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Jewellery teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and superb how-to photography. She has created the best modern casting book that's authoritative, approachable, and loaded with fantastic creative techniques
Several wonderful and innovative projects to explore the teachings and a beautiful gallery round out this valuable, hands-on volume.$34.99$14.99
Collage Lost and Found delivers projects that not only have a saucy style, but a story to tell as well. The stunning pages of this book will inspire you to dust off the vintage ephemera you've been collecting for years and combine it with basic collage elements to create romantic pieces you can wear as well as display.
In addition to inspiration for a multitude of projects, you'll learn several practical techniques that can aid you in all your creative endeavors, including:
- Simple soldering techniques that anyone can do right away
- The art of layering with beeswax to add an intriguing depth to your work
- Magic tricks for turning metal repair tape into aged sheet metal
- Sources for finding vintage ephemera, as well as tips for transforming new items into ones that appear to have stood the test of time
Here is a big, one-volume directory that shows and describes virtually everything for every graphic artist from simple charcoal pencils to easels and canvas-stretching equipment. All items are illustrated in colour photos, and examples of how all materials are used are shown in drawings and reproduced paintings.
Cataloged in this book are charcoal and colored pencils, sanguine chalks and pencils, charcoal sticks, crayons, pastel chalks, inks and pens, paint brushes of all shapes and sizes, palettes and palette knives, dry pigments, oil paints, watercolours and gouache paints, acrylics, varnishes and paint solvents, papers of different textures, drawing pads for different media, canvases and stretching frames, easels, cutting tools, sponges, brush and equipment cleaners
The book's final section shows examples of how to use these many different materials in finished paintings and drawings.$39.99$19.99
A lush bouquet of blossoms perfect for embellishing your favourite clothing or accessories.
Breeze through this gorgeous collection featuring a colourful palette of simple spiralling roses, saucer-sized poppies, delicate lilacs, an assortment of vegetables and more. All are shown full-size and in scale complete with stitched leaves and embroidered stems. Each flower pattern has full instructions, yarn requirements and a suggested skill level.
An additional section serves as a refresher course with basic techniques and provides inspiration for embellishing your finished flowers with beads, buttons and sequins. You can also learn how to use the flowers in a range of fun projects, from customizing clothing and accessories, to decorating gift-wrapped packages.$39.99$17.99
This invaluable guide pays homage to the silk, satin and lace (or sometimes the Lycra and pvc) that has evolved to become the 'bare essentials' of every woman's wardrobe.
Offering practical advice and tips on what to wear in every situation and occasion from your wedding day to a romantic assignation or even a little nocturnal naughtiness, Tracy Martin also advises on how to obtain that seam-free silhouette and avoid those lingerie fashion faux pas that every woman dreads.
Beginning with the fascinating history of lingerie from the bustles and bloomers of the Victorian age to the more current, racy and bold burlesque style, this book is crammed full of information, facts and anecdotes as we celebrate how lingerie has literally shaped women's lives as well as their figures.$19.99$9.99
Maggie Righetti shares her knitting know-how and good fashion sense so that no matter what your knitting level, you can overcome the fear of failure, adapt already-existing patterns, and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific.
Topics and techniques include: understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches; how to tell whether or not a sweater will look good on you – before you start; and, start-to-finish instructions for thirteen classic sweaters. Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs.
Complete with conversion charts and a personal-measurements record-keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.$39.99$17.99