Great Medieval Projects: You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa

By Kris Bordessa

Heritage involves existence during this interactive consultant to the center a while, which explores the attention-grabbing interval prime as much as the Renaissance-including siege struggle, markets and festivals, medieval medication, and the feudal system-through a number of hands-on actions. From monastic lifestyles and chateau residing to the Crusades and the Plague, each one part presents a vibrant glimpse into the way of life of medieval Europeans and ends with a number of enjoyable actions. With little grownup supervision and customary family items, teenagers can adventure the center a long time firsthand by means of engaging in additional than 30 projects-such as development a marshmallow cannon, a reliquary, or juggling sticks. Recipes and directions for making a medieval dinner party healthy for a king are incorporated, supplying young children with a chance to step into personality and pattern conventional fare equivalent to pokerounce, potage, and (nonalcoholic) mead.

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Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated by Claire B. Shaeffer

By Claire B. Shaeffer

The global of high fashion is a spot the place just a privileged few can ever desire to dwell, correct? incorrect. type historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this unique realm in her authoritative consultant to the options that outline couture stitching. And now, the bible, Couture stitching Techniques, has been revised and up to date all through — with new images and a bankruptcy on area of expertise materials. nobody can get to the bottom of couture garment development the way in which Schaeffer can, from the artwork of hand stitching to gaining knowledge of side finishes, from vintage closures to shaping a garment for an ideal healthy. Readers study the entire fundamentals — and extra importantly: how one can follow the options — on skirts and sleeves, wallet and jackets, night robes, and extra. attractive photographs, transparent illustrations, and concise language mix to make this the main whole couture-sewing path available.

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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and by Rachel May

By Rachel May

Smooth quilting permits artists the liberty to play with traditions and take liberties with materials, styles, colours, sewing, and the ways that all of them attach. In Quilting with a contemporary Slant, Rachel may possibly introduces you to greater than 70 sleek quilters who've built their very own kinds, tools, and aesthetics. Their rules, their quilts, and their suggestions, tutorials, and strategies will motivate you to attempt whatever new and stick to your personal creativity anyplace it leads.

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Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: 70+ by Angela Walters

By Angela Walters

It's effortless to devise your desktop quilting―simply open form by way of form Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and locate inventive idea on each web page. undemanding and visually fascinating, the contents are first divided into 3 sections: Blocks, adverse area, and Borders. Then, to make it much more available, the Blocks part is extra geared up through 5 shapes: Squares, Triangles, Circles, Diamonds, and Hexagons. With an illustrated index, 70 free-motion quilting designs, crystal-clear directions, and lovely full-page images, this is often the go-to source you’ll wish convenient earlier than beginning any quilting venture.

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Mountain Man Skills: Hunting, Trapping, Woodwork, and More by Stephen Brennan

By Stephen Brennan

Crafts and abilities of the Mountain Man is an interesting, useful advisor to the abilities that experience made the mountain males well-known all over the world as outdoorsmen and craftsmen. Readers can mirror open air dwelling by way of making an attempt a hand at making rafts and canoes, developing instruments, and dwelling off the land.
Learn key talents like:
Building a robust fire.
Learning to seek and butcher your meals.
Creating a secure and good shelter.
And a lot more!
Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or a amateur hiker, Crafts and talents of the Mountain Man is your instruction manual not to in basic terms surviving outside, yet flourishing. the fashion of the mountain guy is exclusive and well known, particularly between youngsters, historians, and people with a different curiosity in residing off the land. The mountain guy has been winning open air for a long time, and you can now too with the abilities, information, and tips incorporated during this convenient handbook.

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1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites by Deepika Prakash

By Deepika Prakash

This publication comprises the simplest hands-on insider stitching counsel from the preferred stitching site PatternReview.com, a neighborhood of greater than 170,000 participants. The entries are gathered from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and recommendation, rated through hits and reports. additionally incorporated are 5 certain how-to positive factors through PatternReview.com's grasp academics and trend designers, who frequently behavior on-line chats and workshops (including Kenneth King, Susan Khalje, Sarah Veblen, Shannon Gifford, and Anna Mazur).

