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Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen

Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen

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Marvels of craftsmanship, beauty, and function, Joshua Vogel's hand-carved kitchenware is coveted far and wide. In The Artful Wooden Spoon, Vogel shares more than 100 gorgeous pieces from his workshop gallery, providing rich visual inspiration along with explaining the principles behind handcrafting spoons and sharing simple instructions and step-by-step photographs--no expertise and very few tools required. With more than 225 photographs of Vogel's stunning specimens, this visual introduction to the craft is an invitation to explore an age-old art and to create a timeless gift.
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.

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 simple tricks, like making your own washi tape, to more ambitious projects, like crafting a custom planner, you'll soon have the best-looking to-do list around.

Author Renee Day will take you on an artistic adventure as you take on each new task and become an expert on amazing DIY ideas! You'll learn to work with watercolors, acrylic paint, brush pens, and much 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 your notebook into a treasured life companion, including:

- Ornamental lettering
- Personalized habit trackers
- Colorful calendars
- Decorative headers
- Customized productivity lists
- Inspiring artwork
- Creative future logs
- Unique planning pages
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.

Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love!

Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love!

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Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features.

Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion."

Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to:

  • Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained--whether knitted or woven
  • Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again
  • Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs
  • Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again

  • The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.

    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.

    LEATHERWORKING HANDBK

    LEATHERWORKING HANDBK

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    ."..specifies tools and equipment and lists the materials necessary to sew, dye, glue, and finish each project...instructions are concise enough to offer craft enthusiasts of differing skill levels a range of projects to undertake."-- "Booklist

    . ."..excellent and easy-to-understand introduction to classic leatherworking...."-- "LJ

    . 128 pages, 26 color illus., 152 b/w illus., 8 1/4 x 10 1/4.

    OIL PAINTING STEP-BY-STEP

    OIL PAINTING STEP-BY-STEP

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    This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all oil painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, painting from photographs, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, scumbling, dry brush, sgraffito, impasto and glazing and the wonderful effects they can produce. For those wanting to avoid the use of smelly additives like turpentine or white spirit, there is a section on water mixable oils. For readers who would like to see quick results, there is a section on instant oil painting, or painting in an intuitive, spontaneous way. Easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations show the reader how to paint landscapes, sea and sky, still life and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the four featured artists, in a rich variety of styles.
    SHOJI HAMADA

    SHOJI HAMADA

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    Shoji Hamada, along with Bernard Leach, was one of the key figures in the development of studio pottery in the 20th century. His influence both in England and the US as well as in his native Japan cannot be underestimated. The Japanese government designated him a Living National Treasure" in 1955 and awarded him the Order of Culture in 1968. This book has been totally redesigned with colour photographs and a new chapter."
    WATERCOLOR W/ME IN THE FOREST

    WATERCOLOR W/ME IN THE FOREST

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    Unleash Your Creativity with 50 No-Sketch Watercolor Projects

    From a classic dogwood rose, to a sly fox, to feathers that take on a dreamy quality, you can create polished artwork in just a few easy steps--no sketching required. Dana Fox, creator of Wonder Forest, is known for her unique and whimsical sense of style, and her popular watercolor workshops have introduced thousands to the joys of painting.

    In Watercolor With Me in the Forest, Dana provides light outlines of each project, and every page is printed on premium art paper, so you can focus on the watercolor techniques--wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, painting fur and ink and wash. Even if you've never picked up a paintbrush before, Dana's creative tricks will ensure that every piece of art is frame-worthy.

    Whether you're looking to try a new style, learn the basics or find a new way to de-stress, this step-by- step guide makes it easier than ever to create stunning art.

    Check out Watercolor with Me in the Ocean for more great projects!

    WEAR REPAIR REPURPOSE

    WEAR REPAIR REPURPOSE

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    Repair your favorite socks with style, add flair with personalized patches, and turn ripped jeans into an embroidered masterpiece. For beginner and experienced makers, Lily Fulop's guide to mending and upcycling is your colorful companion to ditching fast fashion and extending the lifecycle of all your favorite clothes.

    Fulop's vibrant step-by-step illustrations make mending easier than every, demystifying techniques and displaying unique ways to show off your personality. And when your mending possibilities run out, she has simple yet striking solutions to repurpose fabric, including braided rugs, crocheted pillows, and more. Say hello to sustainable inspiration.

    WILD COLOR REV/E

    WILD COLOR REV/E

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    The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding.

    A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.

    This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.

    Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, is the all-in-one resource for fiber enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.