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The Ravell'd Sleeve | The Journal of The Couture Knitting Workshop By Catherine Lowe
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"Couture knitting translates the principles of haute couture into an approach to hand-knitting that effects a fundamental rethinking of the traditional technical and design vocabularies of the... More > hand-knitter ... The result is a different and unique approach to hand-knitting that is reflected in the designs themselves, in the techniques used to execute the designs, and in the way the characteristics of the knitted fabric come to play as critical a role in the conception of the garment as either the details of its design or the techniques used to execute this design." Thus, Catherine Lowe introduces her renowned concepts of couture knitting to her readers. Now available in this new format, "The Ravell'd Sleeve" revises and brings together in a single volume the four issues of Lowe's acclaimed journal in which she explores the practice and techniques of couture knitting.< Less
Keum-Boo: Hot Burnished Gold Foil By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book teaches how to easily hot burnish gold foil permanently onto silver objects, and raw sheet for soldering and building patterned jewelry with. It is a very rapid, easy method of adding the... More > buttery richness of 24k gold to your silver and gold objects. This incredibly simple designing technique was re-introduced to the West from Korea in the 1980’s. It lets you make pictures and patterns using pure 24k gold foil placed onto other metals as well, including steel, platinum, palladium, 14K, 18K and other gold alloys, aluminum and even copper. Step-by-step photos show how to make your own gold foil, hot burnish onto silver, platinum. Also discussed are how to calibrate a hot plate and use liver of sulfur. The white electrum alloy for keum-boo is described.< Less
Waypoint Rulebook By Kiel Reid
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A rulebook designed for Waypoint LARP. In this book you will find all of the information required to play and enjoy the game.
The Genealogist's Google Toolbox By Lisa Louise Cooke
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When it comes to your tracing your family tree online, you need the right tools to get the job done! In The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, renowned genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke help... More > you stuff your genealogy toolbox with FREE state-of-the-art Internet tools that are built to search, translate, message, and span the globe. You’ll travel outside the genealogy community and straight to the folks who dominate the online world: Google. The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox includes: Google Search: Put an end to fruitless searches forever Google Alerts: Your personal genealogy research assistant Gmail: Never lose another email iGoogle: Create a genealogy research dashboard Google Books: The world’s history at your fingertips Google News Timeline: Get the scoop on your ancestors Google Translate: Open the world of foreign language documents and websites YouTube Videos: Your family history in action Google Earth: Rock your ancestor’s world!< Less
Grid-Down Communications, Volume 1 By Sparks
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Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques and various radio communications systems for grid-down scenarios.
The New Gypsy Caravan By Timothy Lemke
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The New Gypsy Caravan book on how to build a travel trailer that is based on the design of a Gypsy Caravan. The book includes measured drawings, photographs and assembly instructions on how to... More > build a caravan mountable to a conventional utility trailer and is capable of being towed by a small car. The background and history of the Gypsy caravan are also included.< Less
Wool Snapshots By April DeConick
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This is a step-by-step guide for rug hookers who wish to create miniature wool portraits from snapshots. Chapters include color essentials, organization of materials, photo preparation, design... More > transfer, crafting the piece, and a snapshot gallery of miniatures created by April DeConick.< Less
Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This Classic book is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths. Cheap tool making, conversions and unexpected sources for tools are all... More > described. Sections include shop machines, tools, setting tools, soldering and more. Will save you hundreds of dollars in the jewelry studio. Lots of line drawings, lists and reviews of sources round out the book. A good table of contents and index make finding information easy. This was the first bench tricks book published in English in 40 years and led the interest in Bench Tricks in the jewelry/metals field. 80 pages. 82 line drawings. $34.95< Less
Building A 4-Shaft PVC Loom By Dave Holly
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Building A 4-Shaft PVC Loom contains detailed plans to build a fully functional 4-shaft weaving loom using mainly PVC pipe. The loom can weave a full 24 inches wide. The cost of materials is but a... More > fraction of the price of a new, furniture-quality wooden loom. With the exception of a Reed and Heddles, all of the construction materials may be found at home supply stores like Lowe's, Sears Hardware, and Home Depot. Loom making is fun! Start your project today.< Less
