Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch

By Betsy Greer

At any time when we knit, we have now the chance to create optimistic swap in ourselves, our neighborhood, and on the planet. that is Betsy Greer's fervent trust, and during this ebook she exhibits us how. Betsy explores the methods we will use knitting to decelerate in a fast paced tradition, whereas utilizing the craft to profit charities in our groups, to suggest for beneficial factors, and to aid participants and groups around the globe. packed with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to learn others, Knitting for Good! gets you pondering knitting in a complete new means.

To examine extra in regards to the writer, stopover at her site: craftivism.com.

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The Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax, Hemp (Practical Spinner's Guides)

By Stephenie Gaustad

A one-stop advisor to getting ready and spinning cotton, flax, and hemp!

over the past few years, concentrating on particular forms of fiber or spinning ideas has develop into increasingly more well known. In The useful Spinner's consultant: Cotton, Flax, Hemp, writer Stephenie Gaustad bargains a close assessment of every plant, the fiber it produces, and the way to correctly arrange, spin, and end yarns made up of every one fiber.

Cotton, flax, and hemp behave very in a different way from wool, and targeted dealing with is needed. Stephenie discusses how every one fiber behaves and the way top to paintings with them, in particular concerning hassle spots akin to drafting and including twist. She additionally covers completing yarns–cleaning, atmosphere twist, and plying--as good as what dye techniques are top for including colour. eventually, she incorporates a dialogue of spinning for either knitting and weaving, overlaying cloth homes of every fiber, and what spinners have to bear in mind while utilizing the yarn in a next project.

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The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration: Basic Techniques, Maintenance, and Repair

An first-class handbook for embarking on a wood boat recovery project.

The titanic e-book of wood Boat Restoration is the correct advent or reference advisor for either beginner and skilled wood boat fans. writer Thomas Larsson, one in all Sweden’s so much skilled and most appropriate wood boat restorers, has compiled his wisdom of the craft for readers and put it during this publication. This final consultant to recovery includes important proof and an in depth thesaurus, obtainable to either new hobbyists and longtime boat lovers.

Also inside this publication are chapters on boat care, together with wintry weather upkeep, racing, completing, and stripping. also, there's up to date info on boat development, gluing, and instruments. the main huge a part of this publication involves chapters that describe the special fresh fix of wood boats—everything from plug accession and bonding to altering socks and backside engine installation.

Larsson features a historical past of boat construction and gives a pleasant glimpse of other wood boats with greater than 200 sketches and photographs in either colour and black-and-white. He explains how staying on most sensible of upkeep retains a special fleet of wood boats alive. With sensible directions and truth bins with suggestion and information, this publication will train you all approximately upkeep: floor remedy, scraping the hull, equipping the boat within the spring, and searching after it within the iciness. additionally integrated are tips about paying for a ship, fitting an engine, and more.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our activities Publishing imprint, is proud to put up a extensive diversity of books for readers drawn to sports—books approximately baseball, professional soccer, university soccer, seasoned and school basketball, hockey, or football, we now have a ebook approximately your game or your team.

In addition to books on renowned group activities, we additionally submit books for a wide selection of athletes, together with books on working, biking, horseback driving, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golfing, camping out, mountain climbing, aviation, boating, and a lot more. whereas no longer each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to publishing books on matters which are occasionally ignored by means of different publishers and to authors whose paintings will possibly not another way discover a home.

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62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer: (And Other Discarded Electronics)

By Randy Sarafan

Laptop hacking takes on an entire new that means while you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: asserting the main wildly artistic, green craft e-book on repurposing daily gadgets because Generation T. other than therefore the uncooked fabric isn't a T-shirt, however the stuff all of us have mendacity round and feature no inspiration what to do with, or perhaps how you can do away with properly―your previous mobile phone, a damaged printer, irredeemable iPod, busted camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and naturally, these lifeless computers and laptops.

Created via a Parsons layout graduate who’s keen about navigating the intersection of paintings and expertise, listed here are sixty two inventive tasks which are irresistibly geek-chic. An iMac Terrarium―how cool is that? a computer electronic picture body. The impressively eco-friendly Scanner Compost Bin. Plus an influence strip poultry Feeder, Walkman cleaning soap Dish, My First Squiggle Bot, Qwerty Hair Tie, Flat-screen Ant Farm. every one undertaking has entire, step by step directions, is rated through difficulty―in a radical first bankruptcy the writer covers all of the instruments and talents had to take aside electronics safely―and is prepared via use, from stuff for the home, to type, toys, arts and crafts, goods for pets, and extra.

