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Pyrography Style Handbook

A must-have resource for any beginner or intermediate pyrographer, this is a comprehensive guide to all of the major styles used in pyrography. Including 31 finished samples and line art, author and respected pyrography artist Lora Irish provides step-by-step instructions for each art style, from silhouettes, engraving, and cross hatching to pointillism, realism, pencil shading, and texture ...

Modern Faux Flower Projects

Flowers breathe fresh air into our home décor, but constantly replacing and maintaining fresh flowers can be expensive and tricky. Learn how to make lovely, long-lasting home décor using silk flowers to create beautiful arrangements, wreaths, garlands, wall hangings, tabletop centerpieces, and other innovative projects. Arranged by spring, summer, autumn, and winter DIY creations, this book also ...

Making Copper Wire Earrings

Transform simple copper wire into stunning works of wearable art! From best-selling author and popular artist Lora Irish, learn expert techniques to create over 100 stylish DIY earring designs. With step-by-step instructions, high-quality photography, lists of materials and tools (including common household items, like medicine jars), and helpful tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make dozens of ...

Woodburning Projects and Patterns for Beginners

The ultimate beginner-friendly guide to pyrography, this book is the best place to start! Featuring a complete overview and introduction to woodburning, you’ll understand the tools, supplies, and safety precautions involved in this unique art. Learn basic techniques to then complete step-by-step projects – patterns included – for frames, boxes, ornaments, and coasters, as well as how to avoid ...

Wooden Whirligigs

With a basic skillset, some aspects of physics, and unique designs, woodworkers of all levels will love this hands-on project guide. Build 10 creative whirligigs that progress in difficulty, from simple propeller models to those with oscillating rods. With step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography and helpful tips throughout, each design is playful and full of movement that will ...

Quick-Start Woodburning Guide

This easy-to-read, small-format guide is the ultimate starting point to introduce yourself to the hobby of woodburning! Perfect for any beginner, jump right into learning about what pyrography is, safety, types of equipment, pens, burning techniques, and other foundational topics. Get a complete overview, and with the suggested lists for further reading and project books, get started!

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling in the Wild

Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood, and a handful of household items. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating high-quality photography, whittle and carve a boat, parachute, and so much more. Plus, each project has its own QR code for video extras!

Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving

Go beyond just following the steps and learn the methods to traditional basket weaving. 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, from measuring and adding spokes to learning various weaving patterns.

Super Simple Hand Lettering Projects

You love to letter and you have a favorite alphabet. Now, let your skills shine! Discover ways to hand letter on a variety of different surfaces and materials in order to create amazing works of art, whether you want to gift, sell, or decorate your home. From lettering on fabric and chalkboards to digitizing your calligraphy, this is the ultimate source of inspiration for passionate hand ...

Garden Mosaics

Create a colorful garden with tiles galore! With 19 stunning mosaic garden projects that range from simple to elaborate, create one-of-a-kind pots, garden ornaments, wall panels, and more! Each design contains step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography, as well as pattern templates.

Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook

An absolute must-have guide for beginners, this is an interactive workbook designed to teach you how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface, no brush pen or calligraphy nib necessary! You’ll learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles by practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes. Perforated traceable ...

Making Wow Jewelry

Make jewelry that will wow! This book will teach you how to make DIY fashion jewelry with a unique look and style.Packed with pretty, attention-grabbing statement jewelry projects that you can make yourself in one sitting, learn tons of jewelry-making techniques with step-by-step instructions, stunning photography, and expert tips from award-winning designer, Gay Isber.

Joy of Chip Carving

The final book from the leading icon in US wood chip carving, Wayne Barton offers his expert instruction and inspiration based on a lifetime of study, understanding, practice, and achievement. Detailing his philosophies and methodologies on line and design, how to layout, carve, and finish, and even including his highly sought-after Barton Capitals and Foliated Alphabet templates that have never ...

Big Book of Embroidery

A visual encyclopedia of stitches, the Big Book of Embroidery is the essential, go-to reference guide for both beginner and experienced embroiderers. Containing 250 popular embroidery stitches and techniques for loop stitches, straight stitches, woven stitches, and more, this book provides detailed close-up photography and step-by-step illustrations and captions. Followed by 29 projects for ...

Creating Wooden Jewelry

The first-ever comprehensive guide to creating wooden jewelry, learn and practice several woodworking skills - including jointing, turning, steaming, polishing, staining, painting, beveling, inlaying, and more - to discover a brand new art perspective! Combining wood with other media, from silver to silicon, you’ll create 20 beautiful and accessible jewelry projects that take jewelry beyond ...