The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work: Directions and Patterns from the Civil War Era [EPUB]
14 February 2018, 09:29
2016 | EPUB | 40.87MB
Discover the techniques behind museum-quality pieces and treasured heirlooms with this guide to antique needlework and handcrafts. Originally published in 1859, The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work offers well-illustrated instructions for making the kinds of highly decorated items prized by Victorian homemakers: quilts, doilies, cushions, and ornamental knick-knacks as well as embellishments for collars, hair ornaments, purses, and other items.
More than 262 engraved patterns, drawn from English, French, and German sources, encompass a tremendous array of handcrafts: applique, bead work, braiding, crochet, embroidery, knitting, knotting, lace-work, netting, patchwork, quilting, tapestry, tatting, and many other techniques. A rich source of authentic patterns, this volume also provides a historic view of the lives of nineteenth-century women in terms of their pastimes and their forms of creative self-expression.
Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments [EPUB]
09 February 2018, 21:35
2014 | EPUB | 25.2MB
The science behind, "But, why?"
Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind:
- Chemistry, with Soap Clouds
- Biology, with Hole-y Walls
- Physics, with Straw Balloon Rocket Blasters
- Planet Earth, with Acid Rain
- The Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers
Best of all, every single one of these projects can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the grocery store. Whether your kid wants to create his or her own Mount Vesuvius or discover why leaves change colors in the fall, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments will bring out the mad scientists in your family--in no time!
Motorcycle Porn: Portraits and Stories [EPUB]
05 February 2018, 03:17
2017 | EPUB | 157.32MB
Motorcycle Porn: Portraits and Stories is a book of prime motorcycle images taken by Frank J. Bott who works in Tooele, Utah. Frank is an aficionado of both photography and motorcycles. His photographs of the machines are extraordinary. The images were taken using a large cyclarama with lighting from a gigantic softbox allowing the light to wrap around these spectacular machines.
This amazing collection of images––an extensive project of Franks J. Bott to document these unique bikes––contains a considerable assortment of motorcycles from the skillfully customized and hand built to the painstakingly restored to the historically significant vintage to the best-of-the-best. Each has a set of photographic portraits, including fine details, that tells its unique story. These stories are include the motorcycle's history, customizing or restoring, engineering, beauty, or rider experiences. Motorcycles represented are Ducati, Yamaha, Triumph, Harley, and Honda to name a few. This is a book for riders, owners, dreamers, mechanics, collectors, and all enthusiasts of motorcycles.