Crafts

Bazaar Bizarre : Not Your Granny's Crafts

Bazaar Bizarre : Not Your Granny's Crafts

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The desire to stand out with quirky, handmade, one-of-a-kind fashion has created a huge new crowd of hip young crafters hungry for ideas. In "Bazaar Bizarre," Greg Der Ananian, founder of the bicoastal craft fair of the same name, combines a variety of how-to projects from radical crafters on his bazaar circuit. Speaking to everyone from alternateens to hipster thirtysomethings with an irreverent retro-chic attitude, this book is for those looking to put an edge on the things that grandma used to make. "Bazaar Bizarre" offers smart, subversive inspiration unavailable from traditional crafting books and patterns, appealing not only to the nostalgia for folk expression of previous generations, but also to the popular DIY attitude of the young and stylish. From silk painting to quilting and bookbinding, projects such as Anarchy Soap and Vinyl Record Cuffs teach basic skills of popular crafts and offer tips on how to creatively customize with thrift store purchases. Readers will love Der Ananian's sardonic commentary, ?Craftoids, ? about the history of crafting, punk- rock crosswords, funky finger-food recipes, and musical play lists.
Braiding Horsehair Bracelets

Braiding Horsehair Bracelets

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Add a new twist to your love of horses. Fashionably express it by wearing a bracelet you braided from your horse's hair.


This guide will teach you how to:

▪ Legally obtain horsehair.

▪ Prepare it for braiding.

▪ Plait three braids: a 4-string, a 6-string, and an 8-string.

▪ Measure your wrist and determine the length of braid you need for your bracelet.

▪ Attach the end caps, rings, and clasp.


The sooner you begin braiding your keepsake bracelet, the sooner you can wear your love on your sleeve!





Create Naturally

Create Naturally

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Meet 15 makers who present their personal stories of how nature inspires and enhances their creativity. They will walk readers through the importance of creating work that taps into a mind, body, and spirit connection. The makers in this book include
  • Bethann Burton (nature journaling)
  • James Brunn (temporary natural art installations)
  • Judith Content (textile art)
  • Nick Neddo (primitive art and art tools)
  • Jan Hopkins (basketry)
  • Meredith Woolnough (needlework)
  • Alice Fox (basketry and weaving)
  • Munir Jones (3D weaving)
  • Nicole Dextras (clothing)
  • Maleah Bretz (woven wall art)
  • Lorraine Roy (embroidery)
  • Frank Kraljik (astral photography)
  • Carrie Anne K'iinuwaas Vanderhoop (weaving)
  • Kari Lonning (basketry)
  • Barbara Schneider (mixed media)
  • Makers can create works that integrate natural materials as well as recycled and repurposed objects. Get the feeling of having a personal and creative conversation with the makers while you take a walk through nature with them.
    GEMSTONE TUMBLING, CUTTING, DR

    GEMSTONE TUMBLING, CUTTING, DR

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    This book teaches the reader how to cut and polish gemstones and describes and recommends the necessary equipment.
    Guide  to  Japanese  Papermaking:  Making  Japanese  Paper  in  the  Western  World
    Guide  to  Japanese  Papermaking:  Making  Japanese  Paper  in  the  Western  World
    Guide  to  Japanese  Papermaking:  Making  Japanese  Paper  in  the  Western  World

    Guide to Japanese Papermaking: Making Japanese Paper in the Western World

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    Oakland, CA: Magnolia Editions, 1997. String-tied Japanese paper covers with illustrated paper label on cover; some ink smear on title; beautifully illustrated doubled-folded pages; very little wear. VG-

    Knitting Yarns

    Knitting Yarns

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    "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.

    Uniquely Felt : Dozens of Techniques from Fulling and Shaping to Nuno and Cobweb

    Uniquely Felt : Dozens of Techniques from Fulling and Shaping to Nuno and Cobweb

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    Bright, welcoming, and suitable for all skill levels, this comprehensive guide includes a complete primer on feltmaking techniques, step-by-step instructions for 46 marvelous projects, and inspiring profiles of professional feltmakers. Learn how to transform loose piles of wool fibers into a durable, nonwoven fabric that can be shaped into stylish bags, hats, pillow covers, and more. A little soap and water are all you need to start turning your wool scraps into an imaginative variety of fun and creative projects.
    Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

    Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

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    "Orenstein is such a breezy, funny writer, it's easy to forget she's an important thinker too."--People

    In this lively, funny memoir, Peggy Orenstein sets out to make a sweater from scratch--shearing, spinning, dyeing wool--and in the process discovers how we find our deepest selves through craft. Orenstein spins a yarn that will appeal to everyone.

    The COVID pandemic propelled many people to change their lives in ways large and small. Some adopted puppies. Others stress-baked. Peggy Orenstein, a lifelong knitter, went just a little further. To keep herself engaged and cope with a series of seismic shifts in family life, she set out to make a garment from the ground up: learning to shear sheep, spin and dye yarn, then knitting herself a sweater.

    Orenstein hoped the project would help her process not just wool but her grief over the recent death of her mother and the decline of her dad, the impending departure of her college-bound daughter, and other thorny issues of aging as a woman in a culture that by turns ignores and disdains them. What she didn't expect was a journey into some of the major issues of our time: climate anxiety, racial justice, women's rights, the impact of technology, sustainability, and, ultimately, the meaning of home.

    With her wry voice, sharp intelligence, and exuberant honesty, Orenstein shares her year-long journey as daughter, wife, mother, writer, and maker--and teaches us all something about creativity and connection.

    Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style (USED)

    Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style (USED)

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    Vintage crochet lace techniques, on-trend garments and accessories!

    Lace is one of the hottest trends in crochet, but it is by no means a new technique. In Vintage Modern Crochet, best-selling author Robyn Chachula feeds the craze for lace by exploring five classic crochet lace techniques, reinventing them in beautiful, compelling ways.

    Crocheters will fall in love with the featured tunics, cowls, shawls, pullovers, and even a crochet dress-all thoroughly wearable and on-trend, yet timeless. Each technique-themed chapter features a fascinating introduction: learn about pineapple lace, Bruges lace, filet lace, Irish crochet, and Tunisian crochet. Each design also features a "Technique Tidbit" that will give you valuable insight into working the pattern.

    Robyn Chachula's vintage-inspired creations are all you need for a trendy one-of-a-kind wardrobe!