Craft & Hobbies (351)

Intarsia Workbook - Revised and Expanded Second Edition

ISBN: 9781565239241

Author: Judy Roberts    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Intarsia, the art of making stunning picture mosaics in wood, may look intimidating but it's easier than you think! This is the Revised and Expanded guide to th...


Intarsia, the art of making stunning picture mosaics in wood, may look intimidating but it's easier than you think! This is the Revised and Expanded guide to the art of making picture mosaics in wood using different woods and wood grains You will build your skills as you create impressive decorated boxes, gifts, jewelry, signs, plaques, and more 15 step-by-step projects that can be made in just one weekend Second edition has all new color project photography Author Judy Gale Roberts is the #1 intarsia expert, recognized in Better Homes and Gardens' WOOD magazine's Woodworking Hall of Fame Build your skills as you create impressive intarsia projects with guidance from award-winning artist Judy Gale Roberts. Intarsia Workbook, Revised and Expanded Second Edition offers 15 attractive yet simple skill-building projects that can be completed in just one weekend. With step-by-step instructions and all-new color project photography, Judy reveals the secrets of sanding, shaping, and finishing your own intarsia masterpieces. You'll be amazed at the beautiful pictures you can create when you learn to combine different colors and textures of wood to make raised 3-D images. By the time you complete the projects in this workbook, you will master the skills necessary to tackle any intarsia project with confidence.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$32.99
Learn to Turn - Revised & Expanded 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781565239289

Author: Barry Gross    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Learn to Turn is the ideal woodturning book to get beginners turning in no time! Beginner-friendly step-by-step projects are accessible and attainable for new w...


Learn to Turn is the ideal woodturning book to get beginners turning in no time! Beginner-friendly step-by-step projects are accessible and attainable for new woodturners Covers all the basics, including lathe selection, turning tools, and the fundamentals of sharpening, sanding, & finishing Expert instruction, valuable tips, and common-sense advice from author Barry Gross, a skilled teacher who knows how to start at the beginning Special troubleshooting section that offers simple solutions to common turning mistakes Inspiring color photo gallery of completed works Author Barry Gross is a recognized artisan and professional woodturner If you've ever considered trying woodturning but have been intimidated by the tone and scope of the books available on the subject, you'll find this informative book to be an approachable and enjoyable guide that will have you turning in no time! Author Barry Gross, an artist and professional woodturner, offers expert instruction, valuable tips, and common-sense advice that will eliminate the mystery while infusing some fun into your turning. Discover how to select the lathe that's right for you, the basics of turning tools, and the fundamentals of sharpening, sanding, and finishing. This revised & expanded third edition also includes new and very attainable step-by-step projects, a special troubleshooting section that reveals surprisingly simple solutions to common turning mistakes, and an inspiring artist gallery of completed works.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


$44.99
Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects

ISBN: 9781565239319

Author: Lora S. Irish    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Learn to create realistic landscape pyrography burnings with this comprehensive guide. Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish reveals her ea...


Learn to create realistic landscape pyrography burnings with this comprehensive guide. Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish reveals her easy-to-learn methods for working in layers to obtain stunning results. You'll learn how to use contrasting tonal values to create dramatic depth in any landscape, scenery, or wildlife wood burning. Lora shows beginning pyrographers how to develop the burning process by laying one layer over another to slowly bring each area up to its final tonal value. By working a design in low or medium temperatures and adding successive layers, you can obtain total control over your final scene. Lora includes expert advice on basic tools, supplies, and techniques, along with 12 artistic skill-building projects that provide step-by-step practice in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2018


$39.99
Simple Quilts For The Modern Home

ISBN: 9781947163034

Author: Stephanie Soebbing    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

This book teaches simple techniques to create successful quilts that reflect today’s tastes for bold colours and prints, high contrast, and expansive use of n...


This book teaches simple techniques to create successful quilts that reflect today’s tastes for bold colours and prints, high contrast, and expansive use of negative space. Author Stephanie Soebbing offers 10 step-by-step projects ranging from wall hangings to queen-sized bed quilts. Simple Quilts for the Modern Home provides all the how-to a beginner quilter needs to know to cut, piece and finish each project, with advice on colour theory, fabric selection and elements of design. Each quilt provides an opportunity to utilize a new skill, such as strip piecing, using fusible appliqué and cutting at a 45-degree angle. The results are fresh, bold, contemporary quilts that will appeal to quilt makers of all skill levels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2018


$45.00
Wood Pallet DIY Projects

ISBN: 9781565239302

Author: Steve and Diane Fitzberger    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Discover the potential of rediscovered wood as you upcycle salvaged pallets to create beautiful one-of-a-kind projects. This book shows how to make useful produ...


