Quilt a New Christmas with Piece O'Cake Designs: Appliqued Quilts, Embellished Stockings & Perky Partridges for Your Tree

By Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins

1/2 the designs during this assortment supply the vacation season a fantastic twist with unforeseen materials and colours, and the opposite part are flexible and gorgeous quilts for you to continue out after the vacations are over.

Full-size templates for every applique layout are incorporated. There are enjoyable styles for Christmas stockings, lap quilts and wall hangings.

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Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction

By Norma Loehr

customized bras are significant stitching initiatives. they're effortless to make, healthy completely, and will be worn on a daily basis. yet previously, the recommendations of customized bra making were tricky to entry.

Demystifying Bra becoming and development unearths the secrets and techniques of bra couturiers, instructing you what you could have continuously desired to find out about becoming and stitching your personal bras. specialist customized bra maker Norma Loehr breaks down the appropriate and building method into easy, effortless to stick with steps so that you can get nice effects in your bra making tasks. With easy-to-follow directions, colour images, and a advisor to sourcing fabrics, this e-book has every little thing you must make your personal specialist having a look bras very quickly in any respect.

no matter if you're a domestic sewer or an aspiring undies clothier, this publication is for you!

“Not merely does customized bra maker Norma Loehr stitch splendidly, she's clever - so her good inspiration out and fantastically provided paintings on bra making has ended in a publication that evokes and educates.” Susan Khalje, writer, Bridal Couture and Linen and Cotton and Contributing Editor for Threads journal

"I’ve had the privilege of checking out Norma’s ebook sooner than its liberate, and it’s an absolute needs to purchase for a person drawn to stitching their very own bras (seriously, there’s one gem of bridge becoming recommendation in there on my own that’s definitely worth the buy price!)." Melissa Fehr, Fehrtrade.com

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

By Mark Montano

The Big-Ass booklet of Crafts is full of principles for sharpening up your dwelling house; concocting very good, all-natural physique items; designing your individual detailed stationery; and growing numerous different crafts that might persuade your folks and household that you are the mystery love baby of Martha Stewart (only a lot, a lot cooler).

Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters--TLC's While You have been Out best dressmaker Mark Montano has created fashionable and creative initiatives that diversity from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African masks patio chairs to wood night-light containers. Divided into sections that come with Outdoorsy (ideas to augment your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates utilizing varied techniques), you have been Framed (innovative photo framing ideas), and will i've got a gentle? (creating and adorning lamps, lanterns, and chandeliers), it truly is as enjoyable to learn because it is ceaselessly inspiring.

With multiple hundred and fifty artistic and enjoyable tasks, The Big-Ass publication of Crafts is the precise job publication for readers of each temper, price range, and talent point.

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Cozy Knits: 50 Fast & Easy Projects from Top Designers

By Tanis Gray

Cozy Knits is a wonderful number of 50 all-new styles. subscribe to editor Tanis grey as she brings jointly an all-star forged of state-of-the-art best knitting designers to create dozens of pleasant projects.

All of the designs in Cozy Knits are knit with Cascade Pacific and Cascade Pacific Chunky yarns. those cheap yarns are available an unending array of colours and are a mix of superwash merino wool and acrylic, making them perfect for growing tasks for infants and children, presents, domestic decor goods, and daily components and garments.

Cozy Knits has concepts for knitters of all ability degrees, together with cables, lace, brioche knitting, intarsia, reasonable Isle, and slip sew, in addition to tried-and actual stockinette sew and garter sew. This assortment bargains tasks that each family member will love, together with sweaters, shawls, shrugs, mittens, hats, afghans, and child blankets.

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Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques

By Jennifer Chin

The artwork of soldering—permanently becoming a member of steel parts with a torch and solder—can open up a brand new global of artistic percentages for jewellery makers.
 
In Hot Connections Jewelry, award-winning jewellery fashion designer Jennifer Chin courses you thru each step, from opting for a torch to uncomplicated innovations like sawing, submitting, and riveting, in addition to extra complex ideas like growing floor textures, atmosphere stones, and utilizing inlay.
 
With 23 in-depth classes and 15 beautiful initiatives, in addition to inspiring examples from contributing artists, Hot Connections Jewelry is your crucial advisor to unleashing your creativity and self belief in jewellery making.

