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.
Bored with plain old walls? Looking for ways to spruce them up? THE PAINTED WALL will show you how to create unique and striking displays of color in your home through the creative use of paint. Unlike many other paint books on the market, this book uses a color-led approach to painted wall finishes. It teaches how to combine one, two, or more striking color choices and effects to produce vibrant and individual schemes within your home. You'll learn how to transform walls with colors and designs that appear to move and have dimensions of their own, from limestone brickwork to soft suede or mosaic tiling. Also included is advice on how to apply paint effects to large areas and assess the compatibility of two or more effects when used together.
Each step-by-step technique contains alternative scenarios and discusses the different effects created by light, color, texture, and shape when the same techniques are applied to different areas. Eighteen step-by-step decorative paint projects are included, as well as more than 100 different paint effects. This book also includes everything you need to know about basic painting equipment, planning and surface preparation. It's the perfect source of inspirational ideas for anyone looking to jazz up those plain old walls!
INTERWEAVE PRESS-Essentially Feminine Knits. Essentially Feminine Knits showcases a collection of 25 must-have garments and accessories for every occasion--from casual to dressy--and for all skills levels. Knitwear designer Lene Holme Samsoe's patterns embody a sometimes delicate; always fashionable ladylike sensibility. This collection offers a variety of beautiful designs from simple garter stitch to leaf patterns; structured pieces; and cabled and lace motifs. You'll discover original sweaters; tops; jackets; hats; scarves; and mittens each with elegant detailing; a flattering silhouette; and classic style-- all combined with a playful and modern sensibility. Author: Lene Holme Samsoe. Softcover; 152 pages. Published 2012. Imported.
STERLING PUBLISHING-Lark Crafts: The Complete Guide To Chair Caning. Wicker and cane furniture is prized for its strength; durability; and style. Now one of the field's top authorities on chair caning takes you through the different types of furniture and weaving techniques with each step fully detailed. Beginners can learn the craft and develop the necessary skills for reclaiming a classic piece of furniture; while professionals will pick up many new tricks of the trade. Historical information on the origins and evolution of seat weaving through the ages rounds out this essential resource for crafters and collectors alike. Author: Jim Widess. Softcover; 128 pages. Imported.
Interweave Press, Weekend Hats INTERWEAVE PRESS-Weekend Hats. Rejoice in year-round hat style! This beautiful and fun-loving collection brings you the best in designer knit hat patterns. Included are twenty-five variations on caps; beanies; cloches; hats; toques; tams; and snoods ranging from feminine to sporty. There are also tips and tricks on maximizing the use of specialty yarns and incorporating accessories to add a little panache to your projects plus expert advice on cables; lace; color; and texture. Authors: Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. Softcover; 128 pages. Made in USA.
Sixth & Springs Books, Knit Local STERLING PUBLISHING-Sixth & Spring Books: Knit Local. The spirit of local-pride; entrepreneurship; and respect for natural resources takes center stage. Learn about the history and business philosophy of American companies that grow; spin and dye their yarns all in the US including Brown Sheep Company; Morehouse Farm Merino; Bijou Basin Ranch and many more. Included are more than thirty stunning projects featuring their yarns each with full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Author: Tanis Gray. Softcover; 176 pages. Imported.
Leisure Arts, Encyclopedia Of Knitting Revised LEISURE ARTS-Encyclopedia Of Knitting. The complete authoritative guide to the history and variety of knitting patterns has been updated and revised! Learn about the newest fibers and latest trends as you stitch up any of the 22 charming projects or 150 stitch patterns. Projects are a combination of written and charted instructions; stitch patterns have both fully written and fully charted instructions. Author: Donna Kooler. Softcover; 240 pages. Imported.
XRX PUBLISHING-Betsy Beads. This book shows how to use commonly available materials to knit beaded items with uncommon polish. Start by learning the basic techniques then use them to create a variety of components like chains, beads, straps, and fabrics. There are over 30 projects ranging from whimsical to elegant including belts, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more, plus loads of information and tips on choosing fibers, beads, knitting needles, and closure options. Author: Betsy Hershberg. Softcover, 174 pages. Imported.
ADVANTUS-Tim Holtz Idea-Ology: A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. In this all new volume renowned designer Tim Holtz brings you back into his world and shares more of his own inspirations to help fuel your creativity. He leads you on another artful journey and introduces you to new tools, products, and techniques. Focusing more on 'how to create' rather than 'how to make' this technique driven inspiration guide includes plenty of ideas and methods that you'll love incorporating into any and all of your own projects. Author: Tim Holtz. Hardcover, spiral-bound, 77 pages. Made in USA.
Martha Stewart Handmade Holiday Crafts RANDOM HOUSE-Potter Craft Books: Martha Stewart Handmade Holiday Crafts. Let Martha Stewart inspire your creativity with the most beautiful holiday crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings; decorations; gifts and gift wrapping; tabletop accents; party favors; and kids crafts; as well as more holiday- specific activities. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive and memorable! Hardcover: 365 pages. Made in USA.
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