Traditional Stickmaking [EPUB]

Traditional Stickmaking [EPUB]
Traditional Stickmaking by Charlie Walker
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]

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit [EPUB]
Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit by Dora Ohrenstein
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!

The Art of Boutis: 20 French Quilting Projects [EPUB]

The Art of Boutis: 20 French Quilting Projects [EPUB]
The Art of Boutis: 20 French Quilting Projects by Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts
2016 | EPUB | 19.19MB

If you can sew, you can do boutis, a classic style of embroidery practiced in southern France since the seventeenth century. In this book, you'll find 20 projects featuring classic boutis designs for handbags and cases, pillows, baby clothes, placemats, photo album covers, and more. Also included are a basic boutis lesson, with step-by-step instructions for every part of the process, and full-size patterns for every project. Create sophisticated, traditional handmade gifts perfect for baby showers, weddings, housewarmings, and anniversaries--or treat yourself to a beautiful new accessory or bag.

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