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A gorgeous visual guide to designing jaw-dropping botanical arrangements from world-renowned floral artist Kiana Underwood.Filled with photos of hundreds of…lush arrangements and expert wisdom from floral design star Kiana Underwood, this imaginative guide provides all the secrets and visual inspiration to create your own spectacular flower arrangements for special occasions.Rich with luxurious designs and lush blooms, this lookbook combines gorgeous visual inspiration with practical tips and lovely storytelling. Flower lovers will discover a bounty of color photographs paired with expert advice for showstopping arrangements for weddings, holidays, and festive celebrations. Visually stunning and packed with Underwood’s signature expertise, this book is both a covetable object and a useful treasure trove of floral wisdom for anyone who wants to elevate special occasions with the beauty of flowers.EXPERT WISDOM: Discover insights from world-famous floral designer Kiana Underwood. Her work has been featured in dozens of major lifestyle blogs and magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Décor, Town & Country, House & Home, BuzzFeed, Brit + Co, and many others. INVALUABLE CONTENT: Known for her showstopping arrangements and international sold-out workshops, Underwood invites readers into her design process, revealing the inspiration and techniques behind dozens of her most spectacular arrangements.BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOOK: With hundreds of gorgeous flower-filled photographs, this sumptuous book is a lovely gift for Mother's Day and a thoughtful present for flower enthusiasts, nature lovers, gardeners, designers, brides-to-be, and anyone who wants to infuse their life with floral beauty.Perfect for:Flower lovers and gardenersFans of such flower and gardening books as Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden, Magnolia Table, and FloriographyBrides looking for floral design inspirationMother’s Day, birthday, and bridal shower gift giving
By Elise Mahan, D. McElroy. 2019
Learn how to use watercolor to paint the beautiful night sky throughout the seasons while learning about sun signs and…their place in astrology.The zodiac has been used for a millennium to bring humans closer to the cosmos. With this creative masterpiece, it’s your turn to travel nearer the heavens following simple directions for painting each of the constellations, accompanied by information about each sign of the zodiac. A basic introduction to watercolor techniques and its tools will get you started.This guide to painting the stars also features:How to achieve the look of the night sky unique to each season, from the light blue summer night to the deep blue of the winterWatercolor wash techniques: wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry paintingHow to paint moons throughout the year, including the twelve moons from the Native American and spiritual traditionsAdding environmental elements, including trees, mountains, and lakesIdeas for night sky painting gifts for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, and other occasionsExpress your passion for the night sky in paint with Celestial Watercolor, whether you’re a weekend artist or a more experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire.“This dreamy and entrancing book is filled with tips, techniques, and inspiration for bringing the cosmos and nature-inspired themes into your creative endeavors.” —The Nerdy Millennial
Take your skills—and your work—to the next level with this comprehensive guide to wheel-throwing that includes more than just the…basics.Mastering the Potter’s Wheel starts with an introduction to wheel-throwing, from centering to creating the basic forms. What pushes this book beyond the competition, however, are the techniques offered in the chapters that follow. From a variety of methods for throwing large objects such as pitchers and platters, to alterations, darting, and paddling, this book offers potters a world of possibilities.With galleries featuring today’s top working artists, including Kyle Carpenter, Sam Chung, Chandra DeBuse, Julia Galloway, Martha Grover, Ayumie Horie, Forrest Lesch-Middleton, Kristen Kieffer, Kathy King, Matt Long, Alex Matisse, Lorna Meaden, Doug Peltzman, Mackenzie Smith, Shawn Spangler, and many more, you’ll also find page after page of inspiration . . . The Mastering Ceramics series is for artists who never stop learning. With compelling projects, expert insight, step-by-step photos, and galleries of work from today’s top artists, these books are the perfect studio companions. Also available from the series: Mastering Hand Building and Mastering Kilns and Firing.Praise for Mastering the Potter’s Wheel“The ultimate “how to pot” book, this is a must read for anyone pursuing his or her craft through a mindful and holistic approach.” —Sarah Millfelt, director, Northern Clay Center“A valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about handmade pottery. The book provides clear instructions, thoughtful insights, and includes beautiful images of work from some of the best potters in the field.” —Steve Lee, director, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts“Ben’s thorough knowledge and extensive experience in ceramics comes to the fore in this comprehensive book—helpful advice for beginners with loads of tutorials, well-considered guidance for those with more experience, and galleries of examples to inspire into the future. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf in every ceramics studio” —Vicki Grima, editor, The Journal of Australian Ceramics
By Philip Schmidt. 2019
These building plans for mini-structures that let communities share books, music, seeds, and more “will make you want to grab…a hammer and get to work” (St. Paul Pioneer Press).It started with one simple box attached to a post and filled with books. Now, around the world, millions of books have been shared in countless communities—as well as CDs, garden tools, food for those who need it, and more. This guide lets you join and expand on this growing movement with plans for twelve different structures that you can build—whether for personal use or as a neighborhood resource. Produced in cooperation with the Wisconsin-based nonprofit Little Free Library (LFL), this is the builder’s complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, and twelve complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics. In addition, professional carpenter Phil Schmidt includes information on proper installation of small structures and common repairs and maintenance for down the road. You’ll also find tips for getting the word out about your little structure once it’s up and running, and building a lively collection.Community togetherness has never been so important. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool to help you build community in your neighborhood.
