Iridescent fabric shimmers and glows, changing colors depending on how the light hits it. Different colors appear in the folds and pleats, adding surprising layers of color to fabric. To the uninformed it appears magical and difficult, but the truth is that weaving iridescent fabric is accessible to any handweaver who knows the tricks. Bobbie Irwin has been teaching the techniques for weaving iridescence in person and through articles for more than ten years. In this book, she delivers her most comprehensive course yet, covering the details from how to evaluate and choose yarn to achieve your desired effect to the ways weave structure affects iridescence to the best uses for your iridescent fabric. Hands-on project instructions will have you exploring what you've learned right away. If you have been looking to add some shimmer to your weaving, this is the only book you will ever need!
Author: N. Pastor
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2008-08-01
The ultra volgory rays, the most powerful spy weapon used by the secret service of the Invisible Government in charge of Interplanetary peace, detected that the Legions of Javak have returned to planet earth. Camouflaged as monks of the Brotherhood of Mercy and protected by their kavaj, a shape shifting devised that also makes them invisible, these dangerous spies have returned to planet earth to plan their final strategy - "OPERATION CHAOS." The purpose of this operation is to retrieve the golden cross hidden in a chest in a secret chamber below the great pyramid of Giza. Once they have the golden cross they can gain access to the Atlantean formulas and to the most coveted word in the universe. By its very utterance, this word will release their powerful Commander Van Floy Karzan instantly. Will Allie Mckay and the other seven young Alchemist knights bidden to carry out their mission by the Invisible Government, be able to prevent the Javaks from carrying out their evil plan? That plan is to use the secret Atlantean de-and re-materialization formulas to vaporize all of planet earth and its inhabitants and transport them to Javakland in the second dimension where earth's people will be captive and used as personal labors for all the Javaks whims and wishes. Author N.Pastor, an alchemist as well as an extraordinary creative genius, has created ALLIE MCKAY in response to an inner calling to reach every young person in the planet with an inspiring yet entertaining story of valor and high ideals. "It is the children, tomorrows leaders, who are the protectors of the planet and defenders of world peace," states N. Pastor, "and it's through them that we can make a better world."
Rigid-heddle weaving is simple to learn, is easy to master, and offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover! Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom covers everything rigid-heddle weavers need to know about the craft, from the basics — how to select a loom, set it up, and get started — to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results. Begin by exploring a variety of weave structures, including finger-manipulated laces, tapestry, and color play with stripes, plaids, and multicolor yarns. Then move on to more complex designs and irresistible projects, from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry. Explore warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and the textural effects you can create with different yarns and with wire and conductive thread. Everything you need to know is here, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure success.
Usually, advertising formulas which fix Uzbekistan in a transfigured oriental past of long ago perfect for the travel industry, prefer to forget that there is also a modern Uzbekistan in which, as some researchers suggest, a new Silk Road is beginning to evolve. The present volume intends to provide an initial insight into these evolving connections and processes, on the one hand to present the textile facets that they encompass and on the other hand to show how, from the perspective of Uzbek researchers, the problem and the current status of textile research and of textile revitalisation are developing.
Author: Linda Holtzschue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-12-14
THE PERCEPTION, UNDERSTANDING, AND USES OF COLOR—EXPANDED AND REFRESHED Understanding Color is an essential resource for those needing to become proficient in color for business applications. The peerless treatment of this critical subject is beautifully illustrated with real-world examples. Designers have turned to this guide for nearly a generation for its authoritative and accessible instruction. The knowledge contained in this book sets you apart from other designers by enabling you to: Contribute more effectively to discussions on color harmony, complete with a vocabulary that enables in-depth understanding of hue, value, and saturation Apply the most-up-to-date information on digital color to your projects Address issues involved when colors must be translated from one medium to another Troubleshoot and overcome today's most common challenges of working with color Full-color images showcase real design examples and a companion website features a digital workbook for reinforcing color concepts. From theory and practical implementation to the business and marketing aspects, Understanding Color helps you gain a deep and discriminating awareness of color.
