Craft & Hobbies (359)

Fun Accessories to Sew For Your Dog

ISBN: 9781621871798

Author: Tingk Lee    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Dog lovers can pamper their favourite pooch with this inspiring collection of cute canine accessories. There are plenty of ideas here for making fun and funct...


Dog lovers can pamper their favourite pooch with this inspiring collection of cute canine accessories. There are plenty of ideas here for making fun and functional gear: from leashes, toys, collars, cushions, and dining mats to storage baskets, sunscreen caps, carrier bags, and even an Elizabethan cone collar. Step-by-step photos and clear instructions make these projects so easy to follow, it's a walk in the park! Inside Fun Accessories to Sew for Your Dog 23 pet-friendly DIY projects Cool designs for attractive, practical dog gear. Step-by-step photos make each project easy to follow plus advice on stitching, measurement lists, and tips on tools and materials.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$39.99
The Big Book of Knives

ISBN: 9780764357398

Author: Oliver Lang    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The knife -- a staple in every household and long considered one of mankind's most important tools. Despite our long history, in today's fast-paced world many n...


The knife -- a staple in every household and long considered one of mankind's most important tools. Despite our long history, in today's fast-paced world many no longer know how to recognize a good knife or the characteristics which define one. This book details the differences between types of knives, the characteristics a capable knife must have, the different locking systems for folding knives, and more! A must-have reference for anyone who uses their knife on a daily basis.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$89.99
The Book of Forging

ISBN: 9780764357374

Author: Karl Gissing    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Ideal for beginners of those looking to brush up their skills, this quick-reference overview explains the basics of all aspects of blacksmithing. With more than...


Ideal for beginners of those looking to brush up their skills, this quick-reference overview explains the basics of all aspects of blacksmithing. With more than 450 photos and a focus on only the most essential tools and equipment, it keeps the information simple for the beginner. Summaries cover the tools of forging, their uses, and the essential equipment in the work space; the differences among free-form forging, drop forging, industrial, hot work, and cold work; the steps of the process, such as bending, joining, riveting, welding, chiseling off, and splitting; and the chemistry of iron and steel. The book also shows a gallery of 44 types of forged items, from hooks to tool handles, with comments on their forged features.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 232 x 208 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$55.00
The Ceramics Studio Guide

ISBN: 9780764356483

Author: Jeff Zamek    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Learningfrom others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly thancommitting them yourself. This book is packed with practical informationthat will ena...


Learningfrom others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly thancommitting them yourself. This book is packed with practical informationthat will enable potters to successfully complete the many steps inpottery production. Making functional pottery or ceramic sculptureentails many different skill sets and processes in forming clay, dryingclay, glazing, and firing. Any one of these steps can cause failures. As ceramics consultant Jeff Zamek points out, under ideal conditions abeginning or advanced student would be guided by a teacher at everystep; mistakes and bad habits would be caught as they occurred andcorrected. While such learning situations are rare today, this bookfills the gap. As Zamek says,"This book offers you forty years of wisdom, generated by my students'and my client ceramics companies' issues with clays, glazes, and kilnfiring." With its solutions to common problems, this guide helps potters to succeed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2019


$59.99
Basketry Basics

ISBN: 9780764357459

Author: BJ Crawford    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progre...


This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project. Follow along from one to the next, or jump ahead to the more advanced baskets to expand your intermediate skills. The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl, and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, color, and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today’s top basketmakers serve as inspiration. This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make handbuilt baskets.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$49.99
The Little Upholstery Book

ISBN: 9780764357428

Author: Shelly Leer    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating! Expert Shelly Miller Leer, founder of HomeRoom and Upholstery Club and former writer and contributor for curbly.com,...


Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating! Expert Shelly Miller Leer, founder of HomeRoom and Upholstery Club and former writer and contributor for curbly.com, apartmenttherapy.com, and many other online crafting communities uses her trademark fresh, casual teaching style to empower you with the confidence and skills to get started right away. These five projects have been mindfully designed to help the beginner build basic skills, learn techniques, and progressively take on more-complicated pieces. Six information-packed chapters cover upholstery concepts, terminology, tools, materials, and supplies, as well as advice on setting up an in-home shop or looking for shop space to lease. Beginning with simple projects like the Buttoned Down Blue Velvet Footstool and wrapping up with the Rockin' Moroccan Hanging Headboard, this step-by-step guide provides all you need to develop a new creative hobby, learn practical skills, or even start a business of your own.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$59.99
Practical Leatherwork

ISBN: 9780764357442

Author: Carsten Bothe    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Leather is a strong and versatile material, and indispensable when you're working, hunting, or exploring outdoors. Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe...


