In recent years Irish crochet lace has enjoyed a tremendous revival among needleworkers. Nearly lost in the early twentieth century when machines took over the manufacture of most lace, the craft is now being rediscovered by enthusiasts who recognize it not only as one of the most durable, serviceable, and beautiful forms of lace but also as a type that provides a unique opportunity to be creative. This inexpensive volume presents authentic motifs and grounds used by the most skilled Irish needleworkers of the late nineteenth century. Collected and edited by one of the best-known experts of the time, Therese de Dillmont, it offers patterns, complete instructions, and/or detailed photographs for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and various traditional footings and borders. Crocheters can use these versatile motifs of delicate raised flowers, leaves, sprays, and more to transform ordinary bedspreads, doilies, tablecloths, and clothing into works of art to be treasured for years. Make your own unique designs for new curtains, fancy collars, delicate cuffs, and so much more. Each of these motifs can be altered in shape, enlarged, diminished, or combined in new patterns -- there's virtually no limit to the results you can produce. Beginners should practice making individual motifs before attempting an entire piece of lace, and experienced crocheters may want to follow the directions exactly before experimenting to form new motifs. With practice, you can invent your own patterns just by employing these authentic, elemental motifs and their complementary grounds. A new introduction relates the history and technique involved in Irish crochet lace, and a conversion chart translates outdated terms.
Teddy Bear fanciers, make your own and enjoy every loving stitch as well as the delightful finished product This easy-to-follow, single-volume guide is the only book you need to create a charming one-of-a-kind collection of everybody's favorite stuffed toy. Expert bear maker Doris King provides complete instructions and patterns for making both jointed and unjointed bears, plus full-size, ready-to-use patterns for a variety of outfits: suit, shirt, slacks, shorts, tank top, dress, bonnet, pinafore, pajamas, jogging suit -- even a chef's apron. What's more, the bears and their wardrobe can be made on a sewing machine. Create traditional Teddies out of mohair or alpaca, use the modern synthetic furs available in a variety of colors and textures, or make attractive, inexpensive bears from corduroy, calico, gingham, chintz, or patchwork. Varying the type of fabric and the size and type of eyes will give each of your bears a distinctive personality. In addition to a full discussion of fabrics, you'll find advice on stuffing materials (for soft, cuddly bears and firm, sturdy ones), placing and cutting out pattern pieces, sewing techniques, and much else. Clear step-by-step instructions show how to create your own collection of lovable bears, while illustrations on the cover suggest color schemes for the charming toys. Ideal for nursery, playroom, and any other room, these huggable handmade Teddies made perfect gifts. Sew up a denful for yourself and everyone who deserves a special bear hug.
Описание: Practical guide of timeless information provides wide range of pointers -- from getting started, selecting necessary tools and appropriate woods, to directions for tracing and transferring patterns; oiling, staining, and varnishing; carving in relief, fret-cutting, and other popular techniques. Instructions and 67 designs for creating monograms, inscriptions, florals, vines, animal forms, more.
Описание: First published almost a century ago, this classic text on the history and tactics of naval warfare had a profound effect on the imperial policies of all the major powers. Kaiser Wilhelm is said to have "devoured" this book, and it was avidly read by presidents (including both Roosevelts), kings, prime ministers, admirals, and chancellors. This book was the work of noted U.S. naval officer and historian Alfred Mahan (1840-1914), who argued that despite great changes and scientific advances in naval weaponry, certain principle of naval strategy remain constant, and nations ignore them at their peril. Credited with stimulating the growth of modern navies in leading countries of the world, the text remains a basic authority on the strategy of naval warfare and is still used in the war colleges. Demonstrating through historical examples that the rise and fall of seapower (and of nations) has always been linked with commercial and military command of the seas, Mahan describes successful naval strategies employed in the past -- from Greek and Roman times through the Napoleonic wars. Focusing primarily on England's rise as a sea power in the 18th century, the book provides not only an overview of naval tactics, but a lucid exposition of geographical, economic, and social factors governing the maintenance of sea power. The work is carefully written and exceptionally well-documented; moreover, the author's clear, well-thought-out text avoids technical language, making it accessible to a nonprofessional audience. In addition, four maps and a profusion of plans of naval battles help the reader grasp the strategy and tactics involved in some of the history's greatest maritime conflicts. In this inexpensive edition, the book represents an indispensable sourcebook for statesmen, diplomats, strategists, and naval commanders as well as students of history and international affairs. Although ships, weapons, and the global balance of power have altered greatly since 1890, the lessons taught here so vividly and compellingly are still applicable today. Includes 4 maps, 24 battle plans.
