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Make These Toys: 101 Clever Creations Using Everyday Items

Heather Swain · Perigee Trade; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

An ingeniously simple and fully-illustrated book for crafting toys from objects found around the house. This clever guide focuses on fun, homemade projects using materials anyone can find around the house or that can be purchased for a fraction of what a commercially-produced toy can cost....
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Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

Gail Callahan · Storey Publishing, LLC; Spi edition
Format: Hardcover

No crafter should feel limited by the yarn colors available in a favorite fiber shop — not when it’s so fun and satisfying to hand-dye yarn and fleece right in the kitchen. Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece. In Hand Dyeing Yarn...
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Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Inspirational Results

Jinks McGrath · Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Thanks to the popularity of workshops and classes, metal jewelry making is no longer the exclusive realm of professional jewelry designers. Now, with a little patience and the right instruction, anyone can learn to create beautiful metal jewelry with metalsmithing techniques.Metalsmithing...
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Now I Can Sew: 20 Hand-Sewn Projects for Kids to Make

Sian Hamilton · GMC Publications
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

This exciting new title from the editor of Making Jewellery magazine is the ideal introduction to hand sewing for children from the ages of 8 and up. Most of the projects will use felt as the base material because it comes in a wide range of colors, is easy to cut and doesn't fray;...
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Arm Knitting: 30 home and fashion projects for all your no-needle needs

Amanda Bassetti · Barron's, 2015.
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

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,...
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Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric

Jane Dunnewold · Interweave
Pages: 175
Format: Paperback

When Jane Dunnewold's book Complex Cloth was published in 1996, it quickly became the bible of surface design for fiber artists. In the years since, the world of surface design has significantly expanded: now fiber artists, art-to-wear designers, and art quilters have a much broader...
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Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts: Over 100 Projects & Ideas Celebrating Chinese Culture

Jennifer DeCristoforo · Jennifer DeCristoforo; Spi Blg edition
Format: Hardcover

China's amazing ancient history, folk traditions, and festive celebrations come alive in this imaginative album filled with fun ideas and creative crafts all about Chinese culture and traditional arts. Each craft can be completed with the reproducible templates and graphics...
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The Perfect Basket: Make Your Own Special-Occasion Baskets

Diane Phillips

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The Salvage Sisters' Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic

Kathleen & Young Mary Ann Hackett

Inspired by everyday objects, the Salvage Sisters rescue more than fifty common castoffs - orphaned drawers, a hobbled couch, a broken birdbath - and cleverly transform them into style statements loaded with ingenuity, wit, and humor.

Join intrepid hunters and gatherers Ka
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The DIY Bride: 40 Fun Projects for Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding

Khris Cochran · The Taunton Press
Pages: 218
Format: Paperback

From choosing a delicious menu to assembling the guest list, hundreds of details go into planning a successful wedding. The DIY Bride helps brides put their stamp on the big day without breaking the bank. Written by the creator of the number one Web site for wedding crafts, DIYBride.com,...
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Snowball Launchers, Giant-Pumpkin Growers, and Other Cool Contraptions

Tom Fox · Sterling
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

One look at any of these gadgets you can make, and your friends will call you a mechanical genius—or a mad scientist! Build a rocket-propelled toy car or a secret place to hide your treasures from snooping little kids. Grow a pumpkin so big, even an adult can’t lift it. Make...
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Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott · Lark Books
Format: Paperback

Take the challenge! Craft challenges are all the rage among online crafting communities, and this new series—the first ever on the subject—marries the popularity of repurposing with the appeal of the “new pretty” aesthetic. This time, it’s the common pillowcase...
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