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Get Your Crochet On! Fly Tops & Funky Flavas

The second title in the "Get Your Crochet On!" series, this book provides style and attitude for crocheters in search of hip, urban patterns. This original collection with patterns for men and women from custom crocheter Afya Ibomu includes sexy halter tops, bikinis, and tanks, as well as fun accessories.

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 ...

Precision Framing

Developed as a guide for the authors' crews, this book has evolved into a comprehensive framing handbook -- from basics to finishing techniques. It combines common sense, sound engineering, and craftsmanship. Custom framers can use these procedures -- or adapt them to their needs -- to achieve labor efficiency and excellent results every time.

Fine Cooking Chocolate

A chocolate lover’s dream! Fine Cooking Chocolate celebrates this fabulously decadent ingredient with 150 of our best recipes for chocolate desserts and treats of all kinds – all triple-tested by the Fine Cooking test kitchen staff. And all guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving. So many choices, so many ways to enjoy chocolate. Recipes include a dazzling array of tempting choices from ...

Machine and Hand Joinery

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Build Stuff with Wood

Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has little to no tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a few portable power tools (cordless drill, jigsaw, etc.), build a bunch of cool projects with that basic kit, and then add skills and tools as you go. For example, adding a small ...

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 ...

Just Tacos

100 original tacos recipes for choices galore. If you like tacos, you’ll love Just Tacos – a culinary celebration of this street-food-turned-staple and a cookbook you just can’t do without. Your hardest decision will be which of Shelley Wiseman’s 100 enticing recipes to make first. Food that’s fun any time of day. For versatility, you can’t beat the tasty taco. Stuffed with traditional fillings ...

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 ...

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, ...

Code Check

Now you can gain access to the most up-to-date changes in the 2015 International Residential Code with the newly revised eighth edition of Code Check: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House. For builders, remodelers, home inspectors, and building inspectors, this essential reference delivers accurate information on current residential building codes for foundations, framing, plumbing, and ...