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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Features examples of twenty-three different garden styles, with advice on selecting plants, trees, containers, and garden accessories to make a garden inviting and a reflection of individual taste.

Offers lovers of retro style 25 knitting and crochet patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes (small, medium, and large) and to knit or crochet with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed by clear instructions for knitting and making up. Details of the exact yarn used are given to ensure perfect results at home.

"Gramma Nancy's animal hats knit up quickly for last-minute baby shower presents and are made with wonderfully soft (yet affordable) yarn. Each animal hat also includes options for mix-and-match booties to keep little toes toasty warm"--From pubihsher description.

Explores the ways people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme.

"Perfect for crafters at all levels, this delightful, authentically Japanese volume features irresistibly cute amigurumi characters for each letter of the alphabet and the basic techniques you need to know to crochet them."-- Page [4] of cover.

"... demonstrates how to repurpose discarded materials and packaging to create new, stunning artworks. From making evening dresses out of plastic carrier bags to weaving boxes from cardboard packaging, or making textile art from vintage lace and photographs, this book inspires and encourages you to see a new life in everything around you"--From publisher description.

A one-stop resource to learn to play guitar. This guide puts everything you need to start playing and continue improving at your fingertips.

"For anyone who wants to learn how to draw, this colorfully illustrated guide introduces the fundamental techniques necessary to build essential skills. The first section covers the tools - the various types of media and paper you need to get started. Then you'll learn about the basic methods for creating effective drawings step-by-step, from making basic shapes to enhancing them with highlights and shading. Then you'll continue studying techniques, but apply them to common subjects in artistic drawings - landscapes, still-lifes, and figure drawing - through exercises using various media."--Back cover.

"Suitable for beginners, but with projects to provide a fun challenge for more experienced knitters, this book contains 23 patterns. The dogs cover a wide range of styles from the quirky to the fun to the more true-to-life; and while some like Danger Dog are fun toys, others have a more practical purpose, like Stripy Sausage, the dachshund draught excluder."-- Publisher's website.

"From simple daisies and cherry blossoms to more intricate passion flowers and exotic hibiscus, create an impressive felted flower garden. Using the different techniques of wet felting and needle felting, make petals, stamens, pollen and leaves, with all the tips, trick and techniques you need for constructing your felted blooms"--From publisher description.

"Splash 15 is about novel approaches, beautiful accidents, and fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants moments, all illustrated through brilliant work and anecdotal captions"--From publisher description.

"These 20 original patterns for clothes for boys and girls include everyday essentials as well as cute outfits for holidays and special occasions."--Back cover.

Expert advice on how to paint water from renowned watercolorist and water specialist, Joe Dowden.

"When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled private eye, deception, betrayal, and murder stalk every mean street"--From publisher description.

"... a collection of projects knit in Cascade Yarns' Venezia worsted and Venezia sport, blends of merino and silk that are sumptiously stoff but still offer the durability and affordability"--From publisher description.

"Join Nicky Epstein on a world tour of knitting traditions and techniques, with more than 50 fabulous designs. Nicky details the origin and use of classic knitting techniques--Fair Isle, appliqué, Aran, and more--in folk-knitting traditions from around the globe, then reinvigorates and recombines these techniques in her own inimitable way to create all-new, innovative designs and traditions"--From publisher description.

Building on the success of her other shaped beads book, Great Designs for Shaped Beads, Anna Elizabeth Draeger is back with 24 all-new projects that add some of the newest bead shapes on the market as well as perennial favorites. Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads features beaded beads, rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, and also includes a design option for each project so everyone will find something they want to create!

"The intensive research undertaken for this book properly identifies forty-five Native American silversmiths and their hallmarks found on Southwest jewelry. Most of the marks date prior to the 1970s and some as early as the 1920s, along with the marks of traders, guilds, and the government. [The book] also provides the stories of the artists and institutions represented by these marks"--Page [2] of cover.

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

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