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Hobbies: Do It Yourself!

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If you find yourself spending extra time at home lately, you can explore your creative sides with these cool new DIY guides.
Mixed Fiber Macrame

Mixed Fiber Macrame

Create Handmade Home Decor with Unique, Modern Techniques Featuring Colorful Wool Roving, Ribbons, Cords, Raffia and Rattan Baskets
edition:Paperback

This easy, exciting guide is a must-have for creating beautiful macramé home accessories made even more fun and functional with mixed fiber techniques. Learn to take a new spin on the popular craft of modern macramé with Chantel Conlon's inspired mixed fiber designs that are anything but ordinary. Mixing fibers adds another layer of texture and visual interest to this already stunning craft and Chantel will teach you everything from the most basic knots and techniques to macraweaving and worki …

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Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character

Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character

edition:Paperback

Create adorable scrap blocks like you’ve never seen! This one-of-a-kind book features more than 60 fresh and modern patchwork character patterns organized by season, holiday, or specific category – including baby animals and even cat yoga poses! Easy-to-follow projects are achieved with a combination of both machine and hand stitching and are decorated with paint, applique, and embroidery, so there is something exciting to try. With gridded templates and helpful reference photos and diagrams …

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The Minimalist Woodworker

The Minimalist Woodworker

Essential Tools and Smart Shop Ideas for Building with Less
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : woodwork

Woodworking is thriving in the hands-on, DIY, maker world we currently live in. Yet, for it’s increasing popularity, there are many crafters who don’t engage in woodworking because they falsely believe you need a large workshop and a full-blown collection of tools and equipment. The Minimalist Woodworker is about eliminating this myth. To enjoy woodworking, all you need is a few essential tools, a little bit of space, and the desire to make something with your own two hands. The Minimalist W …

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The Art of Kintsugi

The Art of Kintsugi

Learning the Japanese Craft of Beautiful Repair
edition:Hardcover

Beauty in imperfection! Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your guide to putting the pieces back together to restore broken plates, vases, and other ceramics and glass items to be even better than before. Starting with repairing a simple dent or crack, you'll gain the skills to reconstruct goblets, vases, plates, spherical objects, and statues. Transform your broken pieces and heirlooms or create new w …

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Pie Style

Pie Style

Stunning Designs and Flavorful Fillings You Can Make at Home
edition:Paperback
tagged : pies

Creating Spectacular Pie Art Just Got a Lot Easier

With this stunning collection, pie maven Helen Nugent pulls back the curtain on creating professional, Instagram-worthy pies. Now you can make your very own delicious pie masterpiece in the comfort of your own home.

From the secrets to a perfectly flaky pie crust to the essential decorating techniques used to create beautiful pie art, Helen shares simple, approachable tips and easy-to-follow instructions that make it possible to achieve spectacula …

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The New Traditional

The New Traditional

Heritage, Craftsmanship and Local Identity
edited by Gestalten & BESIDE Media
guest editor Catherine Métayer
edition:Hardcover

Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human.

A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions. They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. The New Traditional tells the stories of those devoting their energy, skills, and creativity to crafts such as blacksmithing, distilling spirits, and gl …

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Statement Macrame

Statement Macrame

Create Stunning Large-Scale Wall Art, Headboards, Backdrops and Plant Hangers with Step-by-Step Tutorials
edition:Paperback

Make Your Large-Scale Macramé Dreams Come True If you've ever seen a stunning piece of macramé and dreamed of someday being able to make your own . . . now you can! Consider this book your master class on creating large-scale macramé. Natalie Ranae is renowned for her large custom designs. As the follow-up to her bestselling introductory book Macramé at Home, here she takes things up a notch. Combining her years of design expertise and friendly teaching style, Natalie guides you step by step …

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Velvet on My Mind, Velvet on My Loom

Velvet on My Mind, Velvet on My Loom

Velvet Weaving Past & Present
edition:Hardcover

For over one thousand years, velvet textiles were woven by hand with great ingenuity and artistry. This book recounts a transcontinental story of their development into one of the most beautiful, luxurious, and economically important products of the medieval and Renaissance periods, in constant demand at courts throughout Europe and Asia. Velvet expert Landry offers a consistent theory of the origin and spread of this weaving technique and the technological innovations that accompanied it. She d …

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