Learn all the essential stitches and skills you need to master the colorful art of plastic lacing. 17 simple but fun projects are provided for making zipper pulls, key chains, bracelets, decorations and more, using both 4-strand and 6-strand lacing techniques. Every braid is clearly illustrated, so instructions are a cinch to follow.
This book focuses on outdoor applications, where the paracord crafting craze began Fox Chapel’s Parachute Cord Crafts sold 70,000+ units 12 projects for survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, wraps, keychains, and more Clever and practical DIY gear for outdoor sports and recreation Crafts for wilderness adventure, working outside, attending a game, or just walking the dog
Hemp bracelets have become a very popular kid craft, analogous to friendship bracelets. If you are selling Friendship Bracelets (978-1-57421-866-4) or Parachute Cord Craft (978-1-57421-371-3) then you will sell this book also. Hemp is coming out in a variety of thicknesses and colors, providing new options for making creative bracelets. This book shows fashion‑conscious kids and ‘tweens how to get the popular look with easy-to-follow step-by-step photos.
With this book and a well-chosen and correctly maintained set of planes, you will be able to handle any type of wood in every woodworking situation. In an age of power tools the traditional handplane still has a place. Working with handplanes is often quicker, and leaves a cleaner finish. Versatile handplanes can be used as a router, thickness planer, or edger. They can accomplish jobs that would otherwise require expensive, specialized power tools. Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn teaches how to choose, set up, maintain, and master the basic variations of this indispensable hand tool. Scott shows how to discern the difference between each style of plane, how to select one that's best for your approach to woodworking, and how to setup and maintain different types. Getting Started with Handplanes is loaded with technically rich diagrams, illustrations, practical advice, and skill building exercises.
Bags can be functional, stylish, colorful, or whimsical. This book shows you how to sew your own one-of-a-kind bags to satisfy all your needs and tastes. Create personalized bags that range from sophisticated to indispensable. Learn the basics of bag sewing techniques, and get tips for going green with upcycled found fabrics. This book demystifies the bells and whistles that go into designer bags so that you can craft your own with the same flair but not the same price! Whether you want your bag plain and simple or detailed and complex, you'll find plenty of fun options, motifs, and ideas to get you started.
Beautify your home with easy sewing projects for handmade decor! Whether you are new to sewing or just want to freshen up your skills, Sew Me! Sewing Home Decor will show you how to personalize your home with classic accessories. Decorating a living space has never been easier, with friendly advice, clear directions, and easy-to-use patterns that take the guesswork out of sewing. With seven simple and straightforward projects designed to help you learn as you sew, you'll soon be sewing with confidence and creating decor that matches your taste and the way you live.
Sewing is a hot trend, as evidenced by popular reality TV shows like “Project Runway.” Today’s young women are embracing sewing as a form of self-expression and a way to assert their independence. Sew Me! Sew and Go is the perfect book for modern young people who want to create personalized accessories to match their own taste and lifestyle. Nine simple and straightforward projects help beginners learn as they sew.
Design Ideas for Flooring is the ultimate guide to the latest materials, products, and styles in flooring. With 450 color photographs, Design Ideas for Flooring amply illustrates every choice in flooring-wood, stone, ceramic tile, decorative concrete, carpeting and rugs, laminate, and resilient vinyl in sheet and tile versions. The book is also loaded with special tips and advice for the kind of floor, from both a design and a durability perspective, to use in various areas around the home-high-traffic areas, kitchens & baths, comfortable living and sleeping areas, utility areas, and more. It also covers special effects in floors, such as mosaic treatments, inlays, painted designs, and more.<br>
• 25 step-by-step jewelry projects for necklaces, chokers, bracelets, cuffs, brooches, earrings, and rings.• Perfect for beginners—all the projects can be created in a matter of hours.• Great step-by-step photographs show the reader exactly what to do.• Projects use readily available semi-precious beads and stones: pearls, Swarovski crystals, and gems, along with silver- or gold-plated findings and wire.• Stunning designs, simple techniques.• Individual day and evening pieces that will brighten up any outfit.
Metal Lathe for Home Machinists is a project-based course that provides a complete introduction to the lathe and lathe metalworking. This book takes beginners through all the basic techniques needed to tackle a wide range of machining operations. Advance through a series of practice projects that teach how to use the lathe and develop essential skills through practical application. Contained 12 lathe turning projects to develop confidence and become an accomplished home shop machinist, each project is designed to develop essential lathe skills that the reader will use again and again. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text. The book advances from basic projects to higher levels of difficulty as the course progresses, from a simple surface gauge to a milling cutter chuck where precision and concentricity is vital. After completing this course, the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills and a range of useful workshop tools and equipment, while lathe owners with more advanced skills will discover new techniques.