Crafts & Hobbies


Dad, How Do I?

Author: Rob Kenney

ISBN: 9780063074996

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Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Author: Will Eisner

ISBN: 9780393331264

"Comics and Sequential Art is a masterwork, the distillation of Will Eisner's genius to a clear and potent elixir."—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Will Eisner is one of the twentieth century's great American artists, a man who pioneered the field of comic...

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Granny Square Flair US Terms Edition: 50 Fresh, Modern Variations of the Classic Crochet Square

Author: Shelley Husband

ISBN: 9780648349716

Granny Square Flair is a collection of 50 variations on the classic crochet square. With innovative techniques and inventive combinations of basic stitches, Granny Square Flair is an essential addition to every crochet reference library. Inside you'll find... ~ 50 crochet square patterns in both chart and written format. ~...

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A Woman's Garden: Grow beautiful plants and make useful things

Author: Tanya Anderson

ISBN: 9780760368404

Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and . Gardens can also produce plant material for , , artisan crafts, delicious foods and beverages, and medicines - homegrown ways to create a wholesome lifestyle.Making things with your hands and heart, and

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Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step: A Delightful Flurry of 40 Patterns for Beginners

Author: Caitlin Sainio

ISBN: 9781250093837

Bring the lacy beauty of a snowfall into your home with Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm, or just make a simple snowflake or two. Geared toward beginners, each of the crochet snowflake patterns in this book comes with a clear, easy-to-follow photo...

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Web and Digital for Graphic Designers

Author: Neil Leonard

ISBN: 9781350027558

Creative web design requires knowledge from across the design and technical realms, and it can seem like a daunting task working out where to get started.In this book the authors take you through all you need to know about designing for the web and digital, from initial concepts and client...

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Artful Alphabets: 55 Inspiring Hand Lettering Techniques and Ideas

Author: JOANNE SHARPE

ISBN: 9781440353062

Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add...

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Nevertheless, She Wore It: 50 Iconic Fashion Moments

Author: Ann Shen

ISBN: 9781452183282

From the creator of the bestselling Bad Girls Throughout History!Celebrated illustrator and author Ann Shen shares her striking study of history's most iconic styles, and the women who changed the world while wearing them.From the revolutionary bikini to the presidential pantsuit, this book explores 50 fashions through bold paintings and...

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Grow Food for Free: No Cost, Low Effort, High Yield

Author: Huw Richards

ISBN: 9781465491589

Huw Richards is a man on a mission. He wants everyone to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and he wants to prove that you don't need much money (or even your own garden) to do so. Grow Food for Free shows you how to produce no-cost, low-maintenance fruit and...

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Crafting with Flannel: A Beginner's Guide to Making Gifts, Accessories & Home Décor

Author: Sarah Ramberg

ISBN: 9781510756175

Very few fabrics elicit such a cozy feeling as flannel. With its universal appeal and inexpensive cost, flannel is a terrific medium to create new décor for your home, a unique accessory to wear, or a thoughtful gift to give. Featuring more than fifty easy-to-follow tutorials, Crafting with Flannel is...

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Just Add Water: Easy Techniques and Everyday Ideas for Inspiring Flower Arrangements

Author: Cynthia Gaylin Bigony

ISBN: 9781513262888

Perfect for budding designers and newcomers to flowers, this book demystifies the art of floral arrangements with 10 simple techniques plus over 20 stunning bouquet ideas, all presented in lush photographs with clear step-by-step instructions. Filled with useful tips and easy-to-follow tutorials, Just Add Water reveals the secret to transforming...

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Masters and Legends of Fantasy Art, 2nd Expanded Edition: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital Art from Fantasy Legends

Author: Editors of ImagineFX Magazine

ISBN: 9781565239500

Uncover the secrets of the fantasy art masters! 17 interviews and 24 workshops from the biggest names in the genre Step-by-step tutorials on everything from painting in watercolor to getting a traditional look digitally Featured artists include Frank Frazetta, H.R. Giger, Syd Mead, Boris Vallejo, and more Expanded new edition...

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Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Pen and Ink, Watercolor, Colored Pencils, Etching, Egg Tempera, Oils, Casein, and More

Author: American Society of Botanical Artists

ISBN: 9781604697902

Botanical Art Techniques is a comprehensive guide to one of the most delicate and beautiful art forms. From the experts at the American Society of Botanical Artists, it feature how-to tutorials of all the major techniques. The tutorials move from basic and introductory to advanced, so the reader can choose...

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In Bloom: Growing, Harvesting, and Arranging Homegrown Flowers All Year Round

Author: Clare Nolan

ISBN: 9781620083284

Enhance Your Home with Flowers In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular displays that will fill your home with color and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. Clare takes the mystique out...

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Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy: A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them

Author: Laura Lavender

ISBN: 9781633227293

Discover everything you need to know about historic flourished hands and how to create elegant, modern artwork inspired by traditional calligraphy techniques in this follow-up to the first and best-selling lettering book in Walter Foster's Creative ... and Beyond series. Beginning with an introduction to pointed pen and how to...

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The Art of Paint Pouring: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step instructions for creating colorful poured art in acrylic

Author: Amanda VanEver

ISBN: 9781633227378

Learn the creative, innovative technique of making art by pouring paint with The Art of Paint Pouring! Featuring easy step-by-step projects, practical tips, and beautiful art from an established paint-pouring expert, this book will help artists of any skill level make colorful, textured art by pouring acrylic paint onto a...

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Essential Art Therapy Exercises: Effective Techniques to Manage Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD

Author: Leah Guzman

ISBN: 9781646111626

Process difficult thoughts and feelings with art therapyEssential Art Therapy Exercises shows you how creating art can help ease depression, anxiety, PTSD, and life's other challenges. Art therapy activities like drawing, painting, and sculpting will help you better understand your state of mind in order to gain control over your...

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You Can Draw Anything!: 50 Essential Art Techniques for the Aspiring Artist

Author: Christopher Hart

ISBN: 9781684620074

In You Can Draw Anything!, acclaimed drawing instructor and author Christopher Hart leads you through a fun, easy, and informative course in learning to draw. Each lesson teaches you how to create one or more specific drawings, while also sharing important art principles that you can apply to many...

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The Art of Flowers

Author: Jordan Marxer

ISBN: 9781940772875

Divided into three enticing sections, this exquisitely photographed volume offers page after page of floral pageantry. Beginning with "Scents and Sensibility," we celebrate the romantic charms of beloved blossoms. Scattered among gorgeous images, find helpful guidelines for growing and displaying such favorites as roses, tulips, and peonies. In this chapter...

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Essential Joinery: The Fundamental Techniques Every Woodworker Should Know

Author: Marc Spagnuolo

ISBN: 9781951217051

With the knowledge of only a handful of essential joints, a woodworker can build anything he can imagine ... Whether it's a kitchen cabinet or an 18th century highboy, the foundation for all types of woodworking can be boiled down to a handful of essential joinery skills. Once learned, these...

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