Fox Chapel Publishing (193)

Creative Curtain Making

ISBN: 9781620083482

Author: Heather Luke    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Dress Your Windows in Style Create beautiful window treatments for every room in your house―and save money at the same time! Even novice curtain makers can us...


Dress Your Windows in Style Create beautiful window treatments for every room in your house―and save money at the same time! Even novice curtain makers can use this book to realize their window dreams. This complete guide to curtainmaking combines inspirational ideas with practical, easy-to-follow instructions for making all kinds of curtains and shades, as well as valances, borders, ruffles, tiebacks and other decorative details. Beginning with the essentials of sewing draperies―from measuring windows and choosing fabrics to combining and matching patterns and estimating and cutting yardage―Easy Curtainmaking provides step-by-step instructions and expert commentary on every aspect of planning and executing a window dressing. Inside Easy Curtainmaking: · Complete step-by-step guide to making your own curtains with an individual look perfectly suited to your own home. · Hundreds of proven techniques for creating sheer and lined curtains and shades. · More than 300 inspirational color photographs that emphasize unique pattern combinations with elegant finishing touches. · Overview of finishing details like basic stitches and embroidery, seams, mitered corners, trims, bindings, and piping. · Inspirational how-to secrets from a prominent interior designer and soft furnishings instructor.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Scroll Saw Wooden Bowls

ISBN: 9781565239616

Author: Carole Rothman    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

You will not believe these bowls were made without a lathe! 30 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw instead of a lathe Prog...


You will not believe these bowls were made without a lathe! 30 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw instead of a lathe Progressive learning format gradually helps beginners move from the most basic starter bowl to more elaborate projects Projects include laminated swag bowls, a flared lobed bowl made with varied angles, a thin, eight-segmented bowl, and an inward curving bowl Original patterns for other types of vessels include a vase, a ginger jar, and a candy dish Author Carole Rothman is a popular woodworker who writes for Woodworker's Journal and provides frequent video tutorials While wood bowls are commonly made on a lathe, this updated and expanded guided resource offers 30 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw. Each project contains clear instructions and beautiful illustrations. The projects are organized in a progressive learning format, so everyone can find something exciting to make—even a new scroller! Beginning crafters can start with the most basic starter bowl and gradually work their way toward more elaborate bowls—such as laminated swag bowls; a flared lobed bowl made with varied angles; a thin, eight-segmented bowl; and an inward curving bowl. Original patterns for other types of vessels include a vase, a ginger jar, and a candy dish. For advanced wood crafters, an appendix expands upon the earlier material and pushes the wood artist to create new patterns or adapt the existing ones to create art of your very own. With Scroll Saw Wooden Bowls from Carole Rothman, you will learn to make such amazing bowls on your scroll saw that you and your friends won't believe they were made without a lathe!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$39.99
Creative Terrariums

ISBN: 9781565239845

Author: Enid Gonzalez    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Add a decorative, organic presence to even the smallest room with beautiful terrariums! 33 step-by-step projects for creating gorgeous terrariums in the smalles...


Add a decorative, organic presence to even the smallest room with beautiful terrariums! 33 step-by-step projects for creating gorgeous terrariums in the smallest of spaces including apartments, tiny homes, and small rooms Over 300 photos, illustrations, and step-by-step details for each project Everything you need to know to bring your own mini landscape to life with cacti, succulents, tropical plants, mosses, air plants and more Troubleshooting tips include how to identify symptoms of illness and control unwanted pests Plant care techniques and tips for maintaining a healthy and beautiful terrarium Do you yearn to enjoy green growing things but lack the space for a big garden? If you have any room at all you can create a beautiful terrarium! With Creative Terrariums, craft blogger Enid G. Svymbersky presents 33 cutting-edge, contemporary designs that will add a decorative organic presence to even the smallest room. Each imaginative project features inexpensive materials, common plants, and step-by-step building instructions. Inside, you'll learn step-by-step how to build and maintain unique mini-gardens full of lush, oxygen-boosting plants. The mini terrarium projects include memo boards, jars, fishbowls, dream catchers, and more that will fit on small tables, bookshelves, and window sills, hang on the wall, or can be displayed in any other tight places in the home. Expert advice for terrarium maintenance is also included, making this book your indispensable reference guide to the satisfying, sustainable hobby of DIY terrariums!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Home & Garden
$39.99
Atlas of Empires

ISBN: 9781620082874

Author: Peter Davidson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Atlas of Empires tells the story of how and why the great empires of history came into being, operated and ultimately declined, and discusses the future of the ...