Описание: A unique model-building experience, this beginner-level guide details everything needed to create brilliant reproductions of the royal sailing boats of Khufu (ruled ca. 2551-2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled ca. 1479-1458 B.C.), and Ramses II (ruled ca. 1279-1213 B.C.). Sintich provides step-by-step instructions on how to choose the correct materials and tools, sail construction, staining, painting, and more.
The beautiful centuries-old craft of marbleizing -- decorating paper through the use of "floating colors" -- dates back to eighth-century Japan. Today marbleizing is a newly popular craft, enjoyed for the exquisite and unique designs it produces (no two are alike) and its myriad of decorative applications. This volume is a complete step-by-step illustrated guide to the entire marbleizing process. Artist Gabriele Gr nbaum shows you how to prepare colors, form beautiful and striking patterns, and transfer them onto prepared paper. Included are a list of tools and materials and helpful suggestions for avoiding common mistakes. In addition, an informative introduction traces the history of this wonderful handicraft. Create beautiful, versatile craft papers with colorful swirls, bold spotted designs, and exciting combed lines. Choose from 12 different patterns: Fantasy, Stone, Swedish, Wave, Comb, Snail, Bouquet/Peacock, Floral, Veined, Tiger, Oil-Color, and Oil-Color Batik. Marbleized paper can be used for decorating books, boxes, lampshades, wall hangings, decoupage, picture frames, linings, wallpaper, greeting cards, stationery -- almost any art or craft project. Artists and crafters who want to create their own original marbleized papers will find this inexpensive edition a handy guide for learning basic techniques and a rich source of design ideas.
Now you can learn the beautiful centuries-old art of glass etching, made famous by such renowned artists as Lalique, Gall , Woodall, and other masters. This easy-to-use guide covers everything you need to know for successful glass etching -- basic materials and equipment, applying resists onto glass, transferring and cutting stencil patterns, and etching techniques. In spite of its intricate designs, glass etching is surprisingly easy to master -- even beginning glass workers can make beautiful decorative glass objects. Step-by-step instructions tell you how to etch on any glass -- panes, panels, bottles, even stained glass -- using acid cream and sandblasting techniques. Authors Capp and Bush supply 45 full-size patterns with suggested designs for projects. Included are birds, butterflies, cheetahs, Siamese and Persian cats, geometric and Art Nouveau-style abstracts and delicate florals, morning glories, water lilies and roses, plus corner and side frame elements that can be combined in a variety of attractive borders. Patterns can be used directly or enlarged, reversed, and combined to create original schemes. Use these versatile motifs to etch mirror and lamp panels, window and door panels, mobiles, loaded and framed pictures, room dividers, shower doors, vases, glasses, ornamental bottles, and any glass that would be enhanced by an elegant etched design.
Описание: Classic costume book of the 16th century depicts dress of Europeans (especially Spanish) of all classes. Special section on Aztec Indians brought to Spain by Cortes and sketched from life there by Weiditz. All 154 original plates have been meticulously reproduced, complete with English captions. Ind
Автор: Margolis Adele P. Название: Make Your Own Dress Patterns ISBN: 0486452549 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486452548 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 3166 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This profusely illustrated primer in pattern making is great for creating fashionable clothing as well as pretty necklines, pockets, and sleeves. Nationally acclaimed sewing expert Adele Margolis provides simple, step-by-step directions and more than 1,000 illustrations for making clothes for work, home, and play -- everything from stylish skirts, dresses, and jackets to children's clothing.
Описание: Forty-six remarkable drawings reproduce the everyday dress of numerous American colonists of the 1770s: broom seller, farmer and his wife, wagoner, cooper, gentleman, barber, doctor, fisherman, carpenter, rural militiaman, wigmaker, and many others. Completely authentic, each illustration is accompanied by a caption and a brief description of the clothing. This delightful sourcebook for learning social history features 46 lively drawings 15 figures depicted in color on covers."
Woodcarvers will enjoy the challenge of these 21 beautiful floral designs, specially selected by noted expert Mack Sutter for attractiveness and appeal. Full-size patterns are organized in order of increasing difficulty, and are accompanied by detailed notes and photographs of the finished projects. You will find a wealth of expert advice on wood selection, finishing techniques, tools and more, plus intriguing botanical information and descriptions of the flowers' symbolic and historical significance. Delightful, exciting-to-carve patterns include the Aztec Lily, Dogwood, Rose, Bluebell, Morning Glory, Lily of the Valley, Water Hyacinth, Iris, Tulip, Skunk Cabbage, Calla Lily, Water Lily, Orchid, Daffodil, Sunflower, Dahlia, Prickly Pear, Torch Ginger, Thistle, Gaillardia, and Pine Cone Cluster. Create a wide variety of handsome projects using these decorative motifs. Carve wall plaques, boxes, furniture, and other items to keep for yourself or give as treasured gifts.
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