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If you have always wanted to try quilting but didn't think you had the time, or if you've been quilting for years and want a fun break from complex projects, then 90-Minute Quilts is just the book for you! Through easy-to-follow timesaving techniques and the use of tested tools, author Meryl Ann Butler shows you how to stitch up everything from four-patch pillows and wall hangings to crib-size baby quilts and larger snuggle/lap quilts. In the time it takes to watch a feature film, you can now create a lovely keepsake to give as a gift or cherish in your own home. Now that's 90 minutes of pure entertainment! Book jacket.
You're in good company! 33 percent of quilters say landscape is their favorite quilt design, according to the latestQuilting in Americasurvey. The Art of Landscape Quiltingcovers all aspects of designing and quilting landscape quilts through detailed instructions and concepts you will benefit from, regardless of your skill level. This one-stop resource for landscape quilting features 16 upscale step-by-step projects, and 20 partial projects; plus tips, tricks and techniques from the authors - including foremost sewing expert Nancy Zieman. With prints and supplies available at chains and independent shops, all you need is this book and your own creative sprit.
Your One-Stop Source for Beading Know-How Jewelry and beading expert Susan Ray, along with dozens of expert jewelry artists, bring you this complete tutorial for making your own jewelry to fit your personal style. Whether you prefer professional and polished, classic and elegant, or casual and comfortable, you will find the designs and information needed to complete your jewelry pieces using this book. You will also benefit from valuable lessons in: Bead history Bead sizing, definitions, weights and charts Organizing and caring for your beads Stringing basics Preparing findings and closures, found objects and vintage findings Creating beads with metal clay, polymer clay, lampwork and more Stitching with beads Selling your jewelry With so much essential information within these pages,Beaded Jewelry the Complete Guideis your one-stop source for everything you need to know about beading.
Machine felting is one of the hottest things in fiber arts, building on the rich history of hand felting. With top sewing manufacturers adding felting accessories to their lines, sewers can look to this new guide to efficiently explain this history of this practice and demonstrate the unique felting techniques which use moisture, pressure and abrasion to bind fibers together. Be inspired by the exciting projects to create felted items for the home, wardrobe and to give as gifts.
Have twice the fun in half the time Start quilting today and enjoy your project tomorrow with the timesaving One Stitch quilting method created by Donna Dewberry and Cindy Casciato. One Stitch takes the tedium out of quilting by combining the traditional elements of piecing, applique, borders and bindings with the finishing quilting stitch so you can wrap up your project in record time. Whether youve been quilting for years or are eager to start your first project, youll love the ease, speed and enjoyment of quilting the One Stitch way - simply layer, arrange and stitch "One Stitch Quilting The Basics" includes: 20 projects and variations, including throws, bags, wall hangings, table accessories, a pillow and a jacket More than 300 illustrations and full-color photos Block and applique patterns Thorough reference sections that detail the tools, terms and techniques for the One Stitch quilting method
Sculpture as Experience 2nd Editionexplores the freedoms and possibilities inherent in sculpture. Beginning with exercises in seeing and drawing for beginners and experienced artists alike, Dr. Judith Peck goes on to describe different approaches to creating sculpture, including both aesthetic and practical methods for working with a wide range of media. The expanded second edition includes: Six new chapters devoted to paper productions, foam core fabrications, wood constructions, sand sculpture, project preservations and patina, and mounting 200 color photos to encourage individual creativity and provide inspiration In-depth instructions demonstrating techniques for working with found objects, clay, foil and pariscraft, wax, wire, plaster and cement and vermiculite Checklists of tools and materials needed for each medium and technique Generously illustrated in color with student work and the author's own art,Sculpture as Experience 2nd Editionwill broaden the definition of what sculpture is and help the individual sculptor find his or her medium.