Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509812024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 5925

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is packed with all sorts of poems and rhymes including a sequence of number rhymes, action rhymes, noisy rhymes and more thoughtful pieces too. Noisy Garden If tigerlilies and dandelions growled, And cowslips mooed, and dogroses howled, And snapdragons roared and catmint miaowed, My garden would be extremely loud. Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is a fantastic collection of poems for the very young from acknowledged master of rhyme and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson.

AntiCraft

Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister

Author: Renee Rigdon,Zabet Stewart

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781600610301

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4405

Knitting, beading and stitching projects to make - or not. Whatever. &break;&break;If you would describe your favorite crafts as "supercute" - no, let us rephrase: If the idea of handcrafting the most nauseatingly adorable plush bunny you've ever seen sets your heart atwitter - feel free to stop reading. We'll understand. Really. &break;&break;If you're still reading, you may be cynical and fed up with syrupy crafts as we are. (Huzzah!) For you and your likeminded AntiCraftspeople, we have hand-selected twenty-five projects from the most talented crafters you'll never find in the mainstream (whatever that even means). Behold: &break;&break; Creations your goody-goody little sister will roll her eyes at, including snake-motif thigh-highs and a duct-tape corset.&break;&break; Tips and sidebars to celebrate (with as much enthusiasm as any of us can muster) your delightfully dark nature, including suggested mood-enhancers (soundtracks, movies, etc.) for making each and every item.&break;&break; Basic techniques for knitting, crochet and jewelry-making virgins - complete with step-by-step photos to save you from the embarrassment of asking that annoyingly perky coworker for help. &break;&break;Join us in the AntiCraft movement - where self-expression, no matter how socially unacceptable, is given a scalpel and room to operate.

Contemporary Art

World Currents

Author: Terry Smith

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205789719

Category: Art

Page: 348

View: 3082

Contemporary Art: World Currents is the first comprehensive worldwide survey of contemporary art from the 1980s to the present day. Author Terry Smith argues that, in recent decades, a global shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred: artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world's teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities and new technologies. Alongside more than 350 carefully selected color images of key works, Terry Smith offers the first account of these changes, from their historical beginnings to the present day. Exploring key works by both well known and little-known artists, the author shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s and then became a global phenomenon as artworlds everywhere began to connect more closely: new communicative technologies and expanding social media are now shaping the future of art. Contemporary Art: World Currents breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world, ranging across Western, East and Central Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. Terry Smith lays the groundwork for a new comparative approach to contemporary art, emphasizing its relationships to all aspects of contemporary life. He argues that it is cultural diversity and individual artistic inventiveness, not a convergence towards sameness, which makes today's art contemporary. Contemporary Art: World Currents brings the subject right up-todate, highlighting the concerns of contemporary artists while giving the reader an invaluable insight to art today. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking- Explore how contemporary art has become a global, connected phenomenon Engage Students- Looks at the work of contemporary artists from across the world. Support Instructors- Image PowerPoints slides are available for Contemporary Art: World Currents.

Slow Stitch

Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

Author: Claire Wellesley-Smith

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2992

The pleasures to be had from slowing down can be many, with connections to sustainability, simplicity, reflection, and tuning into traditional and other multicultural textile traditions. Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more approach, valuing quality over quantity, and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice. Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down, including: Using simple techniques inspired by traditional practice (including hand-stitch rhythms) Reusing and re-inventing materials (reuse even old textile projects) Limiting your equipment Mending revisited (practical and decorative techniques) Project ideas and resources that help towards making a more sustainable textile practice Richly illustrated throughout, and showcasing work from the best textile artists who work in this way, this is a truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.

Mega Mini Cross Stitch

900 super awesome cross stitch motifs

Author: Makoto Oozu

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781910904381

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 2087

This new book from Japanese cross stitch sensation Makoto Oozu is packed with hundreds of tiny motifs that can be stitched onto anything from badges and hankies to T-shirts and bags. You will find it impossible to choose a favourite! The book is arranged by themes inspired by all aspects of everyday life. Take a trip to the toyshop with teddies, dinosaurs, cars, trains and computer games. Make sure you’re on trend with sunglasses, watches, socks, jewellery and make-up. Visit the shoe shop with different trainer designs as well as cowboy boots, high heels and sandals. Keep yourself active with boxing gloves, tennis rackets, balls, ice skates and skis. Stitch up your friends by choosing from different faces and hairstyles. Go wild with dogs, cats, birds and fish. Fill up on cakes, ice-creams, sushi, spaghetti, dough nuts, wine, beer and biscuits. Get your five a day with carrots, radishes, chillies, bananas, cherries, a pineapple and a watermelon. Enjoy your free time with TVs, cassette tapes, cameras, sewing equipment and tools. With step-by-step cross stitch instructions for beginners, as well as tips for stitching onto different fabrics, be warned: this is an addictive hobby! Once you start, you will soon be stitching these super awesome motifs onto anything and everything.

