· An informative resource for beginner to intermediate welders for farm, home, blacksmith, auto, or school workshops · Organized into 10 sections describing specific types of welds, equipment, common faults, how to avoid and fix mistakes, and more · Starts with basic practices then progresses into trickier methods before finishing with chapters on workshop techniques and basic blacksmithing · Includes descriptive explanations, helpful visuals, step-by-step directions, and expert suggestions · Written by an experienced welding instructor, Andrew Pearce, who offers shop-tested advice
This book shows how easy it is to make your own awesome paracord gear for school, sports, and play. Learn to weave classic survival bracelets, lanyards, necklaces, headbands, and more. Discover wild and wacky new ideas for dragonflies, dreamcatchers, headphone wraps, and a monkey’s fist keychain. See how to rev up your sneaker style with colorful cord patterns. Totally Awesome Paracord Crafts takes you step-by-step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. It gives practical advice on tools and materials, and gets you started with handy tips and tricks. You’ll be amazed by all ways you’ll find to embellish sports gear, fashion accessories, electronics, and more.
Leather jewelry doesn’t have to be traditional! Fabulous leather can be anything from casual and fun to stylish and sophisticated. With a smattering of beads and some clever construction ideas you can take leather jewelry beyond conventional and onto the fashion runway. Award-winning jewelry designer Myléne Hillam shows you how to use leather not just as a stringing component, but as the featured material in designer accessories. No conventional leather crafting skills are required. You’ll learn how to loop, twist, fold, and recolor leather in ways that will redefine your perception of jewelry. Whether you’re looking for something colorful and fun to team with your T-shirt and jeans or a statement necklace to dress up your work wear, you’re bound to find something here to suit your style and take your wardrobe from glum to glam.
Seaside Quilts shows how to transform any dwelling into a relaxing beach-themed retreat, with sea-inspired linens and home décor. With dozens of sewing, painting and crafting projects that anyone can make, it is aimed at the Mainstream Retailer, Craft, and Library markets.
Step-by-step instructions are provided for 21 projects including green houses, beehives, rabbit hutches, raised beds, potting sheds, trellises, fences, and more.
This is a quilting book for complete beginners. Many modern quilt books assume that the reader already knows how to quilt. This book teaches both “quilt-as-you-go” and traditional techniques. Readers can quilt while they learn, with 8 approachable quilt projects. All sizes are covered—baby, twin, full, and queen/king—to provide progressive challenges as readers’ skills increase.
This big project book for experienced home sewers wastes no time teaching readers how to thread a needle. This book has something for everyone, from classic totes to sassy handbags to frilly dog carriers. Made with beautiful fabrics and stunning embellishments, these bags are truly original. Shows how to use finishing touches like embroidery, fancy trims, pockets, flowers, and more to add signature style. States are banning grocery bags—includes reusable grocery and lunch bag projects that are spot on trend.
Burlap, chalk, and other natural textures are hot in craft and home décor. Eco-friendly “shabby chic” burlap is one of the largest growing craft materials in stores today. The burlap trend will be around for awhile, with new products continuing to launch. This book offers easy and inexpensive step-by-step projects with a great look and inspiring color photos. Readers learn to adorn home décor, parties, and weddings with classic neutrals that never go out of style.
There’s a special magic that happens when little girls dress up as princesses! Ice Princess Crafts shows you how to make your own instant fun. Use this book to add sparkle to playtime and parties, with easy craft projects for wintry capes, crowns, wands, and more.Sew, braid, paint, glue, and bedazzle real-world versions of your favorite sub-zero fantasies. Get inspired with a flashback peek at classic storybook ice princesses. And see how today’s enthusiasts are showing their love for all things frosted, from inspired movie superfans to a glamorous real-life ice princess.
Add instant eco-chic street fashion to any outfit with friendship bracelets! Get that trendy bohemian look with bountiful, bright colors on your arms and wrists. Inside you’ll find dozens of stylish designs and easy techniques for making beautiful bracelets with embroidery floss and hemp. Friendship Bracelets offers fresh ideas for expressing yourself with the texture and beauty of intricate knotwork. You’ll find cool patterns here for making chevrons, stripes, waves, diamonds, and more, with step-by-step instructions for each knot pattern. Gorgeous color photographs illustrate variations in every style, from classic and natural to playful and eclectic.Stack your bracelets for a boho arm party, and embellish them with beads and buttons. Learn how to make inexpensive hemp jewelry in fun colors, inspired by laidback hippie vibes. Transform ordinary friendship bracelets from middle school memories to chic contemporary pieces you’ll be proud to wear. Whether you’re going bohemian, mod, or all-out fashionista, Friendship Bracelets will help you to create exactly the look you want.