Fly high with paper models of some of the most astonishing aircraft and spacecraft ever designed!The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum hosts seven million visitors annually—a testament to our enduring fascination with flight. Noted origami artist John Szinger has created this unique collection of paper airplane and rocket models inspired by real life flying machines. Let your imagination soar with 14 original designs, including: A Supersonic Transport, recalling the golden age of commercial hypersonic travel The Space Pod, designed to safely return astronauts to earth through the intense heat of re-entry A graceful Hot Air Balloon—make several to create your own miniature ballooning festival An elusive Flying Saucer—try as they might, the government can't conceal this one A sci-fi inspired Art Deco Rocket with exaggerated fins and sleek lines And many other thrilling origami air and space models! Air and Space Origami Kit contains everything you need to create high quality air and space models: A colorful 64-page step-by-step origami instructions book 14 exciting air and space origami projects 48 sheets of downloadable, double-sided folding paper for printing at home Each model comes complete with a set of interesting facts about the vehicle, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold it. Air and Space Origami Kit is perfect for aspiring astronauts and origami beginners of all ages!
Get hooked on crochet! The author of Supersize Crochet guides you through the basics so you can finish your first project in just one day. In Beginner’s Guide to Crochet, each new stitch is explained in easy steps with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed up with a project showing you how to utilize your newfound skills. The twenty modern projects range from a super simple French press cozy to a granny square blanket. Plus, there is a section dedicated to “extreme crochet,” using t-shirt yarn to create larger-than-life crocheted creations. In addition, crochet charts are included for each stitch and pattern, with the author explaining, in detail, how to read and follow charts. The author’s chatty, informal style will take you on your journey from newbie to fully-fledged crocheter, and before you know it, you’ll be crocheting and making fantastic homemade presents for friends and family. Crochet blogger Sarah Shrimpton of Annaboo’s House is a self-taught crocheter and former teacher who started blogging for fun and now has over fifty-five thousand followers on Instagram.
A garden of delights to decorate clothes, create unique jewelry, and customize your home accessories—from bestselling author of The Knitter’s Bible. Over two hundred all-new crochet stitches, embellishments and trims make this the one-stop shop for all creative crocheters. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-to-follow diagram. Conveniently grouped crochet motifs, stitches and edgings allow for easy browsing and location of favorites. Crafters will learn how to make the best of the textural, 3D nature of crochet—perfect when fabrics and knitting just don’t cut it. You’ll discover how to fashion roses, daisies, sunflowers, and more to make your collars, curtains, and necklaces bloom!
This ideal guide for the busy sewist features 16 fast and fun projects by some of today’s top designers.
Now it’s easy to fit a sewing project into your busy day. With Make 1-Hour Gifts, you can sew delightful coasters, aprons, bibs, bags, accessories and more—all in record time! This volume features designs by Abbey Lane Quilts, Katy Dill, Annabel Wrigley and many others. Each project is designed to be completed in 60 minutes or less—plus, there’s a special section of 30-minute projects!
Simple patterns for cuddly characters and cozy blankets!
Snuggle up with a crochet comforter or play with a colorful character—these amigurumi patterns are simple to stitch and super cute!
Featuring unique crochet toy patterns including boy and girl dolls, dog and cat, bear and bunny, zebra, reindeer, monkey, and more, this amazing collection will give you a wide range of crochet toys and comfy blankets to create to delight the little ones in your life.
A creative new take on an old favorite—including delightful patterns for special occasions and gifts.
The humble granny square gets a fresh new look in this collection of 3D granny square crochet patterns. Choose your favorite from one hundred different designs including flowers, animals, food and drink, and motifs, whether it’s a fragrant rose, a cherry pie, or a jellyfish. Each motif features a 3D element that is integral to the granny square design.
There are also ten bright and beautiful projects showing you how to use the squares to make special gifts for friends and family including an animal themed baby blanket, a fruity cushion, and a decorative garland, and patterns designed for Christmas, birthdays, and other occasions.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated.
Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn.
Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more!
These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.
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