A Yearbook of Seasons and Celebrations

Author: Joanna Bogle

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852441299

Category: Religion

Page: 111

View: 4620

What is the Christian calendar? Would you know how to make an Advent wreath? When is Candlemas? Who was the original St Nicholas? Why do we eat Hot Cross Buns? These and many other questions are all answered in A Year Book of Seasons and Celebrations - a guidebook to the traditional Christian year, which is also a cookery book, a mine of interesting information, and a source of amusement, inspiration, and faith. Living the calendar, celebrating its feasts, enjoying the ways in which they mesh with the natural seasons of the year, gives a new appreciation of the gift of life itself and our relationship both with the natural world and with the customs and culture that we have inherited. At a time when many old and valued traditions are in danger of being neglected, and when families are seeking ways of giving real meaning to celebrations such as Christmas and Easter, this is a practical handbook which provides both the background and the practical information for enjoying the seasons of the year. Written to celebrate our Christian heritage, it can be enjoyed by everyone. Joanna Bogle is a Catholic writer, broadcaster, and journalist. She is the author of several historical biographies, and also, under her pen-name 'Julia Blythe', a children's book. Her earlier Book of Feasts and Seasons, published in 1986, became a popular classic - this new book, with fresh ideas and further information, is sure to follow. She has made both a television and a radio series showing ways of celebrating the Christian year with things to make, do, eat and sing. Joanna Bogle is married to barrister Jamie Bogle, who is also an author, and they live in London.

Cross-Stitch to Calm

40 Patterns to Stitch and De-Stress

Author: Leah Lintz

Publisher: Craft to Calm

ISBN: 9781632504531

Category: Cross-stitch

Page: 109

View: 6220

In Cross-Stitch to Calm you'll stitch away your stress with this simple, yet meditative craft. Only a bit of embroidery floss, a needle, and fabric are needed. 40 unique, yet simple cross-stitch patterns are featured, along the themes of Creatures, Nature, Symbols, and Words. Through beautiful imagery and easy-to-stitch shapes, Cross-Stitch to Calm will help you enjoy a new pastime while creating beautiful art for yourself and others."--Provided by Amazon.com.

Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch

30 Daring Designs to Celebrate Strong Women

Author: Anna Fleiss,Lauren Mancuso

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762462902

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 6294

Trailblazing women take center stage in Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch, a collection of stylish patterns and capsule biographies that celebrates some of our favorite lady heroes. Feminism is back in the spotlight, and powerful women, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Malala Yousafzai to Gloria Steinem and Michelle Obama, have inspired a whole new generation to smash the patriarchy. With an introduction on the rise of modern feminism, and instructions on the basics of cross-stitch, this book features patterns for embroidering twenty iconic women -- like suffragette Susan B. Anthony, author Virginia Woolf, political icon Hillary Rodham Clinton, and pop superstar Beyoncé -- and ten empowering feminist sayings. This charming book gives today's nasty women everything they need to begin crafting hip, feminist works of art.

The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch

Author: Jamie Chalmers

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214243

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 144

View: 9293

Chalmers, alias Mr. X Stitch, introduces cutting-edge projects, complete with charts, and shows that beauty and innovation are still alive and kicking. He teaches the basics of the craft, and then pushes the boundaries with urban flavors, glow-in-the-dark threads and plastic, while showing that cross stitch is an art in its own right.

Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit

Author: Claire Belton

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9780762492275

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 6730

Craft your very own Pusheen masterpieces with Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit! Pusheen is the Internet's favorite chubby tabby who has warmed the hearts of millions with her animated GIFs and comics. For fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat; Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit; and the Pusheen coloring books, this craft kit includes everything you need to create cute embroidered designs of the lazy, lovable feline: A 32-page mini book with cross-stitching instructions and two easy patterns (perfect for beginners and advanced stitchers alike) Two 5" x 5" pieces of cotton Aida cloth A 3-inch embroidery hoop Two tapestry needles Four skeins of embroidery thread

Subversive Cross Stitch

50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side

Author: Julie Jackson

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576877558

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 8801

Shares fifty cross-stitch patterns that express snarky sentiments, and includes four font designs and a discussion of basic techniques.

The Cross and the Dragon

Author: Kim Rendfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997569506

Category:

Page: 272

View: 8248

Francia, 778, the tenth year of Charlemagne's reign: Alda has never forgotten Ganelon's vow of vengeance when she married his rival, Hruodland. Yet the jilted suitor's malice is nothing compared to Alda's premonition of disaster for her beloved, battle-scarred husband.Although the army invading Hispania is the largest ever and King Charles has never lost a war, Alda cannot shake her anxiety. Determined to keep Hruodland from harm, even if it exposes her to danger, Alda gives him a charmed dragon amulet.Is its magic enough to keep Alda's worst fears from coming true -- and protect her from Ganelon?Inspired by legend and painstakingly researched, "The Cross and the Dragon" is a story of tenderness, sacrifice, lies, and revenge--a novel reviewers call "addictive," "a delightfully entertaining and thrilling read," and "a powerful tale."

