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Blanket Chests

No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. It’s a simple form — essentially a large box with a lid — and yet it can be complex, elaborate, and intricately detailed. This collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe illustrates the versatility of the chest, one of the oldest forms of furniture. Blanket Chests opens ...

Stanley Easy Home Wiring Repairs

Get energized to DIY. Stanley Quick Guides offer even the most intimidated homeowner straightforward, no-nonsense repair advice and training. With this handy reference book, Easy Home Wiring Repairs, you will rapidly learn everything you need to know about repairing your wiring starting with the introductory section on tools, materials, and basic electrical wiring skills. Reliable, professional ...

Bathroom Upgrades

Create your dream bathroom. Here’s your guide: Bathroom Upgrades, from the editors of Fine Homebuilding, provides all the advice you need to remodel a bathroom of any size or shape, on any budget. This completely new edition takes you through every step of the process. It covers how to: Choose the best materials for your bathroom Design for optimal storage Create a room that gets the best ...

Kitchen Upgrades

Kitchen Upgrades is a compilation of the very best expert design and product advice, using real-world remodels to help professionals and passionate amateurs remodel a kitchen of any shape and size, on any budget. The pros take you through every step of the remodeling process, with over 300 photographs and illustrations—from identifying the best layout; choosing the best fixtures and materials; ...

Curvy Girl Crochet

Full-figured women who love to crochet will rejoice in this fun, fresh, and pretty new book, Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter. Instead of making adjustments to “average-size' patterns, this exciting guide celebrates larger women with 25 original crochet patterns designed specifically in plus sizes. Pullovers, sweaters, wraps, and more—every wardrobe staple you can think of is ...

Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchwork Cushions and Pillows

Bring the brilliance of a Kaffe design in your home. In Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchwork Cushions and Pillows, renowned quilt artist Kaffe Fassett offers 20 sumptuous patchwork cushions for you to make an admire. Each of these simple, graphic cushions is presented in fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Fabric Collection, with their trademark range of colorways and patterns. This cornucopia ...

Couture Techniques Workshop Basics with Claire Shaeffer

Fashionistas, rejoice! At last, the techniques of couture sewing are demystified. This 2-disc DVD is a well-organized and easy-to-understand visual workshop and will appeal to both home sewers and professionals -- anyone who appreciates fine workmanship and takes pleasure in creating beautiful clothing. See an expert at work as Claire Shaeffer illustrates the basic techniques that take sewing to ...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

The 411 on knitting 911s, here to rescue you! You know how it goes. You’re happily knitting a sweater or a blanket and just when you think it’s smooth sailing to the finish line, you realize you totally dropped a stitch or…the neck hole is too small or…who knows what! Hey, you’re human; mistakes like these happen. And the more proficient a knitter you are, the more elaborate the mistakes can be. ...

Beautiful Boxes

Build your skills and knowledge of woodworking. Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique is perfect for the beginner to intermediate woodworker. Each chapter features a new box design—ranging from simple to complex as you work through the book with each one illustrating a key design principle:HarmonyRhythmTextureContrast The beauty of wooden boxes. Building a wooden box is one of the best ways to ...

Crocheted Prayer Shawls

People often think prayer shawls come from a specific religious tradition. Not so—these lovely wraps are for anyone, and nearly any occasion. The eight patterns in this booklet capture the beauty and power of prayer shawls, and will inspire crocheters of all skill levels to sample the uplifting experience of creating a prayer shawl. Embrace, inspire, and celebrate life with these beautiful ...

Threads Fitting DVD Series - Boxed Set

This 4-part video series was created by our Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that's just right from top to bottom and it includes: step-by-step instruction, all-new content, timeless techniques, and 4 essential fitting topics, Amber Eden, Editor in Chief and Judith Neukam, ...

Raised-Bed Gardening

Whatever the size of your garden or outdoor space, raised beds can work for you. With Simon Akeroyd’s Raised-Bed Gardening: How to Grow More in Less Space, home gardeners will find the perfect bed to suit their needs and objectives. Greater yields and less watering are the keys to using and maintaining raised garden beds. The heart of the book comprises step-by-step instructions for building and ...

More Crocheted Prayer Shawls

Wrap yourself or a friend in a warm, cheerful, and lovely prayer shawl. Intended to provide enveloping joy in happy times and comfort in difficult times, the ten charming shawl patterns included are perfect for wearing and sharing with people you care about. Learn to make: Three Granny Square Shawl Gossamer Blossoms Shawl Tranquil Diamond Shawl Lattice Shawl Easy as 1, 2, 3 Shawl Trinity ...

Wire Jewelry Masterclass

This comprehensive guide to working with wire, focusing on the intricate skills of weaving, binding, coiling, and layering, will inspire all levels of jewelry-maker. The 24 projects, ranging from elegant pendants to earrings, rings, brooches, and bracelets, will appeal to a wide range of tastes and are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. Abby’s experience running ...

Refinishing Furniture Made Simple

Old furniture, whether a treasured heirloom or consignment shop find, is often better made than anything that can be bought today. So, why let damaged finishes detract from a beautiful piece when you can repair or refinish it in a way that preserves the piece and makes it look as good as new? Author Jeff Jewitt, a professional refinisher with over 30 years’ experience, shares his tricks, ...