Seasons of Wool Applique Folk Art

The author of best-selling Wool Appliqué Folk Art presents a treasure trove of 12 seasonal wool appliqué projects, with 3 for each season. Presented in a lovely antique color palette, these simple and elegant projects include a journal cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug, and more, perfect for your home or to give as gifts. Includes a basics chapter and an updated chapter on the collection, storage, and use of...

Badass Survival Secrets: Essential Skills to Survive Any Crisis

Essential Skills to Survive Any Crisis You're a backpacker or a hunter lost in the woods after sundown; what do you do? Your car flips over on an empty highway; how will you survive until morning? If you were left alone in the middle of the wilderness, would you be able to make it? While current technology, such as cell phones and GPS, is helpful, when you are lost in the wilderness the best things you can rely on are your own skills...

Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

Beloved knitting instructor Susan B. Anderson presents her first book targeted at a young audience. This accessible introduction to knitting in the round includes easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials on techniques from casting on and binding off to joining colors to make stripes, and 17 progressively challenging knitting projects—beginning with simple infinity scarves and hats and building to supersweet toys and decor. Step-by-step t...

Beaded Jewelry: Wirework Techniques

Show your style with handcrafted jewelry. Beaded Jewelry: Wirework Techniques has all the tips and tricks you need to make your own professional-looking jewelry using wirework techniques. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to select the best wire and tools for your project, while clear illustrations show you exactly how to bend, twist, and shape your way to beautiful loops, hoops, and head pins. You’ll soon be designing and crea...

Fundamentals and Advances in Knitting Technology

Fundamentals and advances in knitting technology looks at the history of knitting and how the process has evolved to the latest developments. Chapters discuss the principles involved in different types of knitting machines and the different types of loops and knitted structures. The science and quality aspects of knitting, calculations related to knitting, and the mechanics of knitting are also examined. The book is primarily based o...

The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year

When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year—and that she wanted to do it in their yard—they told her she was crazy. She did it anyway. The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren’s account of deciding—despite all resistance—to take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, wor...

Sew a Modern Halloween: Make 15 Spooky Projects for Your Home

Decorate your home for Halloween with projects made from 5 easy and stylish block motifs, including skulls, spiderwebs, and spooky eyes! Make use of your favorite trendy Halloween fabrics as you sew pillows, runners, place mats, wine bags, and more, many of which can be made in a weekend, an afternoon, or even a couple of hours. Plus, add a modern touch with unusual, sophisticated elements like selvage accents.

Woodworking for Young Makers: Fun and Easy Do-It-Yourself Projects

Learning to be a maker has never been more fun. Full-color cartoons and drawings lead you through the steps needed for making a wizard wand, a sanding block, a charging station for your phone or tablet, and a sturdy box with a hidden compartment. You'll learn how to choose and use the right tools, measure and cut properly, sand, glue, and finish your woodworking projects to make them look great. This is the perfect guide for young pe...

Sew What! Fleece: Get Comfy with 35 Heat-to-Toe, Easy-to-Sew Projects!

Discover how easy it is to sew your own cozy wearables from fleece. With a creative approach that exploits fleece’s forgiving and versatile attributes, Carol Jessop and Chaila Sekora present easy-to-follow instructions for 30 simple and fun projects that include hats, scarves, robes, yoga pants, and even a dog jacket! Encouraging novice sewers to get in on the action while offering endless variations for those with more experience, S...

Vogue Knitting on the Go: Scarves Two

Twenty-five designs, ranging from beginner to expert level, are ideal for developing knitting skills. The patterns incorporate cables, colorwork, fine lace, and a variety of stitches and embellishments, and there are scarves for every occasion, season, and style. Novices will find quick success with a simple garter stitch scarf or menswear striped scarf, while those with more experience can have fun with a metallic shimmer scarf or a...