Craft & Hobbies (421)

Beginners Guide to Making Mosaics

ISBN: 9781497100176

Author: Delphine Lecsuyer    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Transform areas and items in your home into beautiful works of art! Eye-catching and a lot of fun to do, this introductory guide to mosaic art (literally) cover...


Transform areas and items in your home into beautiful works of art! Eye-catching and a lot of fun to do, this introductory guide to mosaic art (literally) covers everything, from window sills, wall murals, and coffee tables to flower pots, picture frames, trays, and so many more decorative pieces for both the home and garden! With 16 beautiful projects to create, supply lists, step-by-step photography and captions, helpful tips, and everything you need to know about the materials, tools, and techniques to make colorful works of art, this is the go-to guide for starting a brand new hobby in mosaics!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$34.99
Upcycling Books

ISBN: 9780764358753

Author: Julia Rubio    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through ...


Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends a new lease on life. With simple techniques and common household materials, you can upcycle an old atlas, dog-eared comics, or an obsolete set of encyclopedias. Projects include party decorations, a woven basket, a smartphone charger, a mail organizer, a secret storage box, and an origami lampshade. Links to videos show a process or technique in detail, while templates can be printed for use. More than 30 variations and suggestions will further inspire you. Don’t let old books gather dust; give them a new purpose with Upcycling Books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
A Practical Guide to Needle Lace

ISBN: 9780764358692

Author: Jacqueline Peter    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and tea...


Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and teaches the process, from creating the pattern and preparing the support to separating, trimming, and smoothing. Detailed row-by-row drawings and photos clearly showing the threads’ placements help you learn quickly and without frustration. Then follow the instructions for 40 different lace patterns. Included are many examples of ways you can use your finished lace in beautiful and creative ways, along with dozens of variations that will let you add your own personality to your lace, and understand the draw that lace making has had over the millennia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
Collecting Moments : A Guide to Retro Journaling

ISBN: 9789887406716

Author: Lin Deng    Publisher: Sendpoints

Collecting Moments: A Guide to Retro Journalling gives to its readers comprehensive instructions and advice for materials collection, layout design and colour m...


Collecting Moments: A Guide to Retro Journalling gives to its readers comprehensive instructions and advice for materials collection, layout design and colour matching in retro journalling. The author explains all the techniques needed for aesthetic journals, and shares her attitudes and life about journals. Readers can easily learn the skills without any prior experience and enjoy their journalling life with more optimistic view. The book can also help you to avoid common mistakes using step-by-step photographs and clear details from selecting tools and materials to decorate the pages as well as the compared examples of the right and the wrong.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$45.00
Learn to See Learn to Draw

ISBN: 9788417656096

Author: David Koder    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Drawing is a universal language, but not everybody feels capable of giving it a go. This is a useful and entertaining book about the pleasure of drawing, by sho...


Drawing is a universal language, but not everybody feels capable of giving it a go. This is a useful and entertaining book about the pleasure of drawing, by showing, with some exercises, that anybody can draw through learning to see first. Based on the renowned method by Betty Edwards and intended either for beginners or those who need a refresher course, this book is an updated and personal account by the author which will make the fear of drawing disappear to anyone willing to try. This is a completely different drawing school for the gifted, the untalented, the stressed and the completely desperate and a useful and entertaining method for learning to draw by learning to see first. By looking at the world, without the interference of feelings and what our brain assumes we are looking at, the hand will pick up the skills and abilities to produce a wide array of drawings. Humorous and enlightening, reading this book will definitely spark anyone's creativity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 238 x 238 mm


Publication Date: 24-02-2020


$69.99
Human Figure Drawing

ISBN: 9788417412340

Author: Daniela Brambilla    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

'Human Figure Drawing' offers a refreshing perspective on this time timeless topic, with clear and helpful explanations and around 500 illustrations in b&w and ...


