Silk Ribbon Embroidery Over 20 Beautiful Projects and by Sheena Cable

By Sheena Cable

Ever so smooth and beautiful, ribbon embroidery has survived during the a long time. Now it's having fun with a brand new burst of recognition. excellent for forming little flora and foliage and for decorating with glossy beads, the silky, shimmery fabric has its personal detailed softness. Youll believe a surge of inventive pleasure as roses, bows, and twisted chains emerge out of your needle. begin sewing twenty dependent ornamental items, all of heirloom and reward caliber. The vintage laurel wreath cushion, labored on easy-to-handle muslin, makes an excellent rookies undertaking. an easy open air picnic becomes positive eating al fresco with a crisp, embroidered linen draped over the desk. Plus: hats and a sunflower-covered hatband, drapes and pelmets, shirts, a wonderful lacy christening costume and extra!

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Hand-Stitched Boxes by Meg Evans

By Meg Evans

Как самому создать шедевр декоративно-прикладного искусства? Ответ в книге Мэг Эванс. Известной американской художницы. Мэг советует, как изготовить удивительные художественно оформленные шкатулки. Плетение, вышивка, тиснение, гравировка – множество навыков потребуется, чтобы воплотить в простых материалах свою мечту. Книга для смелых и умелых, для тех, кто не мыслит своей жизни без рукоделия и творчества.

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The Complete Photo Guide to Felting by Ruth Lane

By Ruth Lane

This richly illustrated how-to e-book is a complete reference for varied felting suggestions, together with needle felting, rainy felting, and nuno felting. With those easy-to-follow, step by step instructions and thousands of full-color photographs, you’ll have the capacity to discover those effortless tasks that offer enjoyable possibilities that you can attempt the innovations. Galleries of distinct felted designs and creations by means of popular cloth artists act as attractive examples and proposal to pursue the pastime your self.

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Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel by Nathalie Mornu

By Nathalie Mornu

We’re issuing one other challenge—and that implies enjoyable for artistic crafters! This moment access within the renowned new Craft problem sequence shines a focus at the humble yet cherished tea towel, with its fantastic snap shots and mawkish appeal. greater than dozen tasks express how one can remodel this useful merchandise into awesome wearables (slippers, a halter top), components (totes, a belt), and past (a doggie backpack, bicycle saddlebags). A fundamentals part offers a primer at the suggestions and how-to illustrations and templates improve the directions. clean, modern images captures the tasks in city settings.

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Labor and Laborers of the Loom: Mechanization and Handloom by Gail Fowler Mohanty

By Gail Fowler Mohanty

Labor and employees of the Loom: Mechanization and Handloom Weavers 1780-1840 develops numerous issues very important to figuring out the social, cultural and fiscal implications of industrialization. The exam of those concerns inside of a inhabitants of extra-factory staff distinguishes this examine.

The quantity facilities at the swift progress of handloom weaving in line with the creation of water powered spinning. this variation is seen from the views of mechanics, technological boundaries, features of weaving, talents, source of revenue and price. within the works of Duncan Bythell and Norman Murray the displacement of British and Scottish hand weavers loomed huge and the silence of yankee handloom weavers in comparable situations was once deafening. This research displays the diversities among the 3 tradition by means of centering now not on displacement yet on survival. patience is heavily tied to the slow nature of technological switch. The contrasts among self sufficient advertisement artisans and outwork weavers are extraordinary. Displacement happens yet in basic terms between artisans devoting their time to autonomous workshop weaving. then again outwork weavers tailored to altering markets and survived. The layout and improvement of spinning and weaving equipment is under pressure, as are the jobs of financial stipulations, administration association, measurement of organisations, political implications and social elements give a contribution to the impression of technological switch on outwork and craft weavers.

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