Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts

An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration

Author: Martha Stewart Living Magazine,Martha Stewart

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307450570

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 416

View: 4872

Alphabetically arranged entries present step-by-step instructions for craft projects ranging from albums and scrapbooks to soap making and wreaths, along with detailed descriptions of tools and materials.

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts

An A-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration

Author: Martha Stewart

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715336359

Category: Handicraft

Page: 416

View: 749

Featuring over 200 craft projects, Martha Stewart provides a contemporary and practical guide for 32 must-know crafts.

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts

Author: Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307965511

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 1943

Whether you just bought your first sewing machine or have been sewing for years, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will open your eyes to an irresistible range of ideas. A comprehensive visual reference, the book covers everything a home sewer craves: the basics of sewing by hand or machine, along with five other time-honored crafts techniques, and step-by-step instructions for more than 150 projects that reflect not only Martha Stewart’s depth of experience and crafting expertise, but also her singular sense of style. Encyclopedic in scope, the book features two main parts to help you brush up on the basics and take your skills to a new level. First, the Techniques section guides readers through Sewing, Appliqué, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing. Following that, the Projects A to Z section features more than 150 clever ideas (including many no-sew projects), all illustrated and explained with the clear, detailed instructions that have become a signature of Martha Stewart’s magazines, books, and television shows. An enclosed CD includes full-size clothing patterns as well as templates that can be easily produced on a home printer. Fabric, thread, and tool glossaries identify the properties, workability, and best uses of common sewing materials. And, perhaps best of all, when you need it most, Martha and her talented team of crafts editors offer you the reassurance that you really can make it yourself. The projects are as delightful as they are imaginative, and include classic Roman shades, hand-drawn stuffed animals, an easy upholstered blanket chest, a quilted crib bumper, French knot-embellished pillowcases and sheets, and Japanese-embroidered table linens, among many others.With gorgeous color photographs as well as expert instruction, this handy guide will surely encourage beginners and keep sewers and crafters of all experience levels wonderfully busy for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465405216

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 3854

Craft is an exciting new craft book crammed with more than 50 stunning contemporary projects for crafters of all levels of ability. It covers a vast number of disciplines, explaining the essential tools and materials you need, and demonstrates techniques with clear, close-up photography, simple text, and guiding annotations. Packed with key techniques across a large range of disciplines, Craft is the "homemade" bible for every crafter's bookshelf.


Author: Sophie Pester,Catharina Bruns

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465454543

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 9666

52 creative craft and sewing projects easy enough to complete in just one weekend, designed to keep crafters busy all year long. Supercraft is packed with DIY craft and sewing projects that use everyday materials and innovative techniques so you can upcycle your way to creating something new and stylish. Embroider a notebook, print fabric with starfruit, make a hanging garden for your bathroom, and much, much more. Each of the 52 projects in this book include everything you need to know, with step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions, and are simple enough to finish in a weekend. Craft your way through spring, summer, winter, and fall with Supercraft.

Classic Crafts and Recipes for the Holidays

Author: Martha Stewart

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0609808508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 4660

A collection of traditional holiday crafts and recipes offers seasonal drinks and desserts, Christmas decorations, design tips, gift suggestions, cash projects, and other festive items featuring a variety of materials.


365 Simple Handmade Projects

Author: Sarah Goldschadt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1594745951

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 431

View: 7954

Presents handmade projects that are thematically arranged for seasons and holidays and do not require advanced skills or sophisticated crafting tools.

Wise Craft

Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love

Author: Blair Stocker

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762451831

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 2028

Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours.

Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts

225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations

Author: Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 030758691X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 368

View: 8999

Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round! New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable. From the Hardcover edition.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share

Author: N.A

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307954749

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 350

View: 7760

A guide for crafty kids and their parents mixes a family friendly design with a treasure trove of creative and educational projects that parents and their kids, aged three to twelve, can create together.

The History of the Snowman

Author: Bob Eckstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416951121

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2158

Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything -- from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob Eckstein has long been fascinated by this ubiquitous symbol of wintertime fun -- and finally, for the first time, one of the world's most popular icons gets his due. A thoroughly entertaining exploration, The History of the Snowman travels back in time to shed light on the snowman's enigmatic past -- from the present day, in which the snowman reigns as the King of Kitsch, to the Dark Ages, with the creation of the very first snowman. Eckstein's curiosity began playfully enough, but soon snowballed into a (mostly) earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, into museums and libraries, and seeking out the advice of leading historians and scholars. The result is a riveting history that reaches back through centuries and across cultures -- sweeping from fifteenth-century Italian snowballs to eighteenth-century Russian ice sculptures to the regrettable "white-trash years" (1975-2000). The snowman is not just part of our childhood memories, but is an integral part of our world culture, appearing -- much like a frozen Forrest Gump -- alongside dignitaries and celebrities during momentous events. Again and again, the snowman pops up in rare prints, paintings, early movies, advertising and, over the past century, in every art form imaginable. And the jolly snowman -- ostensibly as pure as the driven snow -- also harbors a dark past full of political intrigue, sex, and violence. With more than two hundred illustrations and a special section of the best snowman cartoons, The History of the Snowman is a truly original winter classic -- smart, surprisingly enlightening, and quite simply the coolest book ever.

