Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Common Garments 1100-1480 [EPUB]
16 April 2018, 12:02
2015 | EPUB | 106.91MB
The Medieval Tailor's Assistant is the standard work for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of the Medieval era for historical interpretation or drama. This new edition extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories from 1100 to 1480.
It includes simple instructions for plain garments, as well as more complex patterns and adaptations for experienced sewers. Advice on planning outfits and materials to use is given along with a range of projects and alternative designs, from undergarments to outer wear. Early and later tailoring methods are also covered within the period.
There are clear line drawings, pattern diagrams and layouts and over eighty full-colour photographs that show the garments as working outfits. The garments are presented with brief notes on their historical background in three mainlayers, underwear, main garments and outer garments for men, women and children.
There is a section on 'How to use the book' with detailed instructions on techniques, planning, materials and, in particular, cutting methods from 1100. In this new edition there are over 400 line illustrations and a further 80 colour photographs as well as patterns for 151 garments and accessories.
Pincushions & More [EPUB]
16 April 2018, 11:59
2018 | EPUB | 12.28MB
Discover the joy of making small useful projects from your stash and gifting them to others who share your love of sewing and quilting. Pincushions & More gives you the patterns and the inspiration to create 13 unique pincushions and three needlebooks. Let your creativity run free. Templates are given on a 30 x 21 inch insert. Prairie Points tutorial also included in book.
Backpacker The Survival Hacker's Handbook: How to Survive with Just About Anything [EPUB]
16 April 2018, 09:34
2018 | EPUB | 29.87MB
Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook provides detailed instruction on how to use everyday items to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Sure, the quirk is here. For instance, learn how to make a fishhook out of a beer can, start a fire with hand sanitizer, or purify water with bleach. But it goes beyond the quirk to identify real solutions for real scenarios—with real items you carry with you.
The book includes useful tips and tricks from survival experts, and provides step-by-step instructions, along with short stories of survival situations where these modern survival skills have come into play.
The book is organized around basic fundamental concepts of survival: finding food, building shelter, securing water, etc.