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.
Автор: Gordon S. S. Название: Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns and Tailoring Techniques ISBN: 0486412415 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486412412 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1564 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Classic 1901 guide to cutting ladies’ tailor-made clothing includes patterns and detailed instructions for creating over 60 garments and parts of wearing apparel: leg-o-mutton sleeves, broad collars, military cape, knickerbockers, bloomers, opera cloak, riding breeches, and much more. The perf
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Loved this one. Great for any beginner that is interested in learning how to work with and create leather items." -- Books In Brogan
Legendary wood and leather crafter Lora Susan Irish focuses solely on leather pyrography techniques and projects for the first time in this book. She presents instructions for a dozen easy-to-make projects, including jewelry, wallets, journals, and belts, in a spectacular array of patterns ranging from American West and Celtic motifs to wildlife and tattoo-inspired imagery. The completed projects are perfect for gift-giving or personal use. Moving from tools and supplies to pyrography and leather crafting basics; pattern techniques; leather selection; and the projects themselves, the book includes detailed, step-by-step directions with full-color photographs. Sidebars and tips offer helpful hints. This invaluable guide is ideal for experienced crafters as well as those who wish to acquire leather-crafting and leather-burning skills.
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Автор: Priscilla Publishing Co., Название: Irish Crochet: Technique and Projects ISBN: 0486247058 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486247052 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1015 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Fashion has rediscovered the charm of a touch of lace. The durability and serviceability of the form of handmade lace known as Irish crochet makes this time-honored craft especially appealing to today's needleworkers. Here is an excellent turn-of-the-century introduction to Irish crochet, available in this attractive and inexpensive paperback edition. Irish Crochet is a lucid, well-planned guide for crocheters of all levels of skill and experience. Newcomers to Irish crochet will find helpful suggestions on materials, detailed instructions for making even the simplest designs, and a thorough grounding in the special techniques characteristic of Irish crochet. Also included are clear explanations for the basic crochet stitches so that even a newcomer to crochet may begin in the Irish way. Experienced crocheters can skip to the step-by-step illustrated directions for dozens of stunning background stitches, borders, beadings, insertions, medallions, and classic Irish crochet motifs -- rose leaf patterns, wild rose designs, blackberry flowers, passion flowers, and others. Here, too, are expert suggestions and assistance for combining these elements into purses, collars and cuffs, bonnets, jackets, gowns, and other beautiful and ambitious pieces. Irish Crochet combines challenges to sharpen the skills of the most advanced needleworkers with a step-by-step approach that will prepare even beginners for intricate projects. Here is a full Irish crochet vocabulary of attractive ornaments and figures that you can draw upon again and again in the practice of this fine craft.
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