Mini Cross Stitch

Author: Michael Powell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844486571

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 47

View: 4042

Michael Powell provides twenty mini cross stitch designs, each accompanied by a full-colour chart, key and general instructions. Each of Michael's unique, quirky contemporary designs measures approximately 31/2 x 31/2in (9 x 9cm), though the designs come in a variety of formats and include tall, narrow designs as well as borders. All the designs can be worked on 14-count Aida or evenweave fabric. There's a broad range of subjects to choose from, including country cottages, flowers, hearts, and festive Christmas trees, so whatever the occasion, there is bound to be a design that suits it perfectly. There are general instructions and simple stitch diagrams at the beginning of the book, so even those new to cross stitch will be able to accomplish all of the projects, as well as notes on fabric preparation and washing instructions.

Modern Cross Stitch

Over 30 Fresh and New Counted Cross-Stitch Patterns

Author: Hannah Sturrock

Publisher: Cico

ISBN: 9781782492405

Category:

Page: 128

View: 8445

Pick up a needle and thread and be inspired by these delightful, contemporary cross stitch designs that will give delight as gifts or to show off in your home. Cross-stitch is a traditional craft that allows beginners and experts alike to enjoy the experience of creating something, whether it's for themselves or a gift for a loved one. As you stitch, you gradually see something pretty come to life and, once it's finished, you can think, "I made that." Hannah Sturrock loves to stitch and wants to help you to love it, too. Here she shares over 30 beautiful patterns with you. Discover five chapters of fabulous ideas: For a Beautiful Baby; For Big Kids; For a Special Occasion; For a Nature Lover; and For the Home. Make an adorable peeping ted pillow for young ones, or a comic-book style cross-stitched cell phone case. Add an extra handmade touch to presents with stitched gift tags, and create a Christmas toy sack that will be treasured throughout the years. Bring the beauty of nature into the home with the flower burlap tote and the stunning floral finch pillow. You can even take cross-stitch to a new level, decorating walls with washi tape birds and stitching velvet ribbon onto woven chair seats. Make use of other innovative materials, too, including soluble canvas--which allows you to cross-stitch on any fabric--and glow in the dark embroidery floss. Hannah's designs are a little bit different from what is available elsewhere. She uses simple outlines with striking patterns and clean, fresh colors, and takes inspiration from new interior fashions, vintage textiles, nature, toys, and more, always striving to be contemporary and stylish.

Christmas Cross Stitch

Author: Michael Powell

Publisher: Twenty to Make

ISBN: 9781782215097

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 48

View: 3342

Twenty festive cross-stitch designs, perfect for Christmas gifts or cards.

The Princess Files

Author: Valerie Wilding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199115792

Category: Princesses

Page: 63

View: 3623

The low-down on real-life princesses past and present – their clothes, their homes, their families – and their fates! Everyone knows about the princesses in fairy tales. But this book tells us all about real princesses, and answers all the questions we might have about them: What is a princess? Do they all become queens? Are they all rich? How are they educated? What do they wear? Is it all fun being a princess? It cites examples from history and present day including the most famous of recent times, Diana.

Just Stitch

Author: Lesley Turpin-Delport,Nikki Delport-Wepener

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782216810

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6166

From the basic stitches to how to use color, this book is packed with hundreds of ideas, inspiring projects and useful tips to create beautiful embroidery. Exquisite embroidery projects with original fauna and flora designs in a variety of threads to create a 3D effect. The book is filled with novel concepts in mixed-media embroidery and offers many interpretations and techniques, with striking examples of textured finishes. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful commissioned photographs, it offers 12 colour themes to help embroiderers understand colour, and inspiring projects to encourage them produce their own creative work. Also included are an extensive stitch glossary and templates for the designs. Previously published as Embroidered Flora & Fauna.

The Art of Belly Dancing

Mega Mini Kit

Author: Jennifer Worick

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780762444618

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 4783

Belly dancing sounds exotic, graceful, and just a touch naughty, but it’s also great exercise that isolates and tones every part of your body. The Art of Belly Dancing includes a full set of finger cymbals, adhesive jewels, and a 32-page primer to get you started. Get ready to master this ancient craft.

DK Essential Managers: Balancing Work and Life

Author: Ben Renshaw,Robert Holden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756662664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 7825

Perfect for the briefcase or portfolio, these four new guides in the Essential Managers series are ideal for experienced or novice managers in companies both large and small. Having sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, these books are relevant to every work environment. Concise treatment of dozens of techniques, skills, and methods make Essential Managers the most accessible guide to business available. Packed with essential tips for today's competitive business world, these low-priced editions in ebook format are ideal for anyone interested in improving their business skills.

Egyptian Collection

Counted Cross Stitch

Author: Juliet Foster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781475211290

Category: Cross-stitch

Page: 32

View: 4248

Each design in the Egyptian Collection is carefully created by hand, one stitch at a time, translating Egyptian art into cross stitch motifs.