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Art of Knitting Hats

Art of Knitting Hats
$23.99

Express Yourself with Vibrant, Unique Colorwork Hat Patterns

Let your inner artist shine with these 30 fun and inspired knitwear designs. Courtney Flynn, founder of flynnknit, shares her secrets to creating impressive hats that make a statement. Pair bold motifs such as stripes, zig zags, hearts and falling snow with daring colors to create one-of-a-kind gifts and cherished handmade accessories.

These inviting projects offer the perfect introduction for those who are new to colorwork, while the variety and versatility of each design will inspire even the most experienced knitter. Learn new skills like incorporating multiple colors of yarn to create exciting designs, and minimizing the appearance of jogs in your knitted pieces. Courtney provides plenty of valuable tips, chart notes and encouraging advice to help you make each piece your own. Whether you follow along with the color suggestions or have fun experimenting with new combinations, you can't go wrong with these patterns!

Grab a pair of knitting needles and your favorite yarn, and show the world your true colors!

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Cozy Cables

Cozy Cables
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Imbue Your Knitwear with Gorgeous Cabled Texture

Achieving awe-inspiring texture in your knitting doesn't have to be intimidating! Welcome to Cozy Cables, your one-stop shop for incredible cable-knit patterns from Kalurah Hudson, designer extraordinaire and creator of While They Play Designs. With Kalurah's expert guidance, clear instruction and deep passion for cables at your fingertips, you'll master the art of these gorgeous stitches and unlock a dynamic new world in your knitting. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned cable enthusiast, you'll love working up all of the 16 lovely patterns and exciting cable stitches.

Enjoy small-scale projects for grab-and-go knitting like the Smokestack Ankle Socks or Snowberry Hat, so you can get your cable fix wherever you are. Discover how quickly cable knits can come together with patterns like the Snow Fern Cardigan, a sweater that is so speedy you can whip it up in just one weekend! Indulge in slower, more thoughtful cabled stitch patterns across the Campfire Stories Fingerless Mitts or Aspens Asymmetric Shawl. Dive right in and cast on the coziest, dreamiest cables your needles have ever seen!

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Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning
$24.95
A book for makers, for seekers of all kinds, an exhilarating look into the heart and soul of artisans--and how their collective wisdom can inspire us all. "Despite our technological advances, we're busier than ever, our lives more frazzled. That's why the handmade object, created with care and detail, embodying a history and a tradition, is enormously powerful. It can cut through so much and speak in ways that we don't often hear, or that we've forgotten." --Eric Gorges, from A Craftsman's Legacy In this joyful celebration of skilled craftsmen, Eric Gorges, a corporate-refugee-turned-metal-shaper, taps into a growing hunger to get back to what's real. Through visits with fellow artisans--calligraphers, potters, stone carvers, glassblowers, engravers, woodworkers, and more--many of whom he's profiled for his popular television program, Gorges identifies values that are useful for all of us: taking time to slow down and enjoy the process, embracing failure, knowing when to stop and when to push through, and accepting that perfection is an illusion. Most of all, A Craftsman's Legacy shows how all of us can embrace a more creative and authentic life and learn to focus on doing what we love.
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Electrical: Your How-To Guide to Basic Electrical

Electrical: Your How-To Guide to Basic Electrical
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For the professional electrician or anyone looking to have basic electrical knowledge, this 3-panel (6-page) guide is a handy resource to have at the ready. Color-coded sections feature comprehensive, easy-to-understand information on receptacles, conductors, wires and other electrical elements. In addition, each section is enhanced by charts, illustrations, diagrams, formulas and equations. Safety rules are indicated with easy-to-spot icons.

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Hammer & Nail

Hammer & Nail
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Inspired by radical Italian designer Enzo Mari, this practical book with step-by-step DIY projects for hand built, beautiful furniture is a tribute to his simple ideas that challenged the consumerism of the furniture industry.

Many interpreted Enzo Mari's book Autoprogettazione? as a manifesto of nostalgic longing for a pre-capitalist society where people built what they needed themselves, but Mari's goal wasn't to make people cease consuming. Mari wanted people to consider the more basic aspects of the objects we surround ourselves with and what it is that makes a piece of furniture, beautiful, comfortable and functional.

Taking Enzo Mari and his book as his influence, Erik Eje Almqvist unpacks the practical aspects of the Autoprogettazione? theory, offering simple designs for handbuilt, beautiful furniture. Using just a hammer, nails and boards cut to standard dimensions, Hammer & Nail explores only a few techniques but arms the reader with skills and inspiration for life. With easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, there are basic methods for making furniture joints, and includes tips on how to avoid cracking boards as you go, making clean cuts with a saw, and ideas on surface treatments.

