Lace gets a whole new look! Lace has traditionally been knit in finer weight yarns to create airy, delicate designs. But when knit in bulky yarns, lace becomes bold, graphic, and dramatic. Get those big needles and chunky yarn ready to roll!
The 26 designs in this book will ramp your sock knitting from ho-hum to WOW! Each pair is a masterpiece of luscious color, but the repeating patterns ensure that the knitting is still relaxing.
New to sock knitting? Explanations of sock knitting techniques--from the anatomy of a sock to how to work the heel and toe--are included.
Full of practical advice to help you master all the features and applications of your overlocker (serger) and coverlocker, you will learn how to handle your machine using its more complex features and will soon be finishing hems like a professional sewer.
Celtic calligraphy crosses the boundaries between art, tradition and craft. With instruction on how to draw letterforms derived from original Celtic manuscripts like The Book of Kells, and with step-by-step explanations of knotwork borders and motifs plus illumination, this book will show you how to transform your writing into unique works of art worthy of the mediaeval Celtic scribes.
Paper cutting, a traditional Chinese folk art, is part of China's rich cultural heritage. It was long considered an accomplishment for a young bride to be skilled in paper cutting, special patterns were passed down from generation to generation, and some families supplemented their incomes by selling their artwork.
Diane Feng takes the reader step-by-step through the techniques of paper cutting (which requires only the simplest equipment) in a series of photographs. Over 50 patterns are