Leather is a strong and versatile material, and indispensable when you're working, hunting, or exploring outdoors. Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe offers the ultimate beginner's guide for this useful hobby. These photo-rich, step-by-step instructions prove that anyone can learn the techniques of cutting, sewing, and finishing to make, or repair, your essential leather items. You'll learn how to make a seam, to wet-form, to apply button studs and rivets, and everything else needed to master the basics. Five useful projects―good-looking, and able to be put to practical use―help you put what you've learned into practice: make your own belt, dog leash, belt bag, knife sheath, and leather holster. Whether you are a hunter, reenactor, knifemaker, scout, horseback rider, or bushcraft fan, or you use leather in other ways, here is your guide to a new skill.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


$45.00
Garden DIY

ISBN: 9781620083345

Author: Samantha and Daniel Johnson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Build a Better Garden! Loaded with complete plans and easy-to-follow construction tips, Garden DIY offers a creative mix of both practi...


Roll Up Your Sleeves and Build a Better Garden! Loaded with complete plans and easy-to-follow construction tips, Garden DIY offers a creative mix of both practical and decorative projects for gardening enthusiasts. Brother and sister writing team Samantha and Daniel Johnson present 20 essential projects for aspiring horticulturalists. From trellises, garden beds, cold frames, and compost bins to bird baths, sundials, and a hummingbird feeder, clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. An introduction to the DIY mindset explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself, and provides an overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each task. Inside Garden DIY · 20 step-by-step, do-it-yourself projects for creating the garden of your dreams. · Includes both utilitarian and decorative projects. · Build practical items like trellises, garden beds, cold frames, compost bins, and walkways. · Make fun items like bird baths, sundials, benches, and a hummingbird feeder. · Easy-to-complete projects all feature inexpensive materials and basic techniques.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$39.99
Super Quick Colourful Quilts

ISBN: 9781620083383

Author: Rosemary Wilkinson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Super Quick and Stunning Quilts! The twenty gorgeous patchwork quilts in this collection are designed for beginners and any quilter whose time is limited. Using...


Super Quick and Stunning Quilts! The twenty gorgeous patchwork quilts in this collection are designed for beginners and any quilter whose time is limited. Using just three shapes, they show an amazing variety of designs made all the more exciting by a clever choice of fabrics in three groups of colorways. These shapes are cut quickly using the rotary cutter rather than with a template, and they are machine stitched together with chain-piecing wherever possible. The quilt "sandwich" (of backing fabric, batting and the pieced top) is held together with machine quilting, big stitch hand quilting or with simple ties and buttons. Two methods are used for the binding-one using four strips applied separately to the four sides, producing abutted corners, and the other, slightly more complicated, using a continuous binding, mitered at the corners. Simple applique is introduced using a heart template and a technique called slashing. Chenille is used as an alternative to piecing to produce a highly textured surface for a really cuddly quilt. Inside Super Quick Colorful Quilts · 20 quick step-by-step quilt patterns in a kaleidoscope of colors. · Great for beginners-perfect for quilters in a hurry. · Each quilt made with simple shapes, easy piecing and fast finishing techniques. · Bright designs and in three alternative colorways: primary, bright and pastel. · Amazing variety of designs using just three shapes: squares, rectangles and triangles. · Stylish accents for modern homes: bed quilts, cot quilts, throws and wall hangings.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 178


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 08-07-2019


$39.99
Play Your Way to Good Manners

ISBN: 9781621871859

Author: Kate Naito    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Discover effective strategies for teaching dogs impulse control, obedience, polite leash walking and more. Play Your Way To Good Manners draws from techniques u...


Discover effective strategies for teaching dogs impulse control, obedience, polite leash walking and more. Play Your Way To Good Manners draws from techniques used in canine sports and applies them to a positive-reinforcement manners training program with 80 cool tricks, exciting sports moves, and interactive games.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2019


$39.99
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