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Short-cuts to sewing success by Du Barry

By Du Barry

A bit, yet very precious e-book with loads of illustrations.

Contents:

THE HOWS AND WHYS of fine DRESSMAKING
THINGS to grasp approximately FABRICS
ARRANGING YOUR stitching CORNER
PADDED EQUIPMENT
TAKING AND RECORDING MEASUREMENTS
ADJUSTING THE PATTERN
FITTING strange FIGURES
LAYING OUT THE PATTERN
POINTERS ON CUTTING
TRANSFERRING trend MARKINGS
NEEDLE AND THREAD GUIDE
GETTING the main from your stitching MACHINE
POINTS THAT-MAKE UP solid FIT
KNOTS AND FASTENING STITCHES
RIGHT approach to PIN AND BASTE
CHECKING THE healthy OF A GARMENT
PRESSING CORRECTLY
HAND-SEWING
TYPES OF SEAMS AND THEIR USES
PLEATS
TUCKS
DARTS
MANAGING GATHERS AND SHIRRING
RUFFLES AND FLOUNCES
HEMS for plenty of PURPOSES
BINDING
FACINGS
CORNERS
MAKING PLACKETS
APPLYING SLIDE FASTENERS
MENDING TAPE utilized WITH AN IRON
DETAILS approximately SLEEVES
REJUVENATING YOUR WARDROBE
BUTTONS, WEIGHTS AND FASTENINGS
MAKING specialist BUTTONHOLES
FABRIC FASTENINGS
BELTS
FINISHING the $64000 NECKLINE
POCKETS—WELT, FLAP, certain AND PATCH
BRAID AND different TRIMMINGS
WORKING WITH LACE
HAND HEMSTITCHING
DECORATIVE DETAILS
EMBROIDERY AND different superb HANDWORK
SUCCESSFUL COAT-MAKING
WORKING WITH FUR

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Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: 20 Fabric Projects to by Tula Pink

By Tula Pink

Encouraged materials and designs look ahead to you in Quilts From the home of Tula Pink!

Welcome to the realm of state of the art cloth clothier Tula purple, the place shrewdpermanent quilts sing their own praises fanciful textile, and your mind's eye could be set free to play. that includes materials that you just be aware of and love, Tula bargains 20 styles along with her signature aptitude for colour, layout and unique kind. among 10 extraordinary quilts and 10 extra-cool significant other tasks, you'll be encouraged to play with cloth, colour and layout in a fashion like by no means ahead of!

Step inside of to find:

• 10 huge duvet styles, ideal for the bed room or snuggling at the couch.
• 10 accent stitching initiatives, like an embroidered lampshade and a cloth cuckoo clock, to make your lifestyle extraordinary.
• assistance from Tula on settling on and mixing materials, making a choice on a quilting motif, or even sketching your personal cloth and trend designs.
• step by step illustrations (hand-drawn via Tula herself) and super-simple stitching strategies for winning cover making.
Come on in to Tula's apartment for the last word in stitching, sort and upholstery innovation!

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Every Last Piece: 12 Beautiful Design Inspirations Using by Lynn Harris

By Lynn Harris

Utilize your stash with those twelve outstanding duvet designs!

Learn to take advantage of textile items of each dimension, from scraps to yardage, in each final Piece. writer Lynn Harris demonstrates a number of how you can maximize the way you use cloth in quilts, together with string-pieced blocks, mini superstar blocks, applique, sawtooth borders and extra! conventional designs are refreshed by way of giving them a scrappy glance whereas different quilts supply minimalist attraction whilst small scraps are used on large backgrounds. the duvet gallery, in addition to the initiatives themselves, will encourage you to layout in methods you by no means imagined.

Whether you're engaged on a present, becoming a member of a quilt-a-long or heading to a material change, you'll love utilizing each final Piece!

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