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Cinema and the Sandinistas: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua

by Jonathan Buchsbaum

Using a wealth of firsthand documentation--the films themselves, interviews with numerous INCINE personnel, and INCINE archival records--Jonathan Buchsbaum follows the evolution of INCINE's project and situates it within the larger historical project of militant, revolutionary filmmaking in Latin America. His research also raises crucial questions about the viability of national cinemas in the face of accelerating globalization and technological changes which reverberate far beyond Nicaragua's experiment in revolutionary filmmaking.

The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas

by Stone Bryan Edward

Texas has one of the largest Jewish populations in the South and West, comprising an often-overlooked vestige of the Diaspora. The Chosen Folks brings this rich aspect of the past to light, going beyond single biographies and photographic histories to explore the full evolution of the Jewish experience in Texas.

The Chora of Metaponto 2: Archaeozoology at Pantanello and Five Other Sites

by Sándor Bökönyi Erika Gál

Archaeozoology at Pantanello and Five Other Sites describes the animal remains found throughout Metaponto and discusses what they reveal about ancient practices of hunting and herding, domestication and importation of new breeds, people's attitudes toward animals, and what animal remains indicate about past environments.

Knitted Gifts

by Ann Budd

Knitted Gifts offers more than 30 projects for every gift-giving occasion. Designs include garments and accessories for the entire family as well as gifts for four-legged friends and the home.Knitted Gifts unusual and inspired projects range from beautiful hats, bags, scarves, socks, mittens, and gloves to unique gifts such as a felted oven mitt, napkin rings, baby blocks, a hobby hourse, a catnip mouse, a car-seat-friendly baby bunting, floral ballet shoes, and much, much more. From classic to contemporary projects that are innovative in style, these projects are designed by a variety of top knitwear designers, including Nancy Bush, Mags Kandis, Pam Allen, Veronik Avery, Chrissy Gardiner, Marta McCall, Kathy Merrick, Kristin Nicholas, Ann Budd, and more.Knitted Gifts focuses on smaller projects that can be created in a relatively short period of time - perfect for those last-minute gifts. But, there are also a few heirloom-quality masterpieces for those knitters that want to give something extra special to loved ones. Projects range from easy-to-knit to more involved - an ideal book for all levels.

Fabulous Fabric Beads

by Kristal Wick

Don't settle for just any bead when you're creating handcrafted jewelry. Make unique, one-of-a-kind beads from silk, muslin, or hand-dyed ribbon embellished with crystals, fiber, glitter, wire, and more for show-stopping bijoux. Fabulous Fabric Beadscombines beading, scrapbooking, quilting, fiber arts, and mixed-media techniques to create lightweight beads made from rolled tubes of silk fabric and painted or embellished with stamps and other materials.Author Kristal Wick shares her simple and highly sought-after techniques for creating basic fabric beads, plus ideas for embellishing to achieve unique effects. Begin with a primer on supplies, materials and tools, suggestions for ideal fabrics, and how to create surface designs on fabric, including painting, dyeing, stamping, stenciling, computer printing, and foiling. How to create basic fabric beads is explained in detail, from cutting, rolling, dipping, and drying to how to create collage beads. Kristal explains how to use wire wrapping and metals and how to incorporate fibers and embellishments.All beadmaking steps are shown with step-by-step photography and use easy-to-find materials from craft and fabric stores. Sidebars and tips plus bonus information on using successful color palettes help the reader make stunning and personal jewelry. An inspirational gallery of art jewelry pieces using the featured beads gives readers ideas to use beads in ways they never envisioned.Projects are inexpensive and use readily available materials or fabric scraps or even materials that readers already have in their stash. No expensive equipment is needed and many beads can be made with common components. Plus, beads can be created in just a few hours, and all finished projects can be created in a few hours.To achieve different shapes, Kristal also uses fabric to cover inexpensive wooden, plastic, and resin beads. In her finished pieces, she combines her unique beads with commercial beads, using simple stringing and wire techniques for stunning art jewelry.

Spinner's Companion

by Bobbie Irwin

The definitive tool for spinners, this handy pocket-sized guide is filled with common spinning terms, tips on how to maintain wheels, and lessons on how to process fiber and spin yarn. Appropriate for spinners at every level of ability, this book presents clear, concise instruction on topics such as basic carding techniques, how to dress a distaff, and creating uniform yarns. This instructional guide proves as practical as it is comprehensive, making it a great addition to any spinning basket.

