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Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking

By Neuburger, Emily K.

2017-04 - Storey Publishing

9781612126524 Check Our Catalog

2018 Teachers' Choice Award Winner
2017 Mom's Choice Awards Winner


Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. ​It's the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launchpad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice -- for anyone ages 10 to 100

Hello Tokyo: 30+ Handmade Projects and Fun Ideas for a Cute, Tokyo-Inspired Lifestyle

By Bizys, Ebony

2017-03 - ABRAMS

9781419723957 Check Our Catalog

Full of fun and inventive projects, Hello Tokyo is a cute and quirky guide to living a DIY lifestyle inspired by Japanese crafts and trends

Filled with simple craft projects and fun tips inspired by her daily life in Tokyo, Japanese blogger, crafter, and designer Ebony Bizys captures the humor and originality of the eclectic Japanese experience in this charming handbook. Perfect, pretty projects come together quickly and easily, and they require just a few simple materials to make. This easy-to-follow book offers ideas galore to inspire beginner and advanced DIYers alike. Readers will find:

step-by-step instructions for crafting handmade stationery from
secrets for making handmade memory books to store cherished pieces from their travels
recipes for personalizing garlands and tassels to add fun and sparkle to small soirees
and more

Fun and cute in its entirety, Hello Tokyo is a sweet look into Japan's DIY culture, brimming with clever craft ideas for bringing happiness to the everyday. It will delight any crafter looking to add a touch of whimsy to their DIY adventures.

How to Make It: 25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business

By Abbott, Erin Austen

2017-03 - Chronicle Books

9781452150017 Check Our Catalog

This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level. Brimming with practical advice and inspiration, this book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in making it as a maker.

Making Pottery You Can Use: Plates That Stack - Lids That Fit - Spouts That Pour - Handles That Stay on

By Atkin, Jacqui

2017-03 - Barron's Educational Series

9780764168734 Check Our Catalog

Create cups, mugs, bowls, and more pieces that are perfect for you


Everyone who owns a beloved mug that has just the right handle, an agreeably "deep" cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, you wish you had more of them. In Making Pottery You Can Use, you'll learn how to create the pieces that will work best for you. Each element of the creative process is explained, including:

  • Deciding the function of the item
  • Working out proportions and making basic drawings
  • Choosing the right clay and tools
  • Design decisions, techniques to consider, variations to contemplate
  • Picking the best method: throwing, slabbing, or coiling
  • Choosing food-safe glazes, and more
Successful teacher, designer, and author Jacqui Atkin explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical, from plates, cups, and saucers to casserole dishes, pitchers, and tureens. Get started today and you'll have pieces that marry beauty, form, and function, and are perfect for all of your needs.

Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics Into Meaningful Patchwork

By Stocker, Blair

2017-03 - Roost Books

9781611803488 Check Our Catalog

Infuse your quilts with love--how to add your personal story and more meaning to your handmade quilts.

In Wise Craft Quilts, celebrated quilt designer and crafter Blair Stocker shares ways to use cherished fabrics to make quilts with more meaning. Each of the twenty-one quilts featured here gathers a special collection of fabric, outlines a new technique, and spins a story. By using special fabrics as the starting point for each project--from a wedding dress to baby's first clothes, worn denim, Tyvek race numbers, and more--the finished quilt is made even more special. Create quilts that have a story to tell and you'll find a whole new level of appreciation for what they represent in your life and the lives of the ones you love.

Drawing in Black & White: Creative Exercises, Art Techniques, and Explorations in Positive and Negative Design

By Velasquez, Deborah

2016-12 - Quarry Books

9781631592805 Check Our Catalog

Hone your drawing skills and you eye for design by learning to draw in black and white.

Working with only positive and negative lines and shapes keeps the focus on the basics: composition, balance, and harmony. And using white and black gel, ink, and paint pens on black, tan, and gray papers allows you to experience drawing in a whole new way Drawing in Black & White is a clever drawing and design book that contains 36 inspiring exercises, a gallery of artwork, and 16 black, gray, and tan sheets for drawing, doodling, and experimenting. You'll find lessons on drawing, pattern drawing, drawing with cut paper, and simple collage. Learn to see your drawings a new way by drawing in black and white

Boho Embroidery: Modern Projects from Traditional Stitches

By Vogelsinger, Nichole

2016-12 - Lucky Spool Media

9781940655208 Check Our Catalog

Hello, embroidery.

