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Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-step Manual

DK · DK
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence using this step-by-step guide.Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs....
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Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts

Nina Montenegro · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated, practical tool kit for repairing the clothes and belongings we love. It is also an exploration of how mending can be a gently healing practice in our daily lives and a small act of rebellion in a world where many things are discarded without...
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One-Day DIY: Modern Farmhouse Furniture: Beautiful Handmade Tables, Seating and More the Fast and Easy Way

JP Strate · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

JP Strate and Liz Spillman, known for their hit YouTube channel The Rehab Life, are here to show readers that anyone can build amazing custom furniture and home decor without a large budget or time commitment. With simple techniques and tips on renting tools and buying pre-cut wood, this...
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The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn

Rebecca Mezoff
Format: Hardcover

Put aside those preconceptions of dusty, medieval tapestries hanging on castle walls! Tapestry weaving has a whole new look, and fiber enthusiasts of all levels are eager to try their hand at creating images with yarn. Rebecca Mezoff, a renowned teacher of contemporary tapestry weaving,...
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Complete Pottery Techniques: Design, Form, Throw, Decorate and More, with Workshops from Professional Makers

DK · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish.

Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both hand-building beginners and potting pros.

Step-by-step...
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National Geographic Photo Basics: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Great Photography

JOEL SARTORE · National Geographic
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

For digital camera and smartphone users, this easy how-to guide, written by an experienced National Geographic photographer, imparts the essentials of taking great pictures.

This entertaining book from beloved National Geographic photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore shows...
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Animal Friends to Sew: Simple Handmade Decor, Toys, and Gifts for Kids

Sanae Ishida · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Sew adorable animal-themed projects for kids' room decor, handmade toys, and wearable accessories.Create beautiful handmade animal friends for the whole family: a darling whale teether, adorable fox baby slippers, stackable animal blocks, a sweet lion throw pillow, or a fuzzy sheep...
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Smithsonian Makers Workshop: Fascinating History & Essential How-Tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food

Smithsonian Institution · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

50 DIY crafts, cooking, decorating, and gardening projects from the experts at the Smithsonian Institution The Smithsonian Institution presents a uniquely curated collection of lively how-to projects and historical narratives of four realms of American domestic arts: cooking, crafts, decorating,...
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Creating Wooden Jewelry: 24 Skill-Building Projects and Techniques

Sarah King · Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Take your jewelry design beyond metal! Comprehensive guide to creating wooden jewelry, with techniques presented by progressive skill learning 14 step-by-step jewelry projects to create, each fresh and modern, including rings, necklaces, pendants, and pins Learn woodworking skills and practice...
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How to Create Your Garden: Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space

Frost, Adam · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Top tips from BBC's Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost

Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.

Regardless of your experience...
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Beginner's Guide to Kirigami: 24 Skill-Building Projects Using Origami & Papercrafting Skills

Ghylenn Descamps · Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

If you enjoy origami or papercrafting, you'll love kirigami!24 projects for handmade greeting cards, vases, gift boxes, lanterns, holiday decorations, and moreCombine origami & papercrafts to discover a new Japanese art & crafting hobbyDesigns include animals, sentiments, succulents,...

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Modern Quilt Bible: Over 100 Techniques and Design Ideas for the Modern Quilter

Elizabeth Betts · David & Charles
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible: the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over 100 techniques used by designers to create eye-catching modern quilts. Try your hand...
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Simple Farmhouse Life: DIY Projects for the All-Natural, Hand-Made Home

Bass, Lisa · LYONS PR

Transform your home into a simple farmhouse--no matter where you live--with this beautiful guide to slow living. Country girl and popular blogger Lisa Bass shares her favorite hearty recipes, handmade projects, and tips for natural living that she uses in her own from-scratch life. Slow...
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Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes

Fulop, Lily · COUNTRYMAN PR

Replacing buttons, darning socks, and other mending skills have largely been lost to the decades. Yet, as the eco-conscious are ditching fast fashion, these techniques are being rediscovered as easy methods to revamp closets with personal flair--hello, visible mending--and sustainability....
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Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season

Benzakein, Erin · CHRONICLE BOOKS

Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.

