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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"Favorite recipes, clever crafts and gift ideas to make your holiday sparkle!" -- Cover.

"It's not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g. for particular attractions such as scenic views and if it is suitable for families with kids) Full-color photos throughout. Information on the area's history, geology, flora, and fauna. Full-color maps of each trail"-- Provided by publisher.

Master beadweaving techniques with 15 brand new designs! Beadweaving Mastery shows you how to create stunning jewelry and other items from the vast range of beads available. The focus is on off-loom weaving--joining beads by means of various techniques and turning them into beautiful items, such as tassel fobs, tablemats, bracelets, or bookmarks. Techniques include basic ropes, tassels and lariats, brick stitch and peyote in various applications and combinations.

"Discover an irresistible collection of 12 baby quilts from talented designer Myra Harder. Featuring fast and fun designs, this book shows how to create the perfect quilt for a special little someone. Learn techniques such as easy plush appliqué, curved seams, and monogrammed lettering. Choose from a wide variety of styles and showcase a delightful array of fabrics. Create quilts that are so pleasing to the eye, they can be used as special wall hangings as well as for cuddling"--Page 4 of cover.

This craft book presents 35 delightfully unique and sophisticated projects for decorating the home, accessories, and stationery with washi tape. With helpful how-to illustrations, easy-to follow techniques for working with washi, and photos of the finished projects, Fun with Washi makes it easy to add colorful accents everywhere.

"Descriptions of more than 80 scenic hikes to or starting at more than 140 hot springs in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia"-- Provided by publisher.

"Laura Nelkin is obsessed with hand-knit accessories, and you'll discover just how addictive small projects can be in Knockout Knits. Perfect as quick gifts (or treats for yourself), most of these twenty-three patterns require only a skein or two of yarn to create beautiful hats, shawls, socks, and more. With this collection, you'll also learn three of Laura's favorite techniques: playing with wrapped stitches, working advanced lace, and knitting with beads"--Page [4] of cover.

You've seen gorgeous crochet items online or in boutique shops and would love to learn to create them yourself. Gilbank shows you how, with step-by-step instructions that teach you how to hook your way to a wonderful new skill.

Learn how to transform candy, cereal, paper plates, and balloons into whimsical party favors, decorations, costumes, cards, wearable accessories, and more.

The author recounts his harrowing experiences of being trapped for six days in Blue John Canyon in Utah and having to amputate his own right arm in order to save his own life.

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