books about: handmade
Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter
Master builder Louie Frazier's Japanese-style pole house in Northern California, reachable on a 500" cable across a river / Ian MacLeod's handbuilt stone house in South Africa, where baboons jump on the roof at night / Ma Page's bottle house in the Nevada desert / artist Michael Kahn's semi-subterranean sculptural ivillage in Arizona / Bill and Athena Steen's strawbale houses / Ianto Evans' cob houses in Oregon / the Archlibre group of ...
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 ...
Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books
Dorothy Simpson Krause
North Light Bks
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 ...
No Need to Knead : Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes
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!
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 ...
Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business
Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving business Most Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the business-related intricacies of starting and maintaining a successful Etsy business. Etsy-preneurship helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small business owner on Etsy, including taxes, bookkeeping, marketing, finances, ...
The Crayon Box That Talked WITH 8 Large Crayons, a "Fun With Letters" Coloring Book AND a Small Handmade Tote ...
Scholastic & ASI
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
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 ...
Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry
North Light Bks
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 ...
Princeton Architectural Press
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. ...
Creative Collage Techniques
Virginia Lee Williams
North Light Bks
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 ...
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 ...
Handmade Music Factory: The Ultimate Guide to Making Foot-Stompin'-Good Instruments
Fox Chapel Publishing
The most creative musical instrument book you’ll ever find! You don’t have to be an expert or spend a lot of money to make your own musical instruments. Just follow-along with handyman Mike Orr as he guides you through the making of 8 of the most creative instruments you’ll find anywhere. From a one-string guitar made from a soup can, to a hubcap banjo and even a stand-up guitar made from a vintage ironing board—you’ll make ...
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 ...
The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors
Alix G. Perrachon
The Monacelli Press
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 ...
Making Soap from Scratch: Complete Beginner's Guide to Natural Handmade Soaps
Thrive Press (www.thrivepressbooks.com), 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 ...
David & Charles Publishers
15 Recipes For Gourmet Food Gifts: Edible Handmade Gifts From Your Kitchen
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 ...
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 ...
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