Craft Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Stitch, Sculpt, Bead and Build

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Black Dog & Leventhal, Mar 30, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 480 pages
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The latest addition to the best-selling Wisdom & Know-How series is an all-in-one guide to mastering a variety of popular crafts, from knitting and quilting to ceramics and jewelry making.

The fifth book in the popular Wisdom and Know-How series, CraftWisdom & Know-How covers dozens of the most popular crafts in one complete, all-encompassing resource. The book is organized by type of craft and includes Sewing, Knitting, and Other Needlework; Paper Crafts and Bookmaking; Glasswork; Jewelry Making; Pottery and Clay; Mosaics; Candle-making and Decorating; and Woodworking and Furniture Making. The sections are further broken down into chapters that cover specific crafts, each with step-by-step directions and tips for projects for all levels of skill and ability, from beginner to advanced. Hundreds of projects are included, such as Super Sock Monkeys, Crocheted Hats, Etched Glass, One-Afternoon Skirts, and Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry, to name a few.

The material is hand-selected from dozens of publications from Lark Books, a leader in craft books. The information is tried, trusted, and true, and provides indispensable instruction and advice from the most accomplished crafters in the world. With hundreds of black-and-white illustrations and photographs, as well as essential resources for materials and tools, Craft Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have book for the aspiring and experienced crafter alike.
 

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Contents

1 Beadwork
7
2 Candlemaking
45
3 Polymer Clay Craft
69
4 Floral Crafts
87
5 Glass Crafts
101
6 Knitting Crochet
123
7 Mosaics
207
8 Paper Crafts
227
9 Sewing and Stitching
277
10 Woodworking
367
Bibliography
451
Illustrators and Photographers
453
Index
455
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Lark Books publishes books on crafts, home decorating, cooking, and outdoor living. Lark's titles range from beginner project books to advanced technique books to best-selling gallery books on topics such as sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, jewelry, ceramics, general crafts, and emerging DIY and lifestyle areas. Some of their best known books include titles in the 500 Series, Master Class Series, and the Homemade Living Series.

Amy Rost is a freelance book editor, writer, and writing instructor. She edited two previous books in this series - Survival Wisdom & Know-How and Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How. She lives in Prescott, Arizona.

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