Sock Loom Basics
Author: Leisure Arts
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Everyone loves hand-knitted socks! And now you can knit custom socks for everyone on your gift list--even if you've never knitted anything before! Fans of the adjustable KB Sock Loom will love this companion book, which provides a handy guide to the loom's basic instructions plus 11 great designs for preemies to adults. It also includes handy tips on how to adjust the sizes to fit a larger or smaller foot. You’ll be an expert in no time! The designs feature mock cables, beaded cuffs, several rib patterns, stripes, garter blocks, a toeless pedicure sock, and spiral tube socks and a hat for preemies.
Author: Melissa Leapman
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
An introduction to cable knitting by the author of Cables Untangled walks knitters step by step through the process of creating a variety of complicated and beautiful designs using a closed-ring cable technique, furnishing a comprehensive library of more than one hundred cable stitches as well as twenty patterns for a variety of sweater and accessory projects. 20,000 first printing.
Learning to create knit garments without needles is the focus of this stitch-pattern collection and instructional reference. By using long looms, crafters can simplify two-color work, master larger projects, and make double-knit fabrics with more options for surface texture. From simple scarves to detailed felted slippers, the designs in this resource will allure seasoned experts looking for new ways to knit, as well as beginner-level stitchers who are still trying to master using needles. Projects are accompanied by instructional photographs and include a baby blanket, an afghan, a tasseled scarf, a shawl, and a garden party table setting.
Make hats, scarves, sweaters, an afghan and more-- without knitting needles!--
Knitting Board Basics
Author: Pat Novak, Kim Novak
Provides tips and patterns for knitting on a knitting board, and includes beginners' basics and informaiton on such finishing details as creating buttonholes and joining sleeves.
Novice knitters will discover the delights of working up quick-knit ideas with Alison's clear, practical approach. Starting with materials, she shows how different yarns can be used - from wool and cotton to mohair and ribbon. Experimenting is fun too. String, raffia and fabric can be used to create wonderful textured textiles. Stitches, techniques and patterns follow with clear photographs showing how to start. Casting on, increasing, decreasing, shaping, joining in colours and more, are all illustrated in easy sequences, with a range of beautiful, practical ideas - from scarves, hats and cushions, to cardigans, sweaters and throws. This book is for anyone who is interested in textiles and the joy of working with different textures, colours and natural materials. It is for anyone who wants to give something handmade as a gift, and it is for anyone who wants to experience the pleasure of knitting something special by hand.
Loom Knitting Socks
Author: Isela Phelps
Reveals everything you need to know to loom knit socks. There are 50 projects for no-needle knitting---from colorful baby booties to beaded sophisticated numbers. All the basics are covered in the comprehensive illustrated introductory chapter, so anyone, even a beginning loomer, is able to follow along.
Uses nine simple circle loom projects to introduce cable knitting for socks, sweaters, purses, hats, scarves, mitts, shawls, backpacks, and throws.
Loom Knitting Primer
Author: Isela Phelps
"A beginner's guide to knitting on a loom, with over 30 fun projects"--Cover.
Crochet pattern to create a little panda doll. This panda is inspired by a cooking set to make little Sushi pandas from seaweed and rice. I turned it into a crocheted doll. The book shows you how to crochet a Little Panda yourself. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make the doll. The panda is 4 inches (10 cm) high (sitting). Materials: You can any left over yarn. Recommended materials: DMC Petra No.3 colors: black = 11 g and white = 15 g 3 mm crochet hook Tapestry needle Polyester fiberfill 25 g Pins
Presents nineteen different patterns for Christmas stockings and tree ornaments, providing step-by-step instructions for creating such decorations as miniature mittens, snowflakes, and miniature sweater ornaments.
Playing with Books
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: Quarry Books
In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art. The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun.The beautiful high-end presentation and stunning photography make this book a delightful, must-have volume for any book-loving artist or art-loving book collector.
A great deal of literature confirms the fact that small family-owned businesses rarely extend beyond the founder of the business. This study explored and identified factors that helped to create a successful family business transition for two African American family-owned businesses in the San Antonio area. One family experienced working through a well thought-out succession plan that successfully passed the mantel from one generation to the next, while the other family experienced going through an unexpected, unplanned business succession that was also successful. Understanding the factors that help create a successful family business transition is difficult because there is very little scholarly research that has an in-depth focus on the African American family business. The research design used was a Phenomenological Qualitative Historical Case Study. The findings revealed that both families' success may be attributed to factors such as being raised by both of their parents and being taught family values, hard work, responsibility, and accountability. Self-preservation, the first law of nature, was taught to make them aware of the importance of taking care of self first, so they could take care of others. As children, they watched their parents at work, which gave them the opportunity to shape and mold their own work ethic with a strong family influence. Most of the children in both families were socialized into the family business and never worked elsewhere. Both families were very active in church and made the church the center of their social life. All of the family members had mentors and/or role models as a child, at school, and at work. The researcher concludes that it is important to note a plan for succession should consist of three elements, all of which must precede the actual succession by a few months. A plan for succession occurred in one case; however, in the second case, it occurred several months after succession took place.