Christmas Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)

By John Montroll

With this convenient how-to ebook, you could mix all of the enjoyable of paperfolding with the delight of constructing your individual Christmas undefined. transparent instructions and targeted diagrams exhibit tips on how to make greater than forty tasks — from basic to advanced. you will find out how to fold such conventional tree adorns as origami candles, stockings, bells, and stars; build a educate out of paper to place below the tree, besides a few cleverly folded reward bins. you are going to even be capable of make a Nativity scene with Mary, the clever males, and child Jesus and create a iciness wonderland with a snowman, pine timber and a Santa, followed through reindeer and a sleigh.
Perfect for domestic or lecture room use and acceptable for paperfolders of every age and talent, this easy-to-follow advisor bargains an exciting technique to welcome within the Christmas holidays.

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Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art

With web page after web page of stimulating chances, this booklet publications you on an uncompromising trip to visually dynamic, conceptually provocative, completely unique art.

Embrace the spirit of artistic play, escape of your convenience quarter, and take your artwork to a complete new point. In her follow-up to the preferred Art Revolution, Lisa L. Cyr delves deeper into an inspiring diversity of 2 and third-dimensional mixed-media recommendations. observe clean, alternative routes to use and manage portray media, remodel surfaces, and create special, message-driven work.

Inside you are going to find:

  • A big variety of unconventional instruments, fabrics and tactics that support artists blaze their very own special and artistic paths
  • 12 step by step demonstrations highlighting particular experimental thoughts, together with freeform portray, making customized instruments, and construction size right into a floor with inlaid boxes
  • 3 characteristic demonstrations exhibiting mixed-media strategies at play within the construction of unique works of art, from inspiration to completion
  • A bankruptcy on inventive self-promotion revealing the newest advertising and presentation options for the operating artist

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Patchwork, Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give

By Ayumi Takahashi

Get clean notion with 19 speedy and colourful projects!

In Patchwork, Please!, Stitch journal contributor Ayumi Takahashi has created playful and sensible patchwork tasks for the house and the folks who stay in it. stitching may be enjoyable, and Ayumi Takahashi's patchwork initiatives embrace that satisfied, playful approach.

Known for either her exact blend of patterned materials and her quirky interpretations of classic type, Ayumi brings this signature method of 19 stitching initiatives. The booklet starts off with easy options in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edged applique, and laptop and hand embroidery. Then it is instantly into an attractive collection of initiatives for the kitchen, domestic, relations, and friends.

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Sew Gifty: Fun Accessories, Decor Accents, Baby Gifts, and Other Perfect Presents

By Janis Bullis

Easy stitching tasks designed to be certain, out-of-the-ordinary gifts

Sew Gifty provides boutique-quality presents that any one could make in a night and should be proud to provide. there's a ideal current right here for everybody at the checklist; lady or guy, child or youngster. the gathering contains on-trend components, deluxe linens, colourful toys, presents for fans like golfers and chefs, and mawkish presents for weddings and showers. For reward wraps, there are a stitched card, reward bag, and fabric-covered field. The initiatives use exact materials from silks to fleece and immediate elaborations, and are ideal for personalizing. every one has step by step directions with how-to images and styles. Even a starting sewer can create those initiatives; actually, those are ideal first initiatives. The tasks contain beaded socks, an embroidered silk beauty bag, night scarf, stadium cushion, linen dinner napkins, shoe trip luggage, a customized necktie, even a ballerina gown. stitch Gifty is for everybody who likes to make offers for vacations and detailed occasions.

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Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt: 25 Whimsical Sewing Projects

By Kata Golda

With not more than felt and thread, Kata Golda creates toys and useful goods for the house which are undeniably fascinating, fashionable, and sweetly imperfect. Her whimsical creations were promoting at high-end boutiques for a number of years, and now, in Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt, she exhibits crafters of all ability degrees easy methods to make 25 of her favorites.
Ranging from children’s finger puppets and a tooth-fairy pillow to picture “brag” books, messenger luggage, and curtains and blankets, each one of these tasks may be accomplished in an hour or much less. they're made of easy shapes of wool felt sewn jointly and customised with distinctive information, all utilizing uncomplicated, huge stitches. step by step directions and templates, besides lovable photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, make every one venture basic to copy. Playful tutorials, resembling easy methods to customize tasks with various facial expressions, upload to the attraction of this pleasant book.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting

By Mary Scott Huff

The visible approach to upload colour in your knitting

Are you a knitter trying to extend your wisdom and tackle new demanding situations? colour provides shiny, advanced styles to sweaters, hats, mittens, and extra. For the uninitiated, colour knitting might be intimidating, however it does not need to be. Teach your self VISUALLY colour Knitting explains, step-by-step, some of the tools and offers you a number of tasks so you might positioned your newfound abilities to use.