Projects include: Sheep chair, Tilting Shaker chair, Pinstol/Windsor chair, Garden chair, Arts & Crafts chair, Ski chair, Mirror stool, Stackable stool, Beer table, Kitchen bench, Park bench, Sofa, Top and tail bed, Dining table, Worktable, Cabinet, Gun Kessle's shelf and Giraffe lamp.

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Handmade Clay Jewelry

Handmade Clay Jewelry
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Everything You Need to Know to Make Modern Polymer Clay Jewelry

Meghan Allen, creator of Clay + Bloom, has spent years honing the art of polymer clay jewelry--and now she shares all of her expert advice with you. Full of tips, tricks and stunning step-by-step projects, this comprehensive guide will arm you with all the knowledge you need to create trendy, stylish pieces that you can wear with pride.

Meghan helps you get started the right way by teaching you how to select the best-quality tools and materials, condition your clay, cure your designed pieces and assemble finished jewelry. Once you master those foundational skills, you can delve into specialized techniques, such as mixing gorgeous custom colors, adding texture, marbling multiple colors of clay together and more, to make your designs stand out in a crowd. All of your newfound knowledge comes together to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces like Speckled Terra-Cotta Arch Earrings, Midnight Glitter Ring, Hammered Brass Earrings, Rainbow Necklace, Retro Checkered Flower Studs and more!

Whether you are looking to bolster your own jewelry collection, create standout gifts for friends and family or build a business selling your own creative accessories, Meghan's fun and approachable projects will set you up for success.

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Horrorgami

Horrorgami
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If you thought origami was just about making peaceful cranes, flowers, and sailboats, you're in for a wicked treat. Horrorgami is a new and dark way to look at the once gentle art of paper folding.

Follow simple step-by-step instructions for creating 25 creepy creatures like evil witches, ghoulish goblins, sinister skulls, fearsome fangs, Frankenstein's Monster, and more. Also included is level of difficulty for each project, a glossary of fiendish folds and tips, paper-sourcing ideas, twelve 6x6-inch origami papers, how-to illustrations, and a fun full-color design throughout.

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Kitten Lady’s CATivity Book

Kitten Lady’s CATivity Book
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From New York Times bestselling author Hannah "Kitten Lady" Shaw and illustrator Megan Lynn Kott, an all-ages activity book of cat-related puzzles and projects, featuring plenty of takeaways to help vulnerable cats.


"Love isn't just a feeling you have for cats, but an action you take on their behalf. And what better way to practice taking action than through fun, informative, and compassion-building activities?" --Hannah "Kitten Lady" Shaw

Whether you're a seasoned cat person, a first-time foster parent, or anything in between, Kitten Lady's CATivity Book is a fun-filled keepsake to get to know, understand, and celebrate all the cats in your life.

Kitten rescuer and humane educator Hannah Shaw along with illustrator/cat advocate Megan Lynn Kott are the perfect guides on this interactive journey. Along the way, they'll demystify the wonderful world of feline welfare and share their own hard-won advice for helping cats in need.

You'll discover playful games, adorable illustrations, and creative activities, including:

What's Your Cat's Purrsonality Type?How to Decode Your Cat's Secret NameLitterbox Trivia (yes, it's important!)How to make DIY Cat Toys and SheltersTips for Making an Adoption Profile (to ensure your foster kittens find their forever homes!)

Kitten Lady's CATivity Book is a delightful must-have for any engaged cat lover interested in making a difference.


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Knitted Socks

Knitted Socks
$23.95
Grab your knitting needles and create 20 pairs of socks inspired by far-flung places around the globe!

Join Niina Laitinen on a journey around the world through gorgeous new knitting patterns.

This book contains 20 sock patterns inspired by places and cities around the world, drawing on ancient stories, memorable sights and fond memories of the author's own travels.

See the bright lights of Shanghai, enjoy the cherry blossom festival in Japan and experience the exhilarating cold of Antarctica. On the soft grass of the Scottish moors, spot a glistening dewdrop, while in Paris, sit down over a cup of coffee as you gaze at the Eiffel Tower. The sun setting against the Golden Gate Bridge, the precipitous landscape in which Germany's castles are set and the parks of Amsterdam with their thousands of tulips appear before your eyes as you leaf through the pages of this book and knit its beautiful sock designs.

Laitinen has designed the patterns to be easy to knit, in her trademark familiar style. The instructions are clear, there are lots of charts and the photos are wonderfully evocative. Some instructions are written for more than one size, and others can be adapted using the instructions.
Wherever you are, you can be sure to have the world at your feet!