Atlas of Empires tells the story of how and why the great empires of history came into being, operated and ultimately declined, and discusses the future of the empire in today's globalized world. Featuring 60 beautiful and detailed maps of the empires' territories at different stages of their existence and organized thematically to reflect the different driving forces behind empires throughout history (such as faith, nomadic culture, nationhood and capitalism), each section discusses the rise and fall of the empires that existed in a region: their government and society, wealth and technology, war and military force, and religious beliefs. From the earliest empires of the Sumerians and the Pharaohs to the modern empires of the USSR and the European Union, this is a story that reveals how empires are created and organized, how later empires resolve the problems of governance faced by earlier empires, and how the political and cultural legacies of ancient empires are still felt today.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2018


Tags: March 2018   History
$44.99
Power Carving Manual Second Edition

ISBN: 9781565239036

Author: Woodcarving Illustrated    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The professional advice and the sheer beauty of these projects make this title a must-have reference for every power carver! The go-to reference for power carvi...


The professional advice and the sheer beauty of these projects make this title a must-have reference for every power carver! The go-to reference for power carving, updated and revised Expanded reviews featuring the latest tools: A complete buyer's guide to exciting new tools from Dremel, Foredom, and other manufacturers 22 step-by-step projects from Woodcarving Illustrated magazine—the woodcarver's authoritative source for 20 years: Including birds, fish, mammals, walking sticks, and more Contributions from today's top names in woodcarving: Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, Wanda Marsh, Lori Corbett, Chuck Solomon, Dave Hamilton Stunning photos of finished work and step-by-step techniques Improved performance, versatile attachments, and lower prices have placed power tools within the reach of every woodworker. Celebrating 20 years of power carving wizardry, this big book presents all-time favorite projects and patterns from Woodcarving Illustrated, the leading how-to magazine for carving enthusiasts. If you have been thinking about trying your hand at power carving, or are looking to expand your power carving skills, this powerhouse collection is exactly what you need. It features a stunning gallery of work and a complete buyer's guide to exciting new tools from Dremel, Foredom, and other manufacturers. Covering everything from the basics of safety to the strategy for texturing feathers, Power Carving Manual, Second Edition offers expert information, insight, and inspiration from today's top power carvers, including Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, Wanda Marsh, Lori Corbett, Chuck Solomon, and Dave Hamilton.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 19-03-2018


$44.99
BigFoot Goes on Vacation

ISBN: 9781641240000

Author: D L Miller    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Shy and reclusive, BigFoot spends most of his time in the deep dark woods, rarely spotted by humankind. But every now and then he leaves his remote retreat, and...


Shy and reclusive, BigFoot spends most of his time in the deep dark woods, rarely spotted by humankind. But every now and then he leaves his remote retreat, and travels the world for vacation fun! Sharpen your search & find skills by locating the elusive BigFoot on vacation 10 big visual puzzle panoramas offer teeming activity and an impressive level of detail Search for BigFoot, his legendary footprint, and more than 500 other unexpected personalities and objects Scenes include a beach, camping, cruise, farm, carnival, safari, National Park, and more Fun and educational facts & illustrations about each vacation activity so you can learn more about what you see Sharpen your search & find skills by locating BigFoot at his favorite vacation retreat. It won't be easy! BigFoot is enjoying his holiday in ten different ways, from deep sea diving and joining a balloon festival to taking a cruise, going to the beach, visiting Yellowstone National Park, and more. This handsome hardcover book presents each getaway as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. Your task is not only to find BigFoot and his legendary footprint, but also more than 500 other unusual and sometimes unexpected personalities and objects. Fun facts and pictures accompany each scene to help you learn more about vacation activities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 19-03-2018


$29.99
BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World

ISBN: 9781641240017

Author: D L Miller    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Shy and reclusive, BigFoot spends most of his time in the deep dark woods, rarely spotted by humankind. But the bright lights of the big city beckon to everyone...


