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The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting: Stitches, Techniques, and Projects for Lighter-than-Air Shawls & More

The ethereal beauty and intricacy of Shetland lace knitting might seem beyond the powers of the everyday knitter, but the skills needed are within the reach of everyone who can knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting is designed to take the novice knitter from their first "yarn over" through the steps needed to master the more complex patterns. The techniques are introduced with clear step-by-step instructions, charts, and detailed photographs of knitted samples.

Green Cleaning 101: DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have

Green Cleaning 101 - DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have. There are main basic food items that we already have in our home that can be used as DIY natural cleaning solutions or what's termed as green cleaning. You just have to know which of them can be used to clean what. This includes vinegar, baking soda, salt, olive oil, and other items that are discussed in "Green Cleaning 101 - DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have". White vinegar is the most dominant ingredient throughout.

Knit to Flatter: The Only Instructions You'll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters that make You Look Good and Feel Great!

Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter.

Amamani Puzzle Balls

Amamani is short for Amigurumi Amish Animals. They are based on the traditional Amish puzzle ball, and, as such, come apart into three segments, or rings, which have to be assembled to form your animal. Gauge isn't important in these projects; however, it is important that you work as tightly as you comfortably can. Helpful tips and step-by-step photos are included in this pattern book. Each of the six designs is stitched in segments using Deborah Norville Everyday Premier yarn, is stuffed with polyfiberfill, and includes a pair of safety eyes. Animals included are Dinosaur, Elephant, Giraffe, Turtle, and two versions of Lion.

Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden

Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid. Inside you'll find inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele. .

Classic Arts and Crafts Furniture: 14 Timeless Designs (Popular Woodworking)

Build authentic Arts & Crafts furniture with master woodworker Bob Lang! Beautiful fumed oak. Rich cherry wood. Ebony accents. These are the hallmarks of the finest Arts & Crafts furniture. And they're features you'll find in the 14 elegant woodworking projects in this book. Author Bob Lang, well known for his meticulously detailed shop drawings of Arts & Crafts furniture, shows you how to go beyond drawings to create timeless designs in the style of Gustav Stickley, Greene & Greene and more. From a desktop bookrack to hall tables, easy chairs and beyond, you'll find projects for just about every room in your home.