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Knitting Yarns

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$15.95

"The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters...These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud." --Ann Hood, from the introduction

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What's so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she's loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham.

Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

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9780393349870
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September 2, 2014
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Paperback

Origami Birds

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$11.95
Make colorful and fun origami birds with this easy origami kit.

Cranes, swans and macaws are just a few of the gorgeous birds you can create with this paper craft origami kit. Origami Birds Kit introduces craft projects for the beginner or the intermediate paper folder looking to expand their repertoire. This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of familiar and exotic birds from around the world. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home--or as a thoughtful gift for bird lovers.

All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit already has printed patterns, so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away!

The origami kit contains:

  • 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets
  • Clear step-by-step instructions
  • Easy-to-follow diagrams
  • 20 simple origami bird projects
  • 98 sheets of durable, authentic origami folding paper
  • A variety of different colors and patterns
  • Origami Birds Kit provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating an aviary in no time!

    Origami projects include:

  • Crane
  • Swallow
  • Cardinal
  • Phoenix
  • Macaw
  • And much more...
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    9780804846486
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    August 9, 2016
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    boxed