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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 ...

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 ...

Lettering for Absolute Beginners

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 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 ...

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 ...

Stylish Artificial 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 ...

Beginning Basket Making

Beginning Basket Making is a must-have beginner’s guide to basketry! Featuring 22 contemporary projects, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and high-quality photography, this book is the gateway to creating modern masterpieces. An introduction explains all the materials and basic techniques in easy-to-understand descriptions before continuing on to the projects, from a serving tray and ...

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 237 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 ...

Applique: The Basics and Beyond, Second Revised & Expanded Edition

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 step-by-step tutorials and 550 photos and illustrations to practice applique in 10 creative projects, this is the ultimate go-to ...

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.

How to Marble Paper

Discover and fall in love with the ancient art of marbling paint in this modern guide! With more than 30 different patterns to create and a step-by-step interactive workbook to encourage practice, you’ll learn all the marbling techniques, from chevron and feathering to stone and scallop. You’ll also learn how to float paint on water, create intricate patterns with unusual tools, and so many more ...

Leather Pyrography

For absolute beginners or passionate wood burners that are curious to work on a new medium, this book by pyrography teacher Michele Y. Parsons is a helpful guide to using pyrography on leather. Containing four projects, step-by-step instructions, and detailed information on pyrography pens and how they interact with leather as opposed to wood, you’ll learn a completely new way to burn decorative ...

Plus Size Knits

No longer are the days you need to be disappointed by knitting large versions of clothes. Plus Size Knits contains 25 stylish patterns, from pullover sweaters to cozy cardigans and more, that have been specifically designed for plus sized women. Resulting in sweaters and accessories that are well-constructed, flattering, and perfect for you!

Easy Wire Art

Delicate yet robust, wire art is the perfect way to add handmade charm to any room. With easy-to-follow diagrams and clear instructions, learn the techniques to start an eye-catching and inexpensive hobby by creating 21 decorative wire art projects for your home or office, from free-standing flamingos to delicate flowers for vases.

Woodburning Realistic Animals

Woodburning Realistic Animals shows how to create amazingly lifelike portraits of domestic animals and wildlife with 20 step-by-step projects plus skill-building tutorials for creating realistic eyes, noses, short fur, long fur, hair, manes, whiskers, and feathers.