&“Of great use to anyone interested in the 18th century British Army as well as illustrators and others who need…detailed information.&”—Classic Arms and Militaria Based on records and paintings of the time, this book identifies each cavalry and infantry regiment and illustrates changes in uniforms, their facing colors, and the nature and shape of lace worn by officers, NCOs and private soldiers from 1751 to 1783. Regiments that served in the American War of Independence are noted and the book includes more than 200 full-color plates of uniforms and distinctions. Divided into four sections, it not only details the cavalry and infantry uniforms of the period but also the tartans of the Highland regiments, some of which were short-lived, and the distinction of the Guards regiments. &“A superb reference work, full of clearly researched details…it will be of value to family and military historians, re-enactors, figure painters, and wargamers.&”—FGS Forum
Paper Heritage in Italy, France, Spain and Beyond: Collector Aspirations & Collection Destinies (Routledge Research In Early Modern History Ser.)
By Benedetta Borello, Laura Casella. 2024
This book takes a long-term approach, spanning from the end of the 16th to the 19th century, to explore how…men and women in Italy, France, and Spain collected, displayed, and passed down various types of papers. The contributors share a core interest in the relationship between social actors and their paper heritage. The collectors, who come from diverse cultural, social, and gender backgrounds, provide insights into the reasons and processes behind the accumulation, valorisation, and transmission of their paper heritage. Unlike most studies on collecting, this book shifts the focus away from collections and institutions to the owners of the collected objects and their desires for their accumulated papers. This volume covers three centuries and provides insights into the aspirations of collectors and the fate of their papers after transmission. It takes place against the backdrop of major social, political, and cultural changes affecting the Italian peninsula, the Spanish monarchy, and France. The cultural interests and the collector networks often extended beyond Europe, as noted by many of the essays in this volume. Paper Heritage in Italy, France, Spain and Beyond (16th to 19th Centuries) will interest scholars and students of Early Modern and Modern European History across various fields, including social and cultural history, intellectual history, gender history, history of collecting and patronage.
By American School of Needlework. 1979
Explains the granny square crochet technique, one of the few needle-work skills developed in the United States. This quick and…easy-to-make square originally served to use up leftover odds and ends of yarn. Today, the granny motif, now made in many geometric shapes, is used to create a wide variety of colorful projects. Clear and simple instructions
By Barbara Aytes. 1970
By Barbara Aytes. 1968
By Linda Schäpper. 1987
By L. Carron. 1986
A brief history of telegraphy from the earliest times to the computer age. Presents the International Morse Code and offers…instructions and advice on learning, sending, and receiving messages in code
By Jeff Strong. 2024
Fertigen Sie Möbel und andere Dinge aus Holz an! Ob nützlich oder einfach dekorativ ? Ihrer Kreativität sind keine Grenzen…gesetzt. Jeff Strong leitet Sie durch den Entstehungsprozess schöner Holzprodukte. Sie erfahren, welche Werkzeuge und Holzarten für die geplante Arbeit geeignet sind und welche Techniken Sie am besten einsetzen. Machen Sie Pläne für ein erfolgreiches Projekt oder legen Sie direkt los: mit den enthaltenen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen für Bücherregale, Tische, Schränkchen und Kommoden und erschaffen Sie schöne Gegenstände mit Ihren eigenen Händen. Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie einen schnellen und gut verständlichen Zugang zum Handwerk der Holzbearbeitung.
By Girl Scouts of the United States of America. 1987
This guide gives basic information on Girl Scouting, tells how to work with girls between eleven and seventeen years of…age, describes adult leadership roles, and provides an overview of both the "Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Handbook" and "Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Interest Projects."
