´´ 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. ´´--
Modern Crochet offers a new and exciting take on this popular craft. Clear and colourful, the book is full of ideas and inspiration for the thread and hook.
A practical illustrated sourcebook of techniques and projects. Step-by-step photography.
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.
Two hot trends - paper quilling and mandalas - come together in 30 designs by the co-owner of Quilled Creations. Alli Bartowski explains basic quilling techniques, from curling and crimping to scrolling and rolling, while detailed photos show all the shapes you´ll need to make.
Sewing and quilting projects on a cosy autumnal theme, featuring autumnal motifs such as reindeer, ducks and butternut squash applied to such project pieces as pillows, soft toys, accessories and bags.
The tradition of patchwork and quilted items goes back hundreds of years and most often conveys a sense of warmth and comfort. While the bold and bright designs in this book are meant for the modern crafter, that inherent sense of warmth is still expressed in these unique and stunning projects. Created in the distinctive Japanese craft style?and published in English for the first time?the projects in this book offer a look that is minimal, yet vibrant and full of life. Explore the techniques of patchwork sewing, appliqué, and machine quilting through thirty-five simple and stunning projects. With beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, the pouches and handbags, quilts and pillowcases, tissue cases and pot holders are perfect projects for beginner and intermediate sewers. Make the projects in this book and add a little bit of warmth and patchwork style to your life.