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              Forever Flowers: Dry, Preserve, Display
               

              Forever Flowers: Dry, Preserve, Display (Hardback)

              By De Vere, Antonia

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              A top designer in dried floral welcomes you into her studio to learn the craft's potential. Today in floral design, dried flowers and botanicals give their fresh cousins a strong run for their long-held position as the classic material. Today, unrecognizable from the 1970s (when ...they were first trendy), dried flowers are a popular material for the most modern, contemporary creations in flower art. Antonia De Vere, a top designer in dried floral creations, here welcomes you into her studio to understand the potential you'll be able to enjoy when working with dried flowers. She shares how and why dried floral has become her career and her source of creative energy. In photos and text, De Vere shows you dozens of exciting ideas through her creations, which range from 10-foot-high restaurant installations to delicately shaped ikebana-inspired pieces to small sparks of pop art in bud vases. Learn how to select, dry, and assemble flowers and foliage. Then enjoy 18 step-by-step projects that bring De Vere's popular design style into your own home. This art's sustainability and zero-waste focus - damaged flowers that can't be sold for fresh bouquets can be used productively - is another reason forever flowers are perfect for today. AUTHOR: Antonia De Vere, a pioneer in the dried-floral revival, designs floral art from large to small and works with a range of commercial clients. Her works are especially prominent in the top eateries, vineyards, and boutiques of her native New Zealand. SELLING POINTS: A top designer in dried floral welcomes you into her studio to learn the craft's potential For home or any interior space, these 18 original projects let you create nonperishable floral beauty Taps a key design trend; dried-flower sales have increased over 100% in the past two years 350 colour illustrations
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              ISBN 9780764362071
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
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              Modern Splicing: Shown Step by Step
               

              Modern Splicing: Shown Step by Step (Hardback)

              By Friedl, Egmont M.

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              For marine, boating, and climbing amateurs and professionals at all levels, splices-the strongest way of attaching or joining the end of a rope-are essential. Why? Because a splice gives the strongest way of attaching or joining the end of a rope to any object or to another rope.... (Every knot, on the other hand, weakens a rope.) In this much-anticipated handbook, world-renowned expert Friedl guides you through modern splicing techniques with his clear directions, one-of-a-kind color diagrams, and 200+ color photos. The book is supplemented by four-plus hours of excellent video instruction. Throughout, every type of splice is shown by an expert climber and shipbuilder. Learn what to know before starting to splice, then build a solid understanding and competence of modern cordage, its construction, and its fiber materials. Friedl has over 35 years of sailing experience, including several Atlantic crossings, and is also a professional climber. He teaches seminars and workshops on modern splicing worldwide, and in 2006, Friedl made the modern soft shackle internationally known. Now, his much-anticipated book allows you, whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, to leverage splicing skills to become more self-reliant while making your maritime or climbing pursuits safer.
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              ISBN 9780764361814
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              Stuff: Upholstery, Fabric, Frame

              Stuff: Upholstery, Fabric, Frame (Hardback)

              By Osborne, Lorraine

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              Top upholsterer Lorraine Osborne guides you in how to unleash creativity and flaunt your style through upholstering old chairs. Far too much furniture is thrown away - and with it the perfectly good materials and resources it contains that ought to be reused. It's time we changed... that. It's not the furniture that's lacking: it's our imaginations. Includes how-tos and encouragement for designing your own fabrics. Choosing to reinvent a forgotten chair not only gives it new life, but inspires you to see the new in the old and the fabulous in the drab. All that you need are a few basic upholstery skills, an ability to work three-dimensionally, and an eye for shape and design - plus your own personal style and a bit of flair. Insider features include ways to calculate quantities of fabric accurately, and 12 of Lorraine's top tips for making your furniture projects amazing. AUTHOR: Lorraine Osborne is a traditionally trained upholsterer by trade. After decades of more traditional high-quality work, these days she makes the furniture she wants to make, expressing what she loves (or hates) about the world. SELLING POINTS: A top upholsterer guides you in recreating old furniture to flaunt your style For creative people with some experience in upholstery basics, and anyone interested in inspiration ideas Look at 20 projects through new eyes, thanks to the author's insights and fresh ideas 600 colour and b/w illustrations
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              ISBN 9780764363030
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
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              Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000
                

              Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000 (Hardback, 2nd ed.)

              By Kiracofe, Roderick

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                7 Dec 21

              A popular classic is back! Famed quilt collector Roderick Kiracofe's unforgettable (largely made by anonymous quilters in the American South) are introduced with new essays by top quilt experts, plus 20 never-before-seen new quilts.

