Download E-books Netsuke PDF

By Frieder Aichele, Gert Nagel

Initially the netsuke was once an item of application, worn proudly through its proprietor. this day it has turn into a desirable collector's merchandise, prized for its attractiveness, craft, complexity and--in an age of much less and no more room for storage--small scale.

Netsuke were worn in Japan for hundreds of years. a few of the older ones are fabulously pricey, out of achieve of such a lot collectors' skill, received up by way of museums around the world. thankfully, artists have persisted to do exceptional paintings in making netsuke, even though netsuke are actually seldom worn despite conventional eastern dress.

This learn examines outdated kinds and new. It offers an entire heritage; artists' names; fabrics used; and the subject material of netsuke. issues of specific curiosity are illustrated with 1000's of photos. this can be a thorough and compact consultant for collector, gourmand, or amateur.

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Download E-books Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials PDF

By Jeannine Stein

Re-Bound is a gorgeous publication on bookbinding with a enjoyable eco-friendly twist-all the initiatives use recycled and upcycled fabrics. This booklet exhibits you the way to take daily fabrics from round the condominium, flea markets, thrift shops, and shops and switch them into smart and crowd pleasing hand-made books.

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Download E-books Polymer Clay Jewelry PDF

By Debbie Jackson

Create attractive jewellery with inventive ideas!

In Polymer Clay Jewelry, Debbie Jackson exhibits you the way to create 20 wonderful initiatives with an array of polymer clay and jewelry-making recommendations. utilizing gildings, textures, liquid polymer clay and canes, you are going to create specific items including:

  • Hinged Dragonfly Pendant
  • Oriental Fan Hatpin
  • Embedded Bead Earrings
  • Eggshell Mosaic Brooch
  • Snakeskin Bangle

Each venture contains step by step directions, entire offer lists, and entire colour pictures that will help you in attaining expert effects. Jackson additionally comprises an inspirational gallery of polymer clay jewellery items utilizing concepts featured within the book.

Whether you are a newbie or a pro fanatic, this clean method of polymer clay concepts will give you the talents and inventive spark you must create really awesome accessories.

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Download E-books Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery PDF

By Leanne Prain

A Library Journal top booklet of the Year

Hoopla, through the co-author of 2009's bestselling Yarn Bombing: The paintings of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, showcases those that take the craft of embroidery the place it truly is by no means long past earlier than, in an fabulous, full-color demonstrate of embroidered artwork. Hoopla rebels opposed to the old fashioned and wide-spread embroidery motifs of flora and swashes, and focuses as a substitute on cutting edge sew artists who concentrate on strange, guerrilla-style styles corresponding to a legendary jackalope and needlepoint nipple doilies; it demonstrates that smooth embroidery artists are as sharp because the needles with which they work.

Hoopla contains twenty-eight leading edge embroidery styles and profiles of latest embroidery artists, together with Jenny Hart, writer of Sublime Stitching; Rosa Martyn of the UK-based Craftivism Collective; Ray Materson, an ex-con who realized to sew in felony; Sherry Lynn wooden of the Tattooed child Doll undertaking, which collaborated with lady tattoo artists around the usa; Penny Nickels and Johnny homicide, the self-proclaimed Bonnie and Clyde of embroidery; and Alexandra Walters, an army spouse who replicates army photos and guns in her stitching.

Full-color all through and bursting with historical past, method, and sass, Hoopla will educate readers tips on how to sew a ransom notice pillow, suggest and dainty knuckle-tattoo church gloves; and create their very own leading edge embroidery tasks. should you like anarchistic DIY craft and the belief of deviating from the foundations, Hoopla will motivate you to wield a needle with flair!

With a foreword by means of Betsy Greer.

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Download E-books Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life PDF

By Amy Morinaka

Learn how one can stitch basic, shrewdpermanent issues that arrange your house and aid with day-by-day initiatives with Zakka Handmades! those exceptionally invaluable initiatives contain pouches and luggage, small toys and child goods, and convenient kitchen add-ons. many of the author’s sewn goods additionally contain easy crochet. In jap, zakka capability “household goods,” bearing on goods for household use—tableware, kitchenware, packing containers of varied varieties, even uncomplicated garments. What the entire goods have in universal is an easy, clean, hand-crafted aesthetic; a refined, smart wit; and absolute usefulness and practicality.

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Download E-books Plus Size Crochet: Fashions That Fit & Flatter PDF

By Margaret Hubert

At final, a e-book of crochet styles committed solely to the plus-size woman!

Plus-size gals are a bunch that appears ignored within the plethora of crochet books out there. the writer, Margaret Hubert, has frequently been approached at exchange exhibits and during her sessions by way of girls during this measurement classification, begging her to layout styles that will healthy them. A plus-size crocheter can't easily take a smaller trend and raise the variety of stitches or rows to get a garment that matches and flatters. there are numerous percentage concerns whilst designing styles for better sizes.

Plus dimension Crochet has 20 crocheted clothing and components for plus-size girls. The tasks are fashionable and flattering for varied huge determine kinds. There also are tricks and how you can support the crocheter accommodate her exact needs.

• basically crochet ebook for plus-size women
• just like the books in our well known "Hooked" sequence: effortless to exploit with lay-flat wire-o binding, sew element photographs, undertaking specifications at a glance
• comprises crochet fundamentals part with step by step images

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Download E-books The Savvy Crafters Guide To Success: Turn Your Crafts Into A Career PDF

Take your crafts from your workshop - and into the spotlight.

Do you dream of constructing funds along with your artwork yet suppose uncertain of the way to start? With The Savvy Crafter's advisor to Success, turning your pastime right into a occupation is simpler than you think.

Leave the uninteresting company books to the white-collar set! In those pages packed with lots of art for proposal, well known rubber-stamp and polymer-clay artist Sandra McCall teaches you every thing you must find out about effectively advertising and promoting your paintings. She stocks own insights from a few of the industry's most sensible crafters, together with Traci Bautista, Claudine Hellmuth, Michael Jacobs, Catherine Moore and Stephanie Olin.

With sound recommendation, useful do's and don'ts, and many encouragement, you will examine to:

  • Become a standard contributor to craft publications
  • Start educating workshops at shops, retreats and craft shows
  • Assert your self as an "expert" on your field

Turn your desires into fact. flip your crafts right into a career!

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Download E-books Sandal Making PDF

By Tandy Leather Factory

Sandal Making is a accomplished advisor to customized sandal making with totally illustrated, step by step directions. not just do you benefit from the thrill of operating with leather-based and studying to understand it extra, however the satisfaction and delight derived from handcrafting sandals compounds the present. during this publication, you'll find quite a lot of types and designs to exploit as publications or as proposal in developing your individual specified sandals.

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Download E-books Knitting Sweaters from Around the World: 18 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques PDF

Here are the simplest sweaters within the world—literally! Eighteen remarkable sweater designs via famous designers train you the way to make the world’s vintage sweater kinds, together with reasonable Isle, Fisherman’s Gansey, Swedish Bohus, Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater, and extra. alongside the best way, knitters will find out about conventional styles and exact knitting concepts from world wide. integrated are sweaters from the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Americas. The advent information the historical past of sweater knitting whereas every one sweater trend starts off with a heritage of the suggestions and styles the layout employs.

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