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Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery

Richard Peck · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Vibrant color and rich textures abound in Hoop Dreams, a stylish embroidery guide for the modern maker. Author Cristin Morgan of Marigold + Mars outlines the basics of 10 classic embroidery stitches and then teaches you how to use them to create 20 beautiful and practical projects...
Pop Manga Drawing: 30 Step-by-Step Lessons for Pencil Drawing in the Pop Surrealism Style

Camilla d'Errico · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

An easy-to-follow, step-by-step manga drawing instruction book from fan favorite manga artist and painter Camilla d'Errico, featuring 30 lessons on illustrating cute, cool, and quirky characters in the Pop Surrealist style with pencils.

With wildly popular appearances at Comic Cons...
Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius: A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Kindred Spirits

Brainard Carey · Allworth
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

How to Build a Following, Make Authentic Connections, and Promote Your Work

Whether you're an artist or craftsman selling your work, the owner of a small start-up hoping to network, or just looking for a more meaningful social media experience, this is the book for you. Brainard...
All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey

Betsy Mason · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today.

In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National...
Tortured Cardboard: How Great Board Games Arise from Chaos, Survive by Chance, Impart Wisdom, and Gain Immortality

Philip E. Orbanes · Permuted Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Be enlightened and entertained. Be prepared for irreverence. Come on this journey through time and witness how these games came to be, why they flourish, and what you can gain by applying their "secrets."

The term "tortured cardboard" sums up what happens to cardboard...
Foundations of Classical Oil Painting: How to Paint Realistic People, Landscapes and Still Life

Lea Colie Wight · North Light Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full color. Develop a core foundational skill set to develop your paintings and discover a signature way of working from...
The World of Miniatures: From Simple Cabins to Ornate Palaces

Sarah Walkley · GMC Publications
Pages: 191
Format: Hardcover

If you think of dolls houses as usually being period houses, it's time to think again! In this amazing compendium of miniature buildings, author Sarah Walkley looks at the many other styles of construction created by miniatures enthusiasts including

cozy cottages modern loft apartments...
Soccer Smarts: 75 Skills, Tactics & Mental Exercises to Improve Your Game

Charlie Slagle · Rockridge Press
Pages: 188
Format: Paperback

Gain the competitive edge you need to win with expert coaching, skills, and strategies from Soccer Smarts.

To reach your full potential as a soccer player, you need to know the right tactics, understand when to use them, and have the skills to carry them out. Soccer Smarts delivers...

2020 Collector Car Price Guide

Old Cars Report Price Guide Editors · Krause Publications
Pages: 880
Format: Paperback

Car values fluctuate wildly, never more so than in our current economic environment. Pricing information is a must for collectors, restorers, buyers, sellers, insurance agents and a myriad of others who rely on reliable authoritative data. With well over 300,000 listings for domestic cars...
Beehive Alchemy: Projects and recipes using honey, beeswax, propolis, and pollen to make your own soap, candles, creams, salves, and more

Petra Ahnert · Quarry Books
Pages: 160
Format: Flexibound

From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy offers a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life.

Beehive Alchemy is a continuation of Petra Ahnert's best-selling Beeswax Alchemy. With this new book,...
The Magic of Crystals and Gems: Unlocking the Supernatural Power of Stones

Cerridwen Greenleaf · Mango
Pages: 222
Format: Paperback

Unlock Supernatural Power

If you like The Crystal Bible or Crystals for Healing, you'll cherish The Magic of Crystals and Gems

Practice Practical Magic: Did you know that wearing an amulet of green jade on an interview will help get the job? Have you heard that an amethyst ring...

DIY Crafts & Projects for Your Instant Pot: Lip Balm, Tie-Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Ideas!

David Murphy · Racehorse
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

"Just when we thought all the possibilities of the Instant Pot had been discovered, a creative home cook has done the impossible." -

The Instant Pot is no longer just for food! This revolutionary home appliance is taking DIY to a whole new level. After going...
The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns: Learn to Write Patterns Others Can Knit

Kate Atherley · Interweave
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Create custom knitting patterns to share and sell!

Writing clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns is easier than you think! In The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, knitting expert Kate Atherley provides everything you need to know to share your projects with...