The Wool Palette By April DeConick
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A complete step-by-step guide to Palette Dyeing. Instructions provided, introducing you to color and mixing dyes so that you are able to create your own signature palette of wool. All 67 colors are... More > related kinship wools since they are all created from three 'primary' color formulas which you are taught to develop and mix. The REVISED EDITION includes Starter Palette Recipes.< Less
Tri Loom Weaving By Barbara Herdman
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A guide to weaving on a triangular frame loom. Instructions for Continous Yarn weaving,Cut Thread weaving,Continuous Bias weaving,Twill,Leno Lace,Fringes,Edgings,Beading,Joining Tri's,a fill in... More > weave,and how to build a loom are included plus much more. Illustrated with 286 black and white how-to photos.< Less
The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report By Charles Lewton-Brain
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Essential for jewelers, professionals, schools, small studios, factories, students. This book reviews issues of studio safety and discusses strategies for recognizing risks in the jewelry workshop,... More > and for reducing hazards by using substitution of materials or processes. The premise is that any reduction in risk improves safety conditions for the goldsmith and artist. Plenty of examples and safety anecdotes with extensive citations and references. A workshop tour gives you a new approach to learning about safety issues and procedures, with safety and health concerns listed by the jewelry procedures and tools used, and a good index. A required text by New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), The New Approach School (Virginia) and the Paris Texas Jewelry Training Program. 222 pages ISBN 0-9698510-4-9< Less
Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book analyzes hinges and hinge-like mechanisms in a manner never done before in a single volume. It has become a classic for jewelry making. Along with history, generics, classes of hinges,... More > guiding principles, sections include: design, tube making, hinge pins (force-fit, riveted, upset, tapered, cotter type, tubing, square, threaded, stud), hinge types (basic, thick-walled, locket, bracelet, box, block, cold-rolled, tab, cast and milled), lubrication, catch systems, hidden, alternative, cast hinges and solving design problems. Good index and table of contents. Covers more information about hinges than any book in English. 112 pages, over 200 line drawings..< Less
Patinas for Small Studios (Classic paper) By Charles Lewton-Brain
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Patinas for Small Studios by Charles Lewton-Brain This classic paper describes safer, easier patination methods for metals involving easily obtainable and even kitchen chemicals to produce blues,... More > greens, browns, blacks, grays and reddish tones on metals. Cupric nitrate patination, which gives a wide ranges of controllable green, blue, black and brown color options on a number of metals, is extensively discussed. Paint types which emulate patinas are mentioned. Application methods and options for pattern and surface control are described. 35 pages< Less
Gold Applications: A Technology Review By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper documents the results of a research project for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. It describes fusion applications (gold painting), doublée, Keum-boo, depletion gilding... More > (tumbaga, guanin), inlay and overlay procedures and it discusses fire gilding. Control factors for free compositional choice are defined and demonstrated. That is, the information is treated as a way of creating patterns and pictures by inlaying gold and other materials into metal surfaces. 44 pages. B/W diagrams.< Less
Fold-Forming Paper (Classic version) By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This is the original classic paper that started the fold-forming scene. Fold-forming or foldforming is a system of sheet metal forming which emphasizes forming using the metals characteristics. Forms... More > are derived from the natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. The system is internationally recognized as a new approach to working metal. It is extremely efficient and rapid. Tools are simple: fingers, hands, anvil hammers, mallets, and rolling mills. The paper has a theoretical introduction and step-by-step recipes for quickly working sheet metal. 49 pages, over 70 B/W line drawings. This was the precursor to the full color 2008 book "Foldforming" by Lewton-Brain.< Less
How to Make a Living Doing Something Crazy By kent everett
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Transcribed from a wonderful talk given by Everett at the 2007 Healdsburg Guitar Festival
The Art and Skill of Radio-Telegraphy By William Pierpont
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A manual for learning, using, mastering and enjoying the International Morse code as a means of communication. This fully revised fifth edition includes much additional content.
