Описание: If you've ever wondered what to do with those remnants and half-skeins of yarn left over from your crocheting projects, this book provides an answer: "Patchwork" crochet projects. By combining "granny-type" squares based on quilt block patterns, you can make beautiful afghans, sweaters, and other projects. The blocks are so simple to crochet even a beginner can make them. This book provides complete crocheting instructions (only one stitch is required) as well as helpful hints on materials, working the patterns, and finishing. Choose from these charming quilt block patterns: Baby Blocks, Simple Simon, Flying Pennants, Necktie, Basic Nine-Patch, Streak of Lightning, Pinwheel, Log Cabin, Whirlwind, Roman Stripe, Indian Hatchet, Mosaic, Shoofly, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, and nine more. In addition to the patterns themselves, the author has included specific instructions for putting the blocks together to make five attractive and useful projects: Log Cabin Afghan, Mosaic Cardigan, Log Cabin Pullover, Sunflower Jacket, and Evening Star Coat.
Among the most traditional of quilting designs, the Four-Patch is also among the least complicated, making it an excellent pattern for beginners. In this clearly written and easy-to-follow book, veteran quilt designer and teacher Gwen Marston provides patterns for 20 small quilts featuring this attractive design. Clear diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and 24 sturdy, full-size templates make it easy to produce such appealing creations as Four-Patch Zigzag, Four-Patch in Pinwheel-Star Setting, Plaid Four-Patch, Big and Little, Four-Patch and Star Medallion, Morning Star Set, and other eye-catching designs. Just the right size for wall hangings, charming covers for doll beds and other accessories, the finished quilts range in size from 14" x 171/2" to 191/2" x 21."
Amish quilts, known for their beautiful color combinations and varied motifs, are extremely popular among quilt makers. This easy-to-follow guidebook shows quilters how to create these lovely classics in miniature -- with patterns that work up quickly and easily. Just the right size for use as doll bedcovers or lovely wall hangings, these eye-catching quilts are perfect for experimenting with a variety of colors and are considerably less intimidating to work up than full-size quilts. Complete step-by-step instructions and full-size templates show needlecrafters how to make 20 quiltlets ranging in size from about 21 x 21 for the largest to 15 1/2 x 18 1/2 for the smallest. Over 100 illustrations help create such perennially popular designs as Four Patch, Zig Zag, Baskets, Sunshine and Shadow, Triangles, Monkey Wrench, Diamond in a Square, Shoo Fly, Log Cabin, Evening Star, and 10 other classic patterns.
Автор: Schmidt Carol Название: Traditional Patchwork Quilt Designs ISBN: 0486462315 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486462318 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 459 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Blankets of splendid geometric configurations -- drawn from time-honored patchwork quilt motifs -- fill this festival of traditional folk art. Thirty designs offer endless coloring possibilities, and will surely delight quilters, collectors, and colorists alike. A wonderful collection for artists of every skill level
Автор: Welch, Dorothy H. Название: Thirty Classic Patchwork Patterns ISBN: 0486289672 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486289670 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 914 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Now you can make beautiful stained glass ornaments for Christmas and other holidays -- sun dazzlers to catch the light, delight the eyes, and add a decorative touch almost anywhere. This new collection presents full-size templates for 66 lovely lightcatchers designed especially for Christmas and 11 other holidays and special occasions. You'll find stars, trees, snowflakes, Santas, bells, and other ornaments ideal for decorating Christmas trees, windows, doorways, and any other place that could use a festive touch. Artist/designer Ed. Sibbett, Jr., has included templates for shamrocks, hearts, turkeys, jack-o'-lanterns, birthday candles, and dozens of other motifs suitable for special celebrations. The templates are ready to cut out and use.
Expensive electronic toys come and go, but the toys children really like the best are often the simplest. The plain handmade wooden train, doll cradle, or circus animal can provide the key that unlocks a young imagination. This book makes it easy to create toys that will win a permanent place in any child's heart. After years of working with young children, veteran woodcrafter and educator James. T. Stasio has distilled his expert knowledge into a handy, inexpensive guide to making 12 wooden toys of enduring appeal: helicopter, oil truck, biplane, destroyer, freight train, cargo ship, rocking horse and squirrel, circus animals and acrobats, doll cradle, work truck, truck bank, and fighter plane. You don't have to be a master craftsman or purchase expensive materials. If you can use a saw and a screwdriver, you can make any of these charming toys. For each project, a list of materials indicates how much wood and the kind of hardware you'll need. Exact-size templates for every part make cutting out the wood simplicity itself. And a large, easy-to-grasp exploded diagram shows precisely how to fit the parts together. The introduction also provides handy tips on selection of wood, finishing, and more. Best of all, these sturdy toys will stand up to almost any amount of rough handling. And there are no batteries to replace
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.
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