              ISBN 9780764363023
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              Portable Patchwork: The Women Pioneers of the Original Quilt-As-You-Go Method, with Projects for Today
               

              Portable Patchwork: The Women Pioneers of the Original Quilt-As-You-Go Method, with Projects for Today (Hardback)

              By Weeks, Pamela

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              Want to make your quilting easier to carry with you? Try the quilt-as-you-go methods that women of the 1800s invented so they could work on small blocks in stolen snatches of time. This quilting approach has many other benefits: It allows shorter sessions for tasks that some find... tedious - no more weeklong cutting or piecing marathons. It makes sewing-machine work less cumbersome, makes use of small batting scraps, and doesn't require a frame. Based on research ranging from the women's diaries, to finds at quilt auctions, to clues shared by worldwide quilter chat groups, Portable Patchwork tells stories about the origins of this technique and the creative women who made or owned the quilts. Included are four projects demonstrating different quilt-as-you-go methods, allowing you to master this technique and add your own unlimited variations - just as your foremothers did. AUTHOR: Pamela Weeks is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum. She is a quilt historian and quilter, and coauthor of Civil War Quilts with Don Beld. SELLING POINTS: The only illustrated history of 19th-century potholder quilts, with backstories about the creative women who invented this time-saving method, and projects showing how to adapt it for today's on-the-go crafting Quilt lovers will learn to recognise quilt-as-you-go techniques in old quilts, enjoy the stories behind the quilts, and try the fun projects that bring history into their modern creations Four vintage-inspired projects teach you the method: Briar's Baby Quilt, Aunt Jo's Gift, Red Hexagons, and Add a Block Quilt 290 colour illustrations and patterns
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              ISBN 9780764362026
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              White! Light! Bright!: How to Make Your Backgrounds Support and Enhance Your Watercolor Paintings
               

              White! Light! Bright!: How to Make Your Backgrounds Support and Enhance Your Watercolor Paintings (Hardback)

              By Staiger, Bivenne Harvey

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                28 Mar 22

              This richly illustrated and comprehensive resource helps watercolourists plan and create exceptional paintings by focusing on colour, value, and other elements in both subjects and settings. Too often, melding the subject with the background is an afterthought for artists. White!... Light! Bright! is the mantra for this book's unique and effective method for planning your subject in concert with its background, and then creating a powerful piece in three major stages: from white, light, and bright colour to mid-values and finally to darks. Easy-to-follow text from a skilled teacher alongside visuals and demonstrations helps you catch the energising spark of light and contrast. Get comfortable with the how-to of building value, colour, shape, and background through various edges, textures, and other compositional elements. You'll bolster the creative thinking and planning processes that are key to an artist's ability to turn an abstract idea into a standout representational watercolour painting. AUTHOR: Bivenne Staiger is a watercolour instructor with a dual ability to paint with distinction and teach with clarity. Recipient of American Watercolor Society's Silver Medal and many other distinguished awards, she has shared her knowledge through classes, workshops, and art demonstrations for almost 20 years. SELLING POINTS: Provides an efficient and easy-to-follow three-stage process for painting subjects with backgrounds For students of watercolour - melding backgrounds with subjects is a common challenge most artists face Simplifies many motif possibilities into a planning section and painting component broken into three major stages 125 colour illustrations
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              ISBN 9780764362668
              Released NZ 28 Mar 2022
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              Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms

              Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms (Paperback)

              By Sweeney, Richard

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              Pliable, ephemeral, and easily manipulated with simple tools, paper is a medium with which the artist can form three-dimensional shapes quickly through precise folding and cutting. With precise information on the whys behind 3-D paper sculpting and its methods, plus hundreds of s...tunning photos of his works, acclaimed artist and designer Richard Sweeney shows how the basic principles of form-making in paper can be useful for artists, architects, and fashion designers. Follow Sweeney's engaging step-by-step analysis of the techniques he uses in the creation of his internationally exhibited work. Sweeney leads you through the three stages of his process, from the initial conceptual stage (whether drawing on natural or architectural forms for inspiration), to the basic shapes, and finally to the folding techniques. Simple, clear instructions and diagrams teach the building blocks: curved folding (symmetrical curves, circular folding), curved pleating (parallel pleat, reflection pleat, S curve, radiating pleat, crescent pleat), wet folding, faceted pleating (twist, herringbone), and modular forms (curved module, shell module, pleat module). AUTHOR: Richard Sweeney creates art through the physical manipulation of material. He studied three-dimensional design at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work is exhibited widely, and he lectures at universities internationally. He teaches workshops on paper folding and construction techniques. SELLING POINTS: Learn the whys and hows behind stunning 3-D paper sculpting from an acclaimed master Inspires paper artists at all levels of expertise, as well as designers and architects Includes instructions and diagrams for 13 core techniques 400 colour and b/w illustrations
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              ISBN 9780764362149
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
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              Wall Art: 14 Stunning Feature Wall Projects to Transform Your Home