With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.

Featuring expert advice from Erin...
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Smartphone Photography in easy steps: Covers iPhones and Android phones

Nick Vandome · In Easy Steps Limited
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Smartphone cameras have evolved from being useful for taking quick snapshots, to being powerful and sophisticated devices that, for many people, have replaced the need to use a separate camera. It is now possible to take high-quality photos, edit them and then share them in a variety of ways,...
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Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do

How-To Experts at Storey Publishing · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

Readers with a hunger for knowledge and an interest in the myriad ways people have taught themselves to make, grow, and build will discover the ins and outs of how to do everything they've ever wondered about in this colorful, inviting volume. With dozens of useful and intriguing visual...
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The Colorwork Bible: Techniques and Projects for Colorful Knitting

Jessica Ostermiller · Interweave
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

With chapters outlining more than a half dozen colorwork knitting techniques, The Colorwork Bible is your updated exploration of both beginner- and advanced-level skills with a vibrant, modern palette and inspired projects. Join knitwear designer Jesie Ostermiller as you learn: A variety...
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Small Garden Style: A Design Guide for Outdoor Rooms and Containers

Isa Hendry Eaton · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A stylishly photographed guide to creating lush, layered, dramatic little gardens no matter the size of your available space--an urban patio, a tiny backyard, or even just a pot by your door.Petite gardens align with the movement to live smaller and create a life with less stuff and more...
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Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home

Emily Katz · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate guide to creating and styling modern macramé projects in the home from top creative tastemaker and sought-after macramé artist Emily Katz.

Macramé--the fine art of knotting--is an age-old craft that's undergoing a contemporary renaissance. At the heart of this...
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Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection

Courtney Spainhower
Format: Hardcover

Elemental Knits is for women who aspire to be ever stylish, more comfortable, and less wasteful. With knitwear designer Courtney Spainhower, you'll craft an appearance that truly reflects your spirit with a collection of 20 knitting patterns designed to enhance your wardrobe year-round....
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Sew Step by Step: How to use your sewing machine to make, mend, and customize

DK · DK
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Make, mend, and customize your own wardrobe with this highly photographic beginner's guide to machine sewing, featuring more than 200 step-by-step techniques.If you've never used a sewing machine before, or if you want to refresh your skills, Sew Step by Step gives you the essentials....
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How to Whittle: 25 Beautiful Projects to Carve by Hand

Josh Nava · Taunton Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Whittling, an age-old woodworking technique, is growing in popularity. How to Whittle presents 25 beautiful whittling projects to make, ranging from polished butter knives and love spoons to custom-made coat hooks and serving boards. Paired with advice on selecting the best wood for your...

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Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators: Learn How to Paint Landscapes, People, Still Lifes, and More.

DK · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Professional artists demonstrate every aspect of their craft so that you can master all the techniques of watercolor and gain ideas and inspiration for subject matter and stylistic approaches.Starting from the very basics, such as choosing the right brushes and practicing color mixes, the book...
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Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century: The Complete Guide to Sustainable Living Today

Strawbridge, Dick · DK PUB

Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Escape to the Chateau, and his son James. Wherever you live--be it in a small townhouse like James or on a rural small farm--this updated edition of Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century offers the nuts and bolts...
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The Gift of Calligraphy: A Modern Approach to Hand Lettering with 25 Projects to Give and to Keep

Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home décor.

Calligraphy and hand lettering have surged in popularity as people rediscover traditional handicrafts as a creative...
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Modern Crochet Bible: Over 100 Techniques for Contemporary Crochet

Sarah Shrimpton
Format: Paperback


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The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects for Working with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More

Deborah Jarchow · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Weaving is a highly accessible craft - over, under is the basic technique - but the stumbling block for many would-be weavers has been the high cost of a commercial loom. The Weaving Explorer removes that barrier, inviting crafters and artists to try out an amazing range of techniques...
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The Martha Manual: How to Do

MARTHA STEWART · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert - together in one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations

Martha Stewart is America's go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. As an authority on the many...
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Keiko Okamoto's Japanese Knitting Stitches: A Stitch Dictionary of 150 Amazing Patterns with 7 Sample Projects

Keiko Okamoto · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Keiko Okamoto's Japanese Knitting Stitches presents 150 exquisite knitting and crochet stitches from one of Japan's most prolific and innovative designers. Her designs range from classic to ethnic to quirky - in colors ranging from earthy to vivid.

