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Woodworking with Hand Tools

For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure, quality, or efficiency, or in combination with machines, woodworker can trust the information in ...

Sashiko

Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", it's a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns. 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique Sashiko designs. Thorough guidance on ...

How to Crochet

How do I learn to crochet? If you've been thinking about taking up crocheting, but don't know how to start, How to Crochet: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner is the perfect guide for you. You will learn everything you need to get started including how to: Crochet basic stitches Read charts and patterns Properly finish your work Double crochet, work in the round, make granny ...

Fine Woodworking Turning Techniques & Projects

With only a few turning tools and a lathe, it’s possible to create a host of useful and artistic objects. Part of the appeal of turning is that a turner (as opposed to a furniture maker or other classic woodworker) gets results quickly. In only a few minutes, the object takes shape on the lathe, and in a very short time the turner has a beautiful bowl or other turned project. This collection ...

How To Build Your Own Tiny House

Tiny homes are all the rage these days, especially among young people new to the housing market, for people wanting a small dwelling as a second home or as a studio, and among singles and empty nesters. As millions are experiencing the "magic" of tidying up and reducing the number of their possessions, many are also seeing the value of living with less space, while environmentalists are also ...

Tiling Walls

Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter Michael Byrne offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, Byrne handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows. Rich in visual detail, the tape is clear enough for beginners ...

Build a Shaker Table

Quick & Easy Quilts

Quick & Easy Quilts is a collection of 20 simple and colorful quilt projects perfect for beginners or quilters who want to start and finish a project in a weekend. The bright and fresh designs, clear instructions, and tips and shortcuts will have quilters of all skill levels starting—and finishing!—a quilt in just a few days. 20 projects include 12 quilts and 8 smaller projects all feature ...

The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation

From the author of the best-selling The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling (over 300,000 copies sold in all three editions), comes a new book in the same graphic format that explains how to reduce energy use in the home. With a vast array of well-organized and easily accessible essential data, The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation is destined to establish itself as the standard ...

Small Woodworking Projects

Time is on your side...and do more with the time you have. Small Woodworking Projects is a stellar collection of approachable and quick-to-make projects from America's premier woodworking magazine, Fine Woodworking. Something for everyone! It's the perfect answer for beginners who want to start small as well as skilled woodworkers with limited time and plenty of scrap wood they’d like to put to ...

How to Knit

Learn to knit in no time and see what you can make! A ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a pattern—while these things look wonderfully appealing at the craft store, they can quickly become overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating when you bring them home to start your first knitting project. If this sounds familiar and you, too, are a beginner knitter—do not despair! All you need is ...

Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims

The devil is in the details. After spending weeks creating a couture, Chanel-inspired suit it would be a shame to skimp on the trim. Chanel collector and couture sewing expert Claire B. Shaeffer returns with Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims to teach you everything you need to know to create and attach the perfect trim to any outfit.Professional instruction from a renowned fashion expert. ...

Box Making

Aimed at keen woodworkers of all levels, Box Making features 25 projects to suit all tastes.  From traditional dovetailed and finger-jointed boxes to those using more adventurous, state-of-the-art construction methods, you’ll find plenty of imaginative designs to choose from.  Boxes are grouped into three categories: classic boxes, those that use marquetry and veneering, and boxes with curves.  ...

Knitted Nursery Rhymes

Once upon a time there was a perfect little how-to guide to knitting toys…and it taught knitters just like you how to easily recreate traditional characters from best-loved tales…characters such as Humpty-Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, plus delightful animals that children know and love including five little ducks, and five little monkeys. This is no tall tale…yes, it’s true…it’s a ...

Creative Paper Cutting

An ancient art with a contemporary edge. Treat yourself to an inspiring adventure that begins the moment you open Creative Paper Cutting by artist Cheong-ah Hwang. You’ll find yourself immersed in the fantastical world of paper cutting: the delicate craft of creating original, intricate artworks by folding, layering, and snipping beautifully textured papers into amazing designs. 15 projects to ...