New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
Expert Margaret Radcliffe demystifies and thoroughly explains the 'why' behind every knitting technique, from modifying necklines to fixing dropped stitches and creating sleek edges and seams. In this guide, she covers everything from how to identify a well-written pattern to evaluating schematics, revising a pattern so it fits perfectly, and making adjustments throughout a project.
"In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children--children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are no birthdays--only deathdays. Scarper knows he has just three weeks to live. As his deathday approaches, he is forced from his routine and strikes out into the unknown--where friendships are tested and authority challenged"--From publisher description.
Describes the father of pedestrianism's 1909 walk from New York to San Francisco at the dawn of the age of automobiles, and explores what society lost in the shift from foot travel to car travel.
Features twenty animal origami designs, including step-by-step illustrated instructions. For all ages.
Craft your way through the holiday season with 40 easy projects ranging from punched-tin votive holders and Russian teacakes, to your very own edible gingerbread house.
"Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage"--From publisher description.
The author recounts some of his many solo journeys to some of the world's most exotic peaks, told with humor.
Instructions for sewing rag dolls and their clothes to make the perfect present. Crasbercu had designed patterns for 11 dolls and a wide range of outfits and accessories to sew, including hats, shoes and bags. The basic doll pattern can be used to sew all the dolls and then altered according to hair and eye color and hair style.
Presents detailed information on every step of kitchen and bath renovation, including floor plan ideas, storage strategies, decorating styles, product advice, and buying tips.
"With her zany design sense, best-selling author Ana Paula Rímoli presents 16 practical, irresistible projects for the home. Create cushions, pillows, baskets, rugs, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduces basic color theory, painting techniques, and how to work with acrylic paint and textures.
Presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky ?kumihimo math? by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads they?ll need for their future kumihimo projects.
"Have you ever marveled at the design impact of a woven coverlet? Now you can make graphically stunning quilts featuring similar designs. The quilts look complicated, but there isn't a half-square triangle, quarter-square triangle, diamond, trapezoid, rhombus, curve, or inset in the entire book. Choose from an astonishing array of 15 unique patterns inspired by overshot weaving designs. Construct quilts from simple strip sets that are crosscut to yield the individual columns used to build each block. Stitch bold designs featuring circles, diamonds, and squares--all made using rectangles"--Page 4 of cover.
Crochet hats for any adventure! The ski slope-inspired hats in this collection will do more than just keep your family warm; these hats will give you a style all your own! Choose from 16 different hats for boys, girls, men and women with styles ranging from classic beanies to neon Mohawks, princess crowns, and more.
Superman and a team of villains take on a gang of tyrants.
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.
"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.
"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  of cover.