Author: Serge Berthier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-03-12
Lepidoptera and Coleoptera – butterflies and beetles - are the most beautifully colored insects we can find. This book explores the origin of these brilliant colors from a physics perspective, beginning with the simplest question: Why Colors? The author masterfully explains at an introductory level the coloring of insects and illustrates his points with more than 240 brilliant figures. The book is a rich source for optical physicists, biologists, and teachers alike.
Author: Julia Huang
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Social Science
Since the revolution in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has permitted few Western scholars to conduct research in the country. Here Julia Huang provides a remarkable account of local tribal life in Iran and depicts a community largely beyond the scope and reach of foreign travellers and the Western media. Huang documents the difficult livelihoods and lifestyles of these mobile Qashqa'i pastoralists and their society and culture, and she explains how this Turkic-speaking group relates to the wider Iranian society and the Islamic Republic. Focusing on a small group of women, she shows us how they adapt to a rapidly changing world while retaining tribal values and a distinctive ethnolinguistic identity as one of Iran’s largest national minorities. Engagingly written and documenting a disappearing way of life, 'Tribeswomen of Iran' is essential reading for all those interested in Iran, the Middle East, anthropology, nomadism and gender. 'A work of power and complexity - it is memoir, ethnography, and a work of literature.' William Honeychurch, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University 'Huang is a well-trained ethnographer and a highly disciplined observer, and this intensely engaging and readable book is clear evidence of her brilliant and wonderfully curious mind.' - Shahla Haeri, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Author: Karla J. Nielson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1989-09-15
This text provides information on using windows to best advantage. Readers will find instructions on calculating, specifying, and installing hard and soft window treatments, plus residential and non-residential treatments.
Author: Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-11-22
In the western sky the bright emerald banner of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expedition in a bid to tame the neighbouring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness. It is called Himatan, and it is said to be half of the spirit-realm and half of the earth. And it is said to be ruled by a powerful entity who some name the Queen of Witches and some a goddess: the ancient Ardata. Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs – but it was the voices from that land’s forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers launch their invasion of this jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission. To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail men call the Grey Ghost. This warrior leads these tribes on a raid unlike any other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands. While word comes to K’azz, and mercenary company the Crimson Guard, of a contract in Jacuruku. And their employer? Could it be the goddess herself...
Author: Leslee Michelsen
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art represents a partnership between the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha and the students and teachers of the Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul. The unifying theme of the exhibition is the preservation of the traditional arts of the Islamic world - in both themes and materials - in the modern world, and the role of education in its transmission and translation. Half of the objects featured in the exhibition are historical objectsmasterpieces from the Museum of Islamic Art's collection, from four great dynasties with connections to Afghanistan: the Ghaznavids, Timurids, Mughals and Safavids.The other half of the exhibition presents works created specifically for the exhibition by Turquoise Mountain students in response to, and in conversation with, the historical objects. Featuring exquisite photography and unique research, this catalogue is a visually stunning representation of the exhibition and a valuable record of an extraordinary endeavour.
Author: Mark C. Taylor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2013-11-22
"Erring is a thoughtful, often brilliant attempt to describe and enact what remains of (and for) theology in the wake of deconstruction. Drawing on Hegel, Nietzsche, Derrida, and others, Mark Taylor extends—and goes well beyond—pioneering efforts. . . . The result is a major book, comprehensive and well-informed."—G. Douglas Atkins, Philosophy and Literature "Many have felt the need for a study which would explicate in coherent and accessible fashion the principal tenets of deconstruction, with particular attention to their theological implications. This need the author has addressed in a most impressive manner. The book's effect upon contemporary discussion is apt to be, and deserves to be, far-reaching."—Walter Lowe, Journal of Religion
Author: Salvador Dali
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1992-06
Rare, important volume in which famed Surrealist expounds — in his inimitably eccentric fashion — on what painting should be, the history of painting, what is good and bad painting, the merits of specific artists, and more. Includes his 50 "secrets" for mastering the craft, including "the secret of the painter's pointed mustaches."