Author: Charlotte Rivers
Publisher: Jacqui Small
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Bookbinding is currently enjoying a revival, with designers and creatives discovering the artistic opportunities afforded by this artisan craft. Tapping into the growing popularity of all things ‘handmade’, I Love Handmade Books is an inspirational celebration of book-making, offering an engaging insight into the range of artisan processes – both traditional and contemporary – involved in creating books by hand. Bursting at the seams with a variety of wonderfully eclectic examples, the book explores the intriguing creative possibilities of book-making as an art form, featuring a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments. Featured techniques include everything from Coptic binding to concertina binding, as well as experimental page treatments and decorative finishing techniques such as embossing and gilding. Galleries of stunning contemporary examples showcase the beautiful results that can be achieved with each technique, profiles throughout the book offer an insight into the working practices of each book-maker. I Love Handmade Books also includes a highly practical and comprehensive chapter that demonstrates how to master different binding techniques, using illustrated step-by-step tutorials and clear, straightforward instructions to clarify even the most seemingly complex methods.
The arrival of a new baby is not only cause for celebration, but also the perfect opportunity to get creative. Handmade for Baby goes beyond the usual sewing-oriented titles, to include a wide range of crafts such as paper cutting, felting, and crochet, as well as featuring simple home décor ideas for the nursery and styling ideas for parties and photo sessions. All projects are kept easy and achievable – no specialist skills or equipment required – appealing to infrequent crafters and friends who may feel less confident about their craft skills, but still want to contribute something special and handmade to the baby shower. Stencils are provided throughout the book where applicable, and galleries at the end of each chapter showcase an inspirational selection of finished projects, highlighting the fantastic results that can be achieved with different craft techniques. Standing apart from the other baby craft project books, Handmade for Baby is unique in its handy organization of projects into the following chapters or stages: Pregnancy announcement; Preparation; Baby Shower; New Arrival; First Month, and First Birthday. Original and inventive ideas are suggested for each stage, from wall stencils and themed bunting for the nursery (preparation) to baby handprint party invites (first birthday). The book has a lovely light, fresh, contemporary feel, featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations that accompany each step-by-step project. Featuring a beautifully varied selection of adorable projects for babies and toddlers, Handmade for Baby offers a wealth of inspiration and practical advice for new parents, friends, family, and crafters of all kinds looking to make gorgeous handmade keepsakes that will be treasured for many years to come.
Author: Shu Hung
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date: 2007
"In a response to the sleek forms and perfect angles of late-1990s objects, many of today's artists are returning to handmade work: hand lettering, hand drawing, hand sewing. From books to pillows to T-shirts to toys, their work defines an alternate view of contemporary design. By Hand features an international collection of the most noteworthy artists working by hand and shows their work in detailed photography and insightful texts. Here detail is emphasized over perfection and the personality of the artist is made a key element of the finished product. From Kiki Smith's lovingly etched birds to dynamo-ville's one-of-a-kind puppets to Barb Hunt's knitted land mines to Evil Twin's hand-bound publications, today's art revels in the care and consideration of craft."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Alisa Golden
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
An increasingly popular craft receives awe-inspiring treatment by major artist Alisa Golden (Creating Handmade Books). She provides invaluable instruction on structure -the starting point for beginners, as well as design and content for the more experienced. Includes a wide range of projects as well as the skills of the craft.
Outlines creative ideas for themed bookbinding projects designed to inspire personal and group adventures, sharing comprehensive instructions for indoor and outdoor options ranging from a personalized Treasure Hunt Collection Bag and Notebook to a Waterproof Book made with Tyvek pages.
Shows readers how to make more than sixty different inexpensive, easy-to-make items to express their affection for someone special, from handmade stationery to care packages, along with more than thirty gift-giving ideas. Original. 25,000 first printing. BOMC Crafter's Choice.
Author: Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2019-05-21
After a life-threatening accident stopped her completely in her tracks a few years ago, author Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse and her family came to truly understand that we are all one event from a lifestyle change. Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter clearly illustrated the importance of this when she said: "There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers." While some people choose to take care of loved ones after they can no longer take care of themselves, many others must do so for a myriad of other reasons, often financial. It can be a crisis situation, such as an accident, or the long-term effects of aging. In any case, the days are often long and draining, both for the family caregiver and the paid professional, and the choices to be made are often confusing, difficult, and daunting. In this illuminating book filled with practical, easily implementable advice, Wegscheider-Cruse helps readers sort through the puzzle that forms the caregiving world. Chapter topics include: identifying the roles of caregivers; how to deal with burnout; finding ways to compartmentalize and separate without guilt; using technology to make life easier; building bridges through teamwork; downsizing; and navigating end-of-life issues. Most importantly, the book offers readers a deep toolkit of invaluable suggestions for navigating tough issues with positivity and optimism. It is also the first book to provide stories from the perspective of not just the caregiver, but the caree, thus enabling caregivers to better understand their fears and feelings. The result is a positive, unified approach to care.
Fall in love with the whimsical world of paper crafting and explore the never-ending possibilities of handmade paper art with this book. With a comprehensive introduction to various basic techniques, the text contains lots of tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions.
Author: William Coperthwaite
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2007-03-07
Genre: House & Home
William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years hasexplored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott Nearing, Coperthwaite has fashioned a livelihood of integrity and completeness-buying almost nothing, providing for his own needs, and serving as a guide and companion to hundreds of apprentices drawn to his unique way of being. A Handmade Life carries Coperthwaite's ongoing experiments with hand tools, hand-grown and gathered food, and handmade shelter, clothing, and furnishings out into the world to challenge and inspire. His writing is both philosophical and practical, exploring themes of beauty, work, education, and design while giving instruction on the hand-crafting of the necessities of life. Richly illustrated with luminous color photographs by Peter Forbes, the book is a moving and inspirational testament to a new practice of old ways of life.
Author: Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Publisher: Potter Craft
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round! New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable. From the Hardcover edition.
Don't just say it … sew it! Show everyone in your life how much you love them with this gift-making book,Because I Love you Sew, by Trish Preston. Its charming collection of 17 projects features quilts, stylish totes, pretty holiday decor, and more! Includes patterns for all skill levels, step-by-step directions, and plenty of inspiring ideas for making each gift even more personal.
Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all aspects of social media. Learn how easy it is to enjoy a lucrative career while leading the creative life you’ve always craved.