Download E-books The Botanical Illustrator's Handbook PDF

By Sally Pinhey

A clean method of the wonders of botanical representation from an award-winning backyard artist

Written by means of a revered artist and drawing on her wealth of experience, this book offers new insights and takes a more in-depth examine tips on how to properly painting the riches of the botanical international. suggestion is given at the labeling and caliber of paper, and selection of pencils, paints, and brushes, and the way to combine and deal with vegetables. There are chapters on magnification, handling aspect, and utilizing scale bars, and instructions are integrated for utilizing standpoint strategies and portray advanced buildings comparable to pine cones and umbellifers, and difficult information, similar to hairs.

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Download E-books New Vintage Lace: Knits Inspired By the Past PDF

By Andrea Jurgrau

Enjoy beautiful initiatives that come with hats, small and big shawls (circular, semi-circular, and triangular), scarves, and wraps - all encouraged by way of conventional lace doily styles. Lace-knitter Andrea Jurgrau indicates how she creates her styles, lifting or developing and adjusting person motifs, then remodeling and mixing them into unique, designated works of wearable art.

Take knitted doilies to a different point! complicated, gentle, and from the previous, Andrea without problems recognizes that you simply would possibly not have a use for such goods. In her booklet New classic Lace, you can find a suite of 18 fully-charted tasks that she has altered and tailored into clean wearable add-ons fitted to extra smooth types and tastes.

Andrea exhibits you several details of lace knitting - explaining specific stitches, the best way to learn either charts and your personal knitting, other ways of including beads, and the significance of right blockading. New classic Lace will take you past the present developments and go away you short of more.

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Download E-books Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media PDF

By Alisa Burke

Sew Wild liberates you! take pleasure in limitless freedom to paint, trend, and customise your personal textile with enjoyable, astounding effects. Get wild with printing, portray, drawing, stenciling, and different floor layout tools and distinctive fabrics akin to plastic baggage, photos, and cardboard. Dive into 12 easy stitching tasks to make colourful, wearable, and hip designs, together with a gorgeous wall duvet, lovely hats for children or adults, a good looking wreath, cuff bracelets, and a contemporary ruffled apron.

Artist Alisa Burke demonstrates a number of the concepts and necessities of floor layout and stitching on an incorporated DVD. as well as the in-depth video guide, you will get an advantage undertaking completely at the DVD.

Whether you are already a rule-breaker or you are looking to improvise, Sew Wild exhibits you ways to create cloth and designs that explode with colour, development, and soul.

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Download E-books Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love PDF

By Blair Stocker

Wise Craft is a consultant to the home made lifestyles, turning previous issues into certain new gadgets that increase the house. in response to the preferred web publication of a similar identify, this advisor makes a speciality of making a home made surroundings that displays your loved ones, with no spending a fortune. rather than throwing away outdated shirts and uninteresting dishes, or passing up thrift shop reveals that are not fairly correct, writer Blair Stocker teaches tips on how to remake, including specific touches to cause them to paintings for her home—and yours . The ebook is split into 4 seasonal chapters, with designs that mirror diversified vacation trips and the altering seasons, permitting you to replace your place based on the elements outdoors. Many tasks are transportable or ideal to do in the course of a kinfolk motion picture evening, making the Wise Craft way of life a simple one to attain.

Sixty initiatives comprise may possibly Day cones and recycled floral replicate frames—perfect for a teenager’s room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made up of a pile of men’s shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, introduction calendars, and recycled present jars. appealing images and illustrations make each one undertaking a snap, irrespective of your crafting background.

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Download E-books Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists PDF

By Mary Savig

Handmade vacation Cards indicates how artists imagined the vacations via unique watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. hardly ever visible past the eyes in their recipients, those playing cards be sure the irrepressible artistry in their senders. Handmade vacation playing cards offers own perception into the fashion and sentiment of artists, together with how they summed up the year's occasions of their personal lives and the area during which they lived.

The advent by way of documents expert Mary Savig explores the intersections among advertisement vacation playing cards and the artwork world--how vacation playing cards have been first advertised as "affordable paintings" and the way promoting their artwork to card businesses usually supplied source of revenue for artists in lean occasions. She then opens up the extra intimate dimensions of an artist's social community, illuminating their relationships with purchasers, curators, academics, and shut buddies. Captions introduce every one artist, examine or distinction the vacation card to his/her physique of labor, and talk about the connection to the recipient whilst relevant.

Handmade vacation Cards illustrates and contextualizes a large diversity of distinct artistic endeavors or constrained variation print sequence by means of recognized artists reminiscent of Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell, Nickolas Muray, and advert Reinhardt. it's going to attract an individual attracted to greeting playing cards, ephemeral paintings, illustrated correspondence, and the background of yankee paintings.

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Download E-books Stitch Encyclopedia: Embroidery: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Embroidery Stitches PDF

By Bunka Gakuen

This gorgeously illustrated sew advisor for embroidery is as undying because the craft itself. The slim quantity provides the basic stitches for needlecraft in basic, easy-to-follow colour illustrations. The encyclopedic, dip-in, dip-out method is well-suited for novices trying to construct a origin of sew concepts in addition to pro crafters who will love conserving those good-looking reference publications on their cabinets. Classically designed and packaged as beautiful jacketed paperbacks the sew Encyclopedias (Crochet, Embroidery, and Knitting) make a memorable present for crafters and visible newcomers and will be loved separately or as an enticing set.

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Download E-books Pure Soapmaking: How to Create Nourishing, Natural Skin Care Soaps PDF

By Anne-Marie Faiola

The natural luxurious of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and eco-friendly tea is one in every of life’s little pleasures. And with assistance from writer Anne-Marie Faiola, it’s effortless to make luscious, all-natural soaps correct on your personal kitchen. This selection of 32 recipes levels from basic castile bars to tricky swirls, embeds, and marbled and layered appears. start with a mixture of skin-nourishing oils after which upload blueberry puree, dandelion-infused water, almond milk, espresso grounds, mango and avocado butters, black tea, or different scrumptious components — after which odor your cleaning soap with natural crucial oils. step by step images courses you thru each level of cold-process soapmaking.

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Download E-books Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks PDF

By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Both a party of the craft and a sourcebook for useful details, Knitting Rules! is a suite of beneficial suggestion and emotional help for the avid knitter. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of tangled yarn, complicated styles, and stubbornly unfinished initiatives. bold to question long-standing ideas and inspiring crafters to knit within the means that works most sensible for them, this illuminating, freeing, and hilarious examine the area of knitting is filled with surprises and delightfully inspiring ideas. 

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