Lovely Lacy Knits Beautiful Projects Embellished with Ribbon, Flowers, Beads, and More

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Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Throwing Beautiful, Functional Pots by Simon Leach, Bruce Dehnert
Lovely Lacy Knits: Beautiful Projects Embellished with Ribbon, Flowers, Beads, and More by Eva-Maria Maier
AmiguruME Pets: Make Cute Crochet Animals by Allison Hoffman
Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, “Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization, and Capitalism”
SOUTHERN LIVING Style Guide: Decorating Tips and Tricks From the South’s Most Beautiful Homes by The Editors of Southern Living

Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Throwing Beautiful, Functional Pots by Simon Leach, Bruce Dehnert

English | January 16th, 2018 | ASIN: B078YWPM79, ISBN: 1617690228 | 240 pages | EPUB | 57.16 MB

At one time or another, every potter gets frustrated at the wheel. Whether struggling to center the clay or attach a handle with precision, potters of all levels crave advice and answers, and world-renowned ceramicist and YouTube sensation Simon Leach has plenty to give.
In Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook—a book-and-DVD package—he presents clear tutorials and loads of original instruction on all of the core techniques, from studio setup to basic throwing, to applying appendages, trimming, glazing, and firing. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be learned when watching a video lesson; callouts then lead readers to the relevant video on the DVD so they can see the technique demonstrated in real time—an ideal combination that makes learning from the master easy.

Lovely Lacy Knits: Beautiful Projects Embellished with Ribbon, Flowers, Beads, and More by Eva-Maria Maier

English | March 1st, 2015 | ISBN: 0811714799 | 65 pages | PDF | 34.07 MB

Gorgeously soft and romantic, the beautiful lacy knits in this book beg to be touched and worn against the skin. These unique, feminine pieces, embellished with photos, beads, and other accents, will be the focal point of any outfit.
• Delicate lace knit patterns for scarves, shawls, fingerless gloves, slippers, and socks
• Learn to use a variety of embellishment techniques, including sewn and beaded accents, to give your knits personalized flair
• Projects for a wide range of skill levels

AmiguruME Pets: Make Cute Crochet Animals by Allison Hoffman

English | February 10th, 2017 | ASIN: B0751J2ZBM, ISBN: 1454709782 | 176 pages | EPUB | 19.44 MB

Crochet yourself a cute pet with the irresistible art of amigurumi!
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, adorable, stuffed animals and creatures—and this collection delivers on the sweetness. Crochet more than 60 projects, including dogs (Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, Pug, Bulldog, Corgi), cats (American shorthair, Maine Coon, Siamese), small pets (like rabbits and turtles), pets we wish we could own (T-Rex, unicorn, and dragon), as well as accessories (beds, bowls, leashes) to complement your pets.
The dog and cat sections include recipes for individual body parts with information on how to combine the components. A helpful dog and cat breed guide will show you which parts to combine to create a specific breed or even designer breed (Goldendoodle, Puggle, Yorkipoo), or use your imagination to create your own unique and lovable mixed breed. All other projects include specific patterns for each animal. Give them as gifts . . . or keep them to snuggle yourself! Most patterns are created to scale with the dolls from AmiguruME, so make a best friend for your AmiguruME doll to enjoy.

Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, “Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization, and Capitalism”

English | ISBN: 147259486X, 1472594851 | 2016 | 315 pages | PDF | 3 MB

From Oaxacan wood carvings to dessert kitchens in provincial France, Critical Craft presents thirteen ethnographies which examine what defines and makes ‘craft’ in a wide variety of practices from around the world.
Challenging the conventional understanding of craft as a survival, a revival, or something that resists capitalism, the book turns instead to the designers, DIY enthusiasts, traditional artisans, and technical programmers who consider their labor to be craft, in order to comprehend how they make sense of it. The authors’ ethnographic studies focus on the individuals and communities who claim a practice as their own, bypassing the question of craft survival to ask how and why activities termed craft are mobilized and reproduced. Moving beyond regional studies of heritage artisanship, the authors suggest that ideas of craft are by definition part of a larger cosmopolitan dialogue of power and identity. By paying careful attention to these sometimes conflicting voices, this collection shows that there is great flexibility in terms of which activities are labelled ‘craft’. In fact, there are many related ideas of craft and these shape distinct engagements with materials, people, and the economy.
Case studies from countries including Mexico, Nigeria, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, and France draw together evidence based on linguistics, microsociology, and participant observation to explore the shifting terrain on which those engaged in craft are operating. What emerges is a fascinating picture which shows how claims about craft are an integral part of contemporary global change.

SOUTHERN LIVING Style Guide: Decorating Tips and Tricks From the South’s Most Beautiful Homes by The Editors of Southern Living

English | August 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 0848751906 | 96 pages | EPUB | 39.30 MB

How do you define Southern decorating and design? Is it the bold and confident color scheme, the mix of patterns that seem unexpected yet are made for each other, the textiles and fabrics that feel both old and new, or the graceful combination of it all? Contemporary Southern design has transformed in so many ways in recent decades; we’ve embraced the simplicities of modern design while holding steadfast to the hallmarks of our region’s charm. This contrast is the heart of Southern style.
Southern Living’s Style Guide offers decorating tips and tricks from the South’s most beautiful homes. With 223 ideas for every space and budget, you’re sure to find a way to design, decorate, or spruce up your very own Southern home. We’ll teach you about the basics and flourishes of home design, from monograms to slipcovers. We’ll also take you through designing each and every room in your home: entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Finally, learn the rules for designing and building Southern homes that have the perfect new-old spirit in with our “10 Commandments of Southern Style.”
Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by Time Inc. and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment.