´´ From the simple beauty of a single oak leaf to an elaborate portrait of nature - the patterns of woodburning artist, Deborah Pompano are beyond compare. Inside this, her first book, Pompano shares techniques for getting started in woodburning. You´ll learn what 5 tips she recommends, how to create a vast variety of dimension, shade and texture with your woodburner and how to develop your drawing skills for use in pyrography. At the heart of this book is an unbelievable treasure trove of patterns. In this section, you will find individual elements, border patterns, and central images which can be mixed-and-matched to create personal works of art. Or, you can refer to one of the authors complete composition patterns which weave poems and versewith imagery from the natural world to create inspirational woodburnings. The patterns cover a wide spectrum of themes including: harvest, arbor, birds and other wildlife, seaside, clipper ship, teatime, Native American, garden, floral, lighthouse, and much more. The book includes two practice exercises, one step-by-step project and close-up instruction on lettering. ´´--
An accessible collection of creative bookbinding projects using different techniques for cutting and folding as well as stitches such as ladder, string of pearls and chain. Projects include The Slit Book, A Concertina with Pockets and Multi-Section Softback, which can then be developed further to create unique and personal handmade notebooks, books and keepsakes that are not only fun and satisfying to make, but also make wonderful gifts. So whether you have already tried your hand at bookbinding or are a complete beginner, let Rachel´s knowledge and passion inspire you to explore the many possibilities of bookart. Drawing her inspiration from remote landscapes, typography, shorelines, flea-markets and remarkable literary cities, book artist rachel hazell takes people on creative journeys, making books and unfolding stories. Home is the city of Edinburgh and the small Hebridean island of Iona. With The Travelling Bookbinder, she holds bookart workshops across the world, from a palazzo in Venice to a library on Nantucket. Her online courses, PaperLove and BookLove enable people, regardless of location, to develop ideas, imagination and technical skill.
A practical illustrated sourcebook of techniques and projects. Step-by-step photography.
35 colourful and crafty projects drawing on a range of sewing techniques, including embellishment, adornment and freehand embroidery.
This classic text in basket-making, now in paperback, shows how to transform fragrant pine needles into stunning coiled baskets and other decorative items. It´s surprisingly easy, with all 40 projects based on wrapping needles around a center. From this simple technique, however, crafters can create limitless variety through the way they shape the coils, dye the needles, vary stitches, embellish with beads and seeds, and incorporate leather and wood. Special sections address gathering and storing materials, making lids and handles, and more.
Make Fantasy Creatures Come Alive... in WoodIf you love caricature woodcarving, and your imagination roams to magical worlds, this book is for you! Inside you´ll discover five new fantasy creatures just waiting to be released from wood. Follow along with popular woodcarving instructor and author Floyd Rhadigan as he reveals his techniques for carving fun and fantastic beasts.The author begins with a helpful review of carving materials, tools, and techniques. Then he takes you-step by step-through the process of carving and painting a Watchful Dragon. Completing that project allows you to master all of the basic skills necessary to move on to four additional carving projects. Learn to create imaginative creatures like Penelope Pig and the Reptilian Knight, with detailed patterns that make the cuts clear and easy to follow.All of the witty and whimsical projects in this book can be carved using only a few tools. Whether you area beginning woodcarver looking for an easy way to get started, or a more advanced artist searching for new ideas, you´ll find a wealth of inspiration here.Inside you´II learn to carve:- Alien Aquatic- Reptilian Knight- Watchful Dragon- Penelope Pig- Gargoyle Candle Holder