Berlin is the city where the world goes to party, but also to live and to experiment with new ideas: social movements, technologies, fashion, art, music, sexuality and multiculturalism. The Berliners are creative, hedonistic, weird and some of the most tolerant people on earth. This guide is a road map for expats and long-term visitors on how to settle in Berlin with the greatest of ease.
It begins with an overview of Berlin's complex and fascinating history, and will continue explaining the daily life and how Berliners tick. Readers learn, how to get a visa and residence permit, rent an apartment or buy a condominium, register with the authorities, get the utilities and telecommunications up and running, open a bank account, find a job, start a business, thrive on a budget, attend the university, enroll their children in school, and keep in the pink of health. And much more.
It is packed with insider tips on the notorious German bureaucracy and lists key contacts, sources of information and available support. A useful vocabulary and a comprehensive resource list for further research are also included. Finally, the aim of this book is to encourage you to discover this exciting city for yourself.
Make home décor, jewelry, and more with projects that put a twenty-first–century spin on this age-old craft. Includes photos and diagrams. Discover a fresh new take on the traditional art of macramé, a craft that was incredibly popular in the seventies and is currently enjoying a renaissance. Macramé projects are the best way to bring the current trend for luxe, boho interiors into your home. This book includes on-trend macramé projects for inside and outside the home. Choose from an assortment of projects—with “easy” and “more advanced” versions so you can develop your skills as you go. Learn all the basic macramé knots with the knot tutorial library so you can get started on your favorite projects straight away, whether it’s the ubiquitous hanging plant holder or a stunning statement arch for the garden or a doorway.
Learn to create furniture, bags, outdoor items, and more using duct tape and simple tools and materials, with no special engineering skills needed.
Start with duct tape basics that will aid in assembly: Learn cutting and tearing methods and taping techniques (yes, there's more to it than slapping it down). Discover how to make sturdy duct tape sheets that can be cut and shaped. Using easily accessible tools and supplies like a utility knife and heavy-duty cardboard boxes, try your hand at making a desk and desk chair. Grab some foam and make a backpack, or create a custom hammock. Build a geodesic dome, and go truly epic with a giant pyramid catapult.
Every project includes step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams and photos. Don't miss Lance Akiyama's tips and suggestions for supplies, project variations, and material substitutions. Follow the solid construction techniques and you'll ensure that these DIY projects will become favorite classroom activities and family projects.
Among the projects are:A lightweight bed frame and full-size dresser with working drawersOutdoor pieces like a hammock and garden swingA heavy-duty toolbox with pockets galore, and a stylish two-color messenger bagBallistics, including a slingshotA kayak!
These projects are real, they work, and are super fun. Roll up your sleeves and let the engineering begin!
Are you just starting out with the art of making macramé knots and you have no idea where to start or how to make your first design? Are you looking for really cool macramé designs to knot but have no clue which to make? Do you want a simplified, step by step process to creating awesome macramé projects in no time? If so, then read on…
Macramé is seen by many as a very difficult form of art. This, however, is untrue, but as a beginner, trying to get a grasp of this art can not only be daunting but can be quite frustrating, which can quickly lead to a loss of interest. Yes, getting the patterns and designs right at first may be met with a stiff challenge as with every other new idea or project we attempt in life. But with consistent practice and with the detailed illustrations discussed in the pages of this book, you will no sooner realize that macramé making is a walk in the park than it has been made out to look. The problem isn't the art itself but the knowledge behind the art, which is what this book seeks to help you obtain.
Overall, there is no better way of overcoming a challenge than developing awareness on the subject matter. With this in mind, the biggest limitation to making those exciting and amazing macramé projects is no one but yourself. Wouldn't you want to find out how this limitation can be flawlessly overcome to make those fancy and exciting designs?
In this book, Modern Macramé Book for Beginners and Beyond, you can be guaranteed of a step by step guide with graphical illustrations to making some of the most eye-catching macramé designs. You might be seeking to learn macramé for many more reasons than the beauty of art. Whether for commercial profits or recreational purposes, this book is your best tool to achieving your goal.
Through the in-depth illustrations discussed in this book, you'll soon learn to make your first macramé knot in no time. There are also some advanced level macramé designs for you in this book should you decide you are fit enough to go beyond the basics.
Here is a sneak peek of what you will get from this book. You will;
Understand how macramé evolved to become what it is in today's world.
Discover the knots and patterns most commonly used to create virtually all the beautiful designs you have come across, with directions on how to make each of them in no time.
Get familiarized with the essential tools and materials that you will need to make those magnificent macramé designs.
Be able to make awesome, eye-catching macrame projects that are super easy.
Be taken through the step-by-step instructions to make your own macramé designs with graphical illustrations for each project to ensure you get excellent results.
Be exposed to a cross-section of frequently asked questions posed by most macramé crafters.
And a whole lot more!
This book isn't just designed for absolute beginners alone but comes with some tips and tricks a veteran crafter would love to make reference to. No matter how long you've spent being a veteran crafter, you sure need this book to spur you to greater works through a cross-section of modern-day macramé art pieces.
To begin making those eye-popping macramé designs in no time, get a copy of this book RIGHT NOW
Looking for a new hobby to overcome stress? Are you a DIY home decorator and a plant lover? Or do you dream of creating handcrafted gifts that your family and friends will cherish?
Many beginners ask me: Where do I start learning macramé? The truth is... From the outside, Macramé seems very difficult: the irons are many, the measures are complicated, the patterns seem incomprehensible.
However, Sarah Durant, thanks to her experience, will help you feed your creative side and finally tackle a macramé project with ease. In this valuable guide, you will find easy, step by step macramé projects that you can easily create for yourself! Every project is explained in-depth, with pictures, so you can always take a look and see how you should make it!
In this book are included step-by-step instructions with clear illustrations so you can learn the basics such as Macramé stitches and patterns as well as more advanced projects!
You will learn:
How Macramé Can Decrease Your Stress Levels
Outstanding DIY Projects for Macramé that Even Kids Can Make
8 Materials You Should Use in Macramé (Don't Start a Project Before Reading This)
Tools that Will Save You Time and Money
In-depth Step-by-Step Instructions to Make your First Knots
Tons of Practical Projects, Including Plant Hanger, Macramé Bracelets, Wall Hanging Macramé, and Much More...
Simple Techniques to Create Shamballa-Style Bracelets with Sparkly Beads
If you're ready to take on a new hobby that will not only help you de-stress after a long day or week but will provide plenty of entertainment and add something unique to your design aesthetic, Macramé is what you are looking for.
This book is your all-in-one reference for needle novices to crafting masters. If you like easy-to-understand photos and diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and ready-to-make patterns and projects, then you'll love Sarah Durant's expansive guide.
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