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Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning

Author : Judith MacKenzie McCuin
ISBN : 9781118153109
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 64. 30 MB
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With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review The skill demonstrated is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance

Yarn Works

Author : Wendy J. Johnson
ISBN : 9781589237889
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 41. 38 MB
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Yarn Works is a comprehensive guide to the techniques of spinning and dying yarn and includes ten projects knitted with the various types of handspun yarn featured throughout the book.

Inventive Weaving On A Little Loom

Author : Syne Mitchell
ISBN : 9781603428514
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 36. 58 MB
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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.

Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007

Author : Lisa A. Bucki
ISBN : 9780470377413
Genre : Computers
File Size : 85. 51 MB
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Covers new PowerPoint features including how to create presentation slides, dress them up using templates and graphics, add sound and animation, and present in a business or Internet setting Equips users to present visually charged, captivating slideshows Sophisticated, revised full-color design provides readers with easier navigation Shows users how to make real-world use of PowerPoint 2007 with highly visual two-page tutorials and numbered, step-by-step screen shots in full color on high-quality paper

The Fleece Fiber Sourcebook

Author : Carol Ekarius
ISBN : 9781603427647
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 76. 40 MB
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author : Theresa A. Husarik
ISBN : 9781118052532
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 86. 25 MB
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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Teach Yourself Visually Hand Dyeing

Author : Barbara Parry
ISBN : 9780470452820
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 38. 70 MB
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As the DIY trend continues, crafters are taking their skills to the next level and are looking for "what's next." Hand-dyeing is on the rise--giving crafters the freedom to create their own unique yarns and fibers to spin wholly original projects. This photo-intensive book covers everything from dyeing with Kool-Aid to more involved processes like working with acid dyes and hand-painting. Concealed wiro binding allows the book to lay flat--perfect for undertaking projects with wet or dye-covered hands. Barbara Parry (Shelburne, MA) is the founder and creative vision behind Foxfire Fiber & Designs. She produces her own yarn line from the wool of the sheep she raises on her farm in the Berkshire foothills, which is home to 70 sheep, two llamas, and two goats. The wool she produces is prized by knitters and handspinners and has won numerous awards. Barbara chronicles life on her farm in her blog "Sheep Gal: Notes from a Shelburne Shepherd" (www.sheepgal.typepad.com).

Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting

Author : Laura Chau
ISBN : 9781118153185
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 23. 2 MB
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Socks are portable, fun to knit, and quick to complete—and they make great gifts. This step-by-step guide walks you through all the techniques used to knit beautiful socks—from buying yarn to working on double-pointed needles, from turning a heel to grafting a toe. It covers knitting socks top-down, toe-up, and flat, explains how to create various heels and toes, and gives you a dozen original patterns for everything from baby booties to knee socks. Whether you're new to knitting or just new to socks, you'll learn the skills needed for a lifetime of creative sock knitting.

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036963536
Genre : American literature
File Size : 52. 56 MB
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Teach Yourself Visually Knitting

Author : Sharon Turner
ISBN : 9780471788416
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 83. 70 MB
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Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading throughtedious instructions? Then get yourself some yarn and needles andget knitting! Teach Yourself VISUALLYKnitting shows you thebasics--photo by photo and stitch by stitch. You begin with theessential knit and purl stitches and advance to bobbles, cables,lace, and fancy color work. With fun, innovative patterns from topknitting designer Sharon Turner, you'll be creating masterpieces inno time! Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and areideal for quick review * Each skill or techniqueis defined and described * Detailed color photos demonstrate each step * Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo * Helpful tips provide additional guidance

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