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Painting with Acrylics

By Ian Coleman

Learn how one can get the main out of acrylic paints with this guide's transparent directions and photographic examples

Acrylics are a flexible and interesting medium, yet how will you get the main from those paints? This booklet indicates you ways. With step by step examples, it explains the center brush abilities for a newbie. For people with extra event, it introduces a number of innovations so that you can research, for instance, find out how to mix your colours, use obvious washes to create tones, and paint a number of layers of thick and skinny textures to offer your paintings subtlety. The paints are so forgiving that there are not any ideas, simply possibilities to celebrate and test with their nice capability. There are 11 vintage paint options featured. With Ian's transparent guide, this ebook publications you thru the foundations of dealing with the paint, which might be utilized to any sort of portray, notwithstanding unfastened, expressive, or summary it can be. With specialise in brush talents to accomplish more than a few types and finishes, and a number of examples together with humans, nonetheless existence, summary, and animals, this transparent, educational advisor may be of curiosity to artists eager to study acrylics, and people attracted to picture layout, advertisement representation, and typical history.

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Me and My Sewing Machine

Available, handsome and jargon-free, this e-book includes every little thing you must be aware of to stitch good utilizing your stitching computing device and not anything extra. There are not any frightening couture-type thoughts that genuine sewers by no means use, no painstaking methods that do not really make your stitching more straightforward, or support it glance greater, and no complex equipment of doing something. in its place you'll find easy-to-understand, sensible and ornamental concepts that make stitching easy, whether you've gotten by no means used a computer prior to. there are various shrewdpermanent guidance plus shortcuts that could make issues quicker and more straightforward to do, with transparent suggestion on in case you can use those quick equipment and whilst it truly is higher to do whatever the normal manner. every little thing is illustrated with transparent step by step images and comprehensive samples, with version samples the place applicable. in addition to recommendations, there are a few effortless initiatives you may make in your stitching computer and even supposing they're easy, they do not skimp on type.

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Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 step-by-step ways to makeover your home for next to nothing

By Annie Sloan

With this e-book in a single hand and a broom within the different, you could find out how to create diversified finishes and results with paint to alter daily rooms and furniture into anything distinctive, involved in the cost of a pot of paint. the 1st portion of the e-book tells you every thing you must comprehend sooner than you begin - easy methods to arrange surfaces accurately, pick out the correct paint for the best position, use the simplest instruments and choose a color scheme that might paintings with the room in query. 50 assorted ideas keep on with, with step by step photographs displaying you the way to accomplish the completed glance, observed by way of inspirational pictures displaying the influence used on partitions and doorways, furnishings and flooring. the way to replace previous secondhand furnishings, or how you can provide glossy items a softly-aged visual appeal, all by way of a pot of paint and a broom. regardless of the variety of your interiors, fast and straightforward Paint differences will convey you how you can makeover your home.By best the ornamental portray revolution over the past twenty years, Annie Sloan has develop into probably the world's Most worthy specialist in ornamental paint, colors, and strategies. along her specified and flexible ornamental paint, Chalk Paint, Annie has encouraged generations together with her obtainable, energetic, and artistic method of getting nice effects.

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The Tatter's Treasure Chest

By Mary Carolyn Waldrep

The paintings of tatting has produced probably the most appealing, imaginitive, and complicated designs within the background of needlework. Over a hundred of the easiest of these designs — lots of them ignored and out of circulate for generations — were chosen for this certain assortment from the pages of lengthy out-of-print thread corporation leaflets of the Nineteen Twenties, 30s, 40s, and 50s.
The designs variety from tiny coasters to a good-looking checkerboard luncheon set and contain stylish collars, intricate tracery styles for doilies and luncheon mats, and delicately appealing edgings for pillowcases, visitor towels, and desk mats. one of the highlights: a particular Victorian tray mat, a handkerchief with a butterfly nook, heirloom child caps and bonnets, a sunburst doily, and a astonishing jabot collar.
This wealthy treasury of tatting classics, entire with complete directions and a photo of every construction, bargains needleworkers a blinding collection of regular designs which are excellent for domestic, relations, and private use, and ideal as presents that exquisitely exhibit the giver's needlework expertise.

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