Wool Appliqué the Piece O' Cake Way [EPUB]
21 June 2017, 06:55
2015 | EPUB | 16.74MB
Get luscious colors and textures in your quilts with 12 all-new projects from Piece O'Cake Designs. Best-selling authors Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins add felted wool appliqué to crisp cottons and linens for added dimension on quilts and home decor. Easy to stitch and easier to love, wool appliqué has no edges to turn under, making it ideal for beginners and experienced quilters! Learn about the best supplies, hand stitching methods, and quilt finishing tips.
Traditional Stickmaking [EPUB]
21 June 2017, 06:52
2016 | EPUB | 22.74MB
Stickmaking is an age-old craft that is just as absorbing and rewarding today as ever. This beautifully illustrated book describes some of the customs and practices used in traditional stickmaking. It encourages beginners to get started with a simple staff or thumb stick, but also explains advanced techniques, such as making sheep and cow horn handles, for the more experienced. Written with careful attention to detail by a prize-winning stickmaker, it is an essential guide to this fascinating craft.
The book contains ideas and inspiration on types and styles of stick, a guide to timber, storing and straightening shanks, and jointing shanks onto handles. Also, there are step-by-step instructions on making a variety of sticks and handles including wood, antler, buffalo and sheep horn, and detailed techniques on bulking and dressing sheep horn to make a classic shepherd's crook, with further advice on decorating wood and buffalo horn handles. It will be of great interest to stickmakers, woodworkers, farmers, shepherds and fishermen. This ideal resource for all stickmakers is beautifully illustrated with 121 colour photographs.
Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit [EPUB]
21 June 2017, 06:50
2016 | EPUB | 23.2MB
Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. These 14 fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff!