Craft & Hobbies (369)

Knifemaking For Beginners

ISBN: 9780764357343

Author: Stefan Steigerwald    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang k...


The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang knife and a hidden tang knife. Make each of these two projects by following the individual construction principles here, and learn all phases of the knifemaking process. A few simple tools and a suitable workplace are all you need; materials are inexpensive. In their decades of teaching, the authors have often heard “I've never worked with metal before” and offer quick ways to understand the basics. Enjoy clear answers to the questions they often hear from their beginning students, such as “Is the steel hard yet?” or "What kind of wood works best for the handle?" With this complete guide, there is nothing standing in the way of you starting your knifemaking hobby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2019


$55.00
Seventy Years of Farm Tractors 1930-2000

ISBN: 9781912158430

Author: Brian Bell    Publisher: Old Pond

By the end of the twentieth century there were some half-million tractors on British farms - more machines than people to drive them. Brian Bell's encyclopaedic...


By the end of the twentieth century there were some half-million tractors on British farms - more machines than people to drive them. Brian Bell's encyclopaedic book traces the evolution of the farm tractor from the days of starting handle and pan seat to current 4-wheel drive machines with air-conditioned cabs and computer management systems. He deals in particular with developments of the classic period from the 1950s to the 1990s. The book is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer from Allis-Chalmers to Zetor, one hundred marques in total. These are all machines to be found on British farms irrespective of their country of manufacture. Brian runs concisely through the histories of the companies and their major models, illustrated with a wealth of photographs and extracts from sales literature. He adds some special features on items such as hydraulic systems and cold-starting aids. He includes a glossary and full index. This book replaces the author's earlier, successful, Fifty Years of Farm Tractors. Many of the photographs are new and the text has been brought up to date to include developments of the early twenty-first century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


$55.00
First-Time Quiltmaking - Second Revised & Expanded Edition

ISBN: 9781947163072

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Discover how easy it is to begin quilting with this superb illustrated guide to fabrics, tools and techniques. Perfect for the first-time quilter, First-Time Qu...


Discover how easy it is to begin quilting with this superb illustrated guide to fabrics, tools and techniques. Perfect for the first-time quilter, First-Time Quiltmaking, New Edition is also great for introductory quilting classes. Six simple lessons include beginning basics, preparing the fabric, sewing accurate seams, assembling the quilt top, making the quilt sandwich, and finishing the quilt. Also included are four simple projects that are perfect for beginners to practice their newfound skills. This new edition includes two brand-new patterns using pre-cut fabrics that are so popular with quilters-they make quick-to-finish projects even quicker!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2019


$45.00
The Weekend Quilter

ISBN: 9781947163294

Author: Rosemary Wilkinson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Miss quilting but not how much time it usually takes to create a patchwork masterpiece? The Weekend Quilter is the perfect book for those who love to quilt, but...


Miss quilting but not how much time it usually takes to create a patchwork masterpiece? The Weekend Quilter is the perfect book for those who love to quilt, but don't have time for long, laborious projects. Featuring 26 step-by-step projects for traditional and modern quilts that are easy to make in a single weekend, create beautiful patchwork designs using a rotary cutter and sewing machine to revolutionize the way you quilt. Including specialist shortcuts and design techniques from five different artists, take back your favorite hobby and become a weekend quilter!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


$39.99
Stunning Star Block Quilts

ISBN: 9781947163171

Author: Sandy Berg    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, acquire new skills and create stunning star blocks! With 12 different star patterns using piecing and paper...


Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, acquire new skills and create stunning star blocks! With 12 different star patterns using piecing and paper piecing techniques, you'll learn how to form both traditional and modern stars with contemporary settings, like negative space. Enjoy learning a new, doable method and incorporating these new elements into your future quilt projects! Inspired Star Block Quilts is a reflection of author and quilting designer Sandy Berg's passion as a "Quilts of Valor" volunteer, as she's also passionate about providing people with fun and practical designs to spark their own creativity!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


$39.99
Farming in Miniature 1

ISBN: 9781908397553

Author: Robert Newson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Volume One Airfix to Denzil Skinner. The first of two volumes intended as a detailed guide for collectors, this large-format book also holds interest for the no...