              Wall Art: 14 Stunning Feature Wall Projects to Transform Your Home (Paperback)

              By Moffett, Patricia; Baggaley, Clare

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              Apply your creativity large scale, using your favorite mediums or a new one, to give your space big impact. These 14 projects, some easy and some more challenging, use a wildly creative range of techniques including manipulated paper, found-object repurposing, laser cutting, cast...ing, stickers, origami, and even cardboard taxidermy. First comes helpful guidance on getting your basic skills firmed up, including how-tos on selecting and using tools and materials, working with colour, and using layout and scaling techniques. To allow you to find a wall project that fits any space, these range from mid-century modern to geometric to folk art, pop art, and distressed vintage. New wall art creators are encouraged to succeed, and experienced makers will enjoy projects that bring advanced skills into play. Includes templates in print and digital download formats, enabling crafters with Cricut-type machines to work directly from files. AUTHORS: Patricia Moffett is a designer and the author of many design and craft books. An Extreme DIYer, she passionately believes that a home should be fun. Clare Baggaley is an art director and designer who is addicted to paper crafting and making things for her home. SELLING POINTS: Complete instructions for 14 unique wall art projects, featuring many mediums and styles Perfect for crafters and interior designers, the guided approach also gives jumping-off points for new creations Templates in print and digital download formats enable crafters with Cricut-type machines to work directly from files 300 colour illustrations
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              ISBN 9780764362101
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
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              Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond: Planning and Weaving with Confidence

              Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond: Planning and Weaving with Confidence (Spiral Bound)

              By McClure Scanlin, Tommye; Foreword by Mezoff, Rebecca

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              Once ideas and images come to mind, the next step in weaving your tapestry-interpreting these into effective compositions-may be challenging. Learn here, in ways that relate specifically to tapestry art, the design basics you need to make your best work. Renowned master weaver Sc...anlin offers 60 step-by-step explorations that lead you from understanding design concepts in your head to using them on your loom. Be inspired to explore weavable ways to manage line, shape, color, texture, emphasis, balance, rhythm, and more for results that bring your tapestries to a new level. In Part 1, dive into the fundamentals of design. Parts 2 and 3 hold explorations-exercises with a tapestry twist. Part 4 teaches ways to turn designs into cartoons. A resource treasure trove offers ideas for finishing tapestries (essential to the design's completeness), helpful templates, glossaries, and other core information to carry forward on your creative path.
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              ISBN 9780764361562
              Released NZ 28 Jul 2021
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              Blooming Paper: How to Handcraft Paper Flowers and Botanicals
               

              Blooming Paper: How to Handcraft Paper Flowers and Botanicals (Paperback)

              By Reed, Laura

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              Learn to create bold, modern paper flowers from an award-winning professional in the field. Perfect for makers ready to try something new, and for stylists, event planners, and display designers. Paper flower making is an accessible craft that uses simple tools and humble materia...ls. Professional Laura Reed, experienced in creating amazing display windows featuring paper botanicals, offers a straightforward, methodical approach suitable for beginners and more-advanced enthusiasts. Starting with basic techniques, enjoy 7 projects that take you through the mindful processes of petal forming through to designing full paper flower projects. The designs are bold and modern. Starting with the basics, you'll gain a solid understanding of the foundations of paper flower design and construction. Step-by-step tutorials help you make a wide range of flowers, and flowing on from that are 7 guided projects. Readers are encouraged to get creative and apply their own ideas throughout. The book concludes with a photo gallery of projects to inspire. All templates are provided. The eco-friendly side can't be ignored; these flowers last a lifetime, unlike their fresh counterparts. Any waste material is recyclable, and you may also choose to use eco-friendly/recycled papers. By the end of the book, you will not only know how to make a range of flowers but also understand how to design your own blooms and use them in projects. You'll confidently choose suitable materials, tools, and techniques to produce successful finished pieces. Along with the 7 projects, you'll also learn to make these flowers: Poppy | Daisy | Peony | Tulip | Lily | Carnation | Foliage | Dahlia | Ranunculus | Rose | Daffodil | Freesia | Sunflower | Eucalyptus. AUTHOR: Professional designer-maker Laura Reed engineers a variety of amazing paper art and is especially known for her botanical designs. Her paper creations have been seen in visual merchandising by Duo Boots, Crabtree & Evelyn, Lancaster Paris, and others. S
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              ISBN 9780764362088
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