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Woodworking with Hand Tools: Tools, Techniques & Projects

Eden Phillpotts · Taunton Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure,...
 
 
Mindful Crochet: 35 creative and colorful projects to help you be in the moment, relieve stress, and manage pain

Emma Leith · CICO Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

The 35 patterns in Mindful Crochet include specially designed elements of repetition, color, and texture, which will help you relax, refocus, and unwind.Anyone who's ever tried to master a new stitch or work out which granny squares should go where on an afghan will appreciate how crochet...
 
 
The Art of Dressing Curves: The Best-Kept Secrets of a Fashion Stylist

Susan Moses · Harper Design
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best.Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size...
 
 
Weekend Makes: Patchwork: 25 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

GMC Editors · GMC Publications
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Weekends are the perfect time to get crafting! This stash-busting sewing book, aimed at beginner to intermediate crafters, has 25 quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. Each project has easy-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography,...
 
 
The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday

Rob Walker · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An imaginative, thought-provoking gift book to awaken your senses and attune them to the things that matter in your life.Welcome to the era of white noise. Our lives are in constant tether to phones, to email, and to social media. In this age of distraction, the ability to experience and be present...
 
 
Organic Appliqué: Creative Hand-Stitching Ideas and Techniques

Kathy Doughty · C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

With its organic lines, hand appliqué is the perfect medium for artistic expression. Come into the studio with Kathy Doughty as she shares her passion for quilt design, needle-turn appliqué, and fabric selection. Draw inspiration from eight projects with full-size patterns and build...
 
 
The Watch, Thoroughly Revised

Gene Stone · Abrams
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The Watch is the most popular book on vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, appealing to both beginners and experts. In the decade since it was published, the international audience of watch lovers and watch collectors has grown exponentially. It's time for The Watch, Thoroughly...
 
 
Woodworking with Power Tools: Tools, Techniques & Projects

Editors of Fine Woodworking · Taunton Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The debate over the merits of power tools vs. hand tools has raged for years, but the bottom line is that you need both to be a successful woodworker. Machinery provides efficiency for labor-intensive tasks such as sawing and planing, whereas hand tools are used to create fine details that...
 
 
Love Flying Geese: 27 Modern Quilt Projects from Love Patchwork & Quilting

C&T Publishing · C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

From the editors of Love Patchwork & Quilting comes this collection of bright, bold projects that show off the ever-popular Flying Geese block in ways both expected and innovative, resulting in wonderful array of motifs and looks. With designs ranging in size and complexity from a pillow...
 
 
Small Box Crafts: Dioramas, Doll Rooms Toy-Sized Spaces for Imaginative Play

Christen Byrd · Spring House Press
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

Craft hours of imaginative play with dolls, action figures, and Matchbox cars ... Boxes. We all have them. From decorative fancy boxes with magnetic closures to the corrugated pile in the garage pining to be included in some creative fun. Craft designer Christen Byrd certainly had a stash...
 
 
A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop

David O. Dowling · Yale University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers' Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world's preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment...
 
 
The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches

Tracey Todhunter · Interweave
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

An inspiring collection of 200 classic and new crochet stitches! The perfect resource for new and experienced crocheters alike, The Step-By-Step Guide To 200 Crochet Stitches offers 200 stitches with detailed written, charted, and photographed instructions. This essential book stitch dictionary...
 
 
Shakespeare's Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature

Stuart Kells · Counterpoint
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world's greatest writer Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world's most famous author and his work. And yet a critical part of the puzzle,...
 
 
The Dinosaur Craft Book: 15 Things a Dino Fan Can't Do Without

Little Button Diaries · GMC Publications
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

Whether they are budding palaeontologists or dream of being a Tyrannosaurus, children will love these fun crafts. Containing fantastic dinosaur-themed projects to make, The Dinosaur Craft Book will get children crafting and creating in no time. 15 fantastic dino-themed projects to craft...
 
 
How to Build a Boat: A Father, His Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea

Jonathan Gornall · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Part ode to building something with one's hands in the modern age, part celebration of the beauty and function of boats, and part moving father-daughter story, How to Build a Boat is a bold adventure.Once an essential skill, the ability to build a clinker boat, first innovated by the Vikings,...
 
 
The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994

Mark Bellomo · Krause Publications
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"When you can't bend steel or leap tall buildings, the price of heroism goes up. So do the rewards." The rewards found collecting G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero! - are abundant. But be prepared. Like any good soldier, you'll want to enter the fray well armed. The Ultimate Guide...
 
 
The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business

Wright Thompson · Penguin Books
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

From one of America's most beloved sportswriters, a collection of true stories about the dream of greatness and its cost in the world of sports."Wright Thompson's stories are so full of rich characters, bad actors, heroes, drama, suffering, courage, conflict, and vivid detail that...