Volume One Airfix to Denzil Skinner. The first of two volumes intended as a detailed guide for collectors, this large-format book also holds interest for the non-specialist. With approximately 900 photographs, this book demonstrates the fantastic output of British toy manufacturers during the twentieth century, evoking nostalgia for the toys of our youth. Notable brands in this first volume include Britains and Corgi.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 305 x 208 mm


$135.00
How To Marble Paper

ISBN: 9781497100435

Author: HRJ Design Studio    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Discover and fall in love with the ancient art of marbling paint in this modern guide! With more than 30 different patterns to create and a step-by-step interac...


Discover and fall in love with the ancient art of marbling paint in this modern guide! With more than 30 different patterns to create and a step-by-step interactive workbook to encourage practice, you'll learn all the marbling techniques, from chevron and feathering to stone and scallop. From foundational to advanced skills, you'll also learn how to float paint on water, create intricate patterns and unique designs with unusual tools, lay paper on various materials to transfer beautiful artwork, and so many more marbling techniques! Be inspired to then reimagine your designs for home d cor, stationery, textiles, apparel, ceramics, accessories, and more. With guidance from Heather Fletcher, a professional artist who has traveled the world studying these distinctive methods and learning from the world's leading marbling masters, you'll also gain an understanding of the history of this reemerging art form.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


$39.99
One-Stitch Baby Knits

ISBN: 9781504801102

Author: Val Pierce    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Welcome your new baby to the world with lovingly knitted garments and accessories! This book is filled with easy-to-knit projects you'll want to make for the ba...


Welcome your new baby to the world with lovingly knitted garments and accessories! This book is filled with easy-to-knit projects you'll want to make for the baby in your life. Top knitwear designer and author Val Pierce presents 25 simple patterns for practical but adorable baby knits, from bootees to hats to blankets. Whether it's a kimono-style jacket that you don't have to pull over a newborn's head or drawstring mittens that keep your little one from pulling them off, One-Stitch Baby Knits is full of thoughtful details that parents will love. Each and every one of these irresistible garments is made entirely with the garter stitch--the easiest stitch in knitting--making them accessible to beginners and quick and simple for more experienced knitters. Designed with small babies in mind, Val's patterns can be readily customized to get exactly what you want in a garment that's cheaper and sturdier than anything you'll find in stores.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$39.99
The Art for Joy's Sake Journal

ISBN: 9780764357671

Author: Kristy Rice    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Kristy Rice The beautiful pages of this workbook invite you to pick up your brush and grow. Kristy Rice’s joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the h...


Kristy Rice The beautiful pages of this workbook invite you to pick up your brush and grow. Kristy Rice’s joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the hearts of fans worldwide, and with this Artisan series journal, Rice offers ways for all levels of painters to make “art for joy’s sake” and simultaneously paint a personal keepsake or add beauty to your inspiration wall. Printed on high-quality textured art paper, the pages are easily frameable. Includes 10 new outlined designs allowing you to paint full-page-size artworks; the same works painted by Kristy herself, demonstrating palette choices and brushwork; “prompt” ideas to inspire your painting’s growth; pages with no-stress exercises for techniques; and inspirational artwork and quotations. Each item in the Artisan series is designed to offer a specially crafted watercolor discovery glowing with Kristy Rice’s creative touch.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2019


$55.00
How to Survive the School Holidays

ISBN: 9781786858023

Author: Verity Davidson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Say bye-bye to boredom! School’s out – a time that many parents dread. How is it possible to keep kids from staring at screens or complaining there is noth...


Say bye-bye to boredom! School’s out – a time that many parents dread. How is it possible to keep kids from staring at screens or complaining there is nothing to do all day? This holiday survival guide is here to help. It’s packed with brilliant and inexpensive activities to engage young minds and create awesome memories. From outdoor pursuits to indoor amusements, solo crafting to group games, there’s inspiration in these pages to last all holiday long.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Publication Date: 12-07-2019


$22.99
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