Download E-books Op-Art Socks: Creative Effects in Sock Knitting PDF

By Stephanie van der Linden

Enjoy a clean new method of sock knitting! Stephanie van der Linden is a grasp knitter and indicates her technical talents to nice impression in Op-Art Socks. A collector of op-art ceramics, she was once encouraged to translate picture optical illusions into knitted styles for socks, replicating their eye-popping effects.

Op-Art Socks comprises 19 initiatives. discover image colorwork, textured knitting (knit and purl), shadow knitting, and transferring ribbing to create optical illusions. The booklet contains black and white swatches of all styles that you should with ease understand the op-art illusions in each one piece.

Op-Art Socks is actually targeted in subject matter and designs. transcend traditional sock knitting into new territory!

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Download E-books Next Steps In Weaving: What You Never Knew You Needed to Know PDF

There is lots to benefit approximately weaving! As a brand new weaver, it's possible you'll ask yourself what the following steps are to develop your talents. Next Steps in Weaving has the solutions you are looking for.

In this pretty ebook by means of Pattie Graver, former dealing with Editor of Handwoven journal, you may be discover numerous weave buildings and ideas intensive and aspect together with twill, color-and-weave, overshot, summer season and iciness, and lace.

This is not only a publication of weaving styles. each one subject is defined and supplemented with directions for weaving a sampler and a venture which will solidify the suggestions and aid you layout your personal tasks. furthermore, the booklet deals troubleshooting suggestions as a way to extend your weaving expertise.

Whether you are new to weaving, have the fundamentals down, or want to increase your origin talents, this booklet might be an asset in your weaving library. So what are you anticipating? Take the Next Steps in Weaving!

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Download E-books Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads PDF

Building at the luck of her different formed beads booklet, Great Designs for formed Beads, Anna Elizabeth Draeger is again with 24 all-new tasks that upload many of the most up-to-date bead shapes out there in addition to perennial favorites. Creative Designs utilizing formed Beads beneficial properties beaded beads, jewelry, jewelry, bracelets, and necklaces, and likewise contains a layout choice for every undertaking so all people will locate anything they wish to create!

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Download E-books Bookbinding: A Step-by-Step Guide PDF

By Kathy Abbott

For rookies or skilled bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conservation binders—detailed steps for practicing an age-old craft steeped in good looks and tradition

Appropriate for a newbie or for a longtime bookbinder wishing to refresh their reminiscence, this useful advisor introduces the options of hand-binding a publication with step by step directions and pictures. The craft of bookbinding has a protracted historical past and culture and is now having fun with a interval of renewed acceptance and creativity. the following, remodeling a couple of sheets of paper and a few thread right into a e-book to be pleased with is made obtainable. For the more matured craftsperson, it additionally covers find out how to paintings with leather-based to create vintage, specialist bindings. issues lined comprise single-section bindings, reminiscent of paperback or hardcover; multisection bindings, comparable to full-cloth case, photo album, quarter-leather binding with paper or cloth-covered facets, or wrap-around constitution; and packing containers, akin to a part field, slipcase, or portfolio case.

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Download E-books Beaded Jewelry: Knotting Techniques: Skills, Tools, and Materials for Making Handcrafted Jewelry. A Storey BASICS® Title PDF

By Carson Eddy, Rachael Evans, Kate Feld

Get all twisted up! This enjoyable advisor has all of the info you want to make your individual jewellery utilizing knotting options. You’ll the way to assessment, decide on, and take care of pearls and gem stones; tips on how to opt for findings and instruments; the professionals and cons of other stringing fabrics; and masses extra. transparent step by step, totally illustrated directions express you precisely the best way to knot among beads and connect a variety of different types of clasps and finishes. You’ll quickly be crafting appealing, ready-to-wear pieces.

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Download E-books The Tatter's Treasure Chest PDF

By Mary Carolyn Waldrep

The artwork of tatting has produced essentially the most attractive, innovative, and complex designs within the background of needlework. Over a hundred of the simplest of these designs — lots of them ignored and out of movement for generations — were chosen for this particular assortment from the pages of lengthy out-of-print thread corporation leaflets of the Nineteen Twenties, 30s, 40s, and 50s.
The designs diversity from tiny coasters to a good-looking checkerboard luncheon set and contain stylish collars, complex tracery styles for doilies and luncheon mats, and delicately attractive 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 dazzling jabot collar.
This wealthy treasury of tatting classics, entire with complete directions and a photo of every construction, bargains needleworkers a stunning collection of common designs which are excellent for domestic, kin, and private use, and ideal as presents that exquisitely show the giver's needlework expertise.

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Download E-books The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Natural Soaps (Idiot's Guides) PDF

Leave no soapstone unturned!

Soapmaking has consistently been a favored craft with a committed team of fans, yet with the explosion of city homesteading and folks trying to cross eco-friendly, noncrafters at the moment are becoming a member of in at the enjoyable. no matter if it is making common cleaning soap to dwell greener, supply as presents, get a better price, or earn a living, The entire Idiot's Guide(r) to creating average Soaps has every little thing the recent cleaning soap maker might want to create natural, average soaps of every kind.

•Includes recipes to make a big selection of molded, poured, and liquid soaps

•Contains cleaning soap recipes for physique in addition to family or even pets

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Download E-books Knitting Socks from Around the World: 25 Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques PDF

This e-book collects 25 impressive styles for socks encouraged by means of knitting traditions from around the globe. styles from best designers together with famous person Athena, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Candace Eisner Strick, Chrissy Gardiner, Janel Laidman and Anna Zilboorg are featured, besides an creation from Nancy Bush, writer of Folk Socks.

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Download E-books Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden PDF

By Julie Bawden-Davis

Fairy gardens are having fun with an striking surge in attractiveness and you can now commence making your personal mesmerizing miniature landscapes, whole with pint-sized add-ons, diminutive crops, and old fashioned fairy figures. Gardeners Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner offer you step by step directions for making a magical backyard that may allure Thumbelina herself!

Learn easy methods to layout, plant, decorate, and take care of your own small nook of the area via following seven basic steps, together with determining the proper box, planting sumptuous pint-sized crops, adorning with accurately scaled components, and telling a narrative throughout the tender fairies you decide to inhabit your magical wonderland. incorporated are full-color images showcasing a number of varieties of fairy gardens and add-ons, that are bound to motivate the clothier in you! And better of all, those perennial gardens are ideal for the busy gardener, as they require lower than ten mins a week to maintain—this may be your new favourite pastime! For the interior baby in us all, Fairy Gardening is bound to enchant either the beginner and the skilled gardener who needs to fire up Lilliputian flights of fancy.

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Download E-books Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps PDF

By Anne-Marie Faiola, Lara Ferroni

Make your individual custom-tailored and completely shaped cold-process soaps! Anne-Marie Faiola offers 31 easy-to-follow recipes for crafting a number of bar soaps with nice colour, form, and texture. the right way to use milk jugs and yogurt packing containers for molds, and the way espresso, avocado, or even beer can upload distinct dimensions for your creations. This encouraging advent to the paintings of soapmaking makes it uncomplicated to grasp the strategies you must correctly and simply produce your personal enticingly aromatic soaps.

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