Working with color—whether it truly is one richly toned variegated handspun yarn or a number of colours labored in an difficult pattern—is an effective way to improve from uncomplicated initiatives to extra advanced and pleasing ones. picture by way of picture, you will research the entire strategies, together with stripes, slip-stitch knitting, reasonable Isle (stranded knitting), intarsia, and entrelac. Plus, you will get a few classes on colour concept and realize how one can prepare attractive colour combinations.

  • Features 21 styles utilizing numerous colorwork skills
  • Includes a sew development dictionary for every technique
  • Photos and distinct motives make studying easy

If you are a crafter who learns greater by means of seeing and doing, Teach your self VISUALLY colour Knitting gets you hopefully knitting colorwork in no time.

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Free-Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits for Every Day

By Lisa Shroyer

Indulge your self in hand-painted and lace yarns. Many scarf initiatives take just one skein!

What is admittedly extra well known than knitting socks? Knitting shawls! thirteen out of 35 of Ravelry's hottest styles of all time are small shawls or wraps. And who higher to curate a set of those trendy-yet-classic designs than the editor of Knitscene, Lisa Shroyer?

Free Spirit Shawls beneficial properties 20 scarf initiatives which are provided alongside four subject matters: colour (simple colorwork), Lace (the countless lovely probabilities completed via basic yarnovers), Simplicity (variegated yarns and straightforward stitches used to create easy but notable designs), and Texture (cables and knit-purl combinations). strategy beneficial properties specialise in targeted components of craftsmanship corresponding to Shetland development and the anatomy of semicircular shawls.

With her intimate wisdom of what knitters are hungry to make and put on, Lisa has curated a modern assortment that may succeed in a long way past easy developments and should proceed to motivate for years to come.

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Mom & Me Knits: 20 Pretty Projects for Mothers and Daughters

By Stefanie Japel

Like mom, like daughter! Mom & Me Knits bargains every thing a knitter must sew up stylish items for herself and her child. Stefanie Japel, celebrated knit fashion designer and mom of 2 little ladies, has created clever, subtle items for moms and extra whimsical, younger interpretations for daughters. From a chic Lace Cardigan and an informal Halter most sensible to a comfortable Shawlette and a enjoyable Surfer Tee, this candy ebook has whatever for everybody. The styles will be tailored for baby a while four via 10 and grownup sizes XS via XXL. With a word list of vital recommendations and phrases, step by step directions, and lovely colour images, mother & Me Knits makes it a cinch to whip up lovable, matching knitted clothing for moms and their favourite little ladies.

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Inspired to Design: Seven Steps to Successful Art Quilts

By Elizabeth Barton

Awaken your internal artist with this hands-on, intriguing workout consultant that takes you thru the seven-step method to layout profitable artwork quilts. Celebrated quilter Elizabeth Barton exhibits you ways to grasp each step, from discovering concept to making a layout and developing the ultimate cover. prior to you recognize it, you’ll be designing quilts which are actual artistic endeavors, whether you’ve by no means studied paintings earlier than. comprises in-depth sections on composing a layout, operating with colour and cost, and lots more and plenty extra — turns quilters at any point into larger duvet designers.

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Handmade Hellos: Fresh Greeting Card Projects from First-Rate Crafters

By Eunice Moyle

Signed, sealed, added! during this pleasant publication, card-making professionals Eunice and Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky letterpress assemble jointly greater than 25 tasks from modern such a lot proficient paper artists. uncomplicated directions define card- and envelope-folding fundamentals plus the right way to display print, use a Print Gocco computing device, hand-bind, emboss, stamp, stencil, and lots more and plenty extra. Ready-to-use styles and spiral binding ease the method whereas easy-to-follow instructions, lovely illustrations, and accomplished undertaking images make it a cinch to create stacks of boutique-worthy greeting playing cards.

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