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Christmas Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)

By John Montroll

With this useful how-to publication, you could mix all of the enjoyable of paperfolding with the delight of making your individual Christmas undefined. transparent instructions and distinct diagrams exhibit easy methods to make greater than forty initiatives — from easy to complicated. you will easy methods to fold such conventional tree embellishes as origami candles, stockings, bells, and stars; build a educate out of paper to place below the tree, in addition to a few cleverly folded reward packing containers. you will even be capable of make a Nativity scene with Mary, the clever males, and child Jesus and create a wintry weather wonderland with a snowman, pine timber and a Santa, followed through reindeer and a sleigh.
Perfect for domestic or school room use and applicable for paperfolders of every age and skill, this easy-to-follow consultant bargains an wonderful approach to welcome within the Christmas holidays.

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Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

Wanted: needs to love sweet, cookies, frosting, and enjoyable. No adventure required!
Make over any bought sheet cake or frozen pound cake right into a gorgeous construction that appears love it got here from a posh bakery—no designated abilities or apparatus important! whether you’ve by no means attempted to accessorize a cake ahead of, with a superb offer of goodies and different store-bought treats and the distinct directions in Extreme Cakeovers, you’ll have the capacity to accomplish 40 specified designs. You can:
 

   • Fashion robotic arms from chocolate-covered doughnuts
   • Make Fruit Roll-ups blossom right into a bouquet of purple roses
   • Roll Rice Krispies Treats and Swedish Fish into sensible sushi
   • String a fine looking strand of gumball pearls
   • Create a educate smokestack from an ice cream cone and marshmallow
 
Including suggestions and designs to thrill all people from 5 to 1 hundred, Extreme Cakeovers is a fanciful consultant to crafting muffins that would be the center piece of any get together, from young children’ birthdays to Halloween, Father’s Day to Valentine’s Day, engagement events to retirement gatherings.

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Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Artists worldwide have in recent years been turning to their bookshelves for greater than only a reliable learn, opting to chop, paint, carve, sew or another way remodel the broadcast web page into entire new appealing, thought-provoking artistic endeavors. Art made of Books is the definitive consultant to this compelling artwork shape, showcasing groundbreaking paintings by way of trendy such a lot showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each one portfolio celebrates the brilliant inventive range of the medium. A preface via pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an creation by means of layout critic Alyson Kuhn around out the gathering. awarded in an strange, tactile package deal with an uncovered backbone, this is often an important addition to the libraries of booklet fans and paintings aficionados.

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Foxfire 12

For greater than thirty years, Foxfire books have introduced the philosophy of straightforward residing to millions of readers, instructing creative-self-sufficiency, the artwork of traditional treatments, domestic crafts, and keeping the tales and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and functional, this vintage sequence has develop into an American institution.

Foxfire 12 is the most recent quantity, the 1st in additional than 5 years. listed here are memories approximately studying to sq. dance and stories approximately conventional craftsmen who created helpful goods within the old-time ways in which have in view that disappeared in many of the kingdom. listed here are classes on the best way to make rose beads and wood coffins, and on how to define turtles on your neighborhood pond. We pay attention the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived within the sector, and we know about what summer season camp was once like for generations of kids. We meet a wealthy collection of Appalachian characters and hear veterans recount their battle stories. Illustrated with images and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a wealthy trove of data and tales from a desirable American culture.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

By Joelle Hoverson

When STC Craft released Joelle Hoverson’s Last-Minute Knitted Gifts in 2004, the reaction was once over­whelming and at the present time there are approximately 100,000 copies of this vintage in print. Six years later, Hoverson is stuffed with clean, new principles for gorgeous presents. So STC proudly provides More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: a sublime selection of 30 initiatives prepared in keeping with the time it takes to accomplish them, from under hours to greater than 8. one of the initiatives featured are sachets, bracelets, adorns, mittens, gloves, hats, sweaters, child blankets, and throws.

 

Understanding that knitters at the present time like to customize their initiatives but additionally want assistance alongside the best way, Hoverson showcases the various initiatives in different colours and yarn weights, and with non-compulsory gildings and inventive principles for gift-wrapping.

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Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique Projects and Ideas

When Weekend Knitting used to be first released in hardcover in 2003, a latest new release of knitters used to be simply commencing to realize this "hot new hobby." considering the fact that then, knitting has grown wildly well known and Melanie Falick’s booklet has long past directly to turn into a knitting vintage and an incredible bestseller.

Weekend Knitting brings jointly certain, cutting edge, and still-fresh initiatives for starting and more-experienced knitters, lots of that are accomplished in a weekend or much less. each venture is provided with transparent directions and in attractive photos that have a good time idyllic weekend settings.

Quotes from diversified resources approximately knitting, creativity, and balanced living—along with favourite recipes, lists of books and films with knitting scenes, and different extras—complete the weekend knitting experience.

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