Crocheted Gifts

by Kim Werker

Make stylish crocheted gifts year-round with Crocheted Gifts, a collection of projects from today's most popular crochet designers. From baby gifts to mittens for the whole family, to home decor and fancy lace, this book is full of perfect projects for every occasion.The first small project book to focus exclusively on crochet, Crocheted Gifts is the ultimate gift-giving guide resource for crocheters, full of various projects that crocheters will love to make and be proud to give away (if they can bear to part with them!).Featuring 25 designs by various crochet stars such as Doris Chan, Kathy Merrick, Robyn Chachula, Annie Modesitt, and more, Crocheted Gifts includes innovative, unusual, and imaginative designs for all crochet tastes. Crocheted Gifts also includes stylish photography and step-by-step crochet instructions for every project, ranging from easy-to-crochet to more advanced techniques.

Sock Innovation

by Cookie Apichairuk

Unconventional, rule-breaking socks are part and parcel in this unique guide to sock knitting that includes 15 new sock patterns. The skills of the average sock knitter are increased through design exploration and advanced stitch manipulation, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. New designs of floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables are presented along with detailed instructions on modifications to suit needs and aesthetics. The incredible range of style and complexity in this guide runs from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.

Woven Wire Jewelry

by Christine Ritchey Linda Chandler

A new wire weaving technique that varies the number of wires and their thickness to create stunningly beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and pendants is introduced in this guide. Project instructions go well beyond simple line drawings to show the assembly process of each piece in a series of step-by-step photographs. The nine projects begin with an elegantly simple woven bracelet and move on to more dramatic projects that include a domed cuff bracelet with soldered bead ends, a free-form bracelet, a woven neck piece, and a pendant with a woven frame. Projects range in difficulty from easy to advanced, and many can be completed without soldering.

Bag Style

by Pam Allen Ann Budd

Featuring 22 innovative patterns for all skill levels, this book includes projects from 20 top knitwear designers, including Veronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Mags Kandis, and Kristin Nicholas. From a zenith carpet bag to a felted messenger bag to a delicate purse with handles made of bracelets, each project features gorgeous photographs and step-by-step instructions, and all techniques are explained in easy-to-understand detail. Whether an avid bag knitter or creating one for the first time, this book has all the inspiration, technique, and details crafters need.

Knitting Little Luxuries

by Louisa Harding

Learn to pamper friends and loved ones with lavish and fun knitted gifts. Projects are broken down into four different categories by style and include hats, mittens, purses, wraps, tops, sweaters, and socks - all of which are simple to make and require minimal yarn. Tips are provided for embellishing each project with different fabrics, edgings, and stitching patterns, making personalization easy, even for novices. Beautiful photographs and color illustrations detailing how to create each piece, as well as contemporary designs and small, quick projects make this guide a must-have for the gift-giving knitter.

Favorite Socks

by Ann Budd

Portable, quick to knit, and universally wearable, new knitters have recently been discovering socks in droves, while Interweave Knits magazine has been providing original, beautiful patterns for a decade. Featuring 25 beautiful and timeless sock patterns for every occasion in a range of techniques, traditions, and designs, many of these patterns have become unavailable as original issues of Interweave Knits went out of print, but are available once again in this inspired collection. Highlights include a tutorial for knitting socks on two circular needles, instructions for making resoleable socks, and six completely new designs for those avid knitters who may have every issue of Interweave Knits magazine.

Crochet with Wire

by Nancie M. Wiseman

Crocheting takes on a new dimension in this fun and creative collection of 30 stunning yet easy-to-make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets - all made using wire. Those new to crochet will get all the basics of crocheting, including finishing off, adding new wire, and planning projects--with plenty of illustrations throughout for guidance. There is also a discussion of which crochet hooks to use, and how to choose the right wire gauge to suit any project. Most of the projects are simple, requiring single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet in the same basic patterns used in yarn crochet. Beaders will delight over a new way to play with beads, and seasoned crocheters will relish this fresh, innovative approach to a time-honored, favorite technique.