MEET TEXTILE ART.

Let's talk about the time when embroidery and textile art met... they formed a unique pairing of modern, chic design using traditional methods. Author Nichole Vogelsinger introduced these two mediums to each other, creating an entirely new way to play with needle, thread and fabric. You'll be amazed by the colorful, chic art you create both on and off the hoop.

Bend the Rules.

UNLEASH YOUR LOVE FOR COLOR & TEXTURE

Embroidery and textile art meet with Nichole Vogelsinger's colorful, bold Boho Embroidery style. The colors and textures that Nichole packs into her stunning textile art creations will inspire you to expand your creativity. The small size of these projects takes the intimidation out of experimenting with patterns and stitch combinations.

Nichole teaches you how to create 16 embroidery stitches. Then she sets you free to wander down your own creative path using her patterns and projects for guidance. Learn how to create simple hoops that feature just a single design, then move onto collage hoops with multiple elements. From there you can expand outside the hoop to wearable accessories and embellishments.

Throughout the book you'll be inspired to find your muse through thrift store finds such as retro tablecloths and feed sacks, and in more typical places like on novelty fabric and in nature. The world becomes a celebration that you can capture with just bits of fabric, and without being confined to four walls. Grab a hoop, break out all of your favorite fabrics and threads, and explore your "boho" side

Quilt with Tula and Angela: A Start-To-Finish Guide to Piecing and Quilting Using Color and Shape

By Pink, Tula

2016-11 - Fons & Porter

9781440245459 Check Our Catalog

Quilt the rainbow with Tula Pink and Angela Walters

Add color and punch to your next project with Quilt with Tula & Angela.

Known for her cool, innovative style, Tula Pink will inspire you to toss your color wheel and commit to her signature approach to combining colors. Angela Walters creates the complementary finish and surface texture for each design, resulting in the perfect marriage of color and style for each of the featured 17 quilt projects.

Pairing one shape with one color family in each chapter, you'll step through quilts of varying sizes, at the same time enjoying a front row seat to the creative collaboration between these mavens of style.

In addition to the 17 signature Tula Pink quilt designs and 42 quilt design motifs from Angela Walters, you will also be treated to useful tips on choosing fabrics and mixing up prints and approaching the quilt process.

Featuring bold illustrations and gorgeous photographs, Quilt with Tula & Angela is the comprehensive approach to intuitive color choices you've been waiting for.

Mind-Blowing Modular Origami: The Art of Polyhedral Paper Folding: Use Origami Math to Fold Complex, Innovative Geometric Origami Models

By Loper, Byriah

2016-11 - Tuttle Publishing

9784805313091 Check Our Catalog

Modular origami is the latest craze in paper folding

These three-dimensional models are created from a number of small pieces of paper that are easily folded and then cleverly fit together to form a spectacular shape. They range from paper polyhedra to bristling buckyballs that are reminiscent of sea urchins--to ornate flower-like spheres.

Each piece of paper is held by the tension of the other papers--demonstrating the remarkable hidden properties of paper, which is at the same time flexible but also strong

Author Byriah Loper has been creating modular origami sculptures for just five years, but in that time, he's pushed the upper limits of the art form with some of the largest, most complex geometric paper constructions ever assembled. While many geo-modular origami artists focus on creating dense floral spheres, Byriah has pioneered the open, linear "wire frame" approach, which results in a very complex-looking model that reveals the interior of its form. He exhibits his sculptures annually at the Origami USA convention in New York, and was recently a featured artist at the "Surface to Structure" exhibition at the Cooper Union gallery in the East Village.

A great way to learn origami, the easy-to-follow diagrams and step-by-step instructions in this book show you how to fold the paper components and then assemble them to create 22 incredible models. Each model is a new challenge, and the paper sculptures you create look fantastic on your desk or shelf

Painting the Impressionistic Landscape: Exploring Light and Color in Watercolor and Acrylic

By Knight, Dustan

2016-10 - Rockport Publishers

9781631591389 Check Our Catalog

Master the impressionist painting style with Painting the Impressionistic Landscape

The Impressionist movement that began 130 years ago set artists free to experiment outdoors, capturing the fleeting effects and many moods of sunlight in their paintings by juxtaposing contrasting colors. Although those colors may not actually be apparent in nature, on canvas and paper they appear spontaneous and naturalistic. The skill is in knowing how to select and apply them. Impressionistic painting has not remained static over the decades. Artist Dustan Knight walks you through the techniques to achieving brilliant effects in a contemporary style. Using easy to work with watercolor and acrylic, she demonstrates through her own paintings, as well as others she has selected, the step-by-steps for dramatic atmospheric vistas and intimate garden landscapes.

