Stylish and practical techniques that make sewing simple.
Author: Nicole Blum, Catherine Newman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
In today’s thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9–14 the basics of how to sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, and weave, plus how to make three projects for each craft. From woven patches and a knitted backpack to embroidered merit badges and a crocheted bracelet, the fresh, kid-approved projects encourage creative variations and build confidence along with valuable life skills.
Author: Kathryn Bruton
Salads are perfect for big-flavour meals, but pre-made ones are often covered with sugary dressings and full of preservatives for extended shelf life, so Kathryn Bruton has ramped up the health-factor with her range of skinny salads to suit everyone, whether they want something warming and comforting, refreshing and revitalising or all-out wow. Chapters cover Gloriously Green, Comfort, Simple, Classics, Show-Off and Fruit Salads, and include gluten and dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes. Plus there's a section with extra-good-for-you dressings, condiments and pickles. From warming Kofta Salad, a `Wind me Down' Winter's Evening Salad and tasty Spiced Roasted Plum Salad to a twist on the classic, Caesar Salad with Purple Kale, Kathryn minimises the use of sugary, heavy dressings and bland leaves and brings fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients. Each salad is less than 300 calories per portion but still jam-packed with flavour.
Sew Step by Step
Author: Alison Smith
Need to learn how to shorten a hemline? Eager to make some cushion covers or a simple tunic dress? Sew Step by Step will come to your rescue. A compact version of DK's The Sewing Book, here all the essential basic techniques and tools are clearly explained so you can start sewing with confidence. With no projects, just all the information and guidance you need to get going, this book is sure to whet your creative appetite and leave you equipped and inspired to make beautiful, personal pieces. Packed with easy-to-follow techniques, from sewing on a button to personalizing a garment, Sew Step by Step brings these traditional, practical, and artistic crafts up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, introducing these immensely satisfying skills to a whole new generation. So what are you waiting for? With the help of this book you can learn a skill that expresses your individuality and flair, will save you money, and will create objects you can cherish for years.
Get fit in English
Author: Jochen Vatter
Publisher: Persen Verlag
An all-level skill book to make sure you get the most out of your serging machine. Photographs and step-by-step instructions take you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust settings to get best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics with perfect results.
Leading needlework artist Kaffe Fassett tells you the fascinating story behind his fabric designs, plus those of other leading designers: Roberta Horton; Mary Mashuta; Liza Prior Lucy; Pauline Smith; Sandy Donabed; Betsy Mennesson; Brandon Mably; Gill Turley; Antique quilts are the starting point for many of these quilt designs. Almost all the projects showcase the new generation of printed fabrics: - Organic Stripe and Swiggle Stripe, Paperweight, Pansy and Diagonal Poppy, and the new lkat weave fabrics from India. With full colour photography throughout, every project is accompanied by a colour photograph of the finished project, detailed step-by-step instructions, and coloured piecing diagrams. The patchwork 'know-how' section and glossary cover all the techniques and terms used in the projects
Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
In bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and no more blurry night shots that were exposed too long. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you are shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing you to turn difficult shots into real works of art.
Author: Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Cabaret Voltaire
Publisher: Scheidegger and Spiess
Dada began on February 5, 1916, when Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, and others launched the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Cabaret Voltaire would eventually become the stuff of legend, joined by the short-lived but no less significant Gallery Dada. Even as Dada spread throughout Europe and the world, its heart was always in Zurich. This book honors the centennial of Dada by telling for the first time the full story of its genesis and the role played by Zurich and its vibrant community of artists in its creation and flourishing. It sets the early years of Dada firmly in the city's historical and cultural context and reveals the intellectual and social background that were crucial to the fermenting artistic ideas that culminated in Dada. It goes on to trace the explosion of Dada into a worldwide phenomenon that took in such artists and intellectuals as Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau, and Man Ray. Richly illustrated, this book will stand as the definitive account of the origins of Dada and its little-considered ties to one particular, spectacular city.
Author: Ragnar Axelsson, Mary Ellen Mark
Raised on an isolated farm in southern Iceland, Ragnar Axelsson (born 1958) became captivated early on by the brutal beauty of the North Atlantic and the delicate interactions between its inhabitants and their environment. Born of that fascination, "Faces of the North," first published in a small print run in 2004, established Axelsson as one of the leading documentary photographers of our time. It contained about 100 lushly austere, powerful images of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, taken over two decades. Long out of print, "Faces of the North" is now republished in a special anniversary edition that echoes the format of Axelsson's latest publications, "Last Days of the Arctic" and "Behind the Mountains." Containing the original selection of photographs documenting the vanishing lifestyles of the North Atlantic, the new edition also includes previously unpublished photos, Axelsson's personal accounts of the journeys which led to the images' creation and the artist's sketches of the photographs, drawn nightly as he traveled through the Arctic. In the 2004 edition of "Faces of the North," Axelsson collected the images of farmers, hunters and fishermen in the Arctic and the Atlantic that he became best known for; in the 2014 edition, his oeuvre comes full circle, as he looks back upon the foundation of his photographic passion and career.
Author: David LaChapelle
The king of exuberant eclecticism, photographer and director David LaChappelle is an accomplished talent in the worlds of fashion, advertising and fine art. Known for his strong use of color and playful pop sensibility, LaChapelle has an unparalleled ability to create images that linger in the memory. Yet, despite his undoubted artistry he never loses his exuberant sense of humor. As a follow-up to his long out of print first Stern Portfolio, this prestigious volume debuts the new hardcover format in this series, making it even more ideal for collecting the series in one's library.