Keiko Okamoto is recognized...
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Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery

Richard Peck · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Vibrant color and rich textures abound in Hoop Dreams, a stylish embroidery guide for the modern maker. Author Cristin Morgan of Marigold + Mars outlines the basics of 10 classic embroidery stitches and then teaches you how to use them to create 20 beautiful and practical projects...
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Beginner Gardening Step by Step: A Visual Guide to Yard and Garden Basics

DK · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Is your lawn full of weeds? Are your plants diseased? Is your flower bed forlorn? Do you long to create an outdoor space you can enjoy with friends--or even a garden you can show off with pride?

This book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control...
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By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering

Nicole Miyuki Santo · Running Press Adult
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Learn the beauty and joy of modern lettering with By Hand, a thoughtful collection of projects and lessons to bring unique, handmade designs into your life, home, and gatherings.

In a world of screens and social media, people are constantly searching for ways to reconnect...
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Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper

Corrie Beth Hogg · Timber Press
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback

Houseplants are everywhere - on Instagram, in the media, and in trendy homes all over the world. In Handmade Houseplants, expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg offers a no-water necessary alternative: plants made from paper! This stylish guide includes step-by-step instructions...
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Artist's Drawing Techniques

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Try your hand at drawing and bring out your inner artist as you discover your own unique style. Create your own masterpieces with projects for both beginners and experienced artists.

A practical guide to learning how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pens, and pastels, Artist's...

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Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living

Kris Bordessa · NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC
Format: Hardcover

Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips, homemaking ideas, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference from the popular blogger behind Attainable Sustainable makes earth-friendly living fun, real, and easy.

Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country,...

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From Clay to Kiln: A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel

Stuart Carey · Lark Crafts
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Learn the essentials of wheel-thrown pottery with this approachable and indispensable reference.

Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery invaluable. Award-winning ceramist...
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50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life: Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper

IRENE SMIT · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Draw the Flow Way

"Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart."
-Elizabeth Gilbert
"I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever."
-Beatrix Potter
"Drawing,...
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The Knitting Book: Over 250 Step-by-Step Techniques

Vikki Haffenden · DK
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover

A new edition of DK's ultimate knitting bible, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Each step-by-step technique is shown with clear, easy-to-follow photography and explained...
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The Paint Pouring Workshop: Learn to Create Dazzling Abstract Art with Acrylic Pouring

Marcy Ferro · Lark Crafts
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Jump into the exciting world of paint pouring - and instantly create dazzling, abstract art - with this comprehensive how-to guide by the popular founder of the Mixed Media Girl YouTube channel. Paint pouring - which involves using a free-flowing acrylic paint mixture created with a pouring...
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Wild at Home: How to style and care for beautiful plants

Hilton Carter · CICO Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter's inspirational ideas.

"Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious... His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window...
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The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals

Clea Shearer · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

There's decorating, and then there's organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling) , here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.

Believe this:...
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How To Build Your Own Tiny House

Roger Marshall · Taunton Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

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...

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Beading: Techniques and Projects to Build a Lifelong Passion For Beginners Up

Jean Power · Barron'S
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Can't get to a class or workshop that's close to home or work? No worries. This skill-building beading book let you learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time. For beginners and improvers, it's a passport to successful learning. Includes:Hundreds of detailed...
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Pop Manga Drawing: 30 Step-by-Step Lessons for Pencil Drawing in the Pop Surrealism Style

Camilla d'Errico · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

An easy-to-follow, step-by-step manga drawing instruction book from fan favorite manga artist and painter Camilla d'Errico, featuring 30 lessons on illustrating cute, cool, and quirky characters in the Pop Surrealist style with pencils.

With wildly popular appearances at Comic Cons...
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