Craft & Hobbies (351)

The Pencil Perfect

ISBN: 978389556759

Author: Caroline Weaver    Publisher: Gestalten

The Pencil Perfect takes its namesake’s four simple ingredients – wood, graphite, clay, and water – and narrates a tale of worldwide influence and innovat...


The Pencil Perfect takes its namesake’s four simple ingredients – wood, graphite, clay, and water – and narrates a tale of worldwide influence and innovation. Caroline Weaver, pencil connoisseur and CW Pencil Enterprise Shop owner, composes texts that extol the nuanced influence of her beloved and humble implement. Illustrations exclusively drawn for The Pencil Perfect by Oriana Fenwick, an artist from Zimbabwe who works with fine details and intense realism, pair with Weaver’s words to present a story that is both endearing and enlightening. Through profiles of pencil makers, anecdotes about famous writers’ favorite pencils, and essays about the surprising role of pencils in world history and culture, the chronicle of a modest but mighty tool unfolds. Follow the charming contrivance as it guides the course of early communication in the Scientific Revolution, the American Revolutionary War, the Anglo-French War, and the French Revolution: it is a historical journey and a captivating memoir.  See how its past contemporarily compares with its use and appearance today – from the Blackwing 602 to novelty ferrules. The development of cultures and communities is laid bare within the timeline of this slender entity. The Pencil Perfect immortalizes the biography of an inanimate object within its pages for a future cast of historians, writers, and curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$89.99
Fun With Fidget Spinners

ISBN: 9781497203778

Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Totally Awesome Fidget Spinner Tricks Become the ultimate spin master with this epic fidget spinner trick book. Work your way through 50 totally awesome tricks,...


Totally Awesome Fidget Spinner Tricks Become the ultimate spin master with this epic fidget spinner trick book. Work your way through 50 totally awesome tricks, ranging from beginner to advanced, plus cool games and challenges. Inside, you'll find loads of tips and tricks for increasing your spin speed and time, plus tons of ideas for customizing your spinners to make them totally unique. Track your progress in the workbook section at the back of the book so you know which tricks you've mastered and your best stats. In no time, your tricks will go from super to extreme! A guide to the most popular spinners. More than 50 great tricks and games from beginner to advanced. How to care for and customize your fidget spinners. Workbook for tracking tricks and stats.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2017


$9.99
Makers Ware

ISBN: 9781584236672

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Gingko Press

An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in thi...


An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in this volume deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves. The tabletop becomes a work of art once bedecked with the textures, colors and shapes of these talented craftspeople, who hail from the backwoods of Maine to Norway, China, Japan and beyond. Interviews with the creators are accompanied by impeccable photography of their wares, local environment and private workshops.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 153 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$65.00
Lone Wolf Leathermaking

ISBN: 9781584236610

Author: Michael Gartner    Publisher: Gingko Press

The allure of leather is once again gaining ground as small labels and brands produce functional pieces reflective of our lifestyles. A clear antithesis to disp...


The allure of leather is once again gaining ground as small labels and brands produce functional pieces reflective of our lifestyles. A clear antithesis to disposable culture, well-crafted leather goods can and should last for decades. This book is a practical introduction to this ancient art form with 20 distinct projects to sink your awl into. From creating simple braids and key rings to belts, wallets, mobile phone cases and leather totes, one could literally outfit themselves from head to toe. Covers all the basics from gluing and polishing to using the specialized tools and sewing by hand. As the son of one of Sweden’s leading shoemakers, the author has a lifelong knowledge of working with leather and his knowledge and respect for the material shines through.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 185 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$65.00
Carve

ISBN: 9781584236627

Author: Hannes Dahlrot    Publisher: Gingko Press

Hailing from Sweden, this comprehensive guide to woodcraft and the art of carving is the only handbook you will ever need. From identifying trees and picking th...


Hailing from Sweden, this comprehensive guide to woodcraft and the art of carving is the only handbook you will ever need. From identifying trees and picking the right wood to carving safety, necessary tools and how to care for them, Carve! is an inspiring blend of nature lore and good design. With charming and detailed step-by-step photographs and illustrations and more than a dozen fun and unique projects, the essentials are covered to get started and learn a new skill or hone an existing one. Projects include wooden utensils, vessels and boxes, jewelry, hair combs, musical instruments and even a muddler to complete your bar kit. Sure to be a classic for years to come!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$65.00
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
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