RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS-Potter Craft: Kumihimo Wire Jewelry. In ancient Japan beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In this book; innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials; tools; and techniques; readers will learn the basics of this braiding method plus how to create 20 striking projects-- stylish bracelets; rings; earrings; and necklaces--all supported with detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book will inspire jewelry makers; beaders; and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction. Author: Giovanna Imperia. Softcover; 144 pages. Published 2011. Imported.
DOVER PUBLICATIONS-Beginner's Book of Modular Origami Polyhedra. Whether or not you're familiar with traditional origami models; you're sure to be captivated by the fun and fascination of creating abstract geometric forms. This book by an expert paperfolder offers a clear; concise introduction to the special techniques for making beautiful; complex polyhedral models. These seventeen projects are based on the classic Platonic solids-- the tetrahedron; hexahedron; octahedron; dodecahedron; and icosahedron; . Folders at every level of experience--from absolute beginners to old hands--will appreciate the step-by-step diagrams and their detailed views of the models' assembly. Additional helpful features include photos of the complete models; backgrounds on the Platonic solids; and references. Authors: Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein. Softcover; 60 pages. Published 2008. Made in USA.
Book-How To Make Origami Airplanes That Fly DOVER PUBLISHING-How to Make Origami Airplanes that Fly: Pure origami is an ancient and elegant art while making paper airplanes is often considered a relatively modern recreation. Origami is interested in beauty while the performance of a paper airplane is usually its most important attribute. This clearly written; carefully illustrated how-to book combines the two activities to produce a 20th century innovation: artfully constructed origami airplanes that actually fly. The projects progress in level of difficulty; as you master the simpler models you will be developing the skills you need to assemble the more complicated crafts. Soft Cover-91 pages. Author: Gery Hsu. Made in USA.
DESIGN ORIGINALS-Zentangle For Kidz. Welcome to the wonderful world of Zentangle! By reading this book you will find yourself endowed with the incredible powers that Zentangle possesses. With a little practice you will be spilling forth some of the most intriguing; flavorful; and innovative pieces of art the world has ever seen! What else you may ask. Well put a towel on your shoulder because people will be drooling and slobbering over your art talents and begging to know your secrets. Indeed; the world is hungry for this newfangled art and the prediction is that Zentangle will become a major world power in industry and Art Instruction. Want this power for your own? Read on! Author: Sandy Steen Bartholomew. Softcover; 18 pages. Published 2010. Made in USA.
FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING-Craft Workbooks Series: Knitting & Crochet. Hand knitting and its sister craft of crochet have always been popular pastimes. Engaging, creative, and rewarding in equal measure, they also offer the benefits of saving the pennies and adding a personal touch to gifts and garments. With simple instructions and step-by-step illustrations, this practical handbook will equip you with all the know-how you need to create your own clothes, toys, and decorations with little more than a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles (not included). The Craft Workbook series has been created with the absolute beginner in mind as well as those who would welcome a refresher course. Author: Charlotte Gerlings. Softcover, 48 pages. Imported.
SCRAPBOOK GENERATION-Sketches For Scrapbooking: One Page Layouts Vol. 2. Design is often the most frustrating part of creating a scrapbook layout. This guide shows you how to create a magazine- quality layout in minutes. Stop wasting valuable time-- using these sketches can increase your productivity; expand your style; and multiply your personal satisfaction. With simple changes in color sche mes and papers; each sketch can be a springboard for dozens and dozens of layouts. Each sketch shows one generic 12x12 inch page design and measurements for individual elements are given making them easy to adapt to fit your own style and supplies. Author: Allison Davis. Softcover; spiral-bound; 31 pages. Made in USA.
WORKMAN PUBLISHING-Storey Publishing: Circular Knitting Workshop. Round out your knitting skills! Circular knitting is efficient, convenient, and fascinating to learn with this detailed step-by-step guide. Author Margaret Radcliffe is a master teacher with a knack for demystifying complex techniques. She uses 35 small sample projects to demonstrate classic techniques such as lace and stranding knit in the round, as well as helix knitting, twined knitting, and ideal cast-ons for all your circular knitting. From adapting flat patterns to circular and converting bottom-up projects to top-down, here is everything you need to know to master knitting in the round. Author: Margaret Radcliffe. Softcover, 320 pages. Made in USA.
DOVER PUBLICATIONS-Favorite Animals in Origami. Lovers of the ancient Japanese art of paperfolding will welcome this delightful collection of animal origami projects. Noted origami expert John Montroll provides more than 300 black-and-white diagrams and step- by-step instructions for creating twelve familiar animals. Graded according to difficulty; the projects include charming versions of a cat; deer; elephant; seal; walrus; mink; bear; and five other creatures. Clear; easy-to-follow explanations of symbols and basic folds help paperfolding enthusiasts successfully complete each project. Author: John Montroll. Softcover; 48 pages. Originally published 1996. Made in USA.
LEISURE ARTS-Big Book Of Coasters in Plastic Canvas. These eye- catching coasters will keep you in stitches! From whimsical to elegant, the thirteen terrific plastic canvas projects let you add a decorative touch, reflect your personality, and protect your furniture--all at the same time. The stylish spill-guards are so quick and easy to make that you can craft a set for every room--even the patio! Beginning stitchers will love the full-color charts and simple-to-follow instructions, while those with more experience will appreciate the unique patterns. With such a wide variety of styles from which to choose, you're sure to find coasters for everyone! Softcover, 26 pages. Made in USA.
LEISURE ARTS-Friends For Baby. There's a baby on the way! Surprise the mom-to-be with these bears; ducks; bunnies; and other cute characters-- all stitched on plastic canvas! You'll find an adorable set of shower favors and a clown bear basket that's perfect for your party centerpiece. For gifts; it's fun to make tissue box covers and little photo frames. There are even bear-themed items to brighten the nursery with a necessities box; switch plate cover; and wall decoration. It's time to get stitching for a special baby who's going to love seeing these sweet creations! Designer: Dick Martin. Softcover; 40 pages. Made in USA.
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