Discover the potential of rediscovered wood as you upcycle salvaged pallets to create beautiful one-of-a-kind projects. This book shows how to make useful products for the home and garden out of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets. Twenty step-by-step projects include raised garden beds; herb and rail planters; wine, spice and coat racks; book shelves; benches; water barrel stands; small compost bins; and more. With practical advice on where to find pallets, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding and finishing, it also includes important tips on how to make sure that your pallets are safe and not sprayed with harmful chemicals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2018


$49.99
Sign Here

ISBN: 9783791372976

Author: Gabrielle Djanogly    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

It's hard to apologize. It's hard to say thank you. Sometimes it's even hard to invite someone over for a birthday party. This cleverly designed, slyly bureaucr...


It's hard to apologize. It's hard to say thank you. Sometimes it's even hard to invite someone over for a birthday party. This cleverly designed, slyly bureaucratic collection of "forms" makes dealing with these childhood issues a great deal less awkward and a whole lot more fun. Issued in impressively official script and language by the Department of Regret, Remorse, and Reconciliation, the Union of Childhood Revenue, the Ministry of Dreams, and other indispensable offices, these forms help kids say some of the hard stuff: "I've eaten the last piece of...," "You're the best sister in the world," "Thank you for buying me stuff I need," "Thank you for buying me stuff I don't need." And, because it's important to record even your most private feelings, there are forms to verify that one's parents are, indeed, aliens; that the surprise birthday gift was not actually a surprise; that you had a really scary dream; and other conundrums not easily expressed in person. Highly adaptable to meet the needs and desires of any boy or girl, these forms can be endlessly photocopied--and of course filed away by parents and grandparents for future reminiscences and chuckles.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$34.00
Paper Material Medium Magic

ISBN: 9783791383064

Authors: Neil Holt, Nicola Von Velsen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

While sheets of paper are disappearing from our homes and offices, the medium is experiencing a renaissance in the worlds of art, design, and architecture. Sudd...


While sheets of paper are disappearing from our homes and offices, the medium is experiencing a renaissance in the worlds of art, design, and architecture. Suddenly, paper is everywhere--but not only in the old familiar places or forms. This fascinating book looks at every aspect of paper: its history, composition, production, application, and trade. Beginning with the anatomy of paper and its earliest forms, this book looks at paper as a symbol of political and economic importance and as a carrier of ideas, from literature to art, design, and music. It looks at the different surfaces, opacities, weights and volumes of paper and how it is used for printing, typography, graphics, and maps as well as a vehicle for origami, architecture, and fashion. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs and drawings, this book includes a variety of papers for readers to examine and feel, highlighting the sensual aspects of this seemingly ordinary product. Engaging, entertaining, and informative, this book contains a wealth of useful and surprising information on every printed, colored, and textured page.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


$95.00
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
Discovering Japanese Handplanes

ISBN: 9781565238862

Author: Scott Wynn    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Fast, efficient and effective, Japanese handplanes are becoming increasingly more popular among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters and woodworkers. These tools a...


Fast, efficient and effective, Japanese handplanes are becoming increasingly more popular among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters and woodworkers. These tools are meant to be used, used hard, and produce rapid, excellent results. Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn shows you how to choose, set up, maintain and use these versatile tools to achieve stunning results. Japanese blades are arguably the best in the world and Scott shares his methods for keeping those blades sharp. Japanese-style planes are also quick to build, and Scott shows how to make your own custom plane in a special section. Discover why this traditional tool has a home in your modern workshop, with step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos, detailed illustrations and clear diagrams.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$44.99
Stitching Pathways

ISBN: 9781935726937

Author: Wendy Sheppard    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Get the results you love with this complete visual guide to quilting on your home sewing machine. Expert designer, author and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants quilt...


Get the results you love with this complete visual guide to quilting on your home sewing machine. Expert designer, author and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants quilters of all skill levels to be able to say “I made this from start to finish.” From straight line quilting to beautiful free-motion techniques, Wendy’s expert advice and proven methods guide you through every step. Learn new skills and build your confidence with beautiful projects, step-by-step stitch guides, detailed diagrams and stunning colour photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 210 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$49.99
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