Wrapped in Crochet

by Kristin Omdahl

Kristin Omdahl takes a fresh approach to crochet technique and construction in her new book Wrapped in Crochet (Interweave 2008). Featuring stitch patterns exclusive to Kristin and this book, Kristin shares 18 stunning patterns for crocheted scarves, wraps, and shawls.Wrapped in Crochet includes:Techniques for every skill level of crochetProjects to fit every budget and time commitmentCharts for every stitch pattern and motif featured in the bookAnd, each pattern has diagrams for all constructionsWith Wrapped in Crochet, you'll create stunning crocheted scarves, wraps, and shawls using clever stitch motifs, innovative and traditional shaping, and a variety of crochet techniques and embellishment ideas. These one-of-a-kind pieces invite you to take your crochet to the next level. Project details include unusual edgings and motifs, color work, lace, ruffles, and tiers, and more.Because sizing is usually not an issue with a scarf or a wrap, the projects featured here make the perfect gift. With designs full of variety from skill level to the time spent crocheting, there is sure to be something to get your hooks flying! Let these unique designs for scarves, shawls (circular, square, rectangle, and oval), capes, and card-wraps inspire you. Pick up your crochet hooks and wrap yourself in crochet today.

French Girl Knits

by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, known in the knit and crochet community for her pattern company, French Girl, utilizes inventive combinations of texture, color, and stitch patterns in her fashion-forward, seamless design work featured in her new book, French Girl Knits.French Girl Knits includes:Classy, feminine designs fashioned in luxurious yarns that achieve suberb figure-flattering fit with seamless construction-the need for sewing has been eliminated with Kristeen's one-piece designs.Four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history: Enfant Sauvage (Wild Child), la Boutique Parisienne (A Vintage Dress Shop in Paris), Dans La Rue (Street Wear), and Creatrice (Creative Woman). A design workshop featuring in-depth tutorials that teach seamless construction methods featured in French Girl Knits, providing valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitters. You"ll learn how to design in a more organic way, either from the top down, from the hem up, from the back out, and by picking up live stitches when possible.All of the designs featured in French Girl Knits are body conscious and figure flattering. Many designs include curve-friendly waist shaping, empire-waist detailing, and stitch details that emphasize the feminine form. Inspired by historical costume, Kristeen uses unique detailing such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves to further highlight the woman's silhouette.French Girl Knits invites you to be immersed in a world filled with imagination and creativity, using knitting as a vehicle for self-express and encouraging experimentation through your medium.

Getting Started Stringing Beads

by Jean Campbell

The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders. Everything the beginner needs to know, including information on selecting the appropriate beads at the store and a complete guide to basic stringing materials are provided, along with pointers on securing beading wires with crimps, tying knots, and working with findings. Twenty-five quick and simple projects will help build foundational technical skills and result in exciting bead creations such as charm bracelets and chandelier earrings. This resource guide gives readers the skills to create their own pieces.

Printmaking + Mixed Media

by Dorit Elisha

Reinterpreting traditional methods, this resource presents creative, affordable, and accessible techniques for mixed-media artists and printmakers of all experience levels looking to incorporate printed images onto paper or fabric. From screen printing to collagraphy to sun printing, the techniques are shown with step-by-step photographs and can be done without printing presses or special papers. A variety of projects are included to demonstrate a wide range of possible creations, such as fabric-arts books, hand-printed calendars, wall-art collages, aprons, holiday books, greeting cards, and more. For further inspiration beyond the projects, a gallery of completed works by the author and other artists make up the final portion of this resource.

I Love Patchwork

by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Sewing doesn't have to be complicated to achieve innovative results. Create sophisticated patchwork projects in the popular Japanese zakka style - the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary - by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting techniques.I Love Patchwork! offers a modern approach to this sewing technique that will appeal to beginning to intermediate sewers and quilters.You will learn basic sewing, quilting, and patchwork techniques combined with applique and stamping to create inventive, useful projects. Learn how to buy, work with, and care for linen, plus how to choose colors for maximum effect.Patterns range from a travel sewing kit, sewing machine cover, fabric covered box, table runner, apron, eco bag, towels, calendar, lap quilt, tote bag, mobile, pillow, pencil cases, shoulder bag, and much more.All projects use natural linen paired with colorful patchwork; in addition to simple fabric piecing techniques, projects include many types of easy embellishments such as ribbons, buttons, stamping, applique and hand and machine embroidery.These sophisticated projects are small enough to work up quickly using bits of fabric from the your stash, with charming design details that are easy and fun to make. From home decor and gift items to wearable accessories and baby items, all projects require only basic sewing skills to get stylish results.