'Human Figure Drawing' offers a refreshing perspective on this time timeless topic, with clear and helpful explanations and around 500 illustrations in b&w and colour. This book shows us how to learn to draw the human figure and regain our ability to observe a subject. Being able to capture the human body is a basic requirement for any artist and 'Human Figure Drawing' will help the reader conquer the fear of making mistakes and teach them how to draw with the confidence and curiosity of a child. In this new edition, the layout is completely new, the images have been updated and the readability has been improved.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$75.00
DIY for Renters

ISBN: 9781580118330

Author: Charles Byers    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you d...


The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you don't risk your safety deposit Perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and in line with your rental agreement Maintenance issues are addressed, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repair Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos guide you through the repairs Tips for upgrade removal for when it's time to leave your rental behind and move on This book is designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all the normal maintenance issues that every home will encounter, from squeaky doors or floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans and plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Mr. Byers guides you to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center. He even includes tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to leave the rental unit, so you can get your security deposit back in full! DIY for Renters: Don't Call the Landlord will make the perfect, practical housewarming gift for any young person moving out on their own for the first time. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that any potential future homeowner will use for the rest of their lives!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
Basket Essentials

ISBN: 9781497100145

Author: Lora Irish    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Go beyond just following the steps—learn the methods to traditional basket weaving! 20 classic folk basket patterns including egg, potato, and Appalachian bas...


Go beyond just following the steps—learn the methods to traditional basket weaving! 20 classic folk basket patterns including egg, potato, and Appalachian baskets Step-by-step instructions and photography take you through every method Master proper techniques on an intermediate level, not just the beginner's how-to Author Lora Irish is an accomplished artist and maker of many trades With 20 classic folk basket patterns and clear step-by-step instructions and photos, you'll acquire all the proper techniques you need to become an accomplished basket-weaver inside Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving. From measuring and adding spokes to learning various weaving patterns, learn the methods to the art of traditional basket weaving. The author, the legendary Lora Irish, is a talented and successful artist of many trades and has been making baskets for 15 years. She has also written several woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$49.99
Garden Mosaics

ISBN: 9781497100749

Author: Emma Biggs    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Create a colorful garden with tiles galore! 19 mosaic projects to beautify your outdoor space Beginner-friendly guide with directions and information on the mat...


Create a colorful garden with tiles galore! 19 mosaic projects to beautify your outdoor space Beginner-friendly guide with directions and information on the materials, tools, and techniques you'll need to get started Step-by-step instructions, photos, and project templates for each design Use ceramic tiles, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors, or granite tiles to make your mosaic masterpieces Range of difficulty is provided within the projects, from simple and easy to elaborate and more challenging, in a progressive format Projects include plant pots, garden ornaments, a bird bath, wall plaques and panels, stepping stones, tables, and more A beginner-friendly handbook to mosaics for the garden in your backyard, Garden Mosaics opens with insightful chapters on understanding the materials, tools, and techniques necessary to prepare and get started. Using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors, or granite tiles, you'll learn to create 19 stunning mosaic garden projects that range from simple to elaborate in difficulty. From one-of-a-kind pots, garden ornaments, and bird baths to steppingstones, garden tables, wall panels, and more, each of these beautiful projects will look stunning among the flowers, vegetables, or ornamental plants in your garden! Authors and talented mosaicists Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin have written over 5 books on mosaic art, design, and techniques. Each design they provide inside Garden Mosaics contains step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography, as well as pattern templates. Get started in mosaics by creating gorgeous projects and art to display proudly in your garden, with Garden Mosaics!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$34.99
Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair and Refinishing 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781580118439

Author: Brian Hingley    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair...


Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing is packed with detailed information to help you get the job done! With more than 500 color step-by-step instructions, photographs, and detailed drawings, this authoritative DIY guide will show you everything you need to know to restore furniture, including tips on the tools, materials, and supplies needed. From removing old finishes and refurbishing warped wood to making structural repairs and preserving original finishes on old collectible furniture, you'll learn a wide range of shop-tested and approved methods to furniture restoration. Written by an authority in the field and seasoned furniture repair expert Brian D. Hingley, this book has been updated and redesigned from its previous edition so you can make the most out of damaged or antique furniture and achieve professional results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$49.99
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