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A new introduction relates the history and technique involved in Irish crochet lace, and a conversion chart translates outdated terms.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: Rich selection of scaled dressmaker’s patterns from the popular late-19th century magazine The Voice of Fashion details 50 garments for women, from handsome daytime and evening dresses to casual tennis outfits, a riding habit, and undergarments This volume will not only find practical use amon
Описание: This three-in-one volume combines a trio of rare classics on artisanal woodworking techniques and designs. Filled with practical instructions, helpful diagrams, and illustrations of finished projects, the manual explores buhl work (creating cabinetry using metal inlays), marquetry (pieces adorned with colored wood, shells, ivory), and fretwork (low-relief or cut-out decorative designs).
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: 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.
Автор: Crowell Название: Chip Carving Patterns and Designs ISBN: 0486235327 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486235325 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 2178 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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.