May 2019 (45)

Introduction to Bookbinding and Custom Cases

ISBN: 9780764357350

Author: Tom Hollander    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binder...


The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binders is the next best thing. Teaching you valuable beginning and intermediate level skills, using their trademark hands-on approach, the Hollanders explain the basics of the craft, then guide you through five projects. Detailed instructions and photos help you to success. You’ll master the pamphlet book style, the flat-back book, the round-back book, and the construction of slipcases and clamshell boxes for decorative book protection. Along with formulas to help you navigate making your own custom-size books, an extensive glossary of bookbinding terms and a list of resources offer ongoing support. A gallery of the authors’ handmade books and boxes provides inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$79.99
Basketry Basics

ISBN: 9780764357459

Author: BJ Crawford    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progre...


This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project. Follow along from one to the next, or jump ahead to the more advanced baskets to expand your intermediate skills. The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl, and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, color, and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today’s top basketmakers serve as inspiration. This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make handbuilt baskets.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$49.99
The Ceramics Studio Guide

ISBN: 9780764356483

Author: Jeff Zamek    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Learningfrom others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly thancommitting them yourself. This book is packed with practical informationthat will ena...


Learningfrom others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly thancommitting them yourself. This book is packed with practical informationthat will enable potters to successfully complete the many steps inpottery production. Making functional pottery or ceramic sculptureentails many different skill sets and processes in forming clay, dryingclay, glazing, and firing. Any one of these steps can cause failures. As ceramics consultant Jeff Zamek points out, under ideal conditions abeginning or advanced student would be guided by a teacher at everystep; mistakes and bad habits would be caught as they occurred andcorrected. While such learning situations are rare today, this bookfills the gap. As Zamek says,"This book offers you forty years of wisdom, generated by my students'and my client ceramics companies' issues with clays, glazes, and kilnfiring." With its solutions to common problems, this guide helps potters to succeed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2019


$59.99
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
Woodworking

ISBN: 9781497100053

Author: Tom Carpenter    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,000 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and st...


Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,000 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness. From setting up a workshop to the principles of good design, how to use tools and essential techniques, it's the only reference that aspiring craftsmen need to start creating fantastic woodworking projects right away. This big book covers choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more. But where a lot of woodworking books only show you some skills, this giant woodworking compendium goes on to give you 41 complete home furnishing project plans so you can put your skills to use.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$59.99
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 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
Watercolor Pencil Guide and Workbook

ISBN: 9780764357367

Author: Madison Smolsky    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Discover your artistic talents with this guide to practicing and expanding your watercolor pencil techniques. For beginners as well as experienced artists wanti...


Discover your artistic talents with this guide to practicing and expanding your watercolor pencil techniques. For beginners as well as experienced artists wanting to explore a new medium, an introduction covers the basics, explains techniques, and offers tips and tricks to help you achieve your visions. The 62 full-page outline drawings allow learners to practice the techniques of their choice, including gradients; shading; color theory; techniques using salt, coffee grounds, alcohol, and sugar water; and dry brushing. Printed on watercolor paper, the images can be removed from the book for painting and framing. They cover a variety of themes, including animals, seasons, nautical motifs, food, faces, and many others.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$45.00
An Obsession With Cigar Box Guitars (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9781620083130

Author: David Sutton    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The author of Cigar Box Guitars shares his amazing photo gallery of handmade musical greatness. This new edition includes a new step-by-step project for buildin...


The author of Cigar Box Guitars shares his amazing photo gallery of handmade musical greatness. This new edition includes a new step-by-step project for building your own tenor ukulele, and instructions for playing homemade guitars using both innovative and traditional techniques. In a modern revival of a great American tradition, sliders, pickers, strummers and makers are coming together in what they call the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution. Musicians and hobbyists are finding new creative freedom by making their own musical instruments out of unconventional materials. Their ingenious creations range from simple cardboard diddley bows to an electrified washtub bass. Cigar Box Guitars celebrates the modern craft of these irresistibly alluring instruments. In this new edition, professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton shares his obsession with the genre in an expanded photo gallery that profiles inspiring examples of handmade musical greatness. Sutton details multiple techniques for playing the fretted, three-string cigar box guitar, with easy-to-follow chord diagrams and instructions for a selection of classic tunes. Authentic stories of legendary American roots music personalities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


Tags: May 2019   Craft & Hobbies   Music
$39.99
Invitations Greeting Cards Postcards & Self-Promotion

ISBN: 9788417412197

Author: Marta Serrats    Publisher: Promo Press

A collection of greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards that have been either made by hand or produced with the most avant-garde computer- ...


A collection of greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards that have been either made by hand or produced with the most avant-garde computer- design techniques. Nine seconds is the current estimate of the amount of time that it takes to captivate the eye. In our information-saturated world, in which email has monopolized personal communication, handmade greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards offer an element of exclusive value and a unique charm, bringing together imagination, real texture, and a wide variety of design techniques. This publication focuses on the latest creative card designs produced by innovative design studios and artists throughout the world. The ideas showcased in its three hundred pages range from handmade cards that elude conventional printing processes to the most avant-garde computer-designed offerings. The book shows the creative processes and techniques used in each project and analyses the key elements of their success. This book is a great source of inspiration for those eager to break boundaries and go one step further with their creativity and imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 210 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$59.99
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