Midlana By Kurt Bilinski
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Midlana takes the logical next step in the evolution of the traditional Lotus replica, by incorporating a front-wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain and mounting it mid-engine, while retaining the original's... More > retro styling. A mid-engine configuration provides better acceleration, better braking, and better cornering than its front-engine equivalent. FWD drivetrains are now extremely common, with more choices, widespread availability, and a larger aftermarket than most traditional drivetrains. And, many builders are already familiar with FWD drivetrains; Midlana opens the door to using drivetrains that they already have and understand. Midlana contains full plans, including: wheel and tire choices, drivetrain selection, options, seats, shocks and springs, construction techniques, chassis and suspension fabrication, cowl and dash layout, electrical, fuel, and coolant system construction, shifter fabrication, windscreen mounting, parts and sources, final assembly, and registration.< Less
110 Creations: A Sewist's Notebook By Beth Byrge
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Today’s sewist has many sources of inspiration. So how do you track all your projects? How do you remember that dress you thought of while shopping for fabric? Enter A Sewist’s Notebook.... More > Born from the author’s own need to track ideas from start to finish, this notebook will help you be organized. Make a sketch, then fill in the details of your supplies. Quickly circle your accent ideas and make notes on sizing. When you have completed your fabulous garment, remind yourself what to do next time to make it even better. With space for 110 of your creations, you also have a place to write your Wish List, Project List, and a pattern Catalogue. There is even a chart to note when you last changed your needle. The spacious 8.5x11 size and spiral binding make note-taking easy. Never again go to the fabric store with a messy shopping list! Quickly reference what you need and have more time for creating. Visit the author online at www.110creations.com.< Less
Art of Celtic Knotwork Workbook By Cari Buziak
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Finally! The Aon Celtic Art online tutorials have been collected, revised, and expanded into a new compilation, available for the first time in print! The Aon web tutorials have long been considered... More > the best, most in-depth instruction of Celtic art. My tutorials have taught literally thousands of people how to create Celtic art... many of my students have gone on to teach workshops themselves even. If you’ve worked through the web tutorials before, in this copy you’ll find all newly created artwork and illustrations, new examples, and newly edited instructional text. Work through all the tutorials at your own pace, covering such topics as knotwork, spirals, animals, painting materials, crosses... and more. Completely new to this edition is a series of knotwork exercises for students to work through for additional practice and theory. This edition is provided in coil bound format for ease of use for the serious student.< Less
14X14 Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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This is the 14x14 cabin plans from my book 'Off the Grid'. It includes detailed step-by-step construction plans, pictures, material list, and resource guide. Also included are the 3D sketchup files... More > for the 14x14 and a 12x16 cabin that are modifiable. For all the plans order 'Off the Grid'< Less
Tactical Wargamer's Journal Issue 3 (eBook) By Michael Dorosh
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Issue 3 is intended as a guide for gamers to understanding the role of the British and Commonwealth forces in Northwest Europe during 1944-45. The issue features a high-level campaign overview... More > illustrated with full colour maps, a complete breakdown of all divisions and independent brigades of the 21st Army Group, a study of the Canadian infantry battalion organization, an analysis of how British soldiers are portrayed in wargames, a listing of all AFVS used by 21st Army Group with types, variants, and roles explained. Also an article on nationalities in the ASLSK with a scenario set during Operation CHARNWOOD. The issue should appeal to fans of Combat Mission, ASL, Flames of War, or any tactical game system who struggles in differentiating between the multiple types of British tanks and AFVs, wants to put the smaller skirmishes into the larger context of the battles and campaigns that shaped the war in Europe, or who wants to know more about the divisions and brigades that made up the 21st Army Group< Less
Grid Down Communications Volume 1 By Sparks
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Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques and various radio communications systems for grid-down scenarios.
Tactical Wargamer's Journal Issue 1 By tacticalwargamer.com
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Tactical Wargamer's Journal (ISSN 1918-9729), published on a non-regular schedule, covers topics of interest in the world of commercial tactical wargaming, focusing on land warfare at platoon level... More > and below in the 20th/21st Centuries. TWJ places emphasis on both military and wargaming history. The premiere issue includes articles on the history of tactical wargaming, board wargaming packaging/box art, ASL components described at the Desperation Morale website with background on the site, the Red Army in World War II and its depiction in games, Soviet tanks in miniature, board and PC games, Soviet tank unit history and organization, and a comparison of CMBB and PC:K. A 2014 supplement adds a second feature on the Infantry Regiment "Grossdeutschland" as well as a custom made ASL scenario with detailed playtest report. Issue 1 is now available in both print and e-copy format.< Less