Shy and reclusive, BigFoot spends most of his time in the deep dark woods, rarely spotted by humankind. But the bright lights of the big city beckon to everyone, even our mysterious furry friend! Sharpen your search & find skills by locating the elusive BigFoot in his favorite cities 10 big visual puzzle panoramas offer teeming activity and an impressive level of detail Search for BigFoot, his legendary footprint, and more than 500 other unexpected personalities and objects Scenes include New York, London, Paris, Athens, Tokyo, San Francisco, Toronto, and more Fun and educational facts & illustrations about each vacation activity so you can learn more about what you see Sharpen your search and find skills by locating him at his favorite metropolis. It won't be easy! BigFoot is visiting ten major cosmopolitan destinations, from the Big Apple and London to Paris, Athens, Tokyo, Toronto, and more. This handsome hardcover book presents each urban oasis as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. Your task is not only to find BigFoot and his legendary footprint, but also more than 500 other unusual and sometimes unexpected personalities and objects. Fun facts and pictures accompany each scene to help you learn more about the world's most popular cities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 19-03-2018


$29.99
Quilting Simplified

ISBN: 9781574219029

Author: Choly Knight    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you've never quilted before, this is the place to start! Creating your own unique handmade quilt is one of the most satisfying and rewarding sewing activitie...


If you've never quilted before, this is the place to start! Creating your own unique handmade quilt is one of the most satisfying and rewarding sewing activities you will ever experience. This ultimate beginner's guide shows you everything you need to know, with eight simple projects that let you quilt as you learn. Both "quilt-as-you-go" and traditional methods are covered, with easy-to-follow lessons in basic techniques. Cutting instructions are provided for all size quilts-baby, twin, full, and queen/king-to provide progressive challenges as your confidence increases. Sewing expert Choly Knight makes the quilting process as foolproof as possible, with straightforward directions and step-by-step illustrations. She reveals clever tricks and shortcuts that will shave hours off your working time. Before you know it, you'll be sewing beautiful modern bed quilts to cherish for years to come.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2015


$39.99
Basket Essentials

ISBN: 9781497100145

Author: Lora Irish    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Go beyond just following the steps—learn the methods to traditional basket weaving! 20 classic folk basket patterns including egg, potato, and Appalachian ba...


Go beyond just following the steps—learn the methods to traditional basket weaving! 20 classic folk basket patterns including egg, potato, and Appalachian baskets Step-by-step instructions and photography take you through every method Master proper techniques on an intermediate level, not just the beginner's how-to Author Lora Irish is an accomplished artist and maker of many trades With 20 classic folk basket patterns and clear step-by-step instructions and photos, you'll acquire all the proper techniques you need to become an accomplished basket-weaver inside Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving. From measuring and adding spokes to learning various weaving patterns, learn the methods to the art of traditional basket weaving. The author, the legendary Lora Irish, is a talented and successful artist of many trades and has been making baskets for 15 years. She has also written several woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
Gardening For Geeks

ISBN: 9781620083581

Author: Christy Wilhelmi    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The ultimate organic gardening resource, Gardening for Geeks provides readers with everything they need to know about designing, building, and sustaining their ...


The ultimate organic gardening resource, Gardening for Geeks provides readers with everything they need to know about designing, building, and sustaining their own garden. Filled with step-by-step processes, helpful diagrams, and expert tips on the best practices, this book covers it all for anyone who dreams of gardening, even the city dweller. Starting off with the basics and progressing into more advanced concepts for a wide scope of gardening strategies and techniques, this is a comprehensive and geeky look at your favourite hobby. Founder of Gardenerd and author, Christy Wilhelmi shares her expertise to break down the biology and ecology of gardening in an easy, breezy writing style that will make you appreciate and understand gardening even more than you did before!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
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