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Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books
Dorothy Simpson Krause

North Light Books, 2009

Discover what happens when you add artmaking and bookbinding together. With Book + Art , explore the basics of surfaces, images and words in order to create provocative works of art with layers of meaning. Whether you're altering a pre-made book or creating your own, here you'll find both the instruction and the inspiration to get it done. In addition to learning mixed-media techniques—such as how to age paper, transfer images and make your ...


Handmade Music Factory: The Ultimate Guide to Making Foot-Stompin Good Instruments
Mike Orr

Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011

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!


The Crayon Box That Talked WITH 8 Large Crayons, a "Fun With Letters" Coloring Book AND a Small Handmade Tote ...
Shane DeRolf

Scholastic & ASI, 1998

A BOOK, A COLORING BOOK, A BOX OF CRAYONS AND A TOTE BAG with Just One Shipping Charge! THE CRAYON BOX THAT TALKED by Shane De Rolf, illustrated by Michael Letzig, c. 1998, Scholastic Inc. - New York, NY. Size is about 7" x 10", with soft covers, 28 pages. Although they are many different colors, the crayons in a box discover that when they get together they can appreciate each other and make a complete picture. Teaches about individuality, ...


Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
Lissa Rankin

Watson-Guptill, 2010

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 ...


Sign Painters
Faythe Levine, Sam Macon

Princeton Architectural Press, 2012

There was a time-as recently as the 1980s-when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our visual landscape. ...


Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry
Sharilyn Miller

North Light Books, 2005

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 ...


Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for ...
Edie Eckman

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2010

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 ...


Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
Lena Corwin

Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2008


No Need to Knead : Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes
Suzanne Dunaway

Hyperion, 1999

This sumptuous collection of recipes for eighty of Dunaways best loved breadsfilled with her wonderful illustrationsoffers recipes for such classic Italian breads as Focaccia, Filoncino, and Pane Casereccio (Housewifes Bread) and also traditional American breads like Skillet Cornbread and Sourdough Biscuits. With Dunaways revolutionary methods for easy baking, everyone can have his or her breadand make it, too!


Scrap-Basket Sensations: More Great Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips
Kim Brackett

That Patchwork Place, 2011

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 ...


Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash
Lori Anderson

Kalmbach Books, 2012

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
Kay Mackenzie

That Patchwork Place, 2011

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 ...


Handmade Tiles
Frank Giorgini

David & Charles Publishers, 2001


Creative Collage Techniques
Nita Leland, Virginia Lee Williams

North Light Books, 2000

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 you—in step-by-step demonstrations—how 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 ...


Making Soap from Scratch: Complete Beginner's Guide to Natural Handmade Soaps

Thrive Press (, 2012

“From start to finish, this guide makes natural, cold process soap making easy to master at any level. Thank you, Summer, for sharing your experience and recipes.” – Praise for Making Soap from Scratch Cold process handmade soap is a surprisingly simple craft and art…when you’ve got the right guide. Look no further, Making Soap from Scratch is it! With easy-to-follow instructions and straight-forward advice, soaping ...


The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors
Alix G. Perrachon

The Monacelli Press, 2010

Handmade rugs are perpetual objects of desire, sought after for their expressive designs and intricate combinations of pattern and color. Whether hand-knotted or handwoven, their tactile quality completes any well-furnished interior. A rug often occupies fully a third of a room and, if antique, is also often its most expensive single item, yet there has never been a book presenting decorative carpets as an integral component of interior design ...


15 Recipes For Gourmet Food Gifts: Edible Handmade Gifts From Your Kitchen, 2013

Whether you are an experienced or beginner cook, 15 Recipes for Gourmet Food Gifts is the ideal guide for great food gift ideas, recipes, and step-by-step directions to help you give the perfect and most original gift to your loved ones! Gourmet homemade food gifts are guaranteed to be unique, thoughtful, and frugal. You’ll also have a great story to tell when you give your gift! • Give a jar of Home Cured Olives as a gift for fathers who ...


Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher's Art
Art Boericke, Barry Shapiro

Scrimshaw Press, 1973

If you have ever thought about getting it all together...time, energy, land, build something of your very own, this book may entice you to take the fatal step. Author, Art Boericke and Photography Barry Shapiro have traveled for years to the ends of many rural road in order to visit and record the best owner-built structures they could. These words and images will not telly ou what to build nor how to build it. We hope that the ...


Art Stamping Workshop: Create Hand-Carved Stamps for Unique Projects on Paper, Fabric, Polymer Clay and More
Gloria Page

North Light Books, 2006

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 ...



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