books about: handmade
Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash
What happens when one energetic, well respected jewelry-making blogger and 26 talented beaders connect through social media and end up swapping their leftovers? You get a mélange of projects bursting with every flavor imaginable! Each designer was given a focal bead, a unique clasp, and coordinating beads, and was charged with creating a dynamic piece of jewelry. These artists push their own boundaries to come up with new combinations and ...
Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes
That Patchwork Place
Quilters can't get enough of Kay Mackenzie's appliqué designs. In this elegant follow-up to Easy Appliqué Blocks , she presents 50 all-new designs with traditional appeal, such as Whig Rose, Pineapple, and Fleur-de-lis. The bonus CD features each block in five sizes, from 6" to 12". No need to enlarge--just print the size you need. See a color photo of each block design stitched in fabric, plus a line drawing for tracing Find all designs ...
Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
It’s the natural inconsistenciesthe accidental differences between one finished piece and anotherthat make hand-printed fabrics, papers, furniture, and works of art so interesting. The quirks are what show the maker’s intimate involvement in the process, and it’s that unique quality that first attracted textile designer and illustrator Lena Corwin to hand-printing. Even though decorative prints are more in vogue than ever, there ...
Making Glass Beads (Beadwork Books)
"Jenkins' beads are little glass gems made using standard glassworking supplies....She gives...instructions for plain glass "millefiori (thousand flowers), sculpted beads, and others. Photographs of museum-quality beads...provide an eye-opening look at beads as art." "Library Journal. ."..launches into the basics...graduating from simple...to the complex...every step of the process is accompanied by color photographs. There is enough detail to ...
Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
With a history that stretches back to the hauntingly beautiful mummy portraits of Greco-Roman Egypt, encaustic art is now enjoying a renewal of popularity among artists and art lovers alike. Today, museums are staging exhibitions of encaustic art, workshops in the technique are thriving, and art collectors and dealers are assimilating encaustic art into their collections and galleries. The word encaustic is taken from the Greek and means ...
Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for ...
Storey Publishing, LLC
When it comes time to put the finishing touches on the edges of a fiber project, a crochet border is the perfect solution. Edgings are essential adornments to the most popular knit and crochet pieces blankets, scarves, and afghans. But borders can do so much more; they give handmade goods a delightful finishing touch, serve as focal points, tidy uneven edges, and add handcrafted flair to store-bought apparel. Borders often require turning a ...
Handmade Shoes for Men
Special essays provide insights into the history of shoe fashion and the shoemaking craft, while excellent color photographs illustrate each stage in the making of these works of art in leather. This book is tailor-made for anyone who values tradition and fashion and simply loves shoes.
Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry
North Light Books
In this latest book, author Sharilyn Miller shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewellery and beading, with: An in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it simple to get started; More than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewellery projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches of and bracelets; It only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewellery that's guaranteed to ...
Handmade Music Factory: The Ultimate Guide to Making Foot-Stompin Good Instruments
Fox Chapel Publishing
Learn how to make eight of the most unique and imaginative instruments found anywhere - from a one-string guitar made from a soup can, to a hubcap banjo. Author Mike Orr takes you inside the growing trend of handmade music and shows you how with a little creativity and some salvaged parts, you can create your own arsenal of instruments that look good, sound great, and deliver some foot stompin' fun!
Scrap-Basket Sensations: More Great Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips
That Patchwork Place
Kim Brackett is back with more of her masterful designs! If you enjoyed the popular Scrap-Basket Surprises , you'll love this all-new collection of eye-catching quilts. Designed for 2 1/2" strips, each project is perfect for convenient precut bundles--or for cutting strips from your stash. Enjoy a varied assortment of fabrics, from soft pastels to rich country colors to contemporary batiks Choose from 18 exciting quilts--a great value Find ...
Altered Art Circus: Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, and Assemblages
Art Circus! takes the reader on a magical journey into the artistic world where they can discover their creative muse which is waiting to come out and play. It is at heart a technique book for altered artists, but is housed within a wonderful, spectacular fantasy land. The book will bring the reader, the daydreamer, the explorer, the artist, to a place have never been, where they can unleash their artistic dreams and explore hidden worlds ...
Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts
In Modern Quilt Perspectives , you'll do more than learn the how-tos of making twelve engaging, usable quilts--you'll explore the idea of why you quilt and the meaning behind your personal art. Popular quilt and fabric designer Thomas Knauer leads the conversation, sharing the whys behind these twelve quilts. You'll see that inspiration can come from truly anywhere: your thoughts on the current issues, your bond with an online community, your ...
The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry
North Light Books
Join The Naughty Secretary Club! If you prefer your jewelry subtle and serious, you might want to go ahead and set this book back on the shelf. However, if kitschy accessories made with a wink and a smile are your cup of tea, this book will have you on the edge of your chair. The Naughty Secretary Club is packed with more than 50 kitschy-secretary-themed jewelry projects, plus lots of quirky sidebars covering hot topics such as office romance ...
Creative Collage Techniques
Virginia Lee Williams
North Light Books
Collage is a fine art combination of paper and shape, color and texture, imagination and vision. This book can help you bring all of these together in one beautiful creation. Here you'll see magnificent collages by leading artists who show youin step-by-step demonstrationshow to begin, how to design, how to apply collage techniques in exciting ways. Plus you'll get your chance to use those techniques with nearly fifty projects that ...
Naturally Fun Parties for Kids; Creating Handmade, Earth-Friendly Celebrations for All Seasons and Occasions
Anni Daulter with Heather Fontenot
Sellers Publishing Inc
Naturally Fun Parties for Kids gives parents distinctive ideas and complete plans decorations, activities, recipes, and more -- for celebrating with their families throughout the year. All 16 parties, 4 for each season, are inspired by nature, are cost effective, utilize recycling and other sustainable practices, and are incredible fun for all! From a fabulous homemade, all-natural spa party filled with floral-scented foot soaks and chocolate ...
The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature
It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide ...
Handmade Tiles: Designing, Making, Decorating (Lark Ceramics Book)
Step-by-step advice and instruction, together with finished samples of some of the best handmade tiles from around the world, are combined in this practical introduction to a popular craft.
Art Stamping Workshop: Create Hand-Carved Stamps for Unique Projects on Paper, Fabric, Polymer Clay and More
North Light Books
Ideal for the rapidly growing number of rubber stampers, fabric artists, polymer clay enthusiasts, greeting card crafters and book makers, Art Stamping Workshop shows readers how to carve their own stamps and create a range of sophisticated and personalized effects on projects of all kinds. This one-of-kind book includes: A detailed section on materials and techniques; Complete, step-by-step demos and templates for carving stamps out of soft ...
Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space, and Style
That Patchwork Place, 2011
Love the idea of quilting but limited by time and resources? Oh, and the fact that you barely know how to sew? Here's the answer! With bright, modern prints and simple patterns, Amy Ellis eases new quilters into a lifelong creative adventure. Simple instructions guide you at every step, from cutting and piecing to finishing your fabulous first quilt. Choose from 14 striking designs; each is made from just one block Create beautiful blocks ...
Handmade, Holiday, Homicide (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Book 10)
Spot On Publishing, 2014
Super-crafter Kiki Lowenstein is cramming as much into the ho-ho-holiday season as she can. But Kiki’s ambitious plans come to a crashing halt when her student, Eudora Field, drops dead at the start of one of Kiki’s community center classes. An overeager security guard is convinced that Eudora didn’t make her transition without help. Now it’s up to Kiki to determine who was nice, and who was very, very naughty, indeed. To claim the ...
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