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Modern Farmhouse Made Easy: Simple Ways to Mix New & Old

Modern Farmhouse Made Easy: Simple Ways to Mix New & Old
$24.99
Whether they own an honest-to-goodness farmhouse or are suburbanites, or even city dwellers, looking to carve out a slice of the simple life, readers of Modern Farmhouse Made Easy will be inspired to create rooms that make their family and friends want to sit and stay awhile. It's warm, it's approachable and it's here to stay. You can bet the farm(house) on it.

Farmhouses are having a moment. The likes of HGTV's mega-hit Fixer Upper have propelled once niche terms such as "shiplap" and "apron front sink" to the top of everyone's décor wish list. And for good reason. Unlike many hard-to-attain decorating trends, modern farmhouse style is all about finding the beauty in the everyday. Farmhouses, by their nature, are meant to accommodate a crowd and take a beating. The modern farmhouse movement emphasizes that utilitarian tradition with inviting spaces that are as comfortable and functional as they are eye-pleasing. This book captures the best of this white-hot aesthetic, with 192 pages chock full of fresh decorating ideas, shopping finds, and DIY projects. From real-life houses to perfect paint colors, this book brims with clever, expert-approved ways to infuse a home with country charm.

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Plumbing: Your How-To Guide to Basic Plumbing

Plumbing: Your How-To Guide to Basic Plumbing
$6.95
Trying to fix a leaky toilet or maintain a water heater will be a snap with our 3-panel (6-page) comprehensive guide. Each jam-packed page features tips and techniques on how to handle basic plumbing issues around the home. Helpful illustrations, diagrams, charts, formulas and equations further enhance this guide's easy-to-use format.
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Radical Potter: The Life and Times of Josiah Wedgwood

Radical Potter: The Life and Times of Josiah Wedgwood
$19.99

From one of Britain's leading historians and the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a scintillating biography of Josiah Wedgwood, the celebrated eighteenth-century potter, entrepreneur, and abolitionist

Wedgwood's pottery, such as his celebrated light-blue jasperware, is famous worldwide. Jane Austen bought it and wrote of it in her novels; Empress Catherine II of Russia ordered hundreds of pieces for her palace; British diplomats hauled it with them on their first-ever mission to Peking, audaciously planning to impress China with their china. But the life of Josiah Wedgwood is far richer than just his accomplishments in ceramics. He was a leader of the Industrial Revolution, a pioneering businessman, a cultural tastemaker, and a tireless scientific experimenter whose inventions made him a fellow of the Royal Society. He was also an ardent abolitionist, whose Emancipation Badge medallion--depicting an enslaved African and inscribed "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?"--became the most popular symbol of the antislavery movement on both sides of the Atlantic. And he did it all in the face of chronic disability and relentless pain: a childhood bout with smallpox eventually led to the amputation of his right leg.

As historian Tristram Hunt puts it in this lively, vivid biography, Wedgwood was the Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century: a difficult, brilliant, creative figure whose personal drive and extraordinary gifts changed the way we work and live. Drawing on a rich array of letters, journals, and historical documents, The Radical Potter brings us the story of a singular man, his dazzling contributions to design and innovation, and his remarkable global impact.

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See Make Play

See Make Play
$24.95
A deck of cute and fun craft projects for kids of all ages.

This deck of easy, happy craft projects is packed with fun ideas to enhance creative skills, encourage out-of-the-box thinking, and keep kids entertained.

Bursting with 50 original and playful crafts, See Make Play's activities are designed to encourage kids to discover the brilliance of their own creativity. Make Flower Necklaces or Egg Carton Masks to dress up, play with your senses and some Rainbow Foam, and zoom off to the moon in your own Rocket Ship.

Every idea can be created in two to three simple steps with everyday household objects, inexpensive craft supplies, items easily found in grocery stores, and kids that are excited to craft some fun.

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Sew Gnomes

Sew Gnomes
$17.95
Gnomes for your home! Stitch a year-round collection of 12 friendly gnomes for your home using this fabulous new book by sewing superstar Debbie Shore.

Gnomes aren't just for winter! Sewing superstar Debbie Shore presents a friendly, fashion-forward, all new collection of 12 gnomes for your home, based on her hugely popular Erik and Ola creations from Half Yard(TM) Winter.

Beginning with all the materials and tools you'll need, as well as guidance on making up the 2 body sizes (small and large) and key features such as feet, braids and beards, Debbie then shows you how to make 12 magical gnomes. From Moss the Woodland Gnome and Noel the Christmas Gnome, to Eek the Witch Gnome and Hearty the Pirate Gnome, there is a whole host of characterful friends to stitch!

Fun accessories feature in the outfits throughout, including wings, a toadstool hat, flowers, bees and more - why not mix-and-match outfits and accessories, so you can make a gnome that's gn-unique to you!

Full-size templates for key accessories and shapes are included at the back of the book.

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9781800921740
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SEWING KIT

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