October 2019 (52)

Form Follows Technique

ISBN: 9780764358197

Author: Richard Schultz    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Based on a series of lectures developed by noted furniture designer Richard Schultz, this brief, striking book lays out his design manifesto both challenging an...


Based on a series of lectures developed by noted furniture designer Richard Schultz, this brief, striking book lays out his design manifesto both challenging and adding to Louis Sullivan's credo ""form follows function."" From African stools carved from a single log to advanced techniques of laminating wood; from simple twisted wire chairs to complex wire furniture bending in three axes; and from basic stonework to iconic post-and-beam structures, the art of design evolves along with the available materials and techniques. Combining Zen wisdom, examples of classic furniture, and a lifetime of experience as a designer, Schultz explores how technology both limits and fosters innovative design. It is the author's hope that this book will encourage students, designers, and others to think about new materials and techniques so that they, too, will create iconic designs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 152 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$39.99
Beginners Guide to Making Mosaics

ISBN: 9781497100176

Author: Delphine Lecsuyer    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Transform areas and items in your home into beautiful works of art! Eye-catching and a lot of fun to do, this introductory guide to mosaic art (literally) cover...


Transform areas and items in your home into beautiful works of art! Eye-catching and a lot of fun to do, this introductory guide to mosaic art (literally) covers everything, from window sills, wall murals, and coffee tables to flower pots, picture frames, trays, and so many more decorative pieces for both the home and garden! With 16 beautiful projects to create, supply lists, step-by-step photography and captions, helpful tips, and everything you need to know about the materials, tools, and techniques to make colorful works of art, this is the go-to guide for starting a brand new hobby in mosaics!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$34.99
101 Quilting Tips & Tricks

ISBN: 9781947163133

Author: Penny Haren    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

The ultimate pocket guide to quilting by nationally-known quilting authority Penny Haren, this book is packed with expert tips and tricks on equipment, short cu...


The ultimate pocket guide to quilting by nationally-known quilting authority Penny Haren, this book is packed with expert tips and tricks on equipment, short cuts, organization, color, patterns, machine quilting, and more! Providing 101 great tips for beginning quilters but also filled with new information for experienced quilters, there's something for everyone to try! Written by a nationally-known quilting trade speaker, columnist, and consultant, author Penny Haren shares her expert knowledge and teaches you all the tricks of the trade in this convenient and compact pocket guide!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 102 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$17.99
Applique The Basics and Beyond

ISBN: 9781947163225

Author: Janet Pittman    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Containing visual information to instruct a beginner or improve an experienced appliquer's techniques, this updated, award-winning classic features two new proj...


Containing visual information to instruct a beginner or improve an experienced appliquer's techniques, this updated, award-winning classic features two new projects and information on wool applique preparation and stitching, hand applique, and updated tools. With chapters on getting started, grasping the basics, understanding the equipment, selecting the right supplies, and learning all about applique, you'll then progress into 10 creative projects. Including step-by-step tutorials and over 550 photos and illustrations to practice applique, this is the ultimate go-to resource to learn and do it all! Author Janet Pittman has been designing quilts for 20 years and has won awards for both her quilts and her books, including this one!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$49.99
Plus Size Knits

ISBN: 9781497100534

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

It doesn't have to be a challenge to find well-constructed knitting patterns for your body type anymore. Plus Size Knits contains 25 stylish and sophisticated p...


It doesn't have to be a challenge to find well-constructed knitting patterns for your body type anymore. Plus Size Knits contains 25 stylish and sophisticated patterns, from pullover sweaters to cozy cardigans and more. Specifically designed for plus sized women, these styles result in flattering sweaters and accessories with beautiful details. Featuring stunning photography and helpful size charts and diagrams to create pieces that are tailored just for you, this is a must-have for plus size knitters!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$34.99
Woodworker's Handbook

ISBN: 9781497100657

Author: Roger Horwood    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The complete reference handbook for DIY home woodworking, this is an absolute must-have guide for beginners and even experienced craftsmen. Every tool you'll ne...


The complete reference handbook for DIY home woodworking, this is an absolute must-have guide for beginners and even experienced craftsmen. Every tool you'll need is laid out with guidance on safety measures, care instructions, and how and when to use it, from gauges and shaping tools to clamps, drills, and more. Every technique you'll use is described and detailed, from constructing to finishing. You'll know what type of woods to use for certain projects, how they cut, and their durability. After learning the crucial fundamentals of woodworking, you'll complete 5 step-by-step projects that are beautiful and useful items for everyday use, ranging from a dining room table to a bedside cabinet. Concise and practical, and useful even for experienced woodworkers, Woodworker's Handbook will help you practice and improve your skills--and learn new ones!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
Scroll Saw Baby Animals

ISBN: 9781497100541

Author: Judy Peterson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

From baby pandas and piglets to bear cubs and lion cubs, this book by best-selling and award-winning scroll saw artists and authors, Judy and Dave Peterson, has...


From baby pandas and piglets to bear cubs and lion cubs, this book by best-selling and award-winning scroll saw artists and authors, Judy and Dave Peterson, has over 50 scroll saw projects and patterns that focus on young animals found in the zoos, woods, jungles, and oceans of the world. Providing basic information on using a scroll saw to creating puzzle animals, there even a few simplified projects with pieces large enough that are safe for children to play with! Great for decorating a nursery or children's room, or gifting as a handmade toy to someone you love, this is an excellent guide to further your scroll saw practice with fun and playful projects!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$34.99
Carving Small Characters in Wood

ISBN: 9781497100183

Author: Jack Price    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Making tedious techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with person...


Making tedious techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with personality. With step-by-step directions and photography, you'll be able to learn and appreciate this form of miniature character wood carving. Starting off with basic lessons on carving the body and face then progressing into greater challenges like creating ears, hairstyles, and grimaces, author and renowned caricature woodcarver Jack Price is the leading voice to learn from on how to carve small statuettes! A well-respected carver, Price is also the author of the popular books Carving Compact Characters and 50 Character Patterns for Woodcarvers. Beginning his career in 1975, he has been specializing in compact figures since 1978, with most of his work ranging from 2-3 inches in height.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$29.99
For The Love of Dogs

ISBN: 9781621871897

Author: Tom Colvin   

The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Dogs is a witty and informative book on all things canine-related. Featuring over 250 st...


The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Dogs is a witty and informative book on all things canine-related. Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute dogs, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue dog. Know how to give them the life they've always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that's as adorable as it is enlightening!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
For The Love of Cats

ISBN: 9781620083604

Author: Tom Colvin    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related. Featuring over 250 st...


The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related. Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute cats, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue cat. Know how to give them the life they've always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that's as adorable as it is enlightening!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
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