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A Tablet Weaver's Pattern Book By John Mullarkey et al.
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A collection of threaded-in tablet weaving patterns and their many variations.
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
Naked Mentalism By Jon Thompson
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After extensive testing by experienced performers, the wait is finally over. This book represents a new departure in the field of mentalism. The techniques it contains will enable you to perform... More > impromptu, without the usual tools, techniques and compromises. You could, if you wish, perform naked to prove there’s no subterfuge. Track a spectator's thought process as she makes choices, harness psychological forces, turn misses into hits, perform book tests for complete strangers (even over the phone), but above all, replace the intuition of the psychic with solid models of the world that give hit rates far higher than the real thing can ever hope to achieve. Click on the title for back cover quotes and preview... Price reduced to celebrate the launch of Naked Mentalism II< 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
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
Ideas and Inspirations: Abstract Quilts in Solids By Gwen Marston, Gregory Case
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This is a book for grownup quilters. It’s a book for the many accomplished quilters who are not looking for yet another project book with pages of detailed elementary instructions on how to... More > make someone else’s quilt. Rather, it’s intended for quilters who are seeking ideas and inspiration for their own work. In my quilt related travels, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many such veteran quilters. This book was also developed to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of my Beaver Island Quilt Retreats (BIQR). Quilters who come to these retreats come with the expectation that they will be provided with an abundance of ideas which will help them design their own original work. The new works in this book were made specifically to provide ideas and inspiration to support the 2008 BIQR theme of making abstract quilts in solids.< Less
David Price Carving Tutorial By David Price
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A carving tutorial by master gun builder, David Price
Collector's Guide to Winross Models By Jeffrey Simmons
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This is collector's guide to the 1/64th scale advertising models produced in Rochester, NY by the Winross Company. These small diecast models are collected around the world and there is even a... More > collectors club dedicated to their history.< Less
The Systematic Mixing Guide By Ermin Hamidovic
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The Systematic Mixing guide is the book to kick start your journey toward absolute mix professionalism within the pop, rock & metal genres. Practical and direct information, conveying... More > professional techniques, is guaranteed to give you the sort of mixing insight that would traditionally take years to develop as a studio intern. These are the same techniques that have taken the author from being an industry newcomer, to one of the most highly sought after independent mix engineers in the country & abroad.< Less
Communications For 3%ers and Survivalists By Sparks31
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Written by the creator of the Signal Corps Blog at http://sparks31.wordpress.com/. Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques for gathering information in disaster and other... More > scenarios. Discusses various radio communications systems available for use by survivalists and other preparedness hobbyists. Includes information about police scanners, recommended equipment, amateur radio, CB, and other license-free radio services.< Less
How to Puzzle Cache (Spiral Bound Edition) By Cully Long
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FACED WITH A MAP FULL OF BLUE QUESTION MARKS AND NO IDEA WHERE TO START? Geocaching novices and pros alike are often daunted by puzzle and mystery caches. Ciphers, enigmatic photos, nonsensical text,... More > or just a blank page -- it often isn’t clear what the CO wants or expects you to do, and even less clear how any of it will lead you to a cache. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU ASK -- AND ANSWER -- ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. 300 pages of lessons, tips, tricks and hints for dealing with even the trickiest puzzle caches, plus step-by-step techniques that start with examining the cache page and lead you through codes, ciphers, steganography, math, music, and dozens of other common puzzle cache types will have you on the trail in no time.< Less
Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbook By Jenny Rushmore
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This 8.5 x 11" sketchbook was designed especially for sewists and fashion designers, with 100 plus size croquis to help you design your next garment. There's space to make notes about... More > construction and alterations, and a spot to add a fabric swatch. You'll also find a measurements record, wardrobe planner, a pattern and fabric inventory, and a directory of online resources. Happy sewing! Unfortunately the cover image on Lulu.com can only appear low-res, but you can see high-quality photos of the cover and inside of the book at www.cashmerette.com/sketchbook< Less
Cashmerette Curvy Fashion Sketchbook By Jenny Rushmore
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This 6 x 9" sketchbook was designed for all curvy fashion lovers - whether you're a fashion blogger, sewist, fashion designer or a fashionista! It has 100 plus size figure outlines to help you... More > design your perfect wardrobe. Sketch on top of the outlines to create a professional drawing that will hep you dream up new garments or outfits, and record what you wore. You can also add notes on the season, occasion and when you wore it. Happy sketching! Unfortunately the cover image on Lulu.com can only appear low-res, but you can see high-quality photos of the cover and inside of the book at www.cashmerette.com/sketchbook< Less
Embryos By Paul Prater
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Embryos is Paul Prater’s compilation of routines spanning eight years of stage shows. However, Embryos is much more than that. Paul also covers how to incorporate themes and concepts into a... More > coherent show. Paul also provides tips for finding space and how to market your show. He discusses not only successes, but failures and what to avoid. The routines focus on stage mentalism, but also have a dose of the bizarre with unusual presentations, dark tinged material, storytelling and even routines for sideshow performance. Many of the routines are suitable or adaptable for parlor or close up presentation as well. Noting is held back with full scripting, evolution, history and detailed explanations for each routine. Performance is a visual art, and with this in mind, there are private links to performance video of many of the routines, allowing you to see the pieces in action in front of live audiences.< Less