By Ideals Corp. 1989
Special issue of "Ideals" magazine. Includes a selection of nostalgic, old-fashioned poems and short stories, as well as crafts and…recipes. All of the selections, many of which are inspirational, are related to Christmas
By Creative Publishing international. 2014
Learning how to sew has never been simpler with this guide to basic techniques and projects for both hand and…machine!Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner’s guide teaches you to sew stitches both by hand and with a machine. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time.These simple projects will introduce essential sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern:Rectangular table clothKnife-edge pillowsZipper closuresBaby blanketElastic-waist skirtsElastic-waist pantsT-shirtsApron with pocketsUnlined jacketsWith First Time Sewing, you’ll soon be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence!
An essential guide to linoleum block printing techniques, with seventeen step-by-step projects and insights from some of today’s most talented…printmakers.Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes you through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques, and printing techniques. Those techniques include multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks, and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching, and three-dimensional shading will give you the opportunity to expand and strengthen your expertise.Among the visually stunning projects you’ll learn to create:Colorful, multi-block hex signReduction cut sunflowers printOne-page pocket zine from a single blockFabric wall hanging embellished with embroideryAlong with author Emily Howard’s own work, artist spotlights feature interviews with and examples of work by five other contemporary artists—Lili Arnold, Jen Hewett, Kelli MacConnell, Derrick Riley, and Aftyn Shah—as a means of clarifying how each technique can be used in different ways.
By Hannah Thiessen. 2020
“Thiessen’s new book is all about promoting creativity at a slower pace, offering advice on finding the time and space…to knit in a restful, calming way.” —The Knitter Slow Knitting introduced crafters to a process of more mindful making through five basic tenets: source carefully, make thoughtfully, think seasonally, experiment fearlessly, and explore openly. Now, this seasonal approach encourages knitters to delve deeper into those concepts, applying them to everyday making through a series of essays, projects, and patterns that explore the life of a knitter throughout the year. Organized similarly to a seasonal planting guide or farmer’s almanac, each chapter and section is designed to identify and encourage small ways that knitters may begin to employ noticeable change: organizing your yarn stash, carving out time for knitting, and starting on that baby blanket in a timely manner. The ideas explored here add up to a fuller, more mindful year, all through the joyful experience that is knitting.
By Toni Carr. 2011
Patterns for Uhura’s dress, Hobbit slippers, a Summer Queen shawl, and other projects for crafty geeks . . . The best of science…fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness. The patterns for thirty iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more—including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly—are presented alongside full-color photos showcasing completed projects, such as:* Lieutenant Uhura’s sexy Star Trek minidress* Hobbit feet slippers * Firefly-inspired scarf, socks, hat, and jacket* Tank Girl socks* Hermione Granger’s secret beaded bag* Manga-inspired leg warmers* The Big Bang Theory-inspired his and hers sweater-vests* Lord of the Rings-inspired shrugIn addition to a wardrobe of costume finery, hobbyists will also find instructions for practical projects such as an e-reader cover or a laptop bag crafted of checkered fabric that serves double-duty as a chessboard and carryall, as well as patterns for plush toys inspired by Star Trek, robots, and the comic book Squee! Wear your nerdiness on your sleeve with Knits for Nerds.
Pull up a chair and gather in close with entrepreneur and content creator Kristin Johns as she shares her best-kept…secrets: mouthwatering recipes, design inspiration, and ways we all can grow, celebrate, and find nourishment in every season of life. Kristin Johns long dreamed of putting together a book of favorite recipes, ideas for interiors, and reflections on faith, family, and love. Growing Seasons is a gorgeously photographed collection of stories, recipes, and inspiration that encourages us to step into each day with courage and authenticity, and to embrace every season of life.Just as each month has its own specific character, each season of life has its own unique challenges and opportunities, all with valuable life lessons to teach us. Walking through the calendar year from January to December, the book’s twelve chapters feature:Kristin’s favorite recipes like Christmas Morning Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls, CeCe’s Famous Cajun Gumbo, a Sunny Citrus Kale Salad and, of course, Kristin’s famous Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipeCreative projects such as Rustic Hand Dyed Linens, DIY Lavender Blue Tansy Skin Serum, and five easy tricks to minimize clutter and maximize coziness at homeFun ideas to entertain and connect with others through Summer Getaway Essentials and a guide to movie night at home complete with homemade pizza and caramel cornWhether you’re looking for adventure or a chill night at home, Growing Seasons will meet you where you are and inspire where you are going.
By Ralph Kovel. 1981
The Kovels, collectors of antiques for more than thirty years, offer advice on how to evaluate, buy and care for…antiques. You will learn how such items as a tape measure and a magnet can help identify real antique furniture, and how to test silver with your fingernail. You will know what is a fair price for an item, and you will learn how to "feed" furniture to keep the wood from drying out