Author: Marie Browning
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Featured are dozens of different jar projects, all with simple illustrated instructions, include a variety of styles including paint, stencilling, fabric, faux glass stain, lighting, etching, decoupage, transfers.
This inspiring collection of Christmas crafts helps you give every room a festive air. Look through galleries arranged by artists eager to share their holiday season and personal style. For example, all Jana Wilson’s choices, including cowboy boot ornaments, reflect her ranch home. You can make everything you see—a candy house; Father Christmas; fairy godmother to crown the tree; and other holiday glories.
Costume, Makeup, and Hair
Author: Adrienne L. McLean
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Movie buffs and film scholars alike often overlook the importance of makeup artists, hair stylists, and costumers. With precious few but notable exceptions, creative workers in these fields have received little public recognition, even when their artistry goes on to inspire worldwide fashion trends. From the acclaimed Behind the Silver Screen series, Costume, Makeup, and Hair charts the development of these three crafts in the American film industry from the 1890s to the present. Each chapter examines a different era in film history, revealing how the arts of cinematic costume, makeup, and hair, have continually adapted to new conditions, making the transitions from stage to screen, from monochrome to color, and from analog to digital. Together, the book’s contributors give us a remarkable glimpse into how these crafts foster creative collaboration and improvisation, often fashioning striking looks and ingenious effects out of limited materials. Costume, Makeup, and Hair not only considers these crafts in relation to a wide range of film genres, from sci-fi spectacles to period dramas, but also examines the role they have played in the larger marketplace for fashion and beauty products. Drawing on rare archival materials and lavish color illustrations, this volume provides readers with both a groundbreaking history of film industry labor and an appreciation of cinematic costume, makeup, and hairstyling as distinct art forms.
Cradle to Cradle
Author: William McDonough, Michael Braungart
Publisher: North Point Press
A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.
Christmas in Crochet
Author: Connie Ellison
Publisher: Drg Texas Lp
A full compliment of clever Christmas designs will keep crocheters happily crafting through the cold months of winter. Six project-packed chapters offer every imaginable gift and holiday project: tree toppers, tree skirts, ornaments both whimsical and elegant, afghans, pillows, table settings, wall hangings, tissue toppers, angels, bookmarks, book covers, hats, scarves, mittens, shawls, gift baskets, games, stuffed toys, slippers, baby booties, and even a Santa hat. With this volume, crafters will never again be at a loss for Christmas projects.
Author: Ingrid Carozzi
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
Gifts Kids Can Make
Author: Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Shows how to make fourteen different gifts for all occasions, from jewelry to baskets to stuffed animals, as well as unusual gift wrappings, from easy-to-find materials, by following the step-by-step instructions.
Creative ideas for 27 decorative Christmas items made from natural materials and found objects. • Create unique handmade Christmas décor and gifts with a simple, rustic look • Transform pinecones, scrap wood, seeds, nuts, fabric, old jars and bottles, twigs, paper bags, and other easy-to-find materials into beautiful decorations • Projects include wreaths, candleholders, ornaments, miniature santas and Christmas trees, centerpieces, and more
See Yourself Sensing
Author: Madeline Schwartzman
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
" ... Is the first book to survey the intersection between design, the body, science and the senses, from the utopian pods and head gear of the 1960s, to the high-tech prostheses, wearable computing, implants, and interfaces between computers and humans of the past decade ..."--Introduction, p. 6.
101 Christmas Minis
Author: Holly DeFount
Publisher: Leisure Arts
101 Christmas Minis -- Book 2 (Leisure Arts #5523) is packed with petite cross stitch designs by Holly DeFount of Kooler Design Studio. These traditional holiday designs are wonderful for finishing as ornaments or using to embellish other decorations and gifts. Designs portray Nativity scenes, Santas, snowmen, florals, toys, elves, stars, candles, greetings, pets, music, and more. When stitched on 18-count fabric, they all fit inside a 2 -inch diameter opening. Full-color charts and basic cross stitch diagrams and instructions are included.
Author: Philip Hochuli
This book offers uncomplicated recipes for delicious desserts, pies, and cookies and shows how chocolate can be used in a multitude of dishes. After the introduction which lists what ingredients you need to make chocolate, it explains how chocolate is produced and processed correctly. Then follow the recipes where you will find cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, and a separate chapter on cakes, pies and cheesecakes including chocolate spreads and vegan Nutella (heavenly). There is also a great chapter for chocoholics with marzipan chocolate bars and a chocolate foccacia with rosemary and sea salt. For each recipe there are icons that tell at a glance whether the recipe it is gluten-free, sugar-free or soy free. This is very useful for quick reference, especially when you have guests who have allergies and intolerances. They also have information on the level of difficulty and time required to facilitate painless planning. The recipes use tasty and inexpensive ingredients which can be found in almost any supermarket and are very easy to prepare!
Quick Patchwork Projects
Author: Abigail Barbier
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Create your own quilts in just a matter of hours! These patchwork projects are fast, easy, and attractive, and include both traditional and modern designs. Experienced quilter Abigail Barbier offers advice on estimating fabric lengths, threads, and stitching, and on techniques such as cutting and piecing. The bright and bold patterns include overnight, evening, and beach bags; a rucksack; a waistcoat and sleeveless jacket; a child's skirt; a tiny purse; and a scrunchy hairband; plus a place mat, Provencal tablecloth, and crazy patchwork cushion. These fabulous designs will become your treasured heirlooms of the future.
We Make Dolls!
Author: Jenny Doh
Publisher: Lark Books
Celebrates stitched doll art by providing full-sized templates for twenty-three human, animal, and creature doll projects, and features artist profiles, studio photographs, and descriptions of signature techniques.
Author: Julie Courtney, Sid Sachs
Susie transforms her medium to create confounding pieces that demand a closer look. A great collector of textiles of all sorts, from pantyhose to cheap lace to old hankies, she alters the original material to create masterpieces from art history.
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.