Author: Heike Roland, Stefanie Thomas
Das selbstgemachte Freundschaftsbändchen ist ein besonders beliebtes Geschenk für die beste Freundin. Die Knoten sind relativ einfach und schnell erklärt, die Variationsmöglichkeiten sind dafür fast unendlich. Aus einzelnen Knoten werden raffinierte Muster für Armbänder, die nicht nur die beste Freundin beeindrucken. Doch nicht nur Muster können geknotet werden, mit einer selbstgemachten Vorlage lassen sich auch Texte und Buchstaben in die Armbänder knüpfen. So entstehen ganz individuelle Armbändchen. Dank Knüpfgrafiken und Videoanleitungen für die Grundtechniken gelingt das Nacharbeiten garantiert.
Quilting For Dummies
Author: Cheryl Fall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! Discover how to * Select the right fabrics and threads * Design your masterpiece * Use quilting software * Save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools * Quilt by hand or machine * Get creative with applique
Author: Linda Sonntag
Six step-by-step projects for making jewelery from natural materials. Each chapter includes brief information about the material (history and qualities), an introduction to the item to be made in the section, and information about other materials and tools required to work with this particular material. Pieces made in each chapter will vary, e.g., there will be a necklace made from grasses, a ring made of stone, a brooch constructed out of wood, and so on - this way the author can demonstrate a broad range of techniques. The focus of the book will be on producing contemporary pieces with a broad appeal, offering readers the chance to produce their own wearable, interesting jewellery that is not too challenging, but miles away from the 'tourist tat' or 'feather on a string' look. Images will include the work of varied international jewellery makers, from locations including the UK and US, Germany, Switzerland, Scandanavia, Australia and New Zealand.
The Granny Square Book
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution of the granny square!
For fans of Secret Garden and Color Me Calm who can't get enough of the coloring bookcraze, KEEP CALM AND COLOR ON combines the iconic 'Keep Calm' branding with theintricate coloring pages designed for busy adults looking for a stress-relieving creativeoutlet.
Author: Kevin Jan Bonner
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Whether you wish to renovate that old chair or bring a second-hand piece of furniture back to life at minimal cost, this is the book for you. It describes in full detail every step of the furniture restoration process.
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.
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.
Suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced artists. Covers all essential elements of making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, expressions, emotion, atmosphere and action. This book gives
300 Papermaking Recipes
Author: Mary Reimer, Heidi Reimer-Epp
This comprehensive resource contains step-by-step recipes for crating gorgeous, richly textured handmade papers with flower petals, moss, herbs, paints, threads, and glitter.
Author: Lee Suttey
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style--retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun--to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Each exercise is introduced with whimsical visuals and followed by three pages (some blank, some with templates) where you can practice and try out your own ideas. Special Features: Filled with information about the history of type to inspire your own work A perfect balance of guided tutorial pages and blank sheets for practicing and doodling Paperback, landscape orientation of page allows plenty of room to sketch
PEPIN Giant Artists Colouring Books contain 24 sheets (2 x 12 designs) of superior-quality acid-free drawing paper in A3 size. The designs are precise representations of masterpieces of art and design - very intricate and challenging and suitable for serious colourists and art students. Each design is included twice, so that you can either create variations or use one for testing and the other as the final artwork.