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The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary
Bernard, Wendy
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)

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Wendy Bernard, author of the bestselling Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, is back with more than 150 new stitch patterns ready to work top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round.Liven up your knitting with knit-and-purl combos; ribs; twisted, slipped, and fancy stitches; cables; lace; and mosaics.Put your favorite stitches to work with six bonus patterns for garments to knit (charts and clear knitting instructions included).Try designing from scratch with Wendy's six no-fail recipes for making socks, caps, and shawls quickly, easily, and without a pattern.


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The Knitting Book: Over 250 Step-by-Step Techniques
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The Knitting Book: Over 250 Step-by-Step Techniques
Haffenden, Vikki
(Hardcover)

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Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs.This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns. A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices. This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colours. Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces."


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Selling Arts & Crafts Online (The Everything Guide)
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Selling Arts & Crafts Online (The Everything Guide)
Solga, Kim
(Paperback)

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Your guide to online success!Here's all you need to realize your dreams of turning your handiwork into cash--online! With the popularity of Etsy and Pinterest, serious art and craft buyers and sellers are turning to the online world to buy, sell, and promote beautiful, homemade creations...but where to start? This A-Z guide provides expert advice on building an online presence and getting your creations into the hands of buyers, including:• Tips on creating a sound business plan• Techniques for writing effective copy and taking professional-level photographs• Help with creating a comprehensive marketing strategy• Ways to increase sales through online networking and social media• Best practices for accounting, packing, shipping, and customer serviceYou'll learn about the pros and cons of all the major art and craft sites, as well as tips for creating your own store online. With The Everything Guide to Selling Arts & Crafts Online, your online business can be up and running in no time!


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The Complete Guide to Drones (Extended and Fully Updated 2nd Edition)
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The Complete Guide to Drones (Extended and Fully Updated 2nd Edition)
Juniper, Adam
(Softcover)

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If you think you need a boarding pass to fly, you’re really missing out! Today, drones are everywhere. From film studios to farms, they’re in the hands of photographers, commercial surveyors, and racers alike. This fully illustrated book explains how drones developed, where they’re going, and which one you should choose. It even includes complete instructions to build both a simple drone and a super-fast FPV racer yourself.Whether you’re flying indoors or out, buying or building, this book covers everything:• Understand the Jargon: Flying has a lot of unfamiliar terminology, but this book will make it easy to master.• Business or Pleasure: Every type of multicopter you might want is introduced, including explanations of which is best suited for what role.• Get the Best Pictures: This edition includes an extended guide to the tech and composition tricks you can use to make your pictures stand out of the pack.• Get the Best Video: A new shot-guide shows you how to get the most engaging aerial video, whatever your drone.• Be an FPV Racer: There are complete step-by-step instructions for building your own FPV racer, or a surprisingly cheap wooden drone – both great projects.This is an Extended Second Edition. Following from the worldwide success of the first edition, which has been translated into numerous languages, this edition is not just fully updated to keep pace with the laws and the technology (including gesture controls), it is also new enough to thoroughly cover the fast-growing new sport of FPV drone racing, while still including a comprehensive guide to learning to fly any drone.


The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects
Fraser, Stephen
(Softcover)

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Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Only a few select creatives got to do it, and it required formal training and significant financial investment. But times have changed, and today anyone with a computer, Internet connection, and idea can upload a file and order their own fabric or paper, printed affordably one yard or more at a time. At the forefront of this revolutionary DIY movement is Spoonflower, a North Carolina startup that produces designs for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide—24 hours a day/seven days a week to keep up with demand.With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, The Spoonflower Handbook is written for both new and experienced users of this print-on-demand technology. Covering everything from equipment to software to working with photos, scans, repeats, vector files, and more, it is an essential guide to a booming new creative outlet.


Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday (with 40 Projects)
Jones, Heather
(Hardcover)

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For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home—country roads, cityscapes, street signs—the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make.Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.


The Line: An Adventure into Your Creative Depths
Smith, Keri
(Paperback)

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From the revolutionary mind of Wreck This Journal author Keri Smith comes an encouraging guide to discovering and trusting your inner voice, all through the guise of making a simple line. As you move through the pages of this book, you’ll be asked to start a line, and then to take it through a series of increasingly interesting and meaningful adventures, from letting your line meander or jump around the pages, to using it to help you explore your past, make decisions, and discover the good in your world. A deceptively simple journey, you’ll discover that with your one original line, you have the power to transform the world.


Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration
Gollberg, Joanna
(Softcover)

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No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they’re cold-connected, using such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining. So even beginning jewelers can get completely professional results. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp, Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.


A Proust Questionnaire: Discover Your Truest Self--in 30 Simple Questions
Neborsky, Joanna
(Paperback)

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A modern twist on the famous Proust Questionnaire -- part guided journal, part parlor game, and a great way to explore who you really areThe Proust Questionnaire has become a classic personality test and parlor game. Originating in Victorian times, and first popularized by a young Marcel Proust, this list of questions is now a staple in Vanity Fair and is often imitated in magazine quizzes and celebrity media coverage. Illustrator and collage artist Joanna Neborsky brings a quirky, richly layered visual style to her unique version of the questionnaire, along with cheeky, witty prompts and asides that transform this classic quiz into a lively interactive journal, inviting readers to reflect, write, doodle, collage, and otherwise personalize the colorful pages.


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The Complete, Practical Guide to Stenciling and Stamping
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The Complete, Practical Guide to Stenciling and Stamping
Ganderton, Lucinda
(Hardcover)

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165 inspirational and stylish projects with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated with 1500 stunning step-by-step photographs and templates. How to decorate and personalize your home with beautiful stencil and stamp techniques for interiors, furniture, storage, fabrics, china, and accessories.


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