Author: Marci Donley, DeAnn Singh
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Explains how anyone can use simple tools and materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Q-tips, sponges, and other common items, to produce beautiful and graceful calligraphy.
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.
Stars, flowers, birds, and other natural motifs form the centers of these unusual variations on traditional mandalas. Ready to color, these 31 full-page images feature striking designs that radiate outward into square patterns.
Author: Robin J. Baker, Kelly A. Baker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Traditional paisleys take on a wild new look with these original designs.The 31 intricate drawings offer the chance to create contrasts and make the patterns pulse with psychedelic power.
Author: Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
"Express yourself through beautiful works of hand-lettered art and illustration"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Jorge Amado
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
In his unanimously praised novel full of sex and adventure, violence and courage, Amado has created a South American "Western" and people it with wonderfully earthy characters from his childhood.
Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure to include in my contracts? David’s readers–a passionate and vocal group–regularly ask him these questions and many more on how to launch and run their own design careers. With this book, David finally answers their pressing questions with anecdotes, case studies, and sound advice garnered from his own experience as well as those of such well-known designers as Ivan Chermayeff, Jerry Kuyper, Maggie Macnab, Eric Karjaluoto, and Von Glitschka. Designers just starting out on their own will find this book invaluable in succeeding in today’s hyper-networked, global economy.
Ghosts Go Haunting
Author: Sorche Nic Leodhas
Publisher: Open Road Media
Ten Scottish ghost stories of ghastly ghouls and Gaelic superstitions Those who don’t believe in ghosts simply have yet to see one for themselves. Once doubters meet a spirit, they will never return to their previous state of disbelief. Ghost stories are everywhere if one is willing to listen. In these eerie accounts, Sorche Nic Leodhas presents a compilation of Gaelic ghost stories she has collected throughout her life. With tales such as those of the lads who were robbed by a dead man, the crofter who helped carry a coffin, and the mother who came back from the dead to care for her baby, Ghosts Go Haunting is sure to thrill even the firmest of nonbelievers.
All the animals are running, swimming, splashing and dashing in this colourful rhyming picture book... but where are they all going? With sturdy pages and a simple, engaging story, this is the perfect counting book for toddlers, covering numbers one to ten.
Author: Y. S. Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This ready-to-color collection of 30 full-page designs depicts popular motifs in the best Japanese artistic tradition — from highly stylized creatures of the sea and air to lush blossoms and sinister dragons. A delight for colorists of all ages, a versatile source of inspiration and royalty-free art for designers, artists, and craftworkers.
Author: Melissa Averinos, Asharae Kroll
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.