The Magic Pattern Book

Author: Amy Barickman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761171621
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Presents six dressmaking patterns that can be used to create an entire wardrobe that has thirty-six different looks and a total of over two hundred garments and accessories.

The Magic Pattern Book

Author: Amy Barickman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761181392
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A whole wardrobe in a book. Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let’s call it “The Skirt.” Now, imagine that this pattern is magic—it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be used to make six stylish skirts. By following different markers on the pattern, “The Skirt” can be: 1) an A-line skirt; 2) a maxi skirt; 3) a flirty pleated hem skirt; 4) a smart-looking pencil-wrap skirt; 5) a flared bias skirt; 6) a ruffled mini. But wait, there’s more! Following each look are six fabric recommendations, some of them easily repurposed. So now, not only does each pattern turn into six patterns, but each of the six patterns can turn into six different garments. With six magic patterns in the book, the end result is 216 original designs! The skill level is basic, and there’s a complete sewing primer included, with recommendations for basic tools, step-by-step instruction, a guide to fabrics, and a sizing reference chart. Express your fashion sense, look great, be creative—and save money. Now that’s magic.

Pattern Magic 3

Author: Tomoko Nakamichi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780676948
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Design

In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines. All the measurements and scaling information you need to start pattern making is included. As throughout the series, all the patterns are based on a basic block, supplied in the book. Thorough step-by-step instructions and diagrams will ensure that your own patterns translate beautifully to your choice of garment, while photographs of the finished garments will inspire you to create your own designs.

The Magic Vine Quilt

Author: Eleanor Burns
Publisher: Quilt in a Day.
ISBN: 1891776223
Release Date: 2007-04-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Grow a flower garden in beautiful fabrics to grace your bed or wall as Eleanor Burns presents Magic Vine. The patterns for Magic Vine originated in the 1930's in a newspaper quilt column written by Florence LaGanke Harris. As part of a series, LaGanke presented one new pattern each week. In addition to the pattern, the reader was treated to a fictitious story about a quilt group and their leader, Nancy Page. In the group, they shared stories, and decided on what colors to use for their flowers. Twenty-two flowers are appliqued in rows with twinning vines. It is magical because of the variety of flowers that grow on the vine. The vine grows quickly, like the magic vine in Jack and the Beanstalk. Whimsical flowers and leaves are easily made, using lightweight paper backed adhesive or the quick turn method using non-woven fusible interfacing. The outside edges are finished with a variety of techniques: satin stitch, blanket stitch, blind hemstitch, and hand applique. Give Magic Vine a traditional 1930's look using reproduction fabrics or bright and contemporary with vibrant batiks. Enjoy embellishing the flowers with hand or machine stitches, beads, and crystals. Eleanor offers assistance on fabric selection and yardage and cutting charts for all five quilt sizes. Bonus projects are included. The book is conveniently bound in wire-o to lay flat.

Virginia Satir the patterns of her magic

Author: Steve Andreas
Publisher: Science & Behavior Books
ISBN: UOM:39015064812616
Release Date: 1991-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A verbatim transcript of this master therapist and the author's astute analysis of her techniques, philosophies, and inspired improvisations.

Game Programming Patterns

Author: Robert Nystrom
Publisher: Genever Benning
ISBN: 9780990582915
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Genre: Computers

The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need. You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You'll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.

Faerie Knitting

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781507206553
Release Date: 2018-09-25
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story. “How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”—Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike. Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators—and lovers—of magic.

Stitch Magic

Author: Alison Reid
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 1584799110
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

In Stitch Magic, fashion and textile expert Alison Reid teaches sewers how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics, which look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce, can be used for entire textiles, such as cushions or blinds, or to create fashion accessories or embellishments. Stitch Magic serves as both a technical reference guide, which the sewer can consult time and again, as well as an inspiring project book. Among the beautiful, modern projects included are curtains and cushions, a throw, shawl, cape, necklace, and bag. Detailed illustrations throughout make all of the instructions easy to follow.

Motif Magic

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 198405614X
Release Date: 2018-03

Explore the magical world of motifs with Kristin Omdahl. Choose from 17 gorgeous knit and crochet shawls, cowls and bags. Learn a variety of motifs, construction styles with charts, line by line instructions, and find a massive library of supplemental stitch videos & more at

The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting

Author: Elizabeth Lovick
ISBN: 1844489353
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Knitted lace

'The Magic of Shetland Lace' is designed to take the novice knitter from their first 'yarn over' step-by-step to complex every-row lace knitting.

Magic Words and Language Patterns

Author: Karen Hand
Publisher: Remind Publishing
ISBN: 0999258907
Release Date: 2017-08-31

Magic Words and Language Patterns is a powerful, highly useful book, the first in the SCRIPTLESS HYPNOSIS HANDBOOK series. Hypnotists of all levels of experience will be able to expand their skills to new heights to create the most effective sessions and the most profitable practices. "Magic Words teaches you how to work without scripts, spontaneously and effortlessly in hypnosis and in your life." Michael Watson, International Hypnosis and NLP Trainer and Past President Hypnosis Education Association "Any serious hypnotist or therapist MUST read this book if they want to increase their influence and help more people." Dr. William Horton, author of The Secret Psychology of Persuasion "Magic Words is a must read for anyone who wants to really motivate themselves or others." Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas, PhD President- International Hypnosis Federation "This is a wonderful handbook for all Certified Instructors to offer their hypnosis students. Karen expertly anchors skills as she teaches the concepts." Larry Garrett BCH, OB Owner Garrett Hypnosis and Wellness Center "This book is captivating! Erika Flint, CEO Cascade Hypnosis Center Karen Hand, an award-winning Board Certified Hypnotist, Educator and World-Class Communicator, has helped thousands of people take control of their lives and trained countless hypnotists to help others make a change for good. Visit

The Magic of Half Square Triangles

Author: Peggy Holt
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
ISBN: 1604602139
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Your options are endless with bold colors, large motifs, and a fresh look at the Modern Quilt. An introduction to terms used in the book make instructions easy to follow. Consideration of fabrics and styles provides unique options allowing you to create your own magic. Design notes and Peggy's pointers provide insight into the projects. Reference charts and tiles make fabric estimation and design effortless.

Magic Stack N Whack Quilts

Author: Bethany S. Reynolds
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
ISBN: 1574327046
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

More than 200 how-to illustrations and dozens of color plates detail the process fully. In addition to covering fabric selection, the chapters provide step-by-step cutting and piecing directions for seven different blocks, and yardage and assembly directions for 14 projects ranging from small wall quilts to queen-sized bed quilts. A chapter on quilting includes designs and strategies to bring out all the beauty of these magical quilts.

The Vintage Workshop

Author: Amy Barickman
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1564775755
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Jump into computer crafting with this step-by-step guide. Includes a special system to make it easy to create heirlooms for gift giving, decor, and more. Includes images on the CD-ROM.

The Magic of We

Author: Danielle Anderson
ISBN: 0996401636
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A heartfelt tale describing the beauty of friendship and love, and the true story of musician Ikey Owens.