New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
Presents the basic techniques for crocheting granny squares, along with instructions for one hundred projects that include unique color combinations, embellishments, and eight different types of edgings.
A quick-reference directory of fabric types, colour combinations, block settings and piecing styles that will show you how to design your own quilting patterns from the limitless combinations that the book offers. Organising by category - fabric, colour, design and assembly - each entry offers clear advice, accompanied by illustrations, photos, charts and tables.
The newest version of the classic fireplace renovation and design guide, updated for today's styles, building materials, and trends.
This book contains over 70 step-by-step ideas for handmade gifts. Handmade Gifts is the perfect guide to making handcrafted items that people will love. Each project is clearly explained using simple step-by-step images along with photographs of the finished item and variations on how to make each piece unique. There are even ideas for green and up-cycled gifts.
"This collection presents the very best of nature photography, featuring the work of ten of the world's foremost photographers. From the evocative artistry of Jim Brandenburg and Vincent Munier to the pioneering underwater photography of David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen, these influential artists display many different ways of seeing the natural world"--P.  of cover.
An on-the-page gallery illustrated with hundreds of photographs that showcase the finest work of the contributors who have been inspired to explore the unlimited possibilities of bookbinding and the related arts.
A comprehensive guide to all things running explains running physiology, biomechanics, medicine, genetics, biology, psychology, training, and racing.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch on Etsy.com.
Dr. McNinja faces dinosaurs, the space shuttle, sky pirates, and a gorilla and his pet kitten as he contends with reconciling his dual professions that compel him to both harm and help others.
Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore colour, shape and form using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil and contemplative in mood, or be a celebration of pure colour and expression.
" ... takes you inside the art and science of pitching. You?ll discover these strategies: Upper- and lower-body pitching mechanics ; Most effective arm and shoulder strengthening workouts ; Shutting down the opponent?s running game ; Developing a potent pitching arsenal, including the splitter, curve, and changeup ; Creating a pregame pitching plan ; Situational strategies and recognizing hitters? weaknesses ; Fielding the position ; In- and off-season conditioning programs ; Windup, stretch, and follow-through"--P.  of cover.
Family saga of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, riddled with astonishing highs--especially as the Bee Gees became the definitive band of the disco era, fueled by Saturday Night Fever--and crashing lows, including the tragic drug-fueled downfall of youngest brother, Andy. A whole new generation of fans has rediscovered the undeniable grooves and harmonies that made the Bee Gees--and songs like Stayin' Alive , How Deep is Your Love, To Love Somebody, and I Started a Joke--timeless.
"Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America's great cultural provocateur. There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over regular lunches in the years before Welles died. The tapes, gathering dust in a garage, did indeed exist, and this book reveals for the first time what they contain. Here is Welles as he has never been seen before: talking intimately, disclosing personal secrets, reflecting on the highs and lows of his astonishing career, the people he knew--FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more--and the many disappointments of his last years. This is the great director unplugged, free to be irreverent and worse--sexist, homophobic, racist, or none of the above-- because he was nothing if not a fabulator and provocateur. Ranging from politics to literature to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films he was still eager to launch, Welles is at once cynical and romantic, sentimental and raunchy, but never boring and always wickedly funny.Edited by Peter Biskind, America's foremost film historian, My Lunches with Orson reveals one of the giants of the twentieth century, a man struggling with reversals, bitter and angry, desperate for one last triumph, but crackling with wit and a restless intelligence. This is as close as we will get to the real Welles--if such a creature ever existed. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Winning Tennis teaches you how to read your opponents--to know what they are about to do before they even do it. Covering all major aspects of play, you'll learn to anticipate which shot you're about to receive and be ready to launch a winning return"--P.  of cover.
"... weaves together an intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of horny orphans. Mixed up in all of this are Army Shanks, our salty sea dog still reeling from a devastating loss, and Wendy Byrd, a plucky teenager who wants nothing more than a one-way ticket off the face of the Earth"--From publisher description.
A collection of contemporary-style do-it-yourself projects, from the Australian magazine Inside out.
"Walker revisits [three history-making tours in 1973] in memorable, all-access detail: he goes backstage, onto the jets, and into the limos, where every conceivable wish could be granted. He wedges himself into the sweaty throng of teenage fans (Walker himself was one of them) who suddenly were an economic force to be reckoned with, and he vividly describes how a decade's worth of decadence was squeezed into twelve heart-pounding, backbreaking, and rule-defying months that redefined, for our modern times, the business of superstardom"--Dust jacket flap.
"Beer Crafts shows you how to repurpose not just the caps but also the labels, bottles, boxes, and cans into useful, hip, and quirky items. The projects are super fun, easy to make (even for a first-time crafter), and most of the supplies are things you probably already have on hand or chilling in the fridge"--P.  of cover.