New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
"This book is completely revised, expanded, and updated with new tips and six new knitting patterns, this is the complete emergency knitting instruction guide for first-time knitters, experienced knitters, and all knitters in-between--who need help when knitting projects go wrong"-- Provided by publisher.
"Kitchens and bathrooms are the hardest working rooms in the home, and if they don't function well, you don't function well! Join popular TV star Candice Olson...as she shares invaluable tips, insights, and ideas, for making real kitchens and bathrooms beautiful, functional, and inspired..."--P.  of cover.
"[Color Essentials] will free you from preconceived notions about color and inspire creativity. You will learn to experiment with solids and gain a deep understanding of how color functions. Perfect for both the adventurous beginner and skilled intermediate quilter, the 12 modern quilt projects will show you how to create fresh combinations, vibrancy, and movement using different hues."--www.Amazon.com.
This handy, take-anywhere guide from quilting teacher Dawn Cameron-Dick answers all your questions on quilting fundamentals in an easy-to-read format. "What should I look for in a sewing machine?" "Why does my thread keep breaking?" "How often should I change needles?" "How can I sew without getting a back ache?" The Quilter's Guide covers all this, plus much more on needles, threads, sewing machines, batting, cotton fabric, piecing tools and techniques, and sewing room setup. Compact guide is small enough to tuck in your purse; lies flat for easy reference. Packed with useful facts, tips, and rules of thumb.
A profile of the record-holding ninety-three-year-old track star Olga Kotelko aims to reveal some of the mysteries of the aging process by discussing her diet, sleep habits, personality traits, and family history.
"The complete guide on how to spin, dye, and knit your own yarns, written to inspire both new and experienced spinners and dyers. Yarn Works brings you full circle from the specific fiber -- revealing how to spin and dye it -- to patterns that use that particular spun and dyed fiber in a knitted project"-- P.  of cover.
The definitive field guide to creating simple, beautiful interiors from the team behind the inspirational home site Remodelista.com. Learn how to achieve this thoughtful aesthetic with lessons from personality-filled houses, as well as a close look at standout kitchens and baths. You will also find easy ingenious DIY and storage ideas, editors' picks of the 100 most enduring (and attractive) household objects, and a primer on the ins and outs of the remodeling process.
"Create a wealth of ceramic forms that are refined, functional, and modern. Pinching seems simple, and it is; yet the results can be anything but elementary. Sophisticated pottery can be created using pinching techniques that you can easily execute with your fingers"--Page  of cover.
"In 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver director Adam Lerner did something unheard of in the museum world: he mounted a large exhibition of paintings without first knowing whether they were real or fakes. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist style of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the 181 canvases had been acquired by amateur collectors Ron and Roger Pollard from a mysterious seller in Germany they met on eBay who claimed the paintings were found in an abandoned shipping container held in German customs since the 1980s. In From Russia with Doubt, Lerner skillfully weaves together the tale--from the initial eBay find to his controversial decision to exhibit the collection--guiding readers through the looking glass into the Byzantine corridors of the art world and beyond, describing the owners' quest to authenticate and appraise the would-be masterpieces. What he finds raises powerful questions about our own relationship to art"--Provided by publisher.
"On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book"-- Provided by publisher.
Each project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations, as well as a useful techniques section at the back, so first-time crafters will have no trouble making any of the projects, while more experienced stitchers will find plenty of inspiration and ideas.