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50 Knitted Dolls

Delight children and adults alike by creating a whole host of fun and fabulous knitted characters from this latest book by best-selling author, Sarah Keen. Inside you'll find 50 knitted dolls in costume and work attire, including graduates, a doctor, fire-fighter, painter and decorator, ballerina, bride and groom, spaceman, snowman, fitness enthusiast and hiker, to name just a few. All the ...

How to Fit a Changing Figure

Get a great fit in all of your clothes—even if your body is not as it used to be! Over time, we all experience body shifts. Formerly trim areas gradually protrude, and fuller areas show the effects of gravity. The upper back and shoulders might be getting a little rounded. You might find that you’re no longer as tall as you once were. Look around you, and you’ll see that these changes happen to ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Book Rack Plan

Gregory Paolini modeled this book rack after the Gustav Stickley's No. 74 book rack -- with its short design, V-shaped shelves, and D-shaped handholds. But Paolini also made the design his own, replacing wedged tenons with simple through-tenons, adding a shelf, and tapering the end panels for a look reminiscent of the Roycroft designs he loves. Paolini uses a router template to lay out and cut ...

Knitted Flowers

Giving flowers is the traditional way to show someone you care. But why not present a loved one with knitted flowers instead of the kind that will be past its best in a few days? These lovely little knitted flower projects are sure to bring a big smile to all who receive them, and will bring you hours of pleasure in making them. In Knitted Flowers, there are 25 pretty projects to choose from, ...

Woodturning Evolution

Two of the country’s leading woodturners, Nick Agar and David Springett, have collaborated to produce this new and exciting book, Woodturning Evolution. Together, they have developed a novel approach to woodturning using thin, narrow planks of wood (usually of little use to woodturners) to produce hollow, twisted vessels. This turning method is described in detail and there are 14 designs, each ...

Crocheted Accessories

This sumptuous step-by-step guide unites traditional crochet skills with contemporary fashion styles and icons. Crocheted Accessories introduces crocheters of all abilities to a new vista of exciting possibilities. The booklet aims to give beginners the confidence to tackle exciting projects, as well as inspire intermediate crochet makers to develop new skills and dexterity.Vanessa Mooncie takes ...

500 Workshop Tips & Jigs

This remarkable book brings together the collective wisdom of the most inventive group of woodworkers you could hope to find: the readers of GMC’s woodworking magazines, who regularly send in their favorite tips for publication. Carpenters, cabinetmakers, router users, turners, carvers, do-it-yourself enthusiasts – everyone who works with wood is guaranteed to find a wealth of ...

Teach Yourself to Sew - Season 5

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 5 – plan ahead for success! Fifth in the series, this segment of Teach Yourself to Sew demonstrates why the right preparation is critical to sewing success whether you’re a beginner or more advanced. This DVD will get you off to a great start with expert guidance from the Threads team of Executive Editor Judith Neukam and Associate Editor Stephani Miller. What you ...

David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques

In this indispensable new guide to the basic principles of furniture making David Charlesworth reinforces his status as a dedicated commentator and teacher of the craft. This book is an ideal workshop accessory, with easy to follow instruction on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. Designed to encourage the complete beginner ...

Granny Squares Home

Armed with nothing more than a crochet hook, scraps of yarn, and Granny Squares Home, you can add cheerful, vibrant burst of color to every room of your home. Fun, fashionable, and thrifty, these 20 projects presented by author and crochet all-star Emma Varnam will help you bust through your yarn stash while creating gorgeous blankets, pillow covers, adorable toys, and home ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Sofa Table Plan

Build an Arts and Crafts sofa table with exceptional details, including a unique steel stretcher system, quartersawn legs, double mortise-and-tenon joinery, and breadboard ends. Step-by-step explanation of the building process, detailed project plans, and information on how to find a blacksmith to produce the steel stretchers will help you build a unique piece of furniture that won't obscure ...

Fine Woodworking's Federal Card Table Plan

Both traditional and modern techniques are employed in crafting this demilune card table, a design that dates to the early years of American independence. The piece has a folding top, gate legs, and a curved, veneered apron of bricklaid poplar. The back legs swing on knuckle joints, and the front and rear legs are tapered. The table, based on Baltimore pieces, is stylish enough to remain ...

Threads Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 8

To sew like a pro, you do have to sweat the details. And, to know the details that are worth your attention, turn to Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 8. Award-winning instructor Louise Cutting shares her years of experience in creating masterful garment details. This video workshop offers fresh new insights into what the savvy sewer looks for and how to remedy whatever detracts from a garment’s ...

Paths, Patios & Decking

Spending time in your garden is one of life's great pleasures and adding hard landscaping such as paths, patios, and decking will provide not only a structure to any garden design, but also the opportunity for you to enjoy your garden to the fullest. Whether you are looking to create a vibrant entertainment space or tranquil secluded spot, or simply provide easy access to important areas, a ...

Jewelry for All Seasons

Seasonal Jewels. Liven up your wardrobe and add flair to any look by designing your own one-of-a-kind jewelry using nature as your guide. Jewelry for All Seasons will spark your creativity and inspire you to craft stunning new jewelry pieces for each season. Let the vibrant colors of spring, passionate tones of summer, rich hues of fall, and the dramatic shades of winter be your muse. The book ...