A best-seller! Renowned pyrographer Sue Walters teaches you everything you need to know to create stunning pyrography artwork with three step-by-step projects, original patterns, and an inspiring gallery of work. Includes information on equipment, safety, materials, pattern preparation, techniques and 3 projects; a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced.
• Comprehensive beginner’s guide to landscape woodburning.• In-depth tips and techniques from a master pyrography artist.• Expert advice on shading methods.• Shows how obtain stunning results using the author’s layering technique.• 8 to 12 step-by-step projects.• Dozens of original shaded and outlined landscape patterns.
• The must-have guide for working with leather.• Great book for beginning leather crafters.• Comprehensive presentation of essential techniques.• Handy tips from leather crafting experts.• Well-illustrated with color photos.• Traditional floral carving step-by-step project.
Bargello quilts consist entirely of straight seams and rectangular pieces, yet create mesmerizing optical illusions. It may look complex, but any beginner quilter who can sew a straight seam can master the necessary skills. It’s also a technique that’s easy to complete quickly and with confidence, thanks to precut jelly rolls and author Karin Hellaby’s clear how-to instructions. Discover this addictive technique as you work through beautiful patterns for pillows, a quilt bag, wall hangings, table toppers, and lap quilts. Karin works with both solid and printed fabrics, varying her color palette from monochromatic to colorful. She also explores the impact of offset seams for gentle curves and matched seams for dramatic arcs. With helpful tips throughout and coordinating photography, achieve stunning quilts using this fascinating technique!
Shows how to make beautiful curved quilts with the mini-version of the Quick Curve Ruler©.This award-winning tool allows quiltmakers to cut curves easily and accurately with stupendous results.Sixteen fresh and contemporary projects from the “Sew Kind of Wonderful” best-selling author team.New and exclusive patterns feature tulips, sunflowers, pinwheels, hearts, fall foliage, and more.The authors are sisters who operate a boutique modern quilting company centered around their award winning Quick Curve Ruler©.
Rag-rug making is a traditional craft. In Britain and North America the techniques that were most commonly used were hooking, prodding, braiding and weaving. These methods are now enjoying a revival, inspired partly by the desire to transform recycled materials into unique, hand-crafted pieces for the home.
This beautiful and easy-to-follow guide teaches all the skills you need to make individual furnishings for your own home. Each technique is explained with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, and then applied to a range of contemporary projects including cushions, chair and headboard covers, bed linens, tablecloths, curtains, and more. Use this book to create stylish and useful items for each room in the house, using your own choice of fabrics and colors. Projects and inspiration are provided for every level of skill. Beginners can start with simple skills such as pinning, cutting and making seams. Later techniques introduce more complex methods like hems, curved seams, casings, borders, linings, and decorative touches such as edging, frills, ruching, and tassels.
Parchment craft is the art of cutting, perforating and embossing parchment paper to create delicate, lace-like designs for greetings cards and other stationery, table decorations, fans, boxes, lampshades, paperweights, gift-wrapping and much more. Pergamano[trademark] Parchment Craft includes full step-by-step instructions for an exciting range of projects that will appeal to all age ranges and capabilities. The 15 attractive projects use readily available materials and inexpensive tools and equipment and are photographed and described through all stages of making. Special gallery pages illustrate variations on the techniques explored in the projects and are described in detail. This wonderfully accessible book also has a comprehensive section on materials and techniques.