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I Can't Believe I'm Sewing! | Leisure Arts 4434

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Item # 4434
Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc (August 29, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601406878
ISBN-13: 978-1601406873


Sewing is a way to turn your dreams, your imagination, and your ideas into real life goods. Presented in a class format by Pat Sloan, a fabric-obsessed sewing and quilting teacher, this book gives you the basic information you need to have your sewing machine humming and your needle moving lickety-split. From how to find a sewing machine to buying fabrics and notions, this book will have you sewing in no time! Beginner introduction to sewing, plus 18 projects: Coaster Set; The Perfect Table Runner; Scarf Magic; Oh-So-Soft Baby Blankets; A Green Grocery Sack; A Ditty Bag for Every Use; Shower in Style; Valance Love; A Summer Spread; Round and Round We Go Pillows and Easy Peasy Pillowcases.

I Can't Believe I'm Tole Painting | Leisure Arts 22635

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Item # 22635
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc (December 14, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601405448
ISBN-13: 978-1601405449


For anyone who has ever been tempted to add the fun of tole painting to their basic painting skills, this is the perfect guidebook. Thorough instructions, brushstroke practice sheets, full-size patterns, and excellent photos make the learning experience truly rewarding. Judy Diephouse and Lynne Deptula tell you everything you need to know--choosing and maintaining your tools and brushes, preparing the surface to paint, how to perform the basic techniques--even how to finish your project!

6 designs on 7 projects: Rosemaling Box, Strokework Brush Box, Strokework Clock, Strokework Basket, Fall Strokework Plate, and two Early American Strokework Trays

I Can't Believe I'm Painting | Leisure Arts 22566

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Item # 22566
Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts (July 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574867814
ISBN-13: 978-1574867817


Practice makes perfect, and this informative guide for beginning painters even offers 20 simple projects to get you started on developing your skills in this rewarding craft. Projects include a vase, baskets, boxes, frames, plates, a tray, and many more.

I Can't Believe I'm Loom Knitting! | Leisure Arts 5250

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Item # 5250
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc. (April 29, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609000404
ISBN-13: 978-1609000400


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Have you discovered the hot tool that makes knitting easier than ever before--without knitting needles? It's a knitting loom (also known as a knitting wheel), and using one is as simple as wrapping yarn around the pegs and lifting the yarn loops with a pick-like tool. Clear photos and instructions make it a breeze to learn everything you need to know. The 18 projects in I Can't Believe I'm Loom Knitting include Beginner Knit Hat, Next-Step E-Wrap Knit Hat, Garter Stitch Brim Hat, Sampler Afghan, Corn on the Cob Hat & Scarf, Honeycomb Hat & Scarf, Felted Basketweave Tote, Hooded Vest, Lattice Pillow, Bejeweled Fingerless Gloves, Robin's Hood, Garter Wedges Baby Blanket, Ridged Lace Hat, Lace Wrap, Felted Candy Cane Stocking, and Panda Hat.

I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting | Leisure Arts 4466

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Item # 4466
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc (June 10, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601407211
ISBN-13: 978-1601407214


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Usually the words lace knitting bring to mind images of the Victorian Era, Shetland shawls, thin knitting needles, and even thinner yarn. All these are a part of the history of lace knitting, but they are not necessary for learning the technique. Lace knitting may be done with ANY weight of yarn and any size of needles. Let Kay Meadors teach you about yarns, charts, tools, stitches, and helpful hints. Then with the patterns in this book, you will be eased into the wonderful joy of lace knitting. 12 projects: bookmark; quick scarf; chevron stitch pillow; pinecone stitch pillow; eyelet shrug; sampler table runner; round christening blanket or shawl; triangular shawl; leaf doily; diamond lace table topper or shawl; sampler scarf; and square shawl.

I Can't Believe I'm Chain Knitting | Leisure Arts 4454

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Item # 4454
Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, In (February 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601407092
ISBN-13: 978-1601407092


Knitters looking for something different will enjoy this exciting new technique from Lisa Gentry, the fleet-fingered knitter who happens to hold the world record as fastest crocheter. Her Chain Knitting technique creates the look of crocheted chains without using a crochet hook. Worked entirely on the knitting needles, Chain Bars add texture to the body of any design, while Chain Loops can be used anywhere, including edges. Twelve exciting projects -- from wrist warmers and dish cloths to a capelet and sweaters -- show you the wide variety of uses for this new technique. In just a few short lessons, you'll be adding chains, loops, and bars to all your future projects. And you'll hear yourself say, "I can't believe I'm Chain Knitting!"

I Can't Believe I'm Felting | Leisure Arts 4508

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Item # 4508
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, In (February 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601407467
ISBN-13: 978-1601407467


Felting is a simple process with incredible-looking results. But if the idea of intentionally shrinking your woolen knits in hot water is daunting, Maggie Pace can help change your mind with this technique primer and 12 easy projects. Her patterns were developed expressly for felting, so you'll make oversized knits that will transform into such touchable but firmly textured treasures as a sturdy market bag, a dazzling dahlia, or three great hats in sizes for baby to adult. The book also shows how thrift-shop knits can become cozy slippers, toasty scarves, or soft rosebuds. So, whether you choose to recycle old sweaters or knit your own designs, you'll soon be saying, "I can't believe I'm felting!"

I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks | Leisure Arts 4083

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Item # 4083
Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc (January 2, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601402503
ISBN-13: 978-1601402509

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Cozy, comfy, colorful socks with this book, knitting them by the dozens is incredibly easy! Make them cabled or plain, striped or solid, ribbed, lacy, or laddered. Wear them with your favorite clogs, pair them with jeans or skirts, or let them replace your fussy old house shoes. You'll fly through our helpful hints and photos to create an entire wardrobe of indispensable tootsie-warmers in three sizes for women. Our Extras and General Instructions sections provide useful information on yarn options, different cast-on techniques, choices between double-pointed needles and circular needles, and different types of Heels and Toes. You'll be thrilled right down to your (pampered) toes when you say, "I can t believe I'm knitting socks!"

I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Cables | Leisure Arts 4281

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Item # 4281
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc (January 14, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601404913
ISBN-13: 978-1601404916

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You've always admired those talented knitters who can create dazzling designs like Aran cardigans. Now you can count yourself among them! These easy instructions will have you showing off your own knitted cables in no time. We start with the basics and add a new concept or technique until you've finished your first project. After that, you can create the remaining cabled items that range from simple to simply stunning. Step-by-step directions demystify the whole process, and there's even more assistance online, with a podcast demo of working cables without a cable needle.

14 projects: Napkin Ring; Baby Blanket, Booties, Pullover, and V-Neck Cardigan; Scarf; Cap; Purse; Shell; Adult V-Neck and Raglan Cardigans; Afghan; and Small and Large Pillows.

I Can't Believe I'm Knitting! | Leisure Arts 2984

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Item # 2984
Paperback: 52 pages
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc (September 1, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574866281
ISBN-13: 978-1574866285

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Knit like a pro in no time! This a complete beginner's guide to everything you need to know to create beautiful handwork. You'll start with the basics, then gradually advance to making a variety of sample projects.

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