The Joy of Lettering: A Creative Exploration of Contemporary Hand Lettering, Typography & Illustrated Typeface

By KirKendall, Gabri

2016-10 - Walter Foster Publishing

9781633221369 Check Our Catalog

With more than 50 tips, techniques, and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level.

Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink, and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolor, gouache, and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery, and signage. Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.

Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe

By Kunnecke, Kyle

2016-09 - Interweave Press

9781632500892 Check Our Catalog

Stylish knitwear with a timeless appeal

Big city style meets classic design in this gorgeous guide for the contemporary crafter Inspired by 20th century architectural elements, Urban Knit Collection offers 18 DIY projects for women and men with a decidedly metropolitan vibe. From Art Deco- and stained glass-inspired sweaters to the beaded Ritz Cowl and Skyscraper Hat, author Kyle Kunnecke's innovative designs evoke the beauty of a cityscape in runway-worthy knits that you can customize to reflect your personal style.

Written for would-be and longtime knitters alike, Kyle's detailed patterns include tutorials on a variety of construction and finishing techniques, from locking floats and knitting on round needles to reading charts and choosing yarn. Whether your style is uptown, downtown, or somewhere in between, Urban Knit Collection has you covered

Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms: Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers

By Fassett, Kaffe

2016-09 - Harry N. Abrams

9781419722363 Check Our Catalog

A stunning guide and vibrant pattern collection of 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects, from renowned color expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett.

Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of flowers, Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms invites crafters to explore the behind-the-scenes process and fascinating design methods used to create Kaffe's bold fabrics and modern color palettes--from "sketching" with fabric swatches to creating mood boards and renderings to sewing visually striking quilts. Featured throughout are 18 new quilt patterns and seven new needlepoints.

Ideas bloom on each page as eye-catching artwork, inventive quilt designs, needlepoint canvases, and bold ribbon patterns grow from concept to completion. Renowned for his use of color, Kaffe creates unique palettes from nature and his surroundings to create color "moods"--from neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tones--and he shares his design ideas, practical quilting advice, and needlepoint techniques useful to both novice and seasoned crafters throughout these colorful projects.

With an emphasis on patchwork and needlework, the inventive designs and fresh color palettes translate to many creative disciplines ranging from mosaic, beading, fiber arts, embroidery, floral arrangements, and home decor. Accessible to quilting and sewing beginners and experts alike, the lively floral designs on each page are sure to inspire and send readers off on a color-filled creative journey, offering something for makers of all skill levels.

Also available from Kaffe Fassett: Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color, and Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes.

Singer(r) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Making and Installing Window Decor

By Woodcock, Susan

2016-09 - Lifestyles

9781589239319 Check Our Catalog

Learn how to sew custom, professional-looking window treatments for your home

Have you ever wanted to sew customized window treatments for your home? It's easier than you might think, especially if you have Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments on hand. With this helpful how-to book, readers are guided through the entire process--from planning the project to measuring scale and proportion, to selecting necessary tools, fabric, and hardware to actually sewing the curtains and installing them.

Whether you're partial to Roman shades, gathered curtains, flat shades with dowels, or pleated drapes, there's a clear-cut set of instructions for you in Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments. Also included are lifesaver tips and techniques from an expert in the field, advice about using scale and proportion to enhance windows and disguise flaws, and suggestions for utilizing window treatments to control light and insulate your home. Accompanying photos make learning even easier.

