Magnificent Mosaics Coloring Book
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Magnificent Mosaics Coloring Book

I find that coloring helps me to de-stress and unwind and I really like this book. The only downside is that the pages two-sided and the color seeps through to the other side if you're using fine tip markers....which I am. Renders half of the book non-usable. I'll be making copies of the remaining pages so that I'll be able to use them all.

Fabric Scrapping: Creative and Fun Sewing Ideas for the Home
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Fabric Scrapping: Creative and Fun Sewing Ideas for the Home

It’s a question every sewing enthusiast asks—what to do with all those leftover odds and ends? Wonder no more, because you can take those scrap fabrics, buttons, lace remnants, and other materials and create this vast assortment of fun and creative projects. Using buttonhole and chain stitches, make a Decorated Apron with fabric adornments such as appliqués. Join multiple fabrics to put together a Patchwork Tea Cozy and Coffeepot Sle...

Ruth B. McDowells Design Workshop: Turn Your Inspiration into an Artfully Pieced Quilt
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Ruth B. McDowells Design Workshop

This book by Ruth B. McDowell is amazing. It contains many suggestions, with demonstrations, that can encourage individualism with designing your own quilts. I love this book and it is worth every penny that I paid. This information is not offered in the general, informational, quilt books. Thanks again, Ruth!

Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures
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Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures

This book is very unique in that it offers what I call flat doll pattern artistry. Such a great book. I am into art journals so her detailed information on these type of dolls has been valuable. A " how to" that confidently coaches you through. Plenty of room for your own imaginations. This just a part of what this book is about. Whatever you learn from this can be used in many ways for many different projects. Go for it.

Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes
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Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes

I had purchased Eldon Cutlips Sausage and Jerky Handbook and when I saw this .... I couldn't buy it fast enough. The recipes in the Jerky Handbook are some if the best I have used. He is not shy on spices and so his recipes are very flavorful. I have a lot of sausage and jerky books and if I could only have one ....... I would pick this.

Table Saw. The Missing Shop Manual
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Table Saw. The Missing Shop Manual

Dedicated to providing integral information about woodworking tools and techniques that other manuals overlook, the books in this series contain safety facts, explanations about basic project setup, and tips for maximizing tool performance. Filled with clear diagrams and instructions, these pocket-sized, durable manuals are ideal for quick reference in the workshop.Created for woodworkers with unanswered questions about the use and u...

Force: The Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing
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Force: The Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing

The focus here is primarily on the use of assymetry through straight and curved lines to show the direction of force in the body. This is covered in other books, but not this extent. Other methods treat this material as secondary to contour and gesture, here it is the focus of a drawing. The book is filled with excellent ,forceful examples of using rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in a subject. There is one weakness here...

Drawing: People with Debra Kauffman Yaun: Learn to Draw Step by Step (How to Draw & Paint)
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Drawing: People with Debra Kauffman Yaun: Learn to Draw Step by Step

This new addition to the best-selling Drawing category of our How to Draw and Paint Series shows aspiring artists how to depict a variety of people in pencil from a ballerina to soccer player. Accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun introduces readers to drawing supplies and basic techniques, as well as to the essential elements of full-figure anatomy; then she guides artists through a collection of step-by-step projects, starting ea...

Tamayura: Origami
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Tamayura: Origami

This book gives step by step instructions for 'kusudama' of modular origami. Modular origami can assemble small folded units to create complex shapes like 'Kusudama'. The unit named 'Ohana' introduced in this book is a universal unit that can create multiple shapes (polyhedrons) with the same unit. The unit types introduce all 19 types, including basic forms and their variations. It can be made from a small model of only 6 sheets to ...

Lifelike Animals: Discover your Inner Artist as you Learn to Draw Animals in Graphite (Drawing Made Easy)
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Lifelike Animals: Discover your Inner Artist as you Learn to Draw Animals in Graphite

The book gives several examples of different animals in different poses all done with first drawing the animal by simplifying their shapes. It demonstrates different examples of hair/skin textures. There are nine animals that are taken from line drawing to completion. Granted, these seem to be mostly animals that you would see in a zoo, unless you live near the habitat of these animals, but the applications can be done on the animal ...