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Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, "Patternmaking for Fashion Design" offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles-dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring-it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to... more...
EcoBeauty has something for everyone. Crafty types will love the gift ideas, and even those of us who can barely make toast will be able to handle these recipes. Making beauty products at home is a great way to save money and help the environment, and these recipes will do all that plus give you gorgeous skin and hair. --Beth Mayall-Traglia, editor in chief of TotalBeauty.com Fun, fresh bath and body recipes that are great for gifts, girls' nights, or... more...
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Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.
The Pop-Up Book is a clear and practical guide to the craft of the three-dimensional paper movement, illustrated with full-color photography.
More than 75 knots and their uses. Hobbyists, decorators and tricksters will treasure this collection of useful, decorative and magic knots. From simple hitches to complex lariats, trick knots and rope tricks with step-by-step illustrations and instructions. Illustrations throughout. 144 pages.
Chip carving—a style of woodcarving in which knives are used to remove selected "chips" of wood from the project in a single piece—is introduced in this guide. Noted chip carver and teacher Dennis Moor presents the tools and techniques needed to replicate this ancient woodcarving art with detailed guidance on wood, tools, and sharpening, and tips on how to hold chip carving knives. Instructions on the three main types of chip... more...
Best techniques of working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster, and more. “Surprisingly comprehensive.”—The New York Times. “A gem of a handbook.”—Whole Earth Catalog. “No metalsmith or jewelry maker is ‘complete’ without this easy-to-use resource.” —Lapidary Journal.
Solve the mysteries of pattern drafting with this instructional book. Simple and easy step-by-step instructions with clear understandable line drawings.
A handy guidebook that includes eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow; with step-by-step illustrations.
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