The book covers the following subjects in detail:

Window treatment project planning

Window measurements

Calculating scale and proportion

Fabric and hardware selection

Curtains and draperies

Grommets

Gathered and ruched curtains

Pleated curtains

Adding trim, banding, and other embellishments to window treatments

Shades and blinds

Roman shades

Flat shades with dowels

Relaxed draperies

Gathered shades

Top treaments

Common tips and techniques

Cutting

Sewing

Glossary and resources

So, unroll that bolt of fabric and jump into your next DIY project in the world of curtains and draperies

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Christmas Crafts, Recipes, Activities

By Shay, Matt

2016-08 - Lark Books (NC)

9781454709893 Check Our Catalog

Twas the night before the ugly sweater soiree
And all through your place,
Your perfect party clothes were put away without even a trace.
Your guests will drink cranberry cocktails and craft,
While wearing sweaters that are zany and daft.
Put on your ugly holiday sweater and get ready to PARTY Whether you re planning your own wacky celebration or contributing to someone else s festive affair, here are the most deliciously ugly (in a good way ) ideas for making Christmas merry. Dress up in a crazy Poinsettia Poncho. Serve easy-to-prepare eats and drinks like Strawberry Santa Hats and Jingle Bells Sangria. Play a game of Candy Cane Pickup. You re ready to go: just set the date "

Make Your Own Ideabook with Arne & Carlos: Create Handmade Art Journals and Bound Keepsakes to Store Inspiration and Memories

By Nerjordet, Arne

2016-06 - Trafalgar Square Books

9781570767616 Check Our Catalog

A keepsake; a treasure trove; a work of art. A source of inspiration; a method of organization; a peek inside the chaos and creativity of our own minds. An ideabook can be any one of these, or all of them, or something else entirely: a collection of memories, a way to store recipes or patterns, a genealogical journal, a planner for a wedding or renovation or garden ... The sky is the limit With Arne and Carlos's wit, style, and trademark handcrafting genius to guide you, learn how you can make and enjoy your own ideabooks--to celebrate, remember, or reach out for all that lies ahead.

Hand-Printing Studio: 15 Projects to Color Your Life a Visual Guide to Printing on Almost Anything

By Olmsted, Betty

2016-05 - C&T Publishing

9781617451478 Check Our Catalog

Born to Be Wild: Hundreds of Free Nature Activities for Families

By Garlick, Hattie

2016-05 - Bloomsbury Natural History

9781472915337 Check Our Catalog

Want to save cash, your child's imagination, and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a child's imagination and access to a little outdoor space.

Organized by season and then by material, it lets parents skip straight to Spring, and then to "Blossom," "Grass," or "Earth," according to their present need. Everything you need to engage in all of its hundreds of activities can be found in your kitchen. No expensive art supplies or outward-bound kit required. All you need is the "Toolkit" listed at the front of the book. These ordinary household essentials include recycled food containers, scraps of paper, string, glue, and an empty jar or two.

Along the way, Hattie Garlick talks to families, organizations, cultures, and communities who have rebuilt their relationships with nature--with inspiring results--and introduces scientists, psychologists, and other experts who explain why nature matters in our children's modern lives.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies: 101 Projects for Infants & Toddlers

By Durant, Judith

2016-05 - Storey Publishing

9781612125763 Check Our Catalog

Irresistible This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms -- plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more -- there's something here for every baby These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs.

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

By Chezar, Ariella

2016-03 - Ten Speed Press

9781607747659 Check Our Catalog

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular and equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more--all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.

For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty.

Sewing Patterns: 200 Questions & Answers

By English, Sophie

2016-02 - Chartwell Books

9780785834021 Check Our Catalog

Brand-new in Barron's growing series of "Q&A" needlecraft books, this title answers the most frequently-asked questions pertaining to the basics of sewing. A helpful guide for both beginners and experienced sewing enthusiasts, "Sewing: 200 Q&A " describes--
  • Choosing patterns
  • Needles, threads, and sewing equipment
  • Taking measurements
  • Laying out and cutting cloth
  • Stitching seams
  • Making your own patterns
  • Using a sewing machine, and much more.
    The questions and answers are complemented with approximately 100 instructive color photos and illustrations.
  • Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World

    By Parkes, Clara

    2016-02 - Stewart, Tabori, & Chang

    9781617691904 Check Our Catalog

    Front flap copy: With a light-hearted look at the art that keeps us in stitches, this nimble little book is one that no knitter with a sense of humor should be without. Laugh-out-loud tales of the allure of yarn, suggestions for the best places to knit (An ice-fishing shanty on a Minnesota lake, perhaps? Or maybe the back of a speeding motorcycle?), and the telltale signs of yarn collecting spinning out of control are illustrated with amusing vintage pattern booklets, advertisements, photographs, and charming artwork.