Abandoned Palaces: Great Houses, Mansions, Estates and Hotels Suspended in Time

Michael Kerrigan · Amber Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces tells the stories behind dilapidated structures all around the world.

Built to impress, built with style and grandeur, built, above all, to last: it's all the more remarkable...
Boutique Wire Jewelry: Easy and elegant necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings

Yuko Shimojima · Stackpole Books
Pages: 104
Format: Paperback

It is so easy to make beautiful, elegant, boutique-style jewelry with artistic wire. All you need is the wire and a few basic tools and you are ready to make any of the designs in this book. Step-by-step instructions teach you ten different wire techniques, including coiling, wrapping,...

The Story of Painting: How art was made

Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists and giving them the means to create their most celebrated works.

Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first...
Fun with Cork: 35 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Cork Accessories, Gifts, Decorations, and Much More!

Jutta Handrup · Skyhorse
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Let yourself be fascinated by cork!
Cork is so much more than just pin boards and trivet. Today, there are an incredible number of cork materials: fabrics, paper, construction paper and adhesive foils made from an absolutely sustainable natural product.

Cult bloggers and trendsetters...
Macrame for Home Decor: 40 Stunning Projects for Stylish Decorating

Samantha Grenier · Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Learn how easy it is to make upscale, modern home décor using natural macramé craft cords!40 macramé projects for making stylish, modern home décor12 essential knots that every home crafter needs to know, and how to tie each oneStep-by-step illustrations, clear instructions,...

Essential Aromatherapy Garden: Growing and Using Scented Plants and Herbs

Julia Lawless · Hampton Roads Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The ultimate illustrated guide to growing an aromatherapy garden and using essential herbs and oils for healing and inspiration

This is a life-style book that will appeal to those who use essential oils and herbs for their healing properties and those looking for inspiration and practical...

Two-Hole Bead Stitching: 25 new jewelry designs

Virginia Jensen · Kalmbach Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Bead stitchers loved two-hole shaped beads as soon as they appeared on the scene and continue to look for projects that use these innovative materials in wearable designs. In Two-Hole Bead Stitching, designer Virginia Jensen offers 25+ all-new stitching projects that showcase these beads...
Routing: A Woodworker's Guide

Stuart Lawson · GMC Publications
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

The router is no ordinary power tool. With the right accessories, jigs and work aids, this versatile machine can be used for virtually any woodworking task, from smoothing surfaces and trimming edges to making joints and cutting grooves. Used correctly, it can transform the way you work...

Listen Up!: Recording Music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits...

Mark Howard · ECW Press
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

An album-by-album account of working with iconic artists such as Anthony Kiedis, Michael Stipe, Gord Downie, and Bono, from a leader in the field.

Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through the star-studded world of recording...

The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work

Craig N. Huegel · University Press of Florida
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Plants play a critical role in how we experience our environment. They create calming green spaces, provide oxygen for us to breathe, and nourish our senses. In The Nature of Plants, ecologist and nursery owner Craig Huegel demystifies the complex lives of plants and provides readers...
Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic

Vanessa Montgomery · Quadrille Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Become a better modern mystic with the help of this invaluable handbook. Through easy-to-follow chapters, it breaks down all you need to know in order to read your own astrological chart, from the movement and meaning of the planets to understanding what your birth chart reveals about you.

Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady's Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines

Hannah Shaw · Plume
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

*A New York Times Bestseller*
#1 National Bestseller
Indie Bestseller

From Kitten Lady, the professional kitten rescuer, humane educator, animal advocate, and owner of the popular Instagram @kittenxlady comes the definitive book on saving the most vulnerable - and adorable...
The Craft of Veneering

Craig Thibodeau · Taunton Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The Craft of Veneering starts with a simple panel made from a single piece of veneer and progresses through more complex veneer assemblies like bookmatching, bent laminations, and veneering curved panels, edging, and crossbanding. At each step, all the information needed to complete...

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen · New Society Publishers
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The "look before you leap" guide to the joys and pitfalls of the rural good life.

Dreams of self-sufficiency, independence, and tranquility continue to pull in a new generation of modern homesteaders. While growing your own food and being in charge of your life is the source...

Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed

Matthew Futterman · Doubleday
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run."

In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's...