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

Author: Mark Montano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627831

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 1435

TLC’s While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano’s wildly anticipated follow-up to The Big-Ass Book of Crafts features more than 300 easy and fun crafts, with tips and tricks for quirky projects to make at home. Searching for crafty inspiration? Eager to try some new techniques? Need some more junk for your trunk? Well, look no further! In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano picks up where his wildly popular The Big-Ass Book of Crafts left off, with even more spectacular—and easy-to-make—projects sure to satisfy crafters of all skill levels. Turn colorful ribbons into a show-stopping scarf . . . transform old cargo pants into a kick-ass carryall . . . a high-drama neckpiece made out of zippers? Absolutely. Along with a host of other wearable wonders, this exciting all-new volume includes sections such as Pillow Talk (fun, comfy, and made from the most surprising materials), Letter Perfect (cool designs to pop into the mailbox nearest you), Hey, I Could Use That (make a big statement with little things from magnets to nail polish), Just Kid-ding (cheery décor made from kid-centric stuff, guaranteed to make you smile!), That’s Shoe Biz (fun fixes that give sidelined footwear and handbags a whole new life), and dozens of other ideas that are inventive, imaginative, and just plain fun. With his trademark humor and no-holds-barred approach to crafting, Mark will have you tapping into your creative soul and taking simple techniques to a whole new level in no time. We’re not talking plant-hangers and potholders here—the more than 150 handmade projects in this truly unique compendium are artistic, eye-catching, and cutting-edge, from cool brooches and earrings to ingenious belts and bags, from Bauhaus-style furniture to fishbowl lanterns, and so much more!

The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life

How to Sew a Sampler Quilt & 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl

Author: Jennifer Worick

Publisher: Taunton

ISBN: 9781561589869

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 200

View: 8684

Teaches the skills of pioneer crafts such as braiding hair, panning for gold, laying a fire, spinning yarn, milking a cow, predicting the weather, making a night cream, braiding a rug, and making rock candy.

Handmade Gifts

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465418016

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 6268

Handmade Gifts is a how-to collection of handmade gift ideas that will help you create thoughtful, unique presents at home. Handmade Gifts covers all the popular crafts such as sewing, knitting, paper-crafts, candle-making, and crochet, in addition to kitchen projects like making jam and baking. You're sure to find something that inspires you to get crafting! Handmade Gifts contains over 70 craft projects with step-by-step instructions and photographs along with variations to ensure your item is unique and personal. From homemade cards and teacup candles to crochet blankets and chocolate egg truffles, it's full of ideas for every occasion, including birthdays, seasonal gatherings, housewarmings, and baby showers. Suggestions for green and up-cycled gifts as well as clever tips on how to wrap and present your handmade crafts are included. Plus, 20 technique lessons are featured throughout, including how to melt soap, cast on and off, and how to make simple embroidery stitches. Handmade Gifts is the perfect craft book for anyone who wants to make beautiful, affordable, and unique gifts for friends and family.


The Art of the Tape

Author: Joe Wilson

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

ISBN: 9781550464290

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

View: 5258

Shows how to use duct tape to create eighteen projects, including a wallet, a lunchbox, a barbecue apron, and a toilet roll cover.

Simple Home Solutions: Good Things with Martha Stewart Living

Author: Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 1400054850

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 599

Presents a collection of illustrated kitchen, home, and garden tips, and features home projects that require a small number of steps and materials.

Scrapbook Page Maps

Sketches For Creative Layouts

Author: Becky Fleck

Publisher: Memory Makers

ISBN: 9781599630168

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3180

Scrapbook Page Maps takes the guesswork out of where to begin by giving plenty of design ideas for their scrapbook layouts! By referring to the sketches in the book, you can select photos, papers and embellishments and then bring the page together quickly and easily. Helpful resource information such as a supply list and photo sizes are included on each card, along with page information cross-referencing the sketch back to the book. Scrapbook Page Maps is the essential book for beginning scrapbookers as well as those short on time. And you get more than just an inspiring, design-filled idea book! Also included is a deck of laminated cards that includes a thumbnail of many of the sketches in the book along with corresponding finished layouts.

New Cross Stitcher's Bible

Author: Jane Greenoff

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715325452

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 4056

Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the best-selling cross stitch reference covers a host of counted thread and cross-stitch embroidery techniques, as well as an extensive illustrated stitch library, and includes a variety of new projects, versatile motifs and sampler picture designs, descriptions of materials and equipment, and more. 10,000 first printing.

The Apron Book

Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort

Author: EllynAnne Geisel

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449493637

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 152

View: 2339

The Apron Book showcases full-color photos of new and vintage aprons from Geisel's vast collection, patterns for four basic apron styles and myriad variations, recipes, tips on collecting and preserving vintage aprons, and heart-tugging stories from the traveling apron exhibit. The book also explores the history and heyday of aprons and looks at the various roles aprons still play when worn in the kitchen, around the house, by the backyard grill, on the job, or for a special occasion.

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space

Author: Elsie Larson,Emma Chapman

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0770434053


Page: 240

View: 9723

"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"--