    New Directions in Sock Knitting: 18 Innovative Designs Knitted from Every Which Way

    By Budd, Ann

    2016-02 - Interweave Press

    9781620339435 Check Our Catalog

    Take a step in a new direction

    Go beyond top-down or toe-up construction in New Directions in Sock Knitting. In the eighteen designs curated by knitting super star Ann Budd, you'll be treated to projects that range from traditional sock patterns to more challenging and innovative sock constructions. The socks in this collection use a variety of knitting techniques including double knitting, intarsia in the round, short-row shaping, mirrored color and texture patterns, and multi-directional knitting in both traditional and innovative ways. These techniques will have you casting on and knitting your socks from unexpected places--starting at the heel or sole or even from side to side The instructions are all written in step-by-step detail that will ensure success, no matter which design you choose to knit.

    Original, innovative, and unique, it's New Directions in Sock Knitting

    Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking: More Than 800 Large Color Photos

    By Watanabe, Judi

    2016-02 - Creative Publishing International

    9781589238824 Check Our Catalog

    Handmade cards are gifts, creative expressions, keepsakes, and relationship builders. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is deep emotion from the card maker--encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love. Unlike many store-bought cards that are thrown away, handmade cards are cherished and displayed. They spark connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and coworkers. There's joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.

    The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking is the ultimate resource on card making. All paper-crafting techniques that can be employed for card making are thoroughly covered, including a comprehensive description of paper types available, folding options and techniques, coloring and image transfer methods, and adding embellishments. Inside, you'll also find methods for using a computer to design and print cards. More than 80 projects give you lots of ideas and inspiration to create cards of your own, using the techniques you've learned. Unique envelope templates and a helpful source list are included.

    Expert paper crafter Judi Watanabe provides you with a one-stop reference for making cards for any occasion. This book includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques, as well as projects to accompany each area of card making. Full of gorgeous cards, The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know

    DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting: 35 Tried and Tested Projects Anyone Can Make & Everyone Will Love

    By Hughes, Joselyn

    2015-11 - HarperOne

    9780062371461 Check Our Catalog

    Doing it yourself always seems so simple. Only 3 steps Just 5 supplies Less than 30 minutes Yeah right.

    The truth is, craftin' ain't easy. But it also doesn't have to be an exasperating lesson in your own clumsiness.

    Joselyn Hughes knows the struggle. She's lived it. And now, with DIY, Dammit , she offers up foolproof craftables that deliver maximum cute with minimal effort. There are easy-to-follow instructions and realistic shortcuts--because waiting for paint to dry is as boring as...well, you know.

    With Joselyn by your side you'll laugh, learn, and end up with handcrafted creations that will impress your friends, family, and strangers you accost on the street. She's already made all the mistakes, so you don't have to. What are you waiting for? DIY, Dammit

    The New Christmas Tree: 24 Dazzling Trees and Over 100 Handcrafted Projects for an Inspired Holiday

    By Brown, Carrie

    2015-10 - Artisan Publishers

    9781579655914 Check Our Catalog

    This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children's handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a new life. The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. Each spectacular design is easily replicated, with step-by-step instructions for crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, plus advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. Whether you have space for a towering fir or a sweet tabletop creation, whether your taste skews modern or traditional, quirky or sophisticated, there's something for everyone

    Arm Knitting: 30 Home and Fashion Projects for All Your No-Needle Needs

    By Bassetti, Amanda

    2015-09 - Barron's Educational Series

    9781438007304 Check Our Catalog

    What's totally trendy, easy to do, and the most fun you can have with two arms, some yarn and 30 minutes? Arm knitting The knitting world has embraced it, and once you start, you'll understand why. Free yourself from cumbersome needles and create gorgeous knits that are unstructured, striking, and beautiful in a whole new way, faster than you ever thought possible.
    With tips from "Arm Knitting," you'll watch your creativity soar as you explore these fun, fast, and easy projects. They are perfect for novice or advanced knitters, DYI crafters, or adventurous creative types who wants to unleash their inner fashionista. You'll never sit on the couch doing nothing again