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COLORWORK BIBLE: TECHNIQUES AN

COLORWORK BIBLE: TECHNIQUES AN

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Master beginner and advanced colorwork knitting techniques in Interweave's most comprehensive colorwork guide to-date!

With chapters outlining more than a half dozen colorwork knitting techniques, The Colorwork Bible is your updated exploration of both beginner- and advanced-level skills with a vibrant, modern palette and inspired projects. Join knitwear designer Jesie Ostermiller as you learn:

- A variety of small-scale swatch lessons that help you master a technique before diving into a full size project.
- Stripes, stranding, Fair Isle, brioche, slip-stitch, mosaic, intarsia, and more! Each technique is featured must-make projects you'll want to cast-on today.
- Valuable tips and tricks, plus essential information on successfully combining colors for the best possible results.
Dig deep into the most colorful techniques in knitting with The Colorwork Bible!

COMP POTTERY TECHNIQUES

COMP POTTERY TECHNIQUES

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Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish.

Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both hand-building beginners and potting pros.

Step-by-step photographs - some from the potter's perspective - show you exactly where to place your hands when throwing so you can master every technique you need to know. Plus, expert tips help you rescue your pots when things go wrong.

The next in the popular Artist's Techniques series, Complete Pottery is the ideal companion for pottery classes of any level, or a go-to guide and inspiration for the more experienced potter looking to expand their repertoire and perfect new skills.

With contemporary design and ideas, Complete Pottery Techniques enables the modern maker to unleash their creativity.

CONTEMP IRISH KNITS

CONTEMP IRISH KNITS

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Celebrate the Irish countryside and create one-of-a-kind knitted projects

The patterns found in Contemporary Irish Knits showcase traditional Aran knitting patterns to create the more fitted and flattering shapes that modern knitters prefer. You'll get 18 patterns for making one-of-a-kind Irish knits, encapsulating projects for women's, children, and men's wardrobe pieces, and accessories like bags, blankets, and shawls. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how to construct and enhance your knitting experience to make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

This all-new collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for, and complemented by inspiring design and photography. If you're a knitter looking for innovative patterns, enhancements to your skill sets, and a chance to broaden your range of knitterly knowledge, Contemporary Irish Knits is for you. It features: contemporary Irish designs created using traditional techniques and stitch patterns implemented in new ways; a broad range of projects; guidance on working with different construction methods; and much more.

  • Features an elegant design and 18 enjoyable-to-knit, one-of-a-kind patterns
  • Patterns are just challenging enough to be fun to knit
  • All projects are thoughtfully designed for a beautiful finished project
  • Whether you're an intermediate or advanced knitter, Contemporary Irish Knits gives you the skills, projects, and know-how to create truly gorgeous knitted pieces that celebrate Ireland's living knitted tradition with a modern, contemporary twist.

    CREATIVE JOURNALING

    CREATIVE JOURNALING

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    Spark your creativity and keep yourself organized with the beautiful pages and easy-to-follow instructions of Creative Journaling.

    With 52 projects, from crafting colorful pages for dot grid, junk, mixed-media, and travel journals to making your own washi tape, tabs, and paper, you'll soon have the best-looking journals around.

    Author Renee Day of the popular Instagram @thediyday takes you on an artistic adventure, guiding you with step-by-step photos and instruction, as you learn how to incorporate amazing DIY ideas into your daily planning! You'll learn to work with a variety of materials--acrylic paint, brush pens, stencils, stamps, 3D gloss gel, scrap paper, and more--as you personalize your stuff, making things uniquely you.

    Going beyond basic tools, this stunning book offers tips, tricks, and creative ways to transform journals and hardcover books into treasured keepsakes, including:

  • Ornamental lettering
  • Personalized habit trackers
  • Colorful calendars
  • Decorative headers and cover pages
  • Customized productivity and bucket lists
  • Inspiring artwork
  • Gratitude logs
  • Unique planning pages
  • Even if you have a limited amount of time or supplies, you can create eye-catching journal layouts. It's time to get creative!

    CROCHET 1-SKEIN WONDERS(R)

    CROCHET 1-SKEIN WONDERS(R)

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    In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein Wonders(R) series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting crochet projects -- including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items -- that each use just one skein of yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you'll be crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you're sure to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual style.

    Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

    Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

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    This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!

    Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all--from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds...not with Mark and Mary as your guide!)

    At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes--24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits...the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing.

    This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!

    EVERYDAY WATERCOLOR: LEARN TO

    EVERYDAY WATERCOLOR: LEARN TO

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    A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces.

    This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

    HEAD-TO-TOE WINTER KNITS: 100

    HEAD-TO-TOE WINTER KNITS: 100

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    100 quick and easy winter knits from best-selling author and knitting designer Monica Russel.

    This gorgeous book brings together 100 of the best winter knits from best-selling author and knitting designer Monica Russel. Previously published in the 20 to Make series, these fabulous designs are quick and easy to make, and include scarves, wrist warmers, hats, boot cuffs, head bands and snoods. With designs for men, women and children in a range of colours and styles, there is something for everyone in this valuable knitting resource.

    JORID LINVIKS BBO KNITS FOR KI

    JORID LINVIKS BBO KNITS FOR KI

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    Delightful, personalizable handknit children's accessories from Jorid Linvik.

    Indulge the kids in your life with their favorite things. Bestselling knit designer Jorid Linvik (author of knitting's popular "Big Book" series) makes it easy with handknit patterns for hats, mittens, gloves, and socks that will fit little heads, hands, and feet just right. With over 40 delightful projects, overflowing with Jorid's undeniable talent for designs bursting with warmth, charm, and color, it's never been easier to keep kids from newborn to eight years old comfy and cozy, with winter accessories they'll want to put on!

    Inside, you'll find:

  • Basics for planning, sizing, and making adorable socks, hats, and mittens for children--arranged by theme in matching sets.
  • A bountiful collection of pre-charted patterns that includes timeless classics like stripes, zigzags, and polka dots ... and fun-and-funky delights like dancing ponies, hooting owls, joyful giraffes, and more.
  • Blank charts for multiple sizes and types of projects, to make it easy to keep up even when kids' interests change almost as fast as their shoe size.
  • Tips and tricks to help make stranded knitting a snap--plus beautiful full-color photographs, and clear, step-by-step instructions.
  • KNIT STEP BY STEP

    KNIT STEP BY STEP

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    The essential beginner's guide to knitting know-how, with more than 150 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques.

    Knit Step by Step shows you everything you need to craft stunning knitted pieces. Master basic stitches and classic techniques, including ribs, Fair Isle, and intarsia, or try your hand at one of eight eye-catching projects.

    Fully illustrated and easy to use, Knit Step by Step will have you knitting with confidence in no time.