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A new introduction relates the history and technique involved in Irish crochet lace, and a conversion chart translates outdated terms.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: 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.
Flying a beautiful kite is exhilarating and all the more thrilling and rewarding when the kite soaring in the sunshine is your own creation This exciting practical guide helps even new kite makers to experience the adventure of constructing and flying nine original kites based on traditional designs from around the world. Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams take you through the process of assembling, testing, decorating, and flying each of the kites. Finished kites must be aerodynamically sound, but the authors allow plenty of leeway in construction: "In kite making, precise measurements are less important than balance, proportion, and symmetry." And although materials are specified for each design, the easy-to-follow directions allow for a variety of lightweight, durable substitutions. Beginners and children will want to start with the simple, universally familiar European Diamond Kite. But neither the intricate, unusually shaped Oriental kite nor the scientifically sophisticated, efficient High-Tech Box Kite is very hard to make. The spectacular Guatemalan Sun Kite is a high flier that sings as it soars, the result of four easy-to-make "buzzers" that vibrate in the wind. Designed to be flown at night and illuminated with flashlights, the intriguing New England Ghost Kite is an excellent "swooper." Each design has a unique flying style: the Chinese Yuan flies well in a light-to-moderate wind while the High-Tech Box requires a good stiff breeze; the Chinese Dragonfly and Oriental Butterfly are low, steady fliers, and the Guatemalan Sun and Korean Warrior are showy high fliers. All are magnificent examples of a 2,000-year history of kite flying.
Feel your inspiration bloom with simple directions for drawing 15 popular garden flowers: chrysanthemum, daffodil, peony, tulip, and more. A completed illustration of each flower is included, ready to color or trace. Practice and display your skills on blank pages that are decorated with beautiful borders and perforated for easy removal. Colored images are included on the inside covers for reference. Specially designed for experienced colorists, How to DrawBirds and other Creative Haven(R) adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
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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.
The centuries-old art of origami -- Japanese paper folding -- produces remarkable paper creations that exhibit extraordinary realism and delicate beauty. Enthusiasts of this wonderful craft will welcome this challenging new collection of paper sculptures designed by John Montroll, renowned origami expert. Twenty-five intricately detailed paperfolding projects feature strikingly lifelike animals from land, seas, and air: angelfish; seal; walrus; starfish; crane; swan; eagle; owl; snake; turtle; frog; frog with toes; bear; kangaroo; giraffe; fox; elephant; antelope; spider; crab; lobster; tyrannosaurus; brontosaurus; ornament; and star. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and hundreds of diagrams explain how to fashion each of these intriguing sculptures. Beginning with symbols and basic folds, patterns progress from the simple angelfish to the complex and fascinating lobster. Papercrafters who have mastered the basic folds of origami will find hours of enjoyment and personal satisfaction creating this parade of charming paper models. Animal Origami for the Enthusiast will inspire every dedicated origamian, while offering ample opportunity to hone papercrafting skills.
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.
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