets with embroidery floss and hemp. Friendship Bracelets All Grown Up offers fresh ideas for expressing yourself with the texture and beauty of intricate knotwork. You'll find cool patterns here for making chevrons, stripes, waves, diamonds, and more, with step by step instructions for each knot pattern. Gorgeous color photographs illustrate variations in every style, from classic and natural to playful and eclectic. Stack your bracelets for a boho arm party, and embellish them with beads and buttons. Learn how to make inexpensive hemp jewelry in fun colors, inspired by laidback hippie vibes. Transform ordinary friendship bracelets from middle school memories to chic contemporary pieces you'll be proud to wear. Whether you're going bohemian, mod, or all out fashionista, Friendship Bracelets All Grown Up will help you to create exactly the look you want.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 24-06-2014


$17.99
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