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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"In this ...follow-up to her popular Felt Friends from Japan, Naomi Tabatha shares 80 projects that anyone can make using only felt and a needle-and-thread. Here are soft toys and dolls, adorable outfits to dress them in, and a variety of useful and attractive accessories and decorative household items, all reflecting the retro style that Tabatha remembers from her childhood in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. More Felt Friends from Japan opens by introducing a zoo-ful of animals (Chimpanzee, Giraffe, Lion, Hippo, Anteater, Elephant, Zebra, Capybara); and then presents an adorable Kitty, ready to go shopping and dress up. Readers also meet Kitty's friends - Piggy, Bear, Dog, and Monkey - and will have a chance to fashion costumes for them as well. Tabatha even shows readers how to turn these clever creatures into hand puppets. After fun with of couple of precious pooches, it's time for Nostalgic Posing Dolls named Ruru, Lili, Lala-chan, and a lovely little Fawn. In the Accessories section, Tabatha includes Hanging Charms (beaded strands with little figures such as birds, cats, fish, frogs, and cookies); Fun Coasters in the shapes of a frog, a fish, and a chick; Eyeglass Cases; and Pouches. There are small and large tote bags, each with an appealing animal appliqué; and an assortment of brooches shaped like the faces of favorites like a koala, a piglet, a panda, a pug, and more. Every project features clear, step-by-step instructions accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs and cut-out patterns. Plus, an explanatory section covers the basic stitches and techniques used. Everything is hand-stitched - no sewing machines, tools, or intricate steps are required. Simple enough for crafters ranging in age from about ten years old to adult..."-- Provided by publisher.

"Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy, The Canterbury Tales, and The Odyssey, but it is in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court that he has found his match. Inspired by Twain's comic irreverence for the Knights of the Round Table, Chwast's illustrations showcase his humor at its finest. He brings us a brilliant imagining of the beloved hero, Hank Morgan, as well as the full cast of Camelot characters, from Merlin to Lancelot to the king himself. With a bold and colorful design and no shortage of witty surprises, this is Mark Twain as you've never seen him before"-- Provided by publisher.

"Provides in-depth information about specific aspects of Indian basketry, including: it's role in legend and ceremony, the origins of forms and designs, materials and colors used, weaves and stitches, the symbolism and poetry woven into each basket, preservation, tips for the collector, and much more!"--P. [4] of cover.

Plumbs the depth of National Geographic's renowned Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.

Lace knitting gets a makeover in 'Lovely Knitted Lace'! Author Brooke Nico offers up 16 garments and accessories based on four basic shapes: triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles. Start with these simple shapes, then create a light-as-air Angle Shawl knit from the center out; a luxuriously soft Japanese Leaf Scarf that looks pretty on both sides of the fabric thanks to stockinette and twisted rib stitches; a pretty Aster Shirt with great drape and flow; and an ethereal Flutter Shawl featuring an Estonian variation of a leaf motif. Brooke also shares her thought on yarn, gauge, charts, techniques, and fixing mistakes in lace knitting, and includes six additional motifs for you to play with and explore.

Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors--John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens--to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.

This book brings together the traditional Japanese art of shodo and the wisdom of Zen philosophy. Sato offers a brief history of Japanese calligraphy and its close relationship with the teachings of Zen Buddhism through the ages. He introduces the basic supplies and fundamental brushstroke skills that you'll need.

Iintroduces more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.

"Discover a visually striking collection of sewing and quilting patterns featuring modern colors and clean designs. Create everything from quilts to luggage tags, a hand-bound journal, pleated clutch, makeup bag, and more. Stitch affordable small accents to brighten your world--many projects require less than a yard of fabric and can be made in just a few hours Select from 13 unique projects ranging from beginner to advanced; easy-to-follow instructions with color diagrams guide you step by step Impress your friends with inventive gifts that look complicated but are actually simple to make "-- Provided by publisher.

Charles Xavier is dead. Cyclops and Wolverine each lead their own team of X-Men. Mutantkind is divided like never before. In a desperate bid to save Xavier's dream, the Beast brought the original X-Men forward to the present. Now, with the timeline -- and all of existence -- in jeopardy from their presence, they must go back. But faced with the horror of what fate would have in store for them, young Jean Grey and Scott Summers are intent on staying and forging their own destiny. And as debate rages and tempers flare, the X-Men of the future arrive with a dire warning, seeking to prevent history's greatest mistake.

Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours. Chapters arranged by season: spring, summer, fall, winter.

"Quick and easy alphabet knitting patterns"--Cover.

The revised edition includes: an all new chapter on gear, including lightweight tips and techniques for backpackers, a revamped navigation chapter with new illustrations and the latest GPS techniques, new conditioning and first-aid chapters to keep you fit and healthy, expanded cooking infomation, with details about Dutch oven cooking, vegetarian options, how not to dirty a pot, and more, and more than 60 new photos"--Page [4] of cover.

Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the invincible Iron Man, as they discover secrets that will rattle for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away!

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