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Easy-to-Sew Windows

Stitch these quick-to-make window treatments for an instantly new look in any room. The sewing experts at Threads show you how to make curtains, drapes, and tie-backs, for a home that is stylish and inviting. Don’t be daunted by high-priced window treatments anymore. We can show you how to get the look you want with these projects: Curtains Made EasyBeauty TreatmentsSimply Suspended DrapesCute ...

Fine Woodworking's Adirondack Chair Plan

Unlike many others of its type, this version of the quintessentially American outdoor chair has a curved seat and back for added comfort. It is also lightweight, so your back shouldn't suffer as you move it around the yard. Assembled with screws, this version has step by step instructions for assembling the seat, back, side, and leg assemblies. Once completed and given a good coat of finish, it ...

Wax Candles

Long ago, candles were a necessity of life, providing precious light after dark. Today, scented candles are often used to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere, and to flood a home with delightful fragrances to create different moods. Coloured candles are used in interior design as focal points and to pick up accent colours in a room.  Candlemaking is a fun and fascinating hobby, and you can ...

Renovation 5th Edition

Renovation has been the standard reference on the subject of renovation for 40 years. This revised edition will address the new realities of the housing industry in the 21st century, where homeowners are spending more cautiously, staying put longer in their homes, and becoming more savvy about energy conservation. Recurring elements in this new edition will address affordability and adding ...

Knitted Prayer Shawls

People often think prayer shawls come from a specific religious tradition. Not so— these lovely knitted wraps are for anyone, and nearly any occasion. Each pattern captures the beauty and power of prayer shawls, and will inspire knitters of all skill levels to sample the uplifting experience of creating a prayer shawl. Embrace, inspire, and celebrate life with eight beautiful knitted prayer ...

Vacuum Pressing Made Simple

Using a vacuum press is the most efficient method of veneering flat and curved panels and making bent laminations, which add decorative options to fine woodwork that can't otherwise be made using hardwood. Even the smallest of shops can produce high-design wood pieces with the vacuum press because its components can be disassembled and stored in a small space. In Vacuum Pressing Made Simple book ...

Carving Swedish Woodenware

Now, this timeless topic can be yours on DVD! With Carving Swedish Woodenware, you can enjoy real hands-on learning from a legendary expert. Swedish woodworker Jögge Sundqvist demonstrates the fine art of carved woodenware. Using just four hand tools -- an ax, knife, adz, and gouge -- he shows you how to make a dough bowl and spoon, from start to exquisite finish.

A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby

Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion—making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming shops; and plan a ...

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 ...

18th Century Embroidery Techniques

Discover the richness of historical embroidery 18th Century Embroidery Techniques. For the wealthy, the eighteenth century was a period of decadent splendour, and clothing was no exception – sumptuous fabrics were embellished with lavish, ornate embroidery. Gail Marsh, a costume and textiles curator and senior lecturer in fashion and textiles for many years, has delved into archives to research ...

Felt Flowers

Want to craft your own gorgeous felt flowers? These versatile blooms make unique table displays, cute gift toppers, fun accessories, and more. You'll find six inspiring, quick-to-make designs for fabulous flowers and corresponding leaves. Learn to make: Ravishing Rose Appealing Anemone Harmonious Hydrangea Lovely Lily Terrific Tulip Radiant Ranunculus Limitless Leaves In this booklet, author ...

Fair Isle Hats, Scarves, Mittens & Gloves

See how simple Fair Isle knitting can be with seven patterns for a cold weather wardrobe of hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves. If you’ve never knitted Fair Isle before, but consider yourself a fairly handy knitter, the patterns in Fair Isle Hats, Scarves, Mittens & Gloves are for you! Detailed schematics and a special section on Fair Isle Basics makes trying Fair Isle absolutely fearless for ...

Tie-Dye & Bleach Paint

The retro tie-dye movement is back! This groovy, playful technique for adding vibrant color to t-shirts, tote bags, and more is hot once again. Tie-dye & Bleach Paint, brought straight to you from the expert staff at Threads magazine, is a handy 32-page craft project booklet that teaches you the A-to-Zs of tie-dying and bleaching. With 25 colorful photos accompanying step-by-step instructions ...

How to Whittle

The age-old woodworking technique, whittling, is growing in popularity. How to Whittle presents 25 beautiful whittling projects to make and is paired with advice on selecting the best wood for your projects and details on finishes, making these simple projects ideal for beginners. Full-color photography and step-by-step instructions guide whittling newbies through the process, from selecting ...

Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

Build skills and classic furniture pieces for your home. Author Gregory Paolini is a professional woodworker, with an affinity for the Arts and Crafts style. When he isn't building and teaching classes in his workshop, Paolini writes woodworking books with expert instruction, including this must-have guide - Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects. If you like Arts & Crafts style, you will want this ...