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Graphic Knits: 20 Designs in Bold, Beautiful Color

By Alexis Winslow

Go daring with lovely colour blocking off and photo knitting projects.

Graphic Knits is a suite of 20 styles that includes glossy colorwork encouraged by means of geometric motifs. clean and ambitious, the knitting initiatives are created through an up-and-coming layout star.

Author Alexis Winslow uses color-knitting ideas resembling stripes, reasonable Isle, intarsia, and slipped stitches. With every one knitting development, she demonstrates easy methods to use those strategies to create visually beautiful garments.

Flattering silhouettes expertly combine vivid colorwork or photograph aspect for max impact. those elements--shape and pattern--engage in a playful and collectively flattering dating throughout every one knitting trend. the various 20 items have unforeseen, glossy info: an outsized, chunky cable shawl is given brilliant character via colour blockading. A shapely sweater activities an exquisite trend round the collar--but rather than a standard Scandinavian motif, vivid polka dots create anything clean and new.

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Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

Wanted: needs to love sweet, cookies, frosting, and enjoyable. No adventure required!
Make over any bought sheet cake or frozen pound cake right into a wonderful construction that appears love it got here from a complicated bakery—no unique abilities or apparatus worthwhile! no matter if you’ve by no means attempted to accessorize a cake earlier than, with a superb offer of chocolates and different store-bought treats and the exact directions in Extreme Cakeovers, you’ll be ready to accomplish 40 special designs. You can:
 

   • Fashion robotic palms from chocolate-covered doughnuts
   • Make Fruit Roll-ups blossom right into a bouquet of crimson roses
   • Roll Rice Krispies Treats and Swedish Fish into life like sushi
   • String an exquisite strand of gumball pearls
   • Create a teach smokestack from an ice cream cone and marshmallow
 
Including guidance and designs to delight all people from 5 to at least one hundred, Extreme Cakeovers is a fanciful advisor to crafting truffles that may be the center piece of any celebration, from young ones’ birthdays to Halloween, Father’s Day to Valentine’s Day, engagement events to retirement gatherings.

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Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones

By Chris Saper

Discover an easy method of taking pictures an international of gorgeous epidermis tones

Chris Saper takes the secret and guesswork out of portrait portray whereas leaving its pleasure totally intact. carrying on with the exploration began within the her first ebook, Painting attractive pores and skin Tones with colour & Light, this sequel deals step by step demonstrations that disguise a fair wider variety of ethnic teams and a long time. you will get specialist suggestion on operating from lifestyles, utilizing reference pictures, and mixing the 2 techniques to create reasonable likenesses that say whatever concerning the manner you view an individual's precise attractiveness and personality. within you are going to find:

  • A sequence of 14 step by step demonstrations of seven varied topics painted from lifestyles and from photographs that illustrate the benefits of each one approach
  • Techniques for seeing and recording actual shades at stay sittings, and holding that accuracy whilst operating from photographic references
  • Tips on posing and lighting fixtures your topics utilizing either man made and traditional gentle sources
  • Expert recommendation for capturing, choosing and dealing from reference images, together with the right way to compose dynamic multiple-subject portraits
  • Techniques for portray eyes, eyeglasses, mouths, wrinkles and different defining details

Though the demonstrations and examples are performed in oils, Saper's concepts are common. despite your medium or ability point, the teachings within will make portray pores and skin colours more uncomplicated, the method extra relaxing and your nice effects extra predictable.

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Urban Scandinavian Sewing: 18 Seasonal Projects for Modern Living

By Kirstyn Cogan

Stitch your solution to Scandinavian kind as you embody minimum, glossy layout. Luxuriate within the textures of summery linens and wintry weather wools as you stitch 18 initiatives, from upscale domestic decor to wearables. you will love the stylish but beginner-friendly sewing and embroidery patterns―the ideal option to decorate ready-mades or to stitch from scratch. those tasks supply attractive, sensible designs for modern residing. dressmaker and writer Kirstyn Cogan immerses you in her Nordic tradition, with hand made smooth goods to make in your domestic and family―plus scrumptious-sounding recipes and scintillating tidbits concerning the local traditions.

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Knitting Hats & Mittens from Around the World: 34 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques

Here are 34 styles for hats, mittens, and gloves from round the globe—including fashionable conventional initiatives from Scandinavia, japanese Europe, the British Isles, the Americas, and Asia. development introductions supply a historical past of knitting concepts from that a part of the area, together with schematics and charts. An creation at the heritage of hat/mitten knitting by means of Donna Druchunas is included.

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1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew (1000 Series)

By Garth Johnson

Artists and crafters have consistently been recyclers, yet for lots of, it has not just turn into a thrifty selection, it has turn into an ethical relevant. a thousand rules for inventive Reuse incorporates a innovative selection of the main creative paintings being made with re-used, upcycled, and already present fabrics. The paintings during this ebook levels from shrewdpermanent and humble own components to specific and demanding large-scale artworks, together with paper paintings, type, jewellery, housewares, interiors, and installations.

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Advanced Origami: More than 60 Fascinating and Challenging Projects for the Serious Folder

Original designs by means of origami artists from Europe and Japan.

Origami is an old artwork, but smooth paper folders proceed to innovate and invent new and engaging folds. The origami initiatives during this publication are the very best ever created and diversity from useful initiatives for daily use to problematic artwork rooted in rite and culture.

Advanced Origami good points 60 designs utilizing unique folds now not in most cases visible in North American origami. every one undertaking is totally illustrated with line drawings and the completed piece is showcased in colour images. An introductory part explains uncomplicated folding strategies and terminology by way of 5 sections:

  • Boxes and containers
  • Animals
  • Cards, envelopes and wallets
  • Magic folds
  • Airplanes and helicopters.

Advanced Origami is a phenomenal assortment to problem paper folders in any respect degrees. Boursin excels in designing new folds and to find the easiest new origami from world wide -- sensible, sturdy gadgets of good looks to hone the skills of lovers of this historical paintings.

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Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time

By Rebeca Mojica

Unchain your creativity!

Whether you're new to chain mail or a professional weaver, Chained will introduce you to the paintings of mixing steel leap earrings into elaborate designs, in a brand new manner. No different booklet exhibits tips on how to use such a lot of weaves in such a lot of methods, or provides this historic artwork the sort of attractive and glossy twist. ideas as soon as used for armor now have a brand new existence and will be used to create dependent adornments.

Open Chained and find:

  • Clear, special step by step pictures that would take you from commencing and shutting bounce earrings to completing your first (or fiftieth!) project
  • Easy-to-navigate "Weave in a Nutshell" concepts for lots of weaves that might exhibit complex chain mail weavers the weave of a undertaking in exactly a number of steps
  • 22 appealing tasks plus dozens of adaptations, together with jewelry, bracelets, necklaces and pendants, each one with its personal ability point and time funding rating
  • Endless strategies: decide upon your favourite colours, your favourite metals, customise the scale of your undertaking, and locate notion so as to add your individual designated stamp to any piece of chain mail jewelry

Gather your pliers and mounds of leap earrings and weave your solution to attractive jewellery with Chained.

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