Kites: The Art of Using Natural Materials By John Browning
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In Kites: The Art of Using Natural Materials, John Browning shows how he uses natural materials to make beautiful kites; kites that fly. In the book Browning balances the visual appeal of Nature's... More > riches with the universal appeal of kites, their ephemeral lightness tethered to the kite flyer’s desire to be air-borne, defying the pull of earth’s gravity. This combination of beauty and practicability is evident in the colourful images—which inform as well as delight—of kites both fixed and in flight. Throughout the book the images demonstrate how the different shapes, colours, and textures of natural materials have been transformed by Browning into fragile yet flight-worthy structures that appeal to the mind, to the eye, and to the imagination. This book, filled with colourful images, shows many examples of natural materials—leaves, plants, trees, paper, and bamboo—and how they have been brought together to create the kites. Conceived as works of Art, constructed as kites, and realized as flying structures.< Less
Gus & Duncan's Guide to Star Wars Micro Collection Toys By Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez
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At last, the definitive book on Kenner’s Star Wars Micro Collection! Gus and Duncan present the full range of the Star Wars Micro Collection toys, including the entire product line sold in the... More > US, Canada, and Australia in the early 1980’s, and prototypes from each stage of the design and development. This guide showcases many one-of-a-kind pieces from the Micro line, dozens of unreleased product concepts, and unusual Micro Collection items such as mail away premiums, point of sale signage, and Toy Fair displays.< Less
Agricultural and Mechanical Society Award Medals Of The United States Third Edition By Andrew Harkness, Timothy Corio, Ted Harkness
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Agricultural and Mechanical Society Award Medals Of The United States
Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book By Karen Hanmer
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Complete instructions to craft a girdle book, a medieval binding structure featuring a long extension of leather, which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Includes numerous illustrations,... More > a tool list and an extensive bibliography. This is an advanced level structure for those who already have experience with traditional binding. The girdle book model will be constructed with a combination of ancient and modern techniques and materials. Features include a text block sewn on double raised supports, wooden boards shaped all around with special attention given to the inside spine edge to match the profile of the text block’s natural shoulder, spine linings extending beyond the text block and attached to the inside of the boards, text block laced onto boards and laces pegged in, sewn endbands also laced into the boards, covered in pliable leather, corner tongues, strap and pin closure, corner bosses, vellum foredge markers, leather extension terminates in a decorative knot.< Less
Catalog of State Fish & Game License Badges, Tokens & Tags, 2nd Edition, saddle-stitched By Ira Cotton
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This catalog lists and illustrates in color fish & game license badges, tokens and tags from all the states known to have issued one or more of these. Conservation Officer badges and promotional... More > badges issued by state wildlife agencies are also included. Valuations are provided for those items where it could be established based on prior sales. This is the 2nd Edition of the catalog which adds hundreds of new items along with corrections and price updates for many items.< Less
Legends of the Middle Kingdoms By Jimmy McKee
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classless role playing game created to simulate the old school B/E days of the fantasy game.
Beautiful Nature Mandals A coloring book made with love By Mandy Rita Tardif
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Mandy Rita Tardif is a passionate artist craving connection with people. Out of this craving, Mandy creates art she hopes will inspire you to move closer to your higher purpose and to love yourself... More > and others fully and truly. This book was made with a lot of love and the intention of it being something for you to relax with and enjoy. It is filled with mandalas containing various things you may find in nature like dragonflies and turtles. Every image was hand-drawn by Mandy with marker and each page contains a quote from a noteworthy person about love. This is Mandy’s third coloring book. Drawing soothes her soul and she hopes coloring in these pages will do the same for you as well. For more coloring books like these visit www.mandysartandsoul.com< Less
Colour Your Life By Jennidee Mills
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Not just another Colouring Book For Adults! Colour Your Life is a visual journal ready for you to add your thoughts to. The difference is ... you can colour the pages too. Each illustration has a... More > journalling prompt to inspire your thoughts to flow onto the page. You can use the prompts or write something else on your mind. The prompts cover topics such as life partner, children, life choices and goals and dreams.< 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
Drawing People (ebook) By Joumana Medlej
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Everything you need to know to draw the human figure in all its liveliness and diversity, illustrated in full color. Chapters: Introduction: Cultivating Your Drawing Skills // Drawing the body... More > (comparative face and body anatomy for men and women, muscle diagrams, hands and feet, notes on balance and foreshortening) // Emotions and facial expressions (a study of a sample of 60 expressions with additional notes on posture, etc) // Flexibility (understand how and where the body bends) // Aging the face and body, detailed for men and women // Catalog of human features (eye/hair/skin color, nose/eyebrow/eye/breast shapes, body types) // Guide to human types (detailed anatomic and facial characteristics of over 50 ethnotypes, from Ainu to Zulu, with notes on mixed types – the only such guide in existence). FOR PAPERBACK SEE http://bit.ly/dwgppl< Less