The Crocheter's Companion

by Nancy Brown

Explore a guidebook with over 65,000 copies sold! Get more stitches, over 70 new illustrations, and step-by-step techniques in this new edition of The Crocheter's Companion. This indispensable resource includes all of the essentials, plus a few exciting extras you've been longing for: more tools, stitches, and techniques, as well as updated yarn information, complete abbreviations and symbols, and additional information on reading stitch diagrams. Also, due to popular demand, the section on Tunisian crochet has been expanded. Still in its handy pocket-sized, spiral-bound format, the updated edition covers all the basics (and then some!). Thread and hook charts, stitch instructions with clear illustrations, and lots of helpful hints from one of crochet's most experienced authors will inspire beginners and serious crocheters alike. With impeccable illustrations, an easy-to-understand format, and the most updated information available, The Crocheter's Companion will soon become the only crochet resource you'll need.

Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping

by Christine Ritchey Linda Chandler

Wire is a favorite design material for jewelry artists, allowing for the creation of simple loops and embellishments to more involved, intricate pieces. In Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping, Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey-the best-selling authors of Woven Wire Jewelry and Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and more-take the mystery out of wire wrapping and share their insider secrets for making gorgeous jewelry from bundles of joined wire, no soldering required! This technique allows the jewelry maker to create timeless, elegant pieces that are beautifully simple to elaborately complex.Starting with a discussion of safety, tools and materials-including the types of metals appropriate for wire wrapping-and helpful tips, tricks, and techniques necessary before beginning a first project, the authors cover all of the basics of this deceptively simple technique. Using detailed process photography, Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping shows all the basics of wire wrapping step by step then takes the reader through progressive skill building projects to teach a range of wrapping techniques. Projects include bracelets, earrings, pins, and wire wrapped pendants and also include instructions for the highly sought-after wire-wrapped cabochon. Before you know it you'll be creating an elegant bow tie bracelet, a celtic link bracelet with matching earrings, a wire wrapped ring, a beautiful bracelet with coils, and more!

One Skein

by Leigh Radford

These knitted and crocheted fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home vary in their required levels of skill, but all can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn. The stitch patterns and clear instructions make it easy for even procrastinators and the less-than-diligent to create a ruffled cravat, a drawstring bag, a tank top, cozy scarves, arm and leg warmers, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, a mohair pillow, and even a sweater for a baby. Several projects do not require any new yarn at all - instead projects such as the Felted Striped Tote or the Labyrinth Circle Rug are designed using up a skein's worth of leftovers from other projects. A guide to terms and techniques, a resource directory, and a bibliography are also included.

Weaving Made Easy

by Liz Gipson

Weaving Made Easy is the beginning weavers' ultimate guide to making fun, simple, and functional weaving projects from start to finish. It features seventeen simple projects made on the rigid heddle loom, a small, portable, and affordable weaving loom.Weaving Made Easy includes:A step-by-step guide on getting started weaving; weaving vocab 101, tools and materials explained, the basics of warp and weft, and how to start weavingClear instructions for how to make various practical fabrics, from drapy to sturdy scarves and bags to belts, placemats, rugs, and more.Weaving Made Easy includes an abundance of tips and techniques for color, design, construction, and embellishment in weaving. With clear, concise step-by-step photographs and instructions, this is the ideal book for beginning weavers.

Power Cables

by Lily Chin

From simple to sculptural, the original cable patterns explored in this must-have resource create a foundation of techniques for designing signature knitwear. Basic twisted stitches, complex interpretations of cables, reversible cables, adding texture and color, turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion of cables are some of the integrated techniques detailed in this guide. Contained within are more than 15 original cable patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories. Also included is information on a new charting system for predicting cable behavior as well as tips on cabling without a cable needle, choosing the best yarns for specific cable effects, and designing original cable patterns.

Domino Knitting

by Vivian Hoxbro

Introducing an exciting new technique called domino knitting, this book teaches both beginners and experts the patterning technique that became a craze among Scandinavian knitters. Beginning with basic instructions and progressing to sophisticated projects, this guide shows how domino knitting allows for easy designing by allowing knitters to build squares on one another horizontally and vertically at will. Precise step-by-step instruction show how squares can be worked in a variety of stitches for multicolored effects. Included is a key to selecting the proper yarn for any project as well as care instructions for any creation.

The Chora of Croton 1: The Neolithic Settlement at Capo Alfiere

by Jon Morter

It provides comprehensive documentation of the economy, material culture, and way of life in the central Mediterranean in the sixth and fifth millennia BC. Most notable are the remains of a wattle-and-daub hut enclosed within a massive stone wall. Unique for this area, this well-preserved structure may have been used for special purposes such as ritual, as well as for habitation. The presence of Stentinello wares shows that the range of this pottery type extended further east than previously thought and casts new light on the development of ceramics in the area.

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