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This second book on how to make leather boots and sandals contains 6 styles of footwear, each with patterns in several sizes. 98 line drawings. 103 pattern pieces....more...

The Rijksmuseum houses an unusually large seventeenth-century model ship dating back to 1698, the William Rex. It is unique in the world, not only on account of its size, its age and its elaboration, but also because of the historical and political significance it carries. This book not only explores the history and the function of this showcase model, but also the prominent role of shipping in the Republic, the admiralties and the collection of model ships in the Rijksmuseum. It also delves...more...

Large scale plans for 54 fine pieces including cherry desk, tall clock, and gate leg table....more...

Embroideries and Patterns from 19th Century Vienna is the first book devoted entirely to the petit-point of nineteenth century Vienna. Raffaella Serena surveys samplers motifs and decorative patterns such as garlands, flowers, animals and landscapes. The most significant patterns of the Nowotny collections are integrated with other examples drawn from different sources in order to a give a more rounded and complete historical and stylistic account of the period under consideration....more...

Accurate representations of period apparel depict 21 Confederate uniforms, 24 Union uniforms, different ranks, states, units; historical figures include Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, David G. Farragut, and others — shown in color on covers. Descriptive captions....more...

Well over a thousand years old, the tradition of swordmaking in Japan is one of the most highly regarded metal crafts in the world. When all sword manufacture was prohibited in Japan for seven years after World War II, the age-old techniques were in danger of being lost forever. Today, in the hands of a new generation of practitioners, the craft is making a startling comeback. Connoisseurs say that the swords being produced now are the equal of anything made in Japan in the past few hundred...more...

With precise instructions and vivid, four-color photographs, Ayako Brodek shows readers how to create 40 elegant and unusual pieces of jewelry. Each project includes a list of materials, illustrated step-by-step folding and finishing instructions, a beautiful photo of the completed piece, and suggested color variations, paper designs and embellishments to make each piece exciting and unique. The book opens with sections on choosing paper, equipment, basic folds and bases, and making the piece...more...

Master dollmaker Susanna Oroyan gives you the definitive book on fabric sculpting. Anatomy of a Doll is packed with an abundance of exquisite photographs that capture the best work from dollmakers today. Detailed step-by-step illustrations for an incredible variety of cloth dolls are included for you to create any type of cloth doll imaginable. Many methods of doll construction are covered so that beginning and professional dollmakers have a handy answer book. Beginners will find the book a...more...

Treehouses speak to the little kid in each of us. Who doesn't love the idea of a fantasy house in the treetops? But building a treehouse the right way takes a lot of thought, planning and hard work. This book is here to help you dream big yet approach your treehouse build in an achievable way. You'll learn: Everything you need to know in order to choose a suitable location and the right materials for your build How to choose the right tree Which tools you need and how to use them How to build...more...

Woodworkers at all skill levels should find something challenging in this collection of practical gift projects for the woodshop. R. J. De Cristoforo supplies complete, illustrated plans and instructions for building kitchen aids, plant hangers and stands, wind chimes, bird houses and feeders, toys, picture and mirror frames, shelves and racks, decorative plaques, and much more. All projects can be made using basic hand